This Week In Sales: Dead or Alive 5, Ys Celceta And Style Savvy Roll Out


Period: The week of September 24th – September 30th (2012)

Top-seller: SD Gundam G Generation Overworld – 209,815

Nintendo 3DS sales: 24,822 | Total sales: 6,890,717

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 55,353 | Total sales: 652,992

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,469 | Total sales: 994,162

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw a surprise hit on PSP in the form of SD Gundam G Generation Overworld in Japan. The Namco Bandai game, which includes over 900 SD Gundam units, sold 209,815 copies in its first week.


Following it at #2 was Dead or Alive 5, which sold 66,586 copies on the PlayStation 3 and another 14,811 copies on the Xbox 360 further down the chart.


At #3 was Nintendo’s Style Savvy: Trendsetters for the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 65,908 copies at launch.  While that seems like a slow start, it’s similar to the original Style Savvy on the Nintendo DS. Released in 2008, that game sold 75,770 copies at launch, and went on to sell over 900,000 copies by the end of 2011.


Nihon Falcom also released their latest game last week—Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees for the PlayStation Vita. The game sold 42,146 copies in its first week. Finally, also for the Vita was D3 Publisher’s Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, sales of which can be found at two points in the chart below.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.SD Gundam G Generation Overworld209,815NewPSPNamco Bandai
New02.Dead or Alive 566,586NewPS3Tecmo Koei
New03.Style Savvy: Trendsetters65,908New3DSNintendo
New04.Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees42,146NewPSVFalcom
02.05.New Super Mario Bros. 236,6071,187,0783DSNintendo
New06.Sleeping Dogs17,580NewPS3Square Enix
New07.Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Portable16,743NewPSPKadokawa
01.08.Final Fantasy III16,70261,574PSPSquare Enix
New09.Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Double Pack14,827NewPSVD3 Publisher
New10.Dead or Alive 514,811New360Tecmo Koei
04.11.Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!13,72268,3923DSNintendo
08.12.Pokémon Black/White 213,4272,777,159DSPokémon Co.
New13.Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable12,952NewPSVD3 Publisher
05.14.Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata9,35276,5293DSRocket Company
09.15.Run for Money Tousouchuu9,066160,5273DSNamco Bandai
03.16.Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning8,75729,452PS3Spike Chunsoft
06.17.Tekken Tag Tournament 27,46887,338PS3Namco Bandai
13.18.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb7,406222,3743DSNamco Bandai
16.19.Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online6,655562,746WiiSquare Enix
15.20.Demon Training6,487168,8073DSNintendo


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.