This Week In Sales: Cave Returns With Dodonpachi Saidaioujou


    Period: The week of May 27th – June 2nd (2013)

    Top-seller: Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 59,104

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 14,057 | Total sales: 8,324,325

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,807 | Total sales: 3,209,816

    PlayStation Vita sales: 11,783 | Total sales: 1,606,001

    Wii U sales: 6,680 | Total sales: 935,586

    << Last week’s software sales chart


    Amidst a slow week in Japan, recent game releases had a chance to keep the spotlight to themselves a little longer. Shin Megami Tensei IV sold another 30,000 copies for the week, now at nearly 219,000 sold. The next few weeks should be interesting to see how the game holds up over time.


    Meanwhile, Resident Evil: Revelations is at 135,000 sold on PlayStation 3, behind Kamen Rider Battride War’s 149,000. On the new release slate was Cave’s Dodonpachi Saidaioujou, which sold 9,300 copies for the week.


    As an aside, the budget re-release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is still selling a few copies each week, with total sales of the game exceeding Capcom’s initial forecasts. Capcom have also begun airing TV commercials for Monster Hunter 4 in Japan, and recently announced that they hope to sell 2.8 million copies of the game by March 31st, 2014. The game is slated for release on September 14th.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    04.01.Tomodachi Collection: New Life59,1041,044,0883DSNintendo
    03.02.Resident Evil: Revelations32,193134,866PS3Capcom
    01.03.Shin Megami Tensei IV30,424218,9873DSAtlus
    02.04.Kamen Rider: Battride War20,076148,735PS3Namco Bandai
    07.05.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon19,649750,9533DSNintendo
    08.06.Animal Crossing: New Leaf16,8703,249,7103DSNintendo
    New07.Norn9: Norn + Nonette14,836NewPSPIdea Factory
    05.08.Valhalla Knights 311,12851,485PSVMarvelous AQL
    New09.Dodonpachi Saidaioujou9,344New360Cave
    06.10.Terraria8,47028,322PS3Spike Chunsoft
    New11.Haiyore! Nyaruko-San: Nafushigatai Game no You na Mono6,836NewPSV5pb.
    09.12.Summon Night 55,999125,134PSPNamco Bandai
    13.13.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition5,563488,493WiiNamco Bandai
    15.14.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission5,301198,4613DSNamco Bandai
    17.15.New Super Mario Bros. 23,9662,036,1473DSNintendo
    12.16.Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen3,636187,724PS3Capcom
    19.17.Mario Kart 73,4182,057,6643DSNintendo
    14.18.Zillions of Enemy X2,9547,973PS3Nippon Ichi
    22.19.Run for Money Tousouchuu2,920491,5493DSNamco Bandai
    20.20.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)2,893312,9773DSCapcom


    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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