Period: The week of October 8th – October 14th (2012)

Top-seller: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy – 141,529

Nintendo 3DS sales: 27,221 | Total sales: 6,942,561

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 52,079 | Total sales: 744,117

PlayStation Vita sales: 6,134 | Total sales: 1,008,253

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Square Enix’s new Nintendo 3DS RPG, was last week’s big release in Japan, and it came out the gate with 141,529 copies sold in its first week. That’s a great debut for a new franchise, and it’s even better when you compare it to first-week sales of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

 

Released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light sold 114,714 copies in its first week. Bravely Default, which looks like something of a spiritual successor, outselling it without the help of the Final Fantasy brand is quite something. Congratulations to producer, Tomoya Asano, and writer, Naotaka Hayashi, on a brand new game!

 

The other Nintendo 3DS role-playing game that released last week was Namco Bandai’s Project X Zone, the strategy RPG that features characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega franchises. Project X Zone sold 85,539 copies in its first week.

 

Things didn’t go quite as well for Time and Eternity: Toki Towa, however. That game sold a mere 32,000 copies, joining Sol Trigger as another recent Imageepoch-developed game with sales on the low side.

 

The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Bravely Default: Flying Fairy141,529New3DSSquare Enix
01.02.Resident Evil 692,921727,854PS3Capcom
New03.Project X Zone85,539New3DSNamco Bandai
02.04.Pro Evolution Soccer 201350,144274,028PS3Konami
New05.Time and Eternity: Toki Towa32,215NewPS3Namco Bandai
07.06.New Super Mario Bros. 229,6511,246,7073DSNintendo
06.07.Style Savvy: Trendsetters22,195122,3913DSNintendo
11.08.Run for Money Tousouchuu18,458190,3703DSNamco Bandai
New09.Rocksmith13,964NewPS3Ubisoft
New10.Diabolik Lovers13,173NewPSPIdea Factory
08.11.SD Gundam G Generation Overworld10,788249,333PSPNamco Bandai
04.12.Sol Trigger10,19752,234PSPImageepoch
10.13.Pokémon Black/White 210,1002,799,467DSPokémon Co.
New14.Dishonored9,984NewPS3Bethesda
18.15.Summon Night 38,82360,276PSPNamco Bandai
12.16.Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!7,25586,0143DSNintendo
15.17.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb6,410235,6763DSNamco Bandai
14.18.Final Fantasy III5,04874,118PSPSquare Enix
19.19.Demon Training4,639178,7913DSNintendo
22.20.Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set4,536110,3983DSNippon Columbia

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

Ishaan

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