Period: The week of July 30th – August 5th (2012)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – 367,148

Nintendo 3DS sales: 42,164 | Total sales: 6,647,190

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 82,251 | Total sales: 269,731

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,038 | Total sales: 863,740

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week’s biggest release in Japan was, of course, Dragon Quest X for the Wii. Or perhaps we should refer to it by its full name: Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online. As the title hints, unlike the previous games in the series, Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG.


In its first week, Dragon Quest X sold 367,148 copies. That’s a far cry from Dragon Quest IX’s 2.31 million copies sold in a week, but Dragon Quest X’s real success will be measured in terms of how many subscribers pay the game’s monthly subscription fee in the months and years to come. Details of the game’s monthly subscription service can be found here.


In terms of sales numbers, the closest comparison we have to Dragon Quest X is Final Fantasy XIV, of which Square Enix shipped 190,000 copies in Japan during its launch window.


Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is now at about 621,000 copies sold, and was the #2 seller for the week. Persona 4: Arena, which dropped from #2 to #7 is now approximately at 150,000 copies sold.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online367,148NewWiiSquare Enix
01.02.New Super Mario Bros. 2213,547621,0503DSNintendo
04.03.Pokémon Black/White 266,7582,521,764DSPokémon Co.
02.04.Demon Training31,79272,0643DSNintendo
06.05.Just Dance Wii 229,60289,723WiiNintendo
09.06.Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition21,001150,655WiiNintendo
02.07.Persona 4: Arena20,477148,961PS3Atlus
New08.All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 220,459NewDSNamco Bandai
01.09.Digimon World Re:Digitize17,508134,362PSPNamco Bandai
22.10.Wii Sports Resort15,7061,012,372WiiNintendo
13.11.Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set14,65335,2783DSNippon Columbia
14.12.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb14,321131,7943DSNamco Bandai
05.13.Super Danganronpa 213,64682,646PSPSpike Chunsoft
New14.All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 212,928NewPSPNamco Bandai
11.15.Rune Factory 411,467118,4393DSMarvelous AQL
12.16.Power Pro Baseball 201211,29294,980PS3Konami
16.17.Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D11,056848,7253DSSquare Enix
03.18.Trails of Nayuta10,99885,858PSPFalcom
New19.Smile Precure! Let’s Go! Marchen World8,786New3DSNamco Bandai
20.20.Mario Party 98,718510,638WiiNintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and


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