Period: The week of February 20th – February 26th (2012)
Top-seller: Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave – 85,309
Nintendo 3DS sales: 76,322 | Total sales: 5,102,943
PlayStation Vita sales: 11,186 | Total sales: 589,998
Following its release in Japan, we tried to get an idea for how Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin was doing, by perusing the blogs of various Japanese retailers. Going by the impressions we read, we assumed The Land of Origin would have a pretty good first week, but it actually didn’t.
No, it had a spectacular first week, with a whopping 81,131 copies sold. That’s a higher debut than any of the Harvest Moon (or Rune Factory) games on the Nintendo DS, and we’ll have a separate feature to illustrate this tomorrow.
A few other notes regarding some of the other games on the top-20 chart:
- Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave did well, but as one retailer pointed out, Tales games tend to burn out quickly.
- Theatrhythm was supposedly restocked on Feb 25th, which might be why it only sold another 10k copies last week. The new shipment only had one day to chart.
- New LovePlus dropped fast and hard, but that could be because there were so many new releases last week. Let’s see how it does in the weeks to come.
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable was released last week. On that note, some of you may recall this little bit of masterful baiting from last year.
The top-20 software sales chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave||85,309||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||02.||Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin||81,131||New||3DS||Marvelous AQL|
|New||03.||Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations||65,758||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||04.||Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable||56,969||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||Nendoroid Generation||21,991||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|05.||07.||Super Mario 3D Land||21,400||1,370,176||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||08.||Mario Kart 7||20,744||1,527,266||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||09.||Monster Hunter Tri G||17,841||1,267,675||3DS||Capcom|
|New||10.||The Idolm@ster Anime & G4U: Vol. 3||17,038|
|New||12.||Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 5: Kazahanaki||12,630||New||PSP||Tecmo Koei|
|08.||13.||Resident Evil: Revelations||12,210||244,116||3DS||Capcom|
|New||14.||Touch, Shot! Love Application||11,077||New||PS3||Compile Heart|
|03.||15.||Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy||10,786||77,993||3DS||Square Enix|
|01.||17.||New Love Plus||8,644||113,613||3DS||Konami|
|07.||18.||Samurai Warriors 3Z Special||8,178||25,303||PSP||Tecmo Koei|
|New||19.||Moujuutsukai to Oujisama: Snow Bride Portable||8,044||New||PSP||Idea Factory|
|09.||20.||Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century||7,607||83,086||PSP||Konami|