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


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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tokyo Jungle 110,309 New PS3 Sony
01. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 83,329 596,512 3DS Square Enix
New 03. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny 40,297 New PSV Namco Bandai
02. 04. Dragon’s Dogma 34,184 419,208 PS3 Capcom
03. 05. Mario Tennis Open 24,030 167,154 3DS Nintendo
04. 06. Mario Party 9 17,253 417,643 Wii Nintendo
07. 07. Super Mario 3D Land 9,390 1,614,505 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Storm Lover Kai!! 7,931 New PSP D3 Publisher
09. 09. Fire Emblem: Awakening 7,031 408,030 3DS Nintendo
10. 10. Mario Kart 7 6,743 1,735,081 3DS Nintendo
12. 11. Monster Hunter Tri G 6,146 1,471,805 3DS Capcom
05. 12. Guild 01 5,297 20,087 3DS Level 5
06. 13. Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken F 4,880 18,638 PSP Sega
16. 14. Wii Sports Resort 4,159 957,445 Wii Nintendo
14. 15. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3,888 180,244 3DS Nintendo
21. 16. Wii Party 3,342 2,361,947 Wii Nintendo
18. 17. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3,157 287,709 3DS Nintendo
26. 18. Nintendogs + cats 2,568 559,947 3DS Nintendo
22. 19. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 2,366 263,502 PSP Capcom
29. 20. Mario Kart Wii 2,264 3,573,260 Wii Nintendo


<< Last week’s software sales chart

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.