This Week In Sales: Level 5 Returns With The Little Battlers Wars

By Ishaan . November 6, 2013 . 12:59pm

Period: The week of October 28th – November 3rd (2013)

Top-seller: Pokémon X and Y – 162,347

Nintendo 3DS sales: 29,749 | Total sales: 8,924,298

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 58,627 | Total sales: 4,651,696

PlayStation Vita sales: 27,618 | Total sales: 1,982,521

Wii U sales: 38,802 | Total sales: 1,136,311

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week, Level 5 released The Little Battlers Wars for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The game sold 50,217 copies in its first week on shelves, which isn’t a fantastic figure and is relatively low when compared to previous releases in the series. Below are first-week sales for previous Little Battlers titles:


The Little Battlers – 166,187

The Little Battlers W – 77,457

The Little Battlers: Explosive Boost – 54,354

The Little Battlers W: Super Custom – 27,242


That said, something that bears mentioning is that The Little Battlers Wars is of a completely different genre than the games before it. While the previous games were more along the lines of RPGs, Wars is a real-time strategy game with third-person action elements. That’s quite the shift from what fans are used to.


It should be interesting to see how sales of the game hold up over time, as a lot of Level 5’s games tend to sell rather well over extended periods of time, with Fantasy Life and Youkai Watch being just two recent examples. Especially with the lucrative holiday season coming up, we expect that we haven’t seen the last of The Little Battlers Wars by a long shot.


Wii U sales saw a boost for the week as well, as Nintendo released Wii U Party in Japan, as well as a Wii U bundle containing both Wii U Party and New Super Mario Bros. U. While sales were up for the week, it’s too soon to say how things will look for Wii U in the long term. Just as with the Vita, Wii U sales will need to be observed over time to see how the two devices hold up.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon X and Y 162,347 2,731,470 3DS Pokémon Co.
02. 02. PowerPros Baseball 2013 52,826 136,709 PS3 Konami
New 03. The Little Battlers Wars 50,217 New 3DS Level 5
04. 04. Monster Hunter 4 46,729 2,872,106 3DS Capcom
06. 05. PowerPros Baseball 2013 38,179 74,181 PSP Konami
New 06. Wii Party U 37,371 New WiiU Nintendo
New 07. Gundam Breaker 33,775 New PSV Namco Bandai
05. 08. Grand Theft Auto V 32,666 531,266 PS3 Take 2
New 09. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 31,811 New PSV Compile Heart
New 10. Tears to Tiara II 24,422 New PS3 Aquaplus
03. 11. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
14,307 86,771 PS3 Arc System Works
08. 12. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas 13,563 75,137 3DS Namco Bandai
07. 13. PowerPros Baseball 2013 12,866 37,197 PSV Konami
10. 14. Diabolik Lovers More, Blood 5,929 16,411 PSP Idea Factory
15. 15. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 5,421 1,485,035 3DS Nintendo
14. 16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 5,263 3,456,116 3DS Nintendo
New 17. Heart no Kuni no Alice (New Version) 4,811 New PSP QuinRose
11. 18. Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload 4,412 100,574 PSV Spike Chunsoft
New 19. Seishun Hajimemashita! 4,352 New PSP Honey Bee
19. 20. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 4,156 305,203 3DS Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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