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This Week In Sales: The Wonderful 101 Isn’t Doing So Wonderfully

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    Period: The week of August 19th – August 25th (2013)

    Top-seller: Masou Kishin III: Pride of Justice – 39,255

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 16,053| Total sales: 8,526,471

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 35,044 | Total sales: 3,643,867

    PlayStation Vita sales: 11,507 | Total sales: 1,807,998

    Wii U sales: 7,030 | Total sales: 1,055,456

    << Last week’s software sales chart

     

    Last week’s highest-selling game in Japan was Namco Bandai’s Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice for the PlayStation 3. The game sold about 40,000 copies at launch on that platform.

     

    Meanwhile, another “high profile” release was PlatinumGames and Nintendo’s The Wonderful 101, which didn’t even manage to crack the top 10. The Wii U exclusive sold a mere 5,000 copies, with Wii U sales dropping for the week as the Obon holiday effect from the week prior wore off.

     

    As previously reported, Nintendo shipped very few copies of the game to retailers in the first place, so either the publisher or retailers themselves (likely both) probably expected low sales of the title, and they weren’t wrong.

     

    Finally, Conception II for the PlayStation Vita and 3DS launched in Japan last week as well. The game sold about 20,000 copies on Vita and an additional 5,000 copies on 3DS. Spike have primarily been marketing the Vita version of the game, and shipped more copies of that version, too, so the sales divide isn’t surprising.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice39,255NewPS3Namco Bandai
    01.02.Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life20,881227,5083DSNamco Bandai
    02.03.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team20,339264,9773DSNintendo
    New04.Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice18,929NewPSVNamco Bandai
    New05.Conception II18,878NewPSVSpike Chunsoft
    03.06.Tomodachi Collection: New Life15,5851,394,7633DSNintendo
    New07.Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara14,480NewPS3Capcom
    06.08.Animal Crossing: New Leaf8,4483,386,3863DSNintendo
    07.09.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon7,639878,3843DSNintendo
    08.10.Youkai Watch7,084143,7963DSLevel 5
    04.11.One Piece: Romance Dawn6,71247,2103DSNamco Bandai
    09.12.Pikmin 35,741171,4013DSNintendo
    14.13.Mario Kart 75,2622,106,5223DSNintendo
    New14.The Wonderful 1015,258NewWiiUNintendo
    05.15.Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies5,232327,9963DSCapcom
    New16.Conception II5,072New3DSSpike Chunsoft
    10.17.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D5,003258,4573DSNintendo
    13.18.Fantasy Life Link!4,48148,8743DSLevel 5
    12.19.Hoppe-chan Tsukutte Asonde Puni Puni Town!!4,28033,8573DSNippon Columbia
    15.20.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,280549,364WiiNamco Bandai

     

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

     

    Ishaan

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