This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest VII Sales Compared To Previous Remakes

By Ishaan . February 13, 2013 . 1:30pm

Period: The week of February 4th – February 10th (2013)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest VII – 827,922

Nintendo 3DS sales: 38,645 | Total sales: 7,971,279

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 89,050 | Total sales: 2,542,877

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,762 | Total sales: 1,212,364

Wii U sales: 12,185 | Total sales: 770,629

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week was fairly slow in Japan, but the one major game that was released more than made up for it. Square Enix’s Dragon Quest VII remake for the Nintendo 3DS opened with 827,922 copies sold in its first week. Square Enix announced on Monday that they had shipped 1 million copies of the game.

 

That makes Dragon Quest VII has the second-highest launch of any Dragon Quest remake in recent years. Here’s how its first week sales stack up against the previous three remakes:

 

(2007) Dragon Quest IV – 597,301

(2008) Dragon Quest V – 643,764

(2010) Dragon Quest VI – 906,458

(2013) Dragon Quest VII – 827,922

 

You may notice that Dragon Quest VI saw higher launch numbers than Dragon Quest VII, and there are likely a couple of reasons for that. The first is that Dragon Quest VI released to a massive audience of over 25 million Nintendo DS users. As of now, the Nintendo 3DS is at less than half that number in Japan.

 

The other—and more likely—reason could be that Dragon Quest VI was released after Dragon Quest IX, a brand new game that sold over 2 million copies at launch and caught the attention of both old and new fans, helping to grow the series.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden 827,922 New 3DS Square Enix
01. 02. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 81,559 2,513,424 3DS Nintendo
02. 03. Fantasy Life 13,342 221,720 3DS Level 5
04. 04. New Super Mario Bros. 2 11,685 1,910,708 3DS Nintendo
06. 05. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 10,523 218,097 3DS Capcom
09. 06. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 8,859 386,149 Wii Namco Bandai
08. 07. Demon Gaze 8,170 43,910 PSV Kadokawa
03. 08. DmC Devil May Cry 7,476 164,690 PS3 Capcom
15. 09. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 7,459 416,033 3DS Namco Bandai
17. 10. Run for Money Tousouchuu 7,383 420,815 3DS Namco Bandai
28. 11. Monster Monpiece 7,312 36,754 PSV Compile Heart
13. 12. Paper Mario: Sticker Star 6,452 518,096 3DS Nintendo
11. 13. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei 6,121 414,207 3DS Level 5
19. 14. New Super Mario Bros. U 5,857 460,786 WiiU Nintendo
New 15. Heroes Vs. 5,693 New PSP Namco Bandai
21. 16. Mario Kart 7 5,674 1,972,440 3DS Nintendo
14. 17. Hitman Absolution 5,500 35,223 PS3 Square Enix
20. 18. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version) 4,983 124,112 PS3 Square Enix
24. 19. Nintendo Land 4,486 286,478 WiiU Nintendo
25. 20. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 4,314 232,050 PS3 Tecmo Koei

 

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



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