Period: The week of October 10th – October 16th (2011)
Top-seller: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – 149,470
Nintendo 3DS sales: 55,025 | Total sales: 2,072,670
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon was last week’s big-seller in Japan. Project Aces’ latest game sold close to 150,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 alone in its first week on the market, and another 20,500 on the Xbox 360. Namco have plans to support the game with a stream of downloadable content, such as additional aircrafts and maps.
There’s nothing we can really compare Ace Combat’s performance to, since Ace Combat 6 was released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2007. That game sold 76,708 copies in its first week when it was released. Then, Ace Combat: Joint Assault, which was released on PSP in 2010, sold 57,785 copies during its own first week on the market.
Coming in at #2 was Just Dance Wii. Or perhaps “Just Dance: Mission Accomplished” would be a more appropriate title. Nintendo took Ubisoft’s Just Dance, localized it for the Japanese market, complete with AKB48 and Morning Musume songs, and sent it out into the wild. Just Dance Wii sold a very decent 90,000 copies in its first week.
Forza Motorsport 4 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record were released in Japan last week, too, as was the last game in Acquire’s Class of Heroes series. Class of Heroes Final: Her Majesty the Freshman sold close to 17,000 copies in week 1. That’s a little over half of what Class of Heroes 3 sold on PSP in its first in October 2010.
Nintendo 3DS sales saw a slight increase from last week, up about 2,000 units. Next week will see the release of the pink 3DS.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Ace Combat: Assault Horizon||149,470||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||02.||Just Dance Wii||90,039||New||Wii||Nintendo|
|01.||03.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2012||61,787||333,823||PS3||Konami|
|02.||04.||AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam||34,114||270,701||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||05.||Forza Motorsport 4||24,854||New||360||Microsoft|
|New||06.||Ace Combat: Assault Horizon||20,523||New||360||Namco Bandai|
|New||07.||Dead Rising 2: Off the Record||16,913||New||PS3||Capcom|
|New||08.||Class of Heroes Final: Her Majesty the Freshman!||16,904||New||PSP||Acquire|
|07.||10.||Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection||12,987||362,797||Wii||Square Enix|
|10.||11.||Wii Sports Resort||12,897||600,810||Wii||Nintendo|
|05.||12.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue||9,793||154,154||PSP||Falcom|
|12.||13.||Kirby: Mass Attack||9,540||258,361||DS||Nintendo|
|06.||14.||Dark Souls||9,476||339,615||PS3||From Software|
|04.||15.||Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends||8,553||109,760||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|New||16.||Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou Portable||8,046||New||PSP||Idea Factory|
|13.||17.||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6||7,826||93,299||PSP||Konami|
|11.||18.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)||7,781||42,524||PSP||Capcom|
|17.||19.||Fishing Resort||7,433||65,307||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|15.||20.||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||7,239||415,362||3DS||Nintendo|