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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. SD Gundam G Generation Overworld 209,815 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 02. Dead or Alive 5 66,586 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 03. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 65,908 New 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees 42,146 New PSV Falcom
02. 05. New Super Mario Bros. 2 36,607 1,187,078 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Sleeping Dogs 17,580 New PS3 Square Enix
New 07. Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Portable 16,743 New PSP Kadokawa
01. 08. Final Fantasy III 16,702 61,574 PSP Square Enix
New 09. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Double Pack 14,827 New PSV D3 Publisher
New 10. Dead or Alive 5 14,811 New 360 Tecmo Koei
04. 11. Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! 13,722 68,392 3DS Nintendo
08. 12. Pokémon Black/White 2 13,427 2,777,159 DS Pokémon Co.
New 13. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable 12,952 New PSV D3 Publisher
05. 14. Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata 9,352 76,529 3DS Rocket Company
09. 15. Run for Money Tousouchuu 9,066 160,527 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 16. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 8,757 29,452 PS3 Spike Chunsoft
06. 17. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 7,468 87,338 PS3 Namco Bandai
13. 18. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 7,406 222,374 3DS Namco Bandai
16. 19. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online 6,655 562,746 Wii Square Enix
15. 20. Demon Training 6,487 168,807 3DS Nintendo


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.