This Week In Sales: Animal Crossing Hits 1 Million; 3DS XL Outsells Vita


    Period: The week of November 12th – November 18th (2012)

    Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 290,280

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 51,441 | Total sales: 7,122,323

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 117,435 | Total sales: 1,136,071

    PlayStation Vita sales: 13,091 | Total sales: 1,042,804

    << Last week’s software sales chart


    Last week’s biggest release in Japan wasn’t a piece of software, it was this:

    That’s a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed. It pushed 3DS XL sales hard, and brought them to 1.13 million. The 3DS XL has now outsold the PlayStation Vita’s lifetime sales. Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. 2 sales are now at 1.38 million (including sales from the bundle).


    Animal Crossing: New Leaf crossed the 1 million mark last week, too. Retail sales of the game are at about 890,000 copies sold, but counting even just the initial download sales, the game is comfortably over the 1 million mark.


    Last week also saw the  release of new red and blue colours for the PlayStation Vita, which gave the system’s hardware sales a temporary boost for the week. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was released last week as well, and sold around 24,000 copies on the Vita. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed III on consoles sold 72,500 copies on PS3 and close to 9,300 copies on the Xbox 360.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Animal Crossing: New Leaf290,280893,3443DSNintendo
    New02.Assassin’s Creed III72,504NewPS3Ubisoft
    05.03.New Super Mario Bros. 241,6581,385,2123DSNintendo
    New04.Summon Night 440,111NewPSPNamco Bandai
    New05.Medal of Honor: Warfighter25,097NewPS3Electronic Arts
    New06.Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation24,304NewPSVUbisoft
    02.07.Dynasty Warrriors 7: Empires14,91185,012PS3Tecmo Koei
    New08.Need for Speed: Most Wanted13,383NewPS3Electronic Arts
    New09.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)13,236New3DSCapcom
    04.10.Tales of Xillia 212,337411,565PS3Namco Bandai
    New11.Assassin’s Creed III9,261New360Ubisoft
    New12.Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson8,725New3DSNamco Bandai
    06.13.Bravely Default: Flying Fairy8,624257,8843DSSquare Enix
    08.14.Pro Evolution Soccer 20138,45459,176PSPKonami
    11.15.Pro Evolution Soccer 20137,492355,985PS3Konami
    09.16.Okami HD7,14186,797PS3Capcom
    13.17.Run for Money Tousouchuu7,102236,7373DSNamco Bandai
    12.18.Style Savvy: Trendsetters6,696173,1133DSNintendo
    15.19.Pokémon Black/White 25,7362,834,685DSPokémon Co.
    10.20.Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition5,48773,697PS3Sega


    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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