This Week In Sales: Dragon’s Dogma Flies High


    Period: The week of May 14th – May 20th (2012)

    Top-seller: Dragon’s Dogma – 302,040

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 55,212 | Total sales: 6,056,798

    PlayStation Vita sales: 6,675 | Total sales: 710,121


    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City enjoyed an impressive debut in Japan, with over 250,000 copies sold in its first week. Dragon’s Dogma, however, got off to an even better start, with over 300,000 copies sold upon release last week. Capcom’s new game was by far the highest-selling title of the week and stole the #1 spot on the top-20 software saes chart.


    At #2 was Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS with 101,645 copies. At #3, Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Debut on PSP sold 61,300 copies.


    The same week, 5pb. also released the Steins;Gate Double Pack and Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling for the PlayStation 3. The double pack which contains the original Steins;Gate and Hiyoku sold 9,000 copies, while the standalone version of Hiyoku Renri no Darling sold 5,400 copies.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Dragon’s Dogma302,040NewPS3Capcom
    New02.Mario Tennis Open101,645New3DSNintendo
    New03.Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Debut61,376NewPSPBroccoli
    New04.Dragon’s Dogma29,024New360Capcom
    02.05.Mario Party 920,820380,763WiiNintendo
    New06.The [email protected]: Anime & G4U! vol. 816,670NewPS3Namco Bandai
    04.07.Fire Emblem: Awakening14,642391,3453DSNintendo
    New08.Juuza Engi ~Engetsu Sangokuden~11,627NewPSPIdea Factory
    New09.Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward 4 Premium Package9,893New360Capcom
    06.10.Super Mario 3D Land9,8581,595,0963DSNintendo
    New11.G1 Grand Prix9,821New3DSGenki
    New12.Steins;Gate Double Pack9,223NewPS35pb.
    08.13.Monster Hunter Tri G7,8491,458,6583DSCapcom
    07.14.Mario Kart 77,6481,720,5663DSNintendo
    01.15.My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Portable Can’t Possibly Continue6,75359,929PSPNamco Bandai
    New16.Elminage Gothic: Ritual of Darkness and Ulm Zakir6,169NewPSPStarfish
    New17.Samurai & Dragons (includes virtual item tickets)6,072NewPSVSega
    New18.Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling5,397NewPS35pb.
    New19.Mushihimesama HD5,135New360Cave
    03.20.Persona 2: Eternal Punishment4,88529,431PSPAtlus


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    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 a contributing writer at 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.