This Week In Sales: Dragon’s Dogma Flies High

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

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon’s Dogma 302,040 New PS3 Capcom
New 02. Mario Tennis Open 101,645 New 3DS Nintendo
New 03. Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Debut 61,376 New PSP Broccoli
New 04. Dragon’s Dogma 29,024 New 360 Capcom
02. 05. Mario Party 9 20,820 380,763 Wii Nintendo
New 06. The IdolM@ster: Anime & G4U! vol. 8 16,670 New PS3 Namco Bandai
04. 07. Fire Emblem: Awakening 14,642 391,345 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Juuza Engi ~Engetsu Sangokuden~ 11,627 New PSP Idea Factory
New 09. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward 4 Premium Package 9,893 New 360 Capcom
06. 10. Super Mario 3D Land 9,858 1,595,096 3DS Nintendo
New 11. G1 Grand Prix 9,821 New 3DS Genki
New 12. Steins;Gate Double Pack 9,223 New PS3 5pb.
08. 13. Monster Hunter Tri G 7,849 1,458,658 3DS Capcom
07. 14. Mario Kart 7 7,648 1,720,566 3DS Nintendo
01. 15. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Portable Can’t Possibly Continue 6,753 59,929 PSP Namco Bandai
New 16. Elminage Gothic: Ritual of Darkness and Ulm Zakir 6,169 New PSP Starfish
New 17. Samurai & Dragons (includes virtual item tickets) 6,072 New PSV Sega
New 18. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling 5,397 New PS3 5pb.
New 19. Mushihimesama HD 5,135 New 360 Cave
03. 20. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment 4,885 29,431 PSP Atlus


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Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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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.