This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection Goes On A Solo Quest


Period: The week of Sep 12th – Sep 18th (2011)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection – 263,398

Nintendo 3DS sales: 58,837 | Total sales: 1,835,442


Last week was slow. Very slow, thanks to the Tokyo Game Show. The one major game that slipped out grabbed the top spot, and that was Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection for the Wii. Watching how long-tailed sellers like Dragon Quest hold up on the charts post-release is always fun, so the next few weeks should be interesting.


5pb’s Dunamis15 also made it into the top-20 software sales chart, but the PlayStation 3 version was all the way down at the #14 spot with 5,970 copies sold. The other two new games on the chart were an Idea Factory title and Winnie the Pooh: 100 Acre Wood’s Cooking Book at #20.


In the hardware category, Nintendo 3DS hardware sales received a boost of nearly 10,000 units from the week prior. Was it because of the slowdown in competition or did 10,000 people suddenly get really excited for Monster Hunter? (Probably more the former)


The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection 263,398 New Wii Square Enix
01. 02. Tales of Xillia 47,297 572,902 PS3 Namco Bandai
02. 03. Resident Evil: Revival Selection 17,614 111,382 PS3 Capcom
10. 04. Wii Sports Resort 15,109 552,116 Wii Nintendo
07. 05. Rhythm Heaven 14,647 452,560 Wii Nintendo
04. 06. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 13,230 374,013 PS3 Capcom
09. 07. Kirby: Mass Attack 10,888 219,156 DS Nintendo
11. 08. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 10,504 380,138 3DS Nintendo
05. 09. Grand Knights History 10,078 94,419 PSP Marvelous
13. 10. Monster Hunter Diary G 9,378 192,720 PSP Capcom
08. 11. Everybody’s Golf 5 (PlayStation 3 The Best) 8,454 20,812 PS3 Sony
14. 12. Pokémon Rumble Blast 7,698 161,645 3DS Nintendo
New 13. Gekka Ryouran Romance 6,948 New PSP Idea Factory
New 14. Dunamis15 5,970 New PS3 5pb.
06. 15. Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross 5,739 22,196 Wii Namco Bandai
18. 16. Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat 5,659 73,285 PSP Broccoli
24. 17. Pokémon Black/White 5,202 5,308,519 DS Pokémon Co.
03. 18. Resistance 3 5,136 25,478 PS3 Sony
19. 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed version – Bargain edition) 5,077 20,414 PS3 Square Enix
New 20. Winnie the Pooh: 100 Acre Wood’s Cooking Book 5,064 New DS Disney


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.

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.