This Week In Sales: [email protected] Shines Again With [email protected] Shiny Festa


Period: The week of October 22nd – October 28th (2012)

Top-seller: [email protected] Shiny Festa (PSP) – 119,132

Nintendo 3DS sales: 23,453 | Total sales: 6,988,461

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 38,089 | Total sales: 819,991

PlayStation Vita sales: 5,806 | Total sales: 1,020,850

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw a slate of new releases in Japan, with Namco Bandai’s The [email protected] Shiny Festa taking the top spot. Shiny Festa was released in three versions—Funky Note, Groovy Tune and Honey Sound—and collectively, they sold 119,132 copies, debuting at the #1 spot for the week.


At #2 was a rather admirable performance for the re-release of Dark Souls with the “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC included in the package. That sold 67,002 copies. Following it at #3 was Zone of the Enders HD Collection with 44,751 copies sold.


Lower down the list, Borderlands 2 was represented on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on the Nintendo 3DS remained in the top-10 for the week.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The [email protected] Shiny Festa: Funky Note/Groovy Tune/Honey Sound119,132NewPSPNamco Bandai
New02.Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition67,002NewPS3From Software
New03.Zone of the Enders HD Collection44,751NewPS3Konami
New04.AKB48 + Me40,542New3DSKadokawa
New05.Borderlands 236,068NewPS3Take Two
03.06.Bravely Default: Flying Fairy31,001213,9603DSSquare Enix
02.07.Resident Evil 624,263794,352PS3Capcom
06.08.New Super Mario Bros. 224,0101,295,6343DSNintendo
05.09.Pro Evolution Soccer 201318,810325,157PS3Konami
New10.Borderlands 218,699New360Take Two
01.11.The Little Battlers W16,50993,966PSPLevel 5
New12.Forza Horizon15,468New360Microsoft
09.13.Style Savvy: Trendsetters11,446148,1193DSNintendo
10.14.Run for Money Tousouchuu10,130213,7673DSNamco Bandai
07.15.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Zero Evolution7,73529,254PSVKadokawa
12.16.Pokémon Black/White 27,4022,815,2503DSPokémon Co.
04.17.FIFA 136,64642,446PS3Electronic Arts
11.19.Project X Zone5,480103,4693DSNamco Bandai
New20.Street Fighter X Tekken5,420NewPSVCapcom


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.