This Week In Sales: Is Sanity The Price To Pay For Power?


    Period: The week of June 15th  – June 21st (2015)

    Top-seller: Rhythm Heaven The Best+ (3DS) – 66,416

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,126 | Tot. sales: 9,841,740

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 790 | Tot. sales: 6,907,676

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,506 | Tot. sales: 573,473

    New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,642 | Tot. sales: 1,410,984

    PlayStation Vita sales: 11,748 | Tot. sales: 3,834,563

    Vita TV sales: 540 | Tot. sales: 166,165

    Wii U sales: 14,616 | Tot. sales: 2,407,788

    PlayStation 4 sales: 13,850 | Tot. sales: 1,537,321

    Xbox One sales: 201 | Tot. sales: 52,644

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    Last week, Marvelous released Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale in Japan, and the game sold 46,491 copies in its first week. That’s not nearly as high a debut as your typical Story of Seasons games, but keep in mind that Popolocrois is a spin-off based on a manga and anime series, and a new anime season hasn’t been aired since 2005.


    Also released last week was Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, and the updated re-release sold 35,872 copies in its first week. The updated version adds Vergil as a playable character, and also makes Lady and Trish playable in Dante and Nero’s missions.


    Unfortunately, despite being a new release, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition lost the #3 spot to Splatoon, which is still going strong a month after release and is now at 1 million sold worldwide.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Rhythm Heaven The Best+66,416224,0083DSNintendo
    New02.Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale46,491New3DSMarvelous
    New04.Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition35,872NewPS4Capcom
    02.05.Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden16,44391,1023DSBandai Namco
    06.06.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition9.703209,693PSVSony
    05.07.Mario Kart 88,6601,037,923WiiUNintendo
    07.08.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt6,150117,985PS4Spike Chunsoft
    04.09.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Evolution4,66625,150PSVKodansha
    13.10.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,3322,643,4363DSPokémon Co.
    10.11.Style Savvy 33,983155,1773DSNintendo
    11.12.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition3,848266,9753DSGungHo
    09.13.Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus3,55325,848PSVSpike Chunsoft
    17.14.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS3,4602,246,9913DSNintendo
    18.15.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,6213,985,4333DSNintendo
    16.16.Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX2,53354,0173DSSega
    25.17.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U2,522646,705WiiUNintendo
    08.18.Alien: Isolation2,0608,287PS4Sega
    21.19.Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami the Best)1,8823,980PS3Konami
    20.20.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner1,8262,616,9843DSLevel 5


    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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