This Week In Sales: Fans Showed Up For Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

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Period: The week of January 26th – February 1st (2015)

Top-seller: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (3DS) – 53,264

Nintendo 3DS sales: 3,187 | Tot. sales: 9,804,148

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 3,641 | Tot. sales: 6,870,326

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,700 | Tot. sales: 449,514

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,880 | Tot. sales: 1,041,196

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,871 | Tot. sales: 3,495,635

Vita TV sales: 521 | Tot. sales: 154,101

Wii U sales: 6,807 | Tot. sales: 2,207,203

PlayStation 4 sales: 17,392 | Tot. sales: 1,078,666

Xbox One sales: 222 | Tot. sales: 45,248

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Last week, Atlus finally released Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker in Japan. The game, which is an enhanced Nintendo 3DS port of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 on the Nintendo DS, sold 53,264 copies in its first week. That figure is actually in line with the launches of previous Devil Survivor games. Here’s a look at how they sold at launch:

 

(2009) Devil Survivor [DS] – 55,466

(2011) Devil Survivor 2 [DS] – 63,008

(2012) Devil Survivor: Overclocked [3DS] – 20,809

 

As you can see, with the exception of Devil Survivor: Overclocked (a 3DS port of the first Devil Survivor), the other two games are fairly close to Record Breaker in terms of first-week sales. Given how much Record Breaker has been delayed from its original release window—July 2013—it’s interesting  to see that so many people still picked the game up.

 

Unfortunately, we’ll never know how many copies of Record Breaker Atlus could have sold, had they managed to get the game out closer to the TV anime in 2013 as originally intended. We’ll have to wait for a Devil Survivor 3—should there ever be one—to verify if the series has seen any substantial growth since 2009.

 

Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 sales saw a slight increase for the week. Dragon Quest Heroes is launching towards the end of February, so it’s likely that people are starting to buy a PS4 in anticipation for that game.

 

A quick note before we proceed to the top-20 chart. Next week, sales figures will be posted a day later than usual, on February 12th. February 11th—National Foundation Day—is a public holiday in Japan.

 

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

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker53,264New3DSAtlus
New02.Far Cry 436,239NewPS4Ubisoft
01.03.Tales of Zestiria29,487370,377PS3Bandai Namco
04.04.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner27,5662,431,8123DSLevel 5
New05.Yowamushi Pedal: High Speed Rotation for Glory20,510New3DSBandai Namco
New06.Far Cry 418,366NewPS3Ubisoft
05.07.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire14,1082,488,7663DSPokémon Co.
03.08.Kirby and the Rainbow Curse12,86745,005WiiUNintendo
07.09.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate10,8322,451,2053DSNintendo
New10.Bladestorm: Nightmare10,219NewPS4Koei Tecmo
09.11.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS8,8782,131,3113DSNintendo
New12.Bladestorm: Nightmare7,621NewPS3Koei Tecmo
02.13.The Legend of Legacy6,51460,4883DSFuRyu
11.14.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U6,398576,112WiiUNintendo
New15.Patriot of Ukiyo6,184NewPS3Spike Chunsoft
New16.Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus5,851New3DSBandai Namco
12.17.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder5,4253,093,8123DSLevel 5
New18.Kokujo no Psychedelica5,318NewPSVIdea Factory
13.19.Mario Kart 85,103906,468WiiUNintendo
16.20.Animal Crossing: New Leaf4,9103,909,1693DSNintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
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.