This Week In Sales: Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

By Ishaan . November 26, 2014 . 10:31am

Period: The week of November 17th – November 23rd (2014)

Top-seller: Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 1,327,671

Nintendo 3DS sales: 8,144 | Tot. sales: 9,666,976

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 11,534 | Tot. sales: 6,722,525

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 26,791 | Tot. sales: 189,896

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 42,184 | Tot. sales: 457,383

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,236 | Tot. sales: 3,224,146

Vita TV sales: 621 | Tot. sales: 144,915

Wii U sales: 9,615 | Tot. sales: 1,997,017

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,430 | Tot. sales: 809,065

Xbox One sales: 776 | Tot. sales: 38,461

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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Last week, The Pokémon Company released Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan, and the games sold 1,418,168 copies across all retail SKUs.


In comparison, Pokémon X and Y sold 1,866,570 copies in their first week in Japan, so Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire weren’t far behind at all. As previously reported earlier in the day, the two games are already over 3.04 million sold worldwide.


Meanwhile, Koei Tecmo released Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, selling 38,123 copies on PlayStation 3 and 11,725 copies on PlayStation 4.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 1,327,671 New 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 02. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (Double Pack) 90,497 New 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 03. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 38,123 New PS3 Koei Tecmo
New 04. Assassin’s Creed Unity 36,400 New PS4 Ubisoft
04. 05. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 28,728 2,173,073 3DS Capcom
02. 06. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 20,612 91,915 PS3 Konami
10. 07. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 17,834 2,881,810 3DS Level 5
11. 08. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 16,846 1,737,035 3DS Nintendo
01. 09. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) 15,425 95,011 PS3 Square Enix
07. 10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 13,817 41,843 WiiU Nintendo
New 11. Taiko Drum Master: Extra Large Serving 11,769 New WiiU Bandai Namco
New 12. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 11,725 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
New 13. Sumikko Gurashi Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu 11,656 New 3DS Nippon Columbia
03. 14. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled) 9,400 73,459 PS4 Square Enix
12. 15. Mario Kart 8 8,752 721,884 WiiU Nintendo
05. 16. One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X 8,045 43,143 3DS Bandai Namco
08. 17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 6,859 33,543 PS4 Konami
06. 18. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax 5,798 40,469 PS3 Sega
New 19. Senjou no Enbukyoku 5,738 New PSV Idea Factory
09. 20. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax 5,692 31,299 PSV Sega


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

  • Adrian Duran

    Pokemon is the reason why mobile phones will never completely take over gaming

    • CptPokerface

      Also because the large majority of mobile games are “hit it and quit it” games that you play for a while until you finally get bored of it. Rarely are they full realized experiences that you get something more out of than just killing time.

      • Only mobile game I play on a regular basis is Tetris.

        • CptPokerface

          All these years and Tetris is still oddly addicting and fun.

          I played candy crush for a short while but it’s damn near impossible to get any progress sometimes without giving into micro transactions..another reason mobile gaming won’t be replacing anything.

          • Kevin McPeters

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    • SobriK

      Don’t forget Yo-kai watch!

  • I bought both OR/AS. I wanted Smash but couldn’t find any bundles…

  • Namuro

    And Pokemon takes the top spot once more! Huzzah!

    Let’s see how long it can keep going!

    • As long as Nintendo/Gamefreak maintains that constant and effective marketing prowess per new Gen games, it would be always a sucess. Of course, each new Gen games means it could also be a challenge to them to be up-to-date or catching up to the ever changing demand/trend as time passes.

  • I bought the Double Pack and the strategy guide. ^_^ (America)

    • animefreakhq

      Those 100 or so potion will really come in handy.

  • awang0718

    Wouldn’t each copy of the Double Pack account for 2 copies sold, since each Double Pack has two games at twice the price?

    • Slickyslacker

      In other words, ORAS actually sold close to 1,510,000 copies as of this Media Create reporting. Even if the Double Pack is counted as a separate product, that’s the sheer number of copies of either game sold.

  • Arrngrim

    Mudkips4Life! (~.~)/

    • I herd u liek dem.

  • animefreakhq

    Why would you buy double pack?

    • ronin4life

      One for a friend.
      or if you have no friends + want all Pokemon and have lots of money

    • British_Otaku

      Smash Bros also has a double pack on the 3DS coming in Christmas aside from a few double packs of Battle Network happening iirc.

      For big multiplayer sensations on portable systems, it just makes sense to stock a SKU which includes both versions if you have multiple kids or if a friend wants to share with someone else while ensuring that they get another save and version.

    • ishyg

      If you have two children, that’s a good deal.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    PSV’s and WiI U’s numbers are worrisome, at this point [being down Year over Year] it means that they are on a set decline in Japan~. =/

    • ishyg

      If by next week’s numbers PS Nova doesn’t bring a bump to Vita hardware sales, then it is indeed worrisome.

      Also, SSB should bump up Wii U’s numbers too.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Pokemon aside that maybe affect the others’s sales, i have a mixed feeling about DW8 : Empires sales.
    If it is high, Koei will still make Empires game (arguably more solid than the main game imo).
    But if it is low maybe Koei will finally stopped making ALL OF THESE F**KING SPINOFFS AND EXPANSIONS that still have lots of DLC.

  • Even after all these years of a largely similar experience across games and having people tell me I’d either quit playing games or move onto more mature stuff, I still love Pokémon. I always bought both versions since the very first games and this one was no exception. No idea how many other people do that, but it could mean sales numbers are inflated somewhat.

  • good for Nintendo but i hope this doesn’t makes them create half baked pokemon games in the future

  • Very interesting that later this December another Yokai Watch game will be released right? I wonder what will happen when both franchises will release a game on the same day. :)

  • Göran Isacson

    Evil within seems to have dropped off by now, but Dengeki Bunko keeps in the game. 70K sold is not bad, not bad at all. Though I wonder how long it will stay there…

    Any numbers on how well Assassin’s Creed games have sold, and how Unity stacks up to those numbers?

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