Period: The week of October 8th – October 14th (2012)
Top-seller: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy – 141,529
Nintendo 3DS sales: 27,221 | Total sales: 6,942,561
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 52,079 | Total sales: 744,117
PlayStation Vita sales: 6,134 | Total sales: 1,008,253
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Square Enix’s new Nintendo 3DS RPG, was last week’s big release in Japan, and it came out the gate with 141,529 copies sold in its first week. That’s a great debut for a new franchise, and it’s even better when you compare it to first-week sales of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.
Released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light sold 114,714 copies in its first week. Bravely Default, which looks like something of a spiritual successor, outselling it without the help of the Final Fantasy brand is quite something. Congratulations to producer, Tomoya Asano, and writer, Naotaka Hayashi, on a brand new game!
The other Nintendo 3DS role-playing game that released last week was Namco Bandai’s Project X Zone, the strategy RPG that features characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega franchises. Project X Zone sold 85,539 copies in its first week.
Things didn’t go quite as well for Time and Eternity: Toki Towa, however. That game sold a mere 32,000 copies, joining Sol Trigger as another recent Imageepoch-developed game with sales on the low side.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Bravely Default: Flying Fairy||141,529||New||3DS||Square Enix|
|01.||02.||Resident Evil 6||92,921||727,854||PS3||Capcom|
|New||03.||Project X Zone||85,539||New||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|02.||04.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2013||50,144||274,028||PS3||Konami|
|New||05.||Time and Eternity: Toki Towa||32,215||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|07.||06.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||29,651||1,246,707||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||07.||Style Savvy: Trendsetters||22,195||122,391||3DS||Nintendo|
|11.||08.||Run for Money Tousouchuu||18,458||190,370||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||10.||Diabolik Lovers||13,173||New||PSP||Idea Factory|
|08.||11.||SD Gundam G Generation Overworld||10,788||249,333||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|10.||13.||Pokémon Black/White 2||10,100||2,799,467||DS||Pokémon Co.|
|18.||15.||Summon Night 3||8,823||60,276||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|12.||16.||Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!||7,255||86,014||3DS||Nintendo|
|15.||17.||Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb||6,410||235,676||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|14.||18.||Final Fantasy III||5,048||74,118||PSP||Square Enix|
|22.||20.||Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set||4,536||110,398||3DS||Nippon Columbia|