This Week In Sales: Golden Week


Period: The week of May 4th  – May 10th (2015)

Top-seller: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS) – 38,914

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,413 | Tot. sales: : 9,834,735

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 1,358 | Tot. sales: 6,902,431

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,446 | Tot. sales: 549,331

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,875 | Tot. sales: 1,330,401

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,273 | Tot. sales: 3,766,635

Vita TV sales: 665 | Tot. sales: 163,058

Wii U sales: 11,137 | Tot. sales: 2,323,838

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,992 | Tot. sales: 1,465,029

Xbox One sales: 187 | Tot. sales: 51,146

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Last week saw no new releases in Japan due to the country’s Golden Week holiday. Instead, the top-20 was made up of existing games, some old and some new. Unfortunately, while it was a holiday week, software sales were low all around.


The #1 spot was occupied by Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, which sold nearly 39,000 copies in its, second week, bringing total sales to over 218,000 copies. Meanwhile, Style Savvy 3 occupied the #2 spot, and has achieved total sales of over 120,000 copies at retail.


The #3 spot was held by Minecraft on the PS Vita, and was the only game on a non-Nintendo platform to chart in the top-20 during Golden Week.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition38,914218,8393DSGung Ho
05.02.Style Savvy 321,784120,7913DSNintendo
06.03.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition18,025143,976PSVSony
03.04.Xenoblade Chronicles X11,68997,275WiiUNintendo
10.05.Mario Kart 89,454983,902WiiUNintendo
04.06.Bravely Second9,403129,6453DSSquare Enix
13.07.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire8,5572,618,8413DSPokémon Co.
12.08.Mario Party 107,406137,759WiiUNintendo
16.09.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS7,0572,227,5833DSNintendo
15.10.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner6,1632,603,4833DSLevel 5
24.11.Theatrhythm Dragon Quest4,866115,0893DSSquare Enix
02.12.Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon4,719103,042WiiUSquare Enix
26.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf4,6873,970,4943DSNintendo
32.14.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U4,483634,070WiiUNintendo
11.15.Assassination Classroom: Koro-sensei the Great Siege!!3,76767,5813DSBandai Namco
19.16.Future Card Buddyfight3,65426,9483DSFuRyu
28.17.The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D3,608427,6973DSNintendo
35.18.Mario Kart 73,5592,502,2863DSNintendo
22.19.Xenoblade Chronicles 3D3,51182,403N3DNintendo
38.20.LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins3,37246,0563DSNintendo


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.