This Week In Sales: Lost Heroes Return With Dragon Ball Xenoverse

By Ishaan . February 12, 2015 . 9:31am

Period: The week of February 2nd – February 8th (2015)

Top-seller: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS3) – 44,221

Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,642 | Tot. sales: 9,806,790

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 3,084 | Tot. sales: 6,873,410

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,916 | Tot. sales: 457,430

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,650 | Tot. sales: 1,062,846

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,013 | Tot. sales: 3,505,648

Vita TV sales: 560 | Tot. sales: 154661

Wii U sales: 6,517 | Tot. sales: 2,213,720

PlayStation 4 sales: 18,758 | Tot. sales: 1,097,424

Xbox One sales: 238 | Tot. sales: 45486

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Last week, Bandai Namco released Dragon Ball Xenoverse in Japan, and the game sold 44,221 copies on the PlayStation 3, with another 34,690 sold on PlayStation 4.

 

Additionally, the publisher also released Lost Heroes 2, a dungeon-crawler featuring the Gundam, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider franchises, for Nintendo 3DS. That game sold 20,691 copies, which is a rather large drop from the first Lost Heroes game.

 

The first game was released in 2012, and sold 32,504 copies on 3DS and another 15,650 copies on the PSP. I’m not quite certain just what is responsible for the drop in sales, but it could simply be that a number of people got their fill of a crossover dungeon RPG involving those franchises with the first game.

 

There are other examples to support this as well, such as the fact that when Bandai Namco released Gundam Breaker in 2013, it sold over 200,000 copies at launch. Meanwhile, 2014’s Gundam Breaker 2 debuted lower at close to 124,000 copies. The same happened with One Piece: Pirate Warriors (655,774) and Pirate Warriors 2 (275,000 at launch).

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 44,221 New PS3 Bandai Namco
New 02. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 34,690 New PS4 Bandai Namco
04. 03. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 24,068 2,455,880 3DS Level 5
New 04. Lost Heroes 2 20,691 New 3DS Bandai Namco
07. 05. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 12,234 2,501,000 3DS Pokémon Co.
02. 06. Far Cry 4 9,790 46,029 PS4 Ubisoft
09. 07. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 9,715 2,460,920 3DS Capcom
New 08. Ebikore Photo Kano Kiss 9,512 New PSV Kadokawa
01. 09. Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker 9,240 62,505 3DS Atlus
11. 10. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 8,950 2,140,261 3DS Nintendo
06. 11. Far Cry 4 8,513 26,879 PS3 Ubisoft
03. 12. Tales of Zestiria 8,225 378,602 PS3 Bandai Namco
New 13. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 7,770 New PS3 Bandai Namco
08. 14. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 7,004 52,009 WiiU Nintendo
14. 15. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 5,683 581,796 WiiU Nintendo
19. 16. Mario Kart 8 4,799 911,267 WiiU Ninendo
17. 17. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 4,777 3,098,589 3DS Level 5
20. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 4,678 3,913,847 3DS Nintendo
New 19. Persona 4: Golden (The Best) 3,574 New PSV Atlus
16. 20. Kenka Bancho 6 2,896 40,742 3DS Spike Chunsoft

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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