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)

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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

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker 53,264 New 3DS Atlus
New 02. Far Cry 4 36,239 New PS4 Ubisoft
01. 03. Tales of Zestiria 29,487 370,377 PS3 Bandai Namco
04. 04. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 27,566 2,431,812 3DS Level 5
New 05. Yowamushi Pedal: High Speed Rotation for Glory 20,510 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 06. Far Cry 4 18,366 New PS3 Ubisoft
05. 07. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 14,108 2,488,766 3DS Pokémon Co.
03. 08. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 12,867 45,005 WiiU Nintendo
07. 09. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 10,832 2,451,205 3DS Nintendo
New 10. Bladestorm: Nightmare 10,219 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
09. 11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 8,878 2,131,311 3DS Nintendo
New 12. Bladestorm: Nightmare 7,621 New PS3 Koei Tecmo
02. 13. The Legend of Legacy 6,514 60,488 3DS FuRyu
11. 14. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 6,398 576,112 WiiU Nintendo
New 15. Patriot of Ukiyo 6,184 New PS3 Spike Chunsoft
New 16. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus 5,851 New 3DS Bandai Namco
12. 17. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 5,425 3,093,812 3DS Level 5
New 18. Kokujo no Psychedelica 5,318 New PSV Idea Factory
13. 19. Mario Kart 8 5,103 906,468 WiiU Nintendo
16. 20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 4,910 3,909,169 3DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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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.