This Week In Sales: It’s A Jungle Out There

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    Period: The week of June 4th – June 10th (2012)

    Top-seller: Tokyo Jungle – 110,309

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 64,875 | Total sales: 6,222,748

    PlayStation Vita sales: 13,383 | Total sales: 731,055

     

    Tokyo Jungle was last week’s big release, and the quirky post-apocalyptic survival game where you play as a bunch of different animals sold 110,000 copies in its first week. That isn’t too bad a number for the kind of crazy game it is. Hopefully, we’ll get a shipment number for the game from sales tracker, Media Create, later this week.

     

    At the #2 spot was Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, which sold 83,000 copies in its second week, down from the 513,000 copies it sold last week. That’s a drop of nearly 84%. By comparison, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 only dropped 59% in its second week, but its second week also happened to fall bang in the middle of Golden Week, which helped maintain sales.

     

    Something else to note is that Terry’s Wonderland 3D sold through 94% of its shipment, and it sold out at numerous stores the day it was released. One can’t help but wonder if the game is facing a supply shortage. This certainly wouldn’t be the first time a 3DS game has had that problem.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Tokyo Jungle110,309NewPS3Sony
    01.02.Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D83,329596,5123DSSquare Enix
    New03.Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny40,297NewPSVNamco Bandai
    02.04.Dragon’s Dogma34,184419,208PS3Capcom
    03.05.Mario Tennis Open24,030167,1543DSNintendo
    04.06.Mario Party 917,253417,643WiiNintendo
    07.07.Super Mario 3D Land9,3901,614,5053DSNintendo
    New08.Storm Lover Kai!!7,931NewPSPD3 Publisher
    09.09.Fire Emblem: Awakening7,031408,0303DSNintendo
    10.10.Mario Kart 76,7431,735,0813DSNintendo
    12.11.Monster Hunter Tri G6,1461,471,8053DSCapcom
    05.12.Guild 015,29720,0873DSLevel 5
    06.13.Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken F4,88018,638PSPSega
    16.14.Wii Sports Resort4,159957,445WiiNintendo
    14.15.Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games3,888180,2443DSNintendo
    21.16.Wii Party3,3422,361,947WiiNintendo
    18.17.Kid Icarus: Uprising3,157287,7093DSNintendo
    26.18.Nintendogs + cats2,568559,9473DSNintendo
    22.19.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)2,366263,502PSPCapcom
    29.20.Mario Kart Wii2,2643,573,260WiiNintendo

     

    << Last week’s software sales chart

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.
    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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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