This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest VII Still The King


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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden184,9931,012,9163DSSquare Enix
02.02.Animal Crossing: New Leaf78,1782,591,6023DSNintendo
04.03.New Super Mario Bros. 211,7841,922,4923DSNintendo
06.04.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition10,076396,225WiiNamco Bandai
05.05.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)9,138227,2353DSCapcom
09.06.Fantasy Life8,751230,4713DSLevel 5
09.07.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb7,331423,3643DSNamco Bandai
12.08.Paper Mario: Sticker Star6,847524,9443DSNintendo
10.09.Run for Money Tousouchuu6,614427,4293DSNamco Bandai
16.10.Mario Kart 75,8171,978,2573DSNintendo
14.11.New Super Mario Bros. U5,671466,457WiiUNintendo
New12.Sakura-Sou no Pet na Kanojo5,472NewPSPKadokawa
13.13.Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei5,348419,5543DSLevel 5
New14.Sakura-Sou no Pet na Kanojo5,115NewPSVKadokawa
18.15.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version)4,828128,939PS3Square Enix
19.16.Nintendo Land4,199290,677WiiUNintendo
07.17.Demon Gaze4,08347,993PSVKadokawa
23.18.Pokémon Black/White 23,9662,966,056DSPokémon Co.
08.19.DmC Devil May Cry3,938168,627PS3Capcom
20.20.Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 23,527235,577PS3Tecmo Koei


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.