This Week In Sales: Square Enix Releases Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

By Ishaan . August 27, 2014 . 12:56pm

Period: The week of August 18th – August 24th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 77,465

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,914 | Total sales: 9,582,949

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,788 | Total sales: 6,476,226

PlayStation Vita sales: 15,309 | Total sales: 3,057,748

Vita TV sales: 1,118 | 134,570

Wii U sales: 8,985 | Total sales: 1,898,896

PlayStation 4 sales: 5,923 | 671,683

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Last week saw a fair few new releases in Japan, but none of them performed spectacularly well. The Last of Us Remastered made its debut on PS4 and sold 30,587 copies in its first week. Meanwhile, Bullet Girls on the Vita sold 29,690 copies.

 

Also out last week were two versions of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls—one for PlayStation 3 and one for PlayStation 4, selling a combined total of 33,648 copies. Both versions of the game were published by Square Enix under their “Extreme Edges” label, which is used for Western games such as Call of Duty.

 

Meanwhile, coming out of Obon week, hardware and software sales across the board took a dive. This is most evident in the case of Yo-kai Watch 2, which fell from 118,526 copies the week prior to 77,465 copies. That said, I doubt Level 5 have any reason to complain—the game is already at 2.28 million copies sold at retail.

 

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 77,465 2,289,983 3DS Level 5
New 02. The Last of Us Remastered 30,587 New PS4 Sony
New 03. Bullet Girls 29,690 New PSV D3 Publisher
New 04. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition 17,832 New PS4 Square Enix
New 05. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition 15,816 New PS3 Square Enix
02.
06. Hyrule Warriors 15,142 84,232 WiiU Koei Tecmo
03. 07. Yoshi’s New Island 12,931 157,092 3DS Nintendo
04. 08. Mario Kart 8 12,075 639,710 WiiU Nintendo
05. 09. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 10,831 119,689 3DS Bandai Namco
07. 10. Ultra Street Fighter IV 7,928 61,859 PS3 Capcom
08. 11. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 7,246 145,967 3DS Bandai Namco
09. 12. Yo-kai Watch 7,189 1,252,231 3DS Level 5
06. 13. Monster Hunter Frontier G (Beginner’s Package) 5,183 26,352 PSV Capcom
New 14. Chaos;Head Dual 4,662 New PSV 5pb.
13. 15. Pokémon X and Y 4,255 4,132,144 3DS Pokémon Co.
12. 16. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) 3,938 49,220 PS3 Take 2
10. 17. Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson 3,829 59,948 3DS Marvelous
14. 18. Mario Kart 7 3,376 2,371,488 3DS Nintendo
18. 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3,367 3,778,065 3DS Nintendo
20. 20. Monster Hunter 4 3,321 3,330,825 3DS Capcom

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



  • Tiduas

    I had no clue they were localizing Diablo III: RoS so fast this time. When Diablo III was released for the PS3 it took around 5 months to get it done, definitely stepped up their game for this one. Good work!

  • AuraGuyChris

    Ellie: F*cking Yo-kai Watch 2…

  • Göran Isacson

    Hyrule Warriors isn’t exactly lighting up the charts, but there at least seems to be some legs to it… much like the other Nintendo titles on display. One wonders if Hyrule Warriors, Yoshis New Island and mario Kart 8 will remain where they are, after each other, once next week rolls around.

    • HarakiriKami

      What were you expecting?

    • British_Otaku

      They will return the charts around Christmas time or New Years. Tons of anime games and such line up for that period but usually the charts are dominated by games with long legs (Mario Kart 8 is safe – not sure about the other two).

      • Göran Isacson

        Just to clarify, by “they”, do you mean that the titles I was referring to usually dominate the charts despite having a lot of competition from anime games that try to cash in on the Christmas rush? Because if so, I could see that being the case- the big “family-friendly” Nintendo fare probably sees a rise during holiday sales as gifts and what not. Think Mario Kart 8 is going to keep on selling for some time, then?

        • British_Otaku

          Yep and even after Christmas. Look at the charts for December 30th 2013 to January 5th 2014: Aside from Level 5 and Bandai Namco having a good time, Mario 3D World sold nearly 50K months after releasing, Animal Crossing charted and it released in 2012 for Japan if you didn’t know, Mario Kart 7 got over 25K, NSMB2 got over 22K and such.

          Most of the games that charted were 3DS games and two Wii U games charted including some early 2013 and 2012 games.

          Hyrule Warriors isn’t nearly as likely to stick around as Mario Kart 8 which has huge marketing, is part of a line of games which are usually Nintendo’s best selling games on their systems before I mention how strong marketing has been this time aside from the DLC which may pull me in since F-Zero is involved. >_>

          I’m sure we will see Mario Kart 8 charting between 30K and 60K once or twice over the weeks coming to Christmas and afterwards.

          • Göran Isacson

            Oooh, there’s going to be F-Zero DLC for MK8? Playable Captain Falcon, perhaps?

          • British_Otaku

            Nah, just the Blue Falcon as a kart so far, but you may have heard that Link, Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing.

            Given that they have a lot of new characters and courses in the pipeline, I imagine that Captain Falcon will be up around the time when they announce at some point, hopefully with an actual F-Zero game. Otherwise, I can rely on a Mii or something.

  • Lol, Bullet Girls numbers. . . were those expected? x’D;

    • darke

      It’s week one sales were about 66% of the week one sales of the latest Senran Kagura on the 3DS.

      I’m not sure if that’s a sign that Bullet Girls is off to a strong start, or Senran Kagura 2 is off to a terrible start. >.>;;

      • Aren’t both off to a terrible start? ouo;

        • darke

          But isn’t 20k about the usual for week one of a relatively popular ‘otaku’ or niche game on the Vita though? So at 29k it’s actually doing pretty well

          Looking back the last few weeks: Operation Abyss was 15k; Shin Hayarigami was 13k+6k across Vita+PS3; Corpse Party Blood Drive 12k…

          The only real outliers were Oreshika which I would say is more of an otaku-targeted ‘AAA’ title, at nearly 100k, and Lost Dimension which seemed to die at 4k.

          I’m perplexed at the Monster Hunter Frontier G was 21k though. Maybe it’s that it’s a pay2play MMO that’s killing it?

          • Is it? Probably, though Ishaan was discussing the pattern on last week’s sales (I think?) so maybe I need to check that out again~.

            Good question on Frontier G! I can’t figure that one out either.

          • darke

            There was a big one on Senran Kagura, and I recall a large conversation in the comments once specifically about the odd demographics the Vita has (relating to the theoretical 300k-ish limit of Monster Hunter title sales), but I can’t recall anything specific on otaku/niche games of this type.

            Now that I’ve thought about it, 29k sales is about 1% of the total number of Vitas sold; I do have to wonder if actually selling a niche title and getting 1% of total sales (of not more, given breakage and such), is actually a ‘bad’ thing.

    • Kornelious

      I just hope it doesn’t effect our chances of a localization :(

      • Hmmm. I think NIS probably might try to bring it over? I just get the feeling that some publisher looked at this game and felt it’s a title they couldn’t miss out on publishing.

        I’m sure someone at Xseed is dying to localize it, actually.

  • British_Otaku

    Bullet Girls had a decent performance I think, but look forward to the debate about how it did in comparison to other Vita and even 3DS games with a similar focus. It seems to be a budget D3 title and one that will make more money through exploitative fanserv- DLC for months to come.

    Glad to see Senran Kagura 2 still on the charts barely hanging on but selling a bit still, AmiAmi are selling the Nyu Nyu DX Pack for under 7000 yen now which won’t help out the sales in the long run but at least some people can get a little joy: http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=GAME-0010526

    The 1.1 patch which does god knows what may help as well, I’ve got my copy at last and aside from Yomi being a real wake up call boss, I can’t fault the game for much so far.

    • I-e-on

      actually bullet girls isnt as low budget as you think it is. ive heard on gamefaqs its quite enjoyable and actually runs a consistent 60fps

      • British_Otaku

        Low budget doesn’t mean that it isn’t fun or stable.
        Tons of indie games show off that, I’m just saying that Tamsoft are well known for budget releases with Senran Kagura being fully priced but ultimately cheaper to develop than AAA titles…

        In this case, D3 Publisher is Bandai Namco’s budget line up and Shade who developed this are best known for smaller works.

        I just assume that this doesn’t need to set charts on fire or most portable games really.

        • I-e-on

          Oh I know, just a lot of people automatically assume low budget= no fun/instability.

          • British_Otaku

            Fair enough.

            I love my “low budget” games as they are usually easier on the wallet, Senran Kagura 2 is the latest one to join the party and even anime ones on occasion like the Attack on Titan 3DS game (though the fan game is better >_>) turn out pretty decent.

            I don’t expect this game to have notable legs, given that all of the promotion to my knowledge has been through videos, but at the least it seems like it did okay.

            I frequent GameFAQs as well, but haven’t visited that board so I should give it a look even if I don’t have a Vita yet.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I wonder if we won’t see YW2 pick back up as we get further out from Obon. It’d be interesting to see it return to the level it was at over the last couple of weeks, but even if it stays where it’s at, that’s about twice what the original was averaging once it had hit its stride.

  • Stranger On The Road

    Bullet Girls didn’t selling very well; makes me wonder if the Japanese gamers are trying to tell developers that “fanservice alone isn’t enough!”

    • subsamuel01

      It charted at #3 with a bunch of other new releases, I guess its expected seeing how slow the Japanese market has been lately. Look at Hyrule Warriors, it came out last week and only sold 15K.

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