Period: The week of April 1st – April 7th (2013)
Top-seller: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 68,423
Nintendo 3DS sales: 22,684 | Total sales: 8,185,209
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 34,180 | Total sales: 2,909,930
PlayStation Vita sales: 19,328 | Total sales: 1,486,212
Wii U sales: 14,783 | Total sales: 869,030
Last week was slow on new releases, so the only new game in the top-20 was Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge… which sold 9,659 copies at launch.
Topping the charts again was Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which appears to be developing quite the long tail. The game has proven to be a very strong seller and pushed another 70,000 copies last week. Behind it at #2 was Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with another 50,000 copies sold.
Namco Bandai’s games are doing well, too. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 has moved close to 360,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 and an additional 85,000 on the Vita.
Meanwhile, despite a relatively slow start, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission continues to sell week after week, and has reached 152,000 copies sold. This is likely due to its release being timed with the new Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods animated movie, and it isn’t Namco’s first 3DS game to show strong sales over a long period of time. Readers may recall Run for Money Tousouchuu and Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb doing very well, too.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||68,423||459,413||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||02.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||49,140||3,025,368||3DS||Nintendo|
|04.||03.||One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2||26,878||357,959||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|08.||04.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2013||15,411||141,665||PS3||Konami|
|09.||05.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2013||14,086||117,839||PSP||Konami|
|19.||06.||Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission||11,674||151,881||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|38.||07.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition||11,533||442,322||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|05.||08.||Muramasa Rebirth||11,135||56,795||PSV||Marvelous AQL|
|02.||09.||Fate/Extra CCC||11,128||84,011||PSP||Marvelous AQL|
|10.||10.||Game & Wario||11,064||33,555||WiiU||Nintendo|
|15.||11.||Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment||10,611||180,009||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|06.||12.||Dragon Quest X||9,900||43,202||WiiU||Square Enix|
|13.||13.||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||9,801||183,176||PS3||Square Enix|
|17.||14.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||9,669||1,990,057||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||15.||Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge||9,659||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|11.||16.||One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2||8,085||85,579||PSV||Namco Bandai|
|07.||17.||Dungeon Travelers 2||7,566||39,305||PSP||AquaPlus|
|27.||19.||Mario Kart 7||6,923||2,020,351||3DS||Nintendo|
|26.||20.||Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies||6,389||199,246||3DS||Level 5|