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:


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
New 08. Killzone Mercenary 11,053 New PSV Sony
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
New 12. Puppeteer 8,900 New PS3 Sony
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


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 wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.