This Week In Sales: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere!

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Period: The week of May 28th – June 3rd (2012)

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Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D – 513,183

Nintendo 3DS sales: 101,075 | Total sales: 6,157,873

PlayStation Vita sales: 7,551 | Total sales: 717,672


Dragons everywhere! Last week, Square Enix released Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, a Nintendo 3DS remake of the very first Dragon Quest Monsters game for Game Boy Color. Unsurprisingly, it slaughtered every other game in the top-20 chart for the week, selling 513,183 copies in its first week alone.


How does that compare to the recent Dragon Quest Monsters games on the Nintendo DS? Here’s a quick look at the first week sales for those:


(2006) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker – 593,994

(2010) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – 623,643

(2011) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional – 163,008


Not too shabby for Terry’s Wonderland 3D, considering that it was released this early in the Nintendo 3DS’ life. Boosted by the game and a hardware bundle, Nintendo 3DS sales shot up to over 100,000 for the week.


Meanwhile, Level 5’s Guild 01 didn’t fare as well. That game debuted at the #5 spot, and sold 14,790 copies for the week, failing to beat continued sales of Dragon’s Dogma, Mario Tennis Open and Mario Party 9.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 513,183 New 3DS Square Enix
01. 02. Dragon’s Dogma 82,985 385,025 PS3 Capcom
02. 03. Mario Tennis Open 41,479 143,124 3DS Nintendo
05. 04. Mario Party 9 19,627 400,390 Wii Nintendo
New 05. Guild 01 14,790 New 3DS Level 5
New 06. Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken F 13,758 New PS3 Sega
10. 07. Super Mario 3D Land 10,018 1,605,114 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Soukoku no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 Ashita he no Tobira 10,008 New PSP Idea Factory
07. 09. Fire Emblem: Awakening 9,658 400,999 3DS Nintendo
14. 10. Mario Kart 7 7,771 1,728,338 3DS Nintendo
New 11. Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu 7,349 New PSP QuinRose
13. 12. Monster Hunter Tri G 7,001 1,465,659 3DS Capcom
03. 13. Uta no ☆ Prince-Sama: Debut 5,445 66,821 PSP Broccoli
07. 14. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 4,374 176,356 3DS Nintendo
04. 15. Dragon’s Dogma 4,372 33,397 360 Capcom
22. 16. Wii Sports Resort 4,201 953,286 Wii Nintendo
New 17. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 3,982 New PSP Arc System Works
21. 18. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3,974 284,552 3DS Nintendo
New 19. Tsuyo Kiss 3-Gakki Portable 3,376 New PSP NetRevo
15. 20. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Portable Can’t Possibly Continue 3,216 63,144 PSP Namco Bandai


<< Last week’s software sales chart

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and
Note: We usually publish our sales column on Wednesdays. This year, due to E3, we were forced to delay it a day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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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.