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This Week In Sales: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Sees Bizarre Sales

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    Period: The week of August 26th – September 1st (2013)

    Top-seller: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle – 425,718

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 17,873 | Total sales: 8,544,344

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 49,149 | Total sales: 3,693,016

    PlayStation Vita sales: 8,405 | Total sales: 1,816,403

    Wii U sales: 6,741 | Total sales: 1,062,197

    << Last week’s software sales chart

     

    Last week’s best-selling game was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the anime fighter developed by CyberConnect 2 and Namco Bandai. The game sold a whopping 425,718 copies in its first week—not surprising, given the popularity of the JoJo brand.

     

    Following behind it at #2 was Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PlayStation 3. The PS3 version of the game sold 184,018 copies in its first week. Sales of the PC version are unknown, as sales tracker Media-Create don’t release PC sales data publicly.

     

    Finally, Lost Planet 3 was released last week as well, and sold a mere 27,503 copies. Perhaps Media-Create will provide further details in their supplementary report later this week.

     

    With regard to older games on the chart, here’s something interesting to note—Level 5’s Youkai Watch actually increased in sales again last week, over the week prior. Word of mouth seems to be doing its job here, as the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game has been holding up very well indeed, in the weekly software rankings.

     

    Finally, here’s another point of interest—Nintendo 3DS hardware sales increased by about 16,000 units over the week prior as well, despite the fact that there were no new 3DS games released. Why? We imagine people are getting prepared for the arrival of Monster Hunter 4, which releases in two weeks.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle425,718NewPS3Namco Bandai
    New02.Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn184,018NewPS3Square Enix
    New03.Ragnarok Odyssey Ace31,622NewPSVGungHo
    New04.Lost Planet 327,503NewPS3Capcom
    02.05.Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life17,061244,5703DSNamco Bandai
    03.06.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team16,723281,7003DSNintendo
    06.07.Tomodachi Collection: New Life14,4201,409,1823DSNintendo
    New08.Saki Achiga-Hen: Episode of side-A Portable13,806NewPSPAlchemist
    10.09.Youkai Watch10,895154,6913DSLevel 5
    08.10.Animal Crossing: New Leaf8,7023,395,0883DSNintendo
    01.11.Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice7,82247,077PS3Namco Bandai
    09.12.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon6,854885,2383DSNintendo
    05.13.Conception II5,55824,436PSVSpike Chunsoft
    13.14.Mario Kart 75,3142,111,8353DSNintendo
    17.15.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D4,546263,0033DSNintendo
    12.16.Pikmin 34,364175,765WiiUNintendo
    11.17.One Piece: Romance Dawn4,26551,4763DSNamco Bandai
    20.18.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,209553,574WiiNamco Bandai
    18.19.Fantasy Life Link!4,20153,0753DSLevel 5
    22.20.New Super Mario Bros. 24,1702,087,1583DSNintendo

     

    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.