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 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:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Music 2||68,415||New||PSP||Broccoli|
|New||02.||Splinter Cell: Blacklist||22,425||New||PS3||Ubisoft|
|01.||03.||JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle||19,720||445,437||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||04.||Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate||18,608||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|02.||05.||Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||12,336||196,354||PS3||Square Enix|
|07.||06.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life||11,814||1,420,996||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||07.||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||11,466||293,166||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||09.||Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life||10,740||255,309||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|09.||10.||Youkai Watch||9,539||164,230||3DS||Level 5|
|03.||11.||Ragnarok Odyssey Ace||9,383||41,005||PSV||GungHo|
|10.||13.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||7,653||3,402,742||3DS||Nintendo|
|12.||14.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||6,010||891,248||3DS||Nintendo|
|04.||15.||Lost Planet 3||5,516||33,019||PS3||Capcom|
|New||16.||Shirahana no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4: Shiki no Shi||5,348||New||PSP||Idea Factory|
|New||17.||Splinter Cell: Blacklist||5,109||New||360||Ubisoft|
|New||18.||Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate||4,862||New||360||Tecmo Koei|
|14.||19.||Mario Kart 7||4,260||2,116,096||3DS||Nintendo|
|18.||20.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition||3,717||557,290||Wii||Namco Bandai|