Nintendo 3DS

This Week In Sales: It Was A Namco Bandai Week


Period: The week of October 17th – October 23rd (2011)

Top-seller: Macross F: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack – 142,607

Nintendo 3DS sales: 73,933 | Total sales: 2,146,603


Last week, Namco Bandai and sports games ruled the software sales chart in Japan. Topping the list at #1 was Macross F: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack, comprising of both a movie and game. Following it at #2 was Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact. Then, at #3 was Go Vacation. All three games were published by Namco Bandai.


A few western-developed games made their debut in Japan last week, too. Most notable was poor Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which sold a measly 8,700 copies on the PlayStation 3. In fact, Deus Ex was outsold by a very wide margin by Dead Island, also on PS3, which Spike published in Japan.


Nintendo 3DS sales rose again last week, owing to the release of the pink 3DS. Along with increased hardware sales, Nintendogs + cats jumped back into the top-20 chart. It was joined by Ocarina of Time 3D, still selling consistently, and the Hudson-developed Tetris Axis.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Macross F: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack142,607NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact53,148NewPSPNamco Bandai
New03.Go Vacation47,209NewWiiNamco Bandai
02.04.Just Dance Wii45,580135,619WiiNintendo
New05.Dead Island39,945NewPS3Spike
New06.FIFA 1225,640NewPS3Electronic Arts
03.07.Pro Evolution Soccer 201222,902356,724PS3Konami
06.08.Ace Combat: Assault Horizon18,120167,591PS3Namco Bandai
04.09.AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam17,562288,263PSPNamco Bandai
New10.Dead Island13,147New360Spike
09.11.Rhythm Heaven12,377517,691WiiNintendo
11.12.Wii Sports Resort12,334613,144WiiNintendo
New13.Deus Ex: Human Revolution8,707NewPS3Square Enix
New14.NBA 2K128,701NewPS3Take Two
10.15.Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection8,354371,151WiiSquare Enix
26.16.Nintendogs + cats7,980332,2923DSNintendo
13.17.Kirby: Mass Attack7,309265,670DSNintendo
20.18.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D7,133422,4953DSNintendo
New19.Tetris Axis6,787New3DSNamco Bandai
18.20.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)66,8549,209PSPCapcom


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.