Period: The week of December 17th – December 23rd (2012)
Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 356,817
Nintendo 3DS sales: 159,323 | Total sales: 7,589,885
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 251,949 | Total sales: 1,939,790
PlayStation Vita sales: 21,266 | Total sales: 1,110,333
Wii U sales: 122,843 | Total sales: 557,901
Last week’s top-seller was Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which returned to the #1 spot after a brief absence. Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 1.8 million copies at retail and over 2 million copies including download sales thus far.
Meanwhile, Namco Bandai released One Piece: Romance Dawn on the PSP, selling 167,103 copies of the game. Namco also released AKB1/149 Love Election on both the PSP and PlayStation Vita. The game sold 143,774 copies on the PSP and 35,372 copies on the Vita.
Finally, Konami released Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic for the Nintendo 3DS. That game sold 51,396 copies in its first week. That may seem like a low figure, but it’s in line with the last couple of games, and we’ll have a separate report on the series this week.
On the hardware front, 3DS sales led the pack, while Wii U sold another 122,843 copies in its third week on the market. The system appears to be selling consistently during the holidays, but we fully expect to see sales drop next month, and to remain that way until new high-profile games are released in Spring.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|02.||01.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||356,817||1,810,244||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||02.||One Piece: Romance Dawn||167,103||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||03.||AKB1/149 Love Election||143,774||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|03.||04.||Paper Mario: Sticker Star||122,118||343,535||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||05.||Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2||116,431||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|06.||06.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||107,156||1,678,317||3DS||Nintendo|
|01.||07.||Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei||94,907||263,086||3DS||Level 5|
|05.||08.||New Super Mario Bros. U||77,749||312,288||3DS||Nintendo|
|08.||09.||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth||75,628||341,681||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|07.||10.||Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition||51,713||295,631||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|New||11.||Call of Duty: Black Ops II (dubbed version)||51,662||New||PS3||Square Enix|
|New||12.||Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic||51,396||New||3DS||Konami|
|New||15.||Inazuma Eleven Go Strikers 2013||35,868||New||Wii||Level 5|
|New||16.||AKB1/149 Love Election||35,372||New||PSV||Namco Bandai|
|14.||17.||Run for Money Tousouchuu||34,101||316,724||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|09.||18.||Toriko: Gourmet Monsters||31,970||75,116||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|16.||19.||Pokémon Black/White 2||29,642||2,905,808||DS||Pokémon Co.|
|21.||20.||Kobitozukan Kobito Kansatsu Set||29,356||188,960||3DS||Nippon Columbia|