Period: The week of December 10th – December 16th (2012)
Top-seller: Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – 168,179
Nintendo 3DS sales: 112,052 | Total sales: 7,430,562
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 206,973 | Total sales: 1,687,841
PlayStation Vita sales: 14,446 | Total sales: 1,089,067
Wii U sales: 126,916 | Total sales: 435,058
Last week, Level 5 released Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone. The game sold 168,179 copies in its first week across its Neppuu and Raimei versions. How does that compare to past games?
On the bright side, Inazuma Eleven Go 2 outsold the first Inazuma Eleven Go game’s first-week sales, which were at 135,259 copies sold. However, it’s nowhere near the figures of the original Inazuma Eleven games on the Nintendo DS. That having been said, outperforming its immediate predecessor is a start.
Meanwhile, on the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS sold over 300,000 units combined across the 3DS and 3DS XL models. The Wii U, on the other hand, saw a drop in sales during its second week on the market, coming down to 126,916 units sold.
Wii U’s launch is still difficult to assess, since consoles aren’t nearly as popular in the Japanese market as portable systems are, and market conditions have changed since 2006, which is when the Wii and PlayStation 3 launched. That said, the Wii U is slightly ahead of the PlayStation Vita’s sales in its second week, and has a Mario game that is likely to help sales over a long period of time.
Sales were strong across the board for software and Nintendo 3DS hardware this week, and will likely be higher next week, going into the holidays. Next week will also see the release of One Piece: Romance Dawn, AKB1/149 Love Election, and Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei||168,179||New||3DS||Level 5|
|05.||02.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||151,920||1,453,427||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||03.||Paper Mario: Sticker Star||92,363||221,416||3DS||Nintendo|
|02.||05.||New Super Mario Bros. U||71,011||234,539||WiiU||Nintendo|
|08.||06.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||70,076||1,571,161||3DS||Nintendo|
|07.||07.||Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition||69,307||243,917||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|09.||08.||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth||53,529||266,053||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|New||09.||Toriko: Gourmet Monsters||43,146||New||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|10.||11.||Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney||23,402||181,529||3DS||Level 5|
|04.||12.||Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate||23,213||129,601||WiiU||Capcom|
|12.||13.||Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational||20,419||181,800||PS3||Sony|
|16.||14.||Run for Money Tousouchuu||19,221||282,623||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|13.||15.||Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)||19,184||73,251||3DS||Capcom|
|17.||16.||Pokémon Black/White 2||17,426||2,876,166||DS||Pokémon Co.|
|18.||17.||Style Savvy: Trendsetters||17,179||216,470||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||18.||Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12||17,013||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|New||19.||Power Pro Baseball 2012||15,030||New||PS3||Konami|
|19.||20.||Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb||14,604||296,784||3DS||Namco Bandai|