This Week In Sales: Yoshi’s New Island Arrives In Time For A Corpse Party

By Ishaan . July 30, 2014 . 11:01am

Period: The week of July 22nd – July 27th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 180,880

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,656 | Total sales: 9,551,714

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 31,789 | Total sales: 6,340,161

PlayStation Vita sales: 21,875 | Total sales: 2,987,351

Vita TV sales: 1,767 | 129,111

Wii U sales: 9,429 | Total sales: 1,848,506

PlayStation 4 sales: 5,581 | 647,682

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On July 24th, Nintendo released Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The game sold just 58,285 copies in its first week. By comparison, 2007’s Yoshi’s Island DS sold 303,114 copies at launch. That’s quite the difference.

 

So, did the new game flop? I’m not sure. Yoshi’s New Island is actually part of Nintendo’s “Monthly Recommended Software Campaign” for the 3DS. Anyone that buys a brand new 3DS between July 24th and August 31st can download the game for free. Naturally, that affected sales to some extent, but without a shipment number, it’s hard to say just how much.

 

Meanwhile, 5pb published Corpse Party: Blood Drive for the PS Vita. The game sold 13,688 copies, which is in line with the launch sales of previous games in the series. Below is a look at how those games—all of which were on PSP—performed:

 

(2010) Corpse Party – 13,566

(2011) Corpse Party: Book of Shadows – 15,249

(2012) Sachiko’s Game of Love – Hysteric Birthday 2U – 7,301

 

(That last one is something of a spin-off, hence the lower sales.)

 

Also released last week was Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late for PlayStation 3. Arc System Works published the game, and it sold 9,171 copes in its first week.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 180,880 1,829,533 3DS Level 5
New 02. Yoshi’s New Island 58,285 New 3DS Nintendo
05. 03. Mario Kart 8 18,129 560,487 WiiU Nintendo
02. 04. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines 17,690 111,465 PSV Sony
New 05. Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss 15,242 New PSV 5pb.
New 06. Corpse Party: Blood Drive 13,688 New PSV 5pb.
06. 07. Yo-kai Watch 10,620 1,218,698 3DS Level 5
New 08. Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late 9,171 New PS3 Arc System Works
08. 09. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 9,080 110,558 3DS Bandai Namco
03. 10. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea 7,432 51,177 PS3 Gust
04. 11. Gundam TriAge SP 7,110 28,634 3DS Bandai Namco
09. 12. Pokémon Art Academy 5,768 75,404 3DS Nintendo
07. 13. Freedom Wars 5,344 267,771 PSV Sony
12. 14. Pokémon X and Y 5,089 4,112,000 3DS Pokémon Co.
11. 15. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) 5,026 28,685 PS3 Take Two
15. 16. Monster Hunter 4 4,591 3,316,196 3DS Capcom
10. 17. Watch Dogs 3,684 63,269 PS3 Ubisoft
14. 18. FIFA 14: World Class Soccer 3,587 71,128 PS4 Electronic Arts
22. 19. Mario Kart 7 3,346 2,355,647 3DS Nintendo
23. 20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3,068 3,764,042 3DS Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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