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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Macross F: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack 142,607 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact 53,148 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 03. Go Vacation 47,209 New Wii Namco Bandai
02. 04. Just Dance Wii 45,580 135,619 Wii Nintendo
New 05. Dead Island 39,945 New PS3 Spike
New 06. FIFA 12 25,640 New PS3 Electronic Arts
03. 07. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 22,902 356,724 PS3 Konami
06. 08. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon 18,120 167,591 PS3 Namco Bandai
04. 09. AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam 17,562 288,263 PSP Namco Bandai
New 10. Dead Island 13,147 New 360 Spike
09. 11. Rhythm Heaven 12,377 517,691 Wii Nintendo
11. 12. Wii Sports Resort 12,334 613,144 Wii Nintendo
New 13. Deus Ex: Human Revolution 8,707 New PS3 Square Enix
New 14. NBA 2K12 8,701 New PS3 Take Two
10. 15. Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection 8,354 371,151 Wii Square Enix
26. 16. Nintendogs + cats 7,980 332,292 3DS Nintendo
13. 17. Kirby: Mass Attack 7,309 265,670 DS Nintendo
20. 18. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 7,133 422,495 3DS Nintendo
New 19. Tetris Axis 6,787 New 3DS Namco Bandai
18. 20. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 66,85 49,209 PSP Capcom


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.