This Week In Sales: The LEGO Movie Videogame

By Ishaan . November 12, 2014 . 10:29am

Period: The week of November 3rd – November 9th (2014)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 57,645

Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,495 | Tot. sales: 9,654,633

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 9,083 | Tot. sales: 6,701,819

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 15,020 | Tot. sales: 149,732

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 50,619 | Tot. sales: 376,742

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,874 | Tot. sales: 3,194,609

Vita TV sales: 678 | Tot. sales: 142,802

Wii U sales: 4,787 | Tot. sales: 1,973,400

PlayStation 4 sales: 10,078 | Tot. sales: 781,098

Xbox One sales: 513 | Tot. sales: 35,440

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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The only new release in Japan last week was The LEGO Movie Videogame, which sold around 4,000 copies on the Nintendo 3DS and 3,500 copies on the Wii U. Outside of that, every other slot in the top-20 software sales chart consisted of older software.


On the bright side, this pulled a few older games back into the top-20, allowing us to see how they’re selling. Notably, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 is at 154,098, and it looks like people are still buying Dragon Quest X on the Nintendo 3DS.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 57,645 2,104,844 3DS Capcom
02. 02. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 27,182 2,842,890 3DS Level 5
03. 03. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 24,509 1,701,465 3DS Nintendo
04. 04. Power Pro Baseball 2014 9,070 111,037 PS3 Konami
06. 05. Power Pro Baseball 2014 7,661 71,073 PSV Konami
05. 06. The Evil Within 7,562 82,932 PS3 Bethesda
09. 07. Tales of the World: Reve Unitia 5,280 62,120 3DS Bandai Namco
New 08. The LEGO Movie Videogame 4,180 New 3DS Warner Entertaiment
New 09. The LEGO Movie Videogame 3,574 New WiiU Warner Entertaiment
17. 10. Mario Kart 8 3,210 699,588 WiiU Nintendo
23. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2,844 3,805,306 3DS Nintendo
07. 12. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 2,676 15,062 PS3 Take 2
11. 13. Metro Redux 2,624 8,782 PS3 Spike Chunsoft
22. 14. Dragon Quest X 2,501 116,252 3DS Square Enix
12. 15. The Evil Within 2,359 66,956 PS4 Bethesda
15. 16. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix 2,258 129,660 PS3 Square Enix
08. 17. OneChanbara Z: Chaos 2,245 12,719 PS4 D3 Publisher
24. 18. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 2,158 154,098 3DS Bandai Namco
26. 19. Yo-kai Watch 2,033 1,293,939 3DS Level 5
14. 20. Super Hero Generation 2,028 22,856 PSV Bandai Namco


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

  • Jorge

    Slow sales week

    • British_Otaku

      They are nice every now and again, we get to see how games which released weeks or months or even years ago have been holding up with hard numbers.

      It lets us know how games which did poorly or otherwise couldn’t be expected to outdo Monster Hunter are doing like Metro Redux which wouldn’t be likely to show up this week otherwise. This week has a 4 player One Piece brawler, Call of Duty, a Dengeki Bunko fighting game with SEGA characters from Valkyria Chronicles and Virtua Fighter in the mix, Pro Evo and Battlefield 4 (PS4) so things will be back to normal soon.

  • ddh819

    Does the lego movie game have dubbed voices?

    • British_Otaku

      Checked the trailer on the eShop, seems it is using the Japanese dub but it may offer the original English voice over as well.

    • Hound

      全て は最高!♪

      The funny thing is that I can only find “Everything is awesome” in English on any Japanese trailers for the movie that I can find, but it’s in Japanese when advertising the game XD

  • subsamuel01

    At least the PS4 sold decent, 10K is not bad for Japan.

    • ronin4life

      What made its sales go up WoW though?

      In fact, most hardware saw minor growth despite no new notable software… Was there a holiday?

      • ishyg

        Nothing. I just sat in the office the whole week.

  • Namuro

    Ooh, baby! MH4G ain’t giving up its top spot for anyone! The total sales are catching up to Yo-Kai Watch 2, too!

    Also, the New 3DS LL is selling really well! Even the older models are doing quite all right…

    Maybe… It’s time for a “New Wii U”, too!

    • British_Otaku

      Yokai Watch 2 will claim the throne with Headliner, though I suppose MH4 + MH4G stomps next to everything.

      • Namuro

        Oh, yeah… I forgot that there’s a 3rd version coming out… Level 5, you magnificent bastard! XD

      • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

        Well, Pokemon ORAS is going to fight for that Throne here though.^_^

  • AuraGuyChris

    You know there’s a problem when Yo-kai Watch is selling better than Smash Bros even though the first is already older than the second.

    • Slayven19

      Why is that a problem?

      • AuraGuyChris

        It’s a joke. A first-party game is losing sales to a third-party game who’s already older than it is.

  • Serge

    Vita selling less than 10k and Wii U selling less than 5k is really sad.

  • Aristides

    Slowest week I’ve seen in the longest time 0-0, I can’t even comment on anything except the PS4s marginal increase in sales. We also need more PSV love, releases kinda seem to be slowing down a bit.

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      3DS increase also though.^_^

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Wii U and PSV seem to be going down in Japan. In Wii U’s case it’s not a big deal since it’s doing fine in the West. But Japan was PSV’s last hope~. =/

    • ishyg

      I wonder what the Japanese are looking for in terms of software. As it is impossible to get MH on PSV now, I wonder how Phantasy Star Nova would shake things up, seeing as the franchise is big in Japan.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        At this point I think both the Wii U and the PSV suffer from the “It has no games” stigmata. An image formed by people, somewhat encouraged by the media, and grossly accepted as a fact~.

        While it’s true that the PSV has a lot of ports + indies [which are non exclusive most of the time] it also has its good share of exclusives. The argument that many of these are hunting games doesn’t detract from that fact~.

        To be honest, sometimes I look at Yokai Watch / 2 and I can’t help but wonder just how does that game manage to sell Millions. At this point, I don’t think even MH would do much for the PSV in Japan; it seems to be damned to die as a niché machine over there which is a shame given the potential it has as a standalone portable console~.

        • ishyg

          “To be honest, sometimes I look at Yokai Watch / 2 and I can’t help but wonder just how does that game manage to sell Millions. ”

          I’m with you on that one. I look at my nephew playing it, and I wonder how addictive it is compared to Pokemon.

  • Yan Zhao

    I never knew how much the 3DS Animal Crossing sold until now, holy cow.

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, those LEGO movie game sales. Some of the least flattering numbers to break into a top 20 list in some time, especially considering the movies popularity. Still, it’ll probably sell better in the West…

    That aside KH 2.5 seems to be on it’s way down and out, so it looks unlikely it will hit 150K sold before years end as I first thought it could. Kinda surprised at how there’s not THAT big a difference between sales in Evil Within’s PS3 and PS4 versions, aaand… not much else to say, really. Besides the number of titles jumping pretty high up on the list, there’s not a lot of excitement to be found. Just business as usual.

    • darke

      The movie tanked in Japan, probably due to the shoddy localisation for the voice acting (8 VAs can’t do 150+ characters no matter how you try). That’s not going to help sales of a tie-in video game.

      Game’s pretty terrible in comparison to the movie actually too. :(

      • Göran Isacson

        Ooooh, that I did not know. A pity it didn’t receive the care it deserved.

        And yeah, I will admit I didn’t even know what reviews the game’s gotten. Most LEGO games sell pretty well and are pretty well-done, so that comes as a surprise.

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