This Week In Sales: Fire Emblem Fates Stays On Top


    Period: The week of June 29th  – July 5th (2015)

    Top-seller: Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (3DS) – 54,896

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,394 | Tot. sales: 9,844,530

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 861 | Tot. sales: 6,909,384

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,506 | Tot. sales: 587,273

    New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 19,475 | Tot. sales: 1,452,277

    PlayStation Vita sales: 14,067 | Tot. sales: 3,871,764

    Vita TV sales: 741 | Tot. sales: 167,726

    Wii U sales: 12,781 | Tot. sales: 2,433,735

    PlayStation 4 sales: 18,171 | Tot. sales: 1,569,974

    Xbox One sales: 235 | Tot. sales: 53,122

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    Last week was slow on new releases, so Fire Emblem Fates occupied the top spot in the software sales chart once more. The game sold another 54,896 copies in its second week, bringing total sales of the regular version to 315,571. (Keep in mind that the limited edition has sold around 43,000 copies as well.)


    At #2 was Rhythm Heaven The Best+, which is now at just over 300,000 copies sold. Following it at #3 was Splatoon, which is still holding up fairly well, and is at 382,175 sold. Finally, another recent release, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, occupied the #4 spot, and is now at 107,064 sold.


    Next Wednesday’s sales column should be more interesting as this week will see the release of The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-kai Watch Busters in Japan.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest54,896315,5713DSNintendo
    04.02.Rhythm Heaven The Best+34,467301,1933DSNintendo
    02.04.Persona 4: Dancing All Night13,028107,064PSVAtlus
    08.05.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition11,941232,530PSVSony
    12.06.Mario Kart 87,8331,053,734WiiUNintendo
    13.07.Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden6,656105,4453DSBandai Namco
    10.08.Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale4,99260,7683DSMarvelous
    15.09.Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition4,92047,246PS4Capcom
    17.10.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,7192,653,0533DSPokémon Co.
    27.11.Animal Crossing: New Leaf4,2763,992,7293DSNintendo
    20.12.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt3,529125,567PS4Spike Chunsoft
    23.13.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS3,3252,253,5803DSNintendo
    24.14.Style Savvy 33,148161,5453DSNintendo
    New15.Metropolis Defenders2,831NewPSVAcquire
    26.16.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition2,708272,7763DSGungHo
    33.18.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U2,536651,565WiiUNintendo
    05.19.Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward2,43041,188PS4Square Enix
    28.20.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Evolution2,14230,275PSVKadokawa


    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 a contributing writer at 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.

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