This Week In Sales: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Says Hi


    Period: The week of September 2nd – September 8th (2013)

    Top-seller: Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Music 2 – 68,415

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 19,114 | Total sales: 8,563,458

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 60,077 | Total sales: 3,753,093

    PlayStation Vita sales: 7,314 | Total sales: 1,823,717

    Wii U sales: 5,702 | Total sales: 1,067,899

    << Last week’s software sales chart


    Last week’s best-selling new release was Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Music 2, a rhythm game by Broccoli, which sold nearly 69,000 copies in its first week on store shelves. Following quite some distance behind it at #2 was Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.


    At #3 was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, which saw a sharp drop in sales from the week prior. JoJo launched at over 425,000 copies in its first week, but sales in week 2 have dropped to 20,000—a result, perhaps, of negative word of mouth, as the game reportedly has issues that need to be ironed out.


    Finally, Tecmo Koei debuted a fighting game of their own last week week—Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, which debuted at the #4 spot on PS3, with 18,608 copies sold. The Xbox 360 version sold an additional 4,862 copies. Overall, the game higher than the last iteration, Dead or Alive 5 Plus for Vita, which sold 13,000 copies at launch. Not too shabby.


    On the hardware front, Nintendo 3DS sales rose once more, despite a lack of new 3DS game releases, and we’re quite certain now what the reason for that is.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Music 268,415NewPSPBroccoli
    New02.Splinter Cell: Blacklist22,425NewPS3Ubisoft
    01.03.JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle19,720445,437PS3Namco Bandai
    New04.Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate18,608NewPS3Tecmo Koei
    02.05.Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn12,336196,354PS3Square Enix
    07.06.Tomodachi Collection: New Life11,8141,420,9963DSNintendo
    06.07.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team11,466293,1663DSNintendo
    New08.Killzone Mercenary11,053NewPSVSony
    05.09.Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life10,740255,3093DSNamco Bandai
    09.10.Youkai Watch9,539164,2303DSLevel 5
    03.11.Ragnarok Odyssey Ace9,38341,005PSVGungHo
    10.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf7,6533,402,7423DSNintendo
    12.14.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon6,010891,2483DSNintendo
    04.15.Lost Planet 35,51633,019PS3Capcom
    New16.Shirahana no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4: Shiki no Shi 5,348NewPSPIdea Factory
    New17.Splinter Cell: Blacklist5,109New360Ubisoft
    New18.Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate4,862New360Tecmo Koei
    14.19.Mario Kart 74,2602,116,0963DSNintendo
    18.20.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition3,717557,290WiiNamco Bandai


    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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