Period: The week of May 6th – May 12th (2013)

Top-seller: Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 103,479

Nintendo 3DS sales: 16,412 | Total sales: 8,283,208

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 33,351 | Total sales: 3,116,235

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,331 | Total sales: 1,571,116

Wii U sales: 7,974 | Total sales: 917,221

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

This year’s Golden Week holiday was rather unimpressive in Japan, with the Nintendo 3DS being the only videogame console to benefit from the week-long holiday in terms of sales. Last week, which was the week following Golden Week, was even worse.

 

Typically, sales across the board—including both hardware and software—drop the week after a major holiday like Golden Week. While the 3DS managed to sell another 50,000 units for the week, the Wii U dropped to an alarmingly low 8,000 units. Meanwhile, the PlayStation Vita dropped back down to 12,000 units, marking the end of the short-lived boost it enjoyed as a result of its recent price cut and software releases.

 

Namco Bandai and Nintendo were, once again, the top publishers for the week, filling up the majority of the top-20 software sales chart.

 

Thankfully, the Summer ahead looks to be more exciting. May 23rd will see the release of Shin Megami Tensei IV and Kamen Rader: Battride War, which should make for some interesting discussion in the weeks following their release. Soon after, we’ll see Square Enix’s mecha 3DS RPG, Gyrozetter, followed by Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Youkai Watch in July.

 

The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Tomodachi Collection: New Life103,479862,0543DSNintendo
02.02.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon31,345691,9213DSNintendo
03.03.Animal Crossing: New Leaf25,4603,200,8593DSNintendo
04.04.Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen13,314169,996PS3Capcom
05.05.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission7,359184,5163DSNamco Bandai
06.06.Tomb Raider5,97254,121PS3Square Enix
New07.Kud Wafter: Converted Edition5,733NewPSPPrototype
08.08.New Super Mario Bros. 25,4432,024,8123DSNintendo
07.09.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 35,382122,975PS3Namco Bandai
11.10.Run for Money Tousouchuu4,914483,0053DSNamco Bandai
13.11.Mario Kart 74,6312,047,8473DSNintendo
12.12.Photo Kano Kiss4,55643,360PSVKadokawa
10.13.7th Dragon 2020-II4,287102,149PSPSega
09.14.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition3,952473,389WiiNamco Bandai
14.15.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb3,812483,4153DSNamco Bandai
17.16.Pro Baseball Spirits 20133,755143,558PSPKonami
15.17.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)3,517304,9393DSCapcom
18.18.One Piece: Pirate Warriors 23,193393,183PS3Namco Bandai
16.19.Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony3,19018,5163DSNamco Bandai
20.20.Pro Baseball Spirits 20133,134167,520PS3Konami

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

 

Ishaan

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