This Week In Sales: Fate/Extra CCC Returns For A Second Round


Period: The week of March 25th – March 31st (2013)

Top-seller: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 110,840

Nintendo 3DS sales: 28,538 | Total sales: 8,162,525

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 38,442 | Total sales: 2,875,750

PlayStation Vita sales: 31,795 | Total sales: 1,466,884

Wii U sales: 22,829 | Total sales: 854,247

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon managed to hold on to the #1 spot in Japan last week, with over in 390,000 sales since release. Following behind it at the #2 spot was last week’s best-selling new release—Fate Extra CCC.


Finally released after multiple delays, Fate/Extra CCC sold 72,883 copies in its first week. That’s right around what the original Fate/Extra sold at launch as well. The original game, released in 2010, moved 72,170 copies in week 1.


At #5 was another new release—Muramasa Rebirth for the Vita, with 45,660 copies sold. Those sales are significantly higher than when Muramasa was originally released into a stagnating Wii software market in 2009. Back then, the game sold a mere 28,807 copies at launch.


Finally, two new Wii U releases for the week—an HD version of Dragon Quest X and Nintendo’s own Game & Wario—failed to make much of a splash. While Wii U hardware sales rose for the week, it’s going to take much more for them to remain consistently high.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon110,840390,9913DSNintendo
New02.Fate/Extra CCC72,883NewPSPMarvelous AQL
06.03.Animal Crossing: New Leaf57,8352,976,2283DSNintendo
02.04.One Piece: Pirate Warriors 256,457331,082PS3Namco Bandai
New05.Muramasa Rebirth45,660NewPSVMarvelous AQL
New06.Dragon Quest X33,302NewWiiUSquare Enix
New07.Dungeon Travelers 231,738NewPSPAquaPlus
03.08.Pro Baseball Spirits 201324,864126,254PS3Konami
04.09.Pro Baseball Spirits 201323,135103,753PSPKonami
New10.Game & Wario22,491NewWiiUNintendo
05.11.One Piece: Pirate Warriors 217,18077,495PSVNamco Bandai
New12.Holy Sorcery Story16,050NewPSVCompile Heart
09.13.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix15,560173,375PS3Square Enix
New14.Precure All Stars15,373NewWiiNamco Bandai
14.15.Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment13,215169,397PSPNamco Bandai
15.16.Soul Sacrifice11,577148,583PSVSony
20.17.New Super Mario Bros. 210,3281,980,3883DSNintendo
13.18.Super Robot Taisen UX10,011144,2123DSNamco Bandai
23.19.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission9,414140,2083DSNamco Bandai
New20.Flower Under Heaven8,644NewPSPTecmo Koei


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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.