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

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

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle 425,718 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 184,018 New PS3 Square Enix
New 03. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace 31,622 New PSV GungHo
New 04. Lost Planet 3 27,503 New PS3 Capcom
02. 05. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 17,061 244,570 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 06. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 16,723 281,700 3DS Nintendo
06. 07. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 14,420 1,409,182 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Saki Achiga-Hen: Episode of side-A Portable 13,806 New PSP Alchemist
10. 09. Youkai Watch 10,895 154,691 3DS Level 5
08. 10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 8,702 3,395,088 3DS Nintendo
01. 11. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice 7,822 47,077 PS3 Namco Bandai
09. 12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 6,854 885,238 3DS Nintendo
05. 13. Conception II 5,558 24,436 PSV Spike Chunsoft
13. 14. Mario Kart 7 5,314 2,111,835 3DS Nintendo
17. 15. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 4,546 263,003 3DS Nintendo
12. 16. Pikmin 3 4,364 175,765 WiiU Nintendo
11. 17. One Piece: Romance Dawn 4,265 51,476 3DS Namco Bandai
20. 18. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 4,209 553,574 Wii Namco Bandai
18. 19. Fantasy Life Link! 4,201 53,075 3DS Level 5
22. 20. New Super Mario Bros. 2 4,170 2,087,158 3DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and


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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.