This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest VII Still The King

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Period: The week of February 11th – February 17th (2013)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest VII – 184,993

Nintendo 3DS sales: 31,832 | Total sales: 8,003,111

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 66,139 | Total sales: 2,609,016

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,044 | Total sales: 1,220,408

Wii U sales: 10,744 | Total sales: 781,373

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week was another slow period for new videogame releases in Japan. Square Enix’s Dragon Quest VII remake for the Nintendo 3DS remained at the #1 spot, followed by Animal Crossing: New Leaf at #2.

 

Meanwhile, Level 5’s life-simulation RPG, Fantasy Life, continues to sell, and is now over 230,000 copies sold in Japan. Fantasy Life is the first major success for a brand new Level 5 game in quite some time.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden 184,993 1,012,916 3DS Square Enix
02. 02. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 78,178 2,591,602 3DS Nintendo
04. 03. New Super Mario Bros. 2 11,784 1,922,492 3DS Nintendo
06. 04. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 10,076 396,225 Wii Namco Bandai
05. 05. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 9,138 227,235 3DS Capcom
09. 06. Fantasy Life 8,751 230,471 3DS Level 5
09. 07. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 7,331 423,364 3DS Namco Bandai
12. 08. Paper Mario: Sticker Star 6,847 524,944 3DS Nintendo
10. 09. Run for Money Tousouchuu 6,614 427,429 3DS Namco Bandai
16. 10. Mario Kart 7 5,817 1,978,257 3DS Nintendo
14. 11. New Super Mario Bros. U 5,671 466,457 WiiU Nintendo
New 12. Sakura-Sou no Pet na Kanojo 5,472 New PSP Kadokawa
13. 13. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei 5,348 419,554 3DS Level 5
New 14. Sakura-Sou no Pet na Kanojo 5,115 New PSV Kadokawa
18. 15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version) 4,828 128,939 PS3 Square Enix
19. 16. Nintendo Land 4,199 290,677 WiiU Nintendo
07. 17. Demon Gaze 4,083 47,993 PSV Kadokawa
23. 18. Pokémon Black/White 2 3,966 2,966,056 DS Pokémon Co.
08. 19. DmC Devil May Cry 3,938 168,627 PS3 Capcom
20. 20. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 3,527 235,577 PS3 Tecmo Koei

 

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.