This Week In Sales: Kingdom Hearts HD Falls To Sword Art Online

Period: The week of March 11th – March 17th (2013)

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Top-seller: Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment – 138,180

Nintendo 3DS sales: 21,454 | Total sales: 8,098,358

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 47,985 | Total sales: 2,796,384

PlayStation Vita sales: 36,028 | Total sales: 1,394,016

Wii U sales: 9,539 | Total sales: 820,020

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Games can still sell on the PSP, provided you have the right product, Namco Bandai demonstrated in Japan last week, with the release of Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. The PSP game based on the popular Sword Art Online light novels and anime series sold close to 140,000 copies in its first week on store shelves.


Not far behind it at #2 was Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, released by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3. Behind it at #3 was Super Robot Taisen UX for the 3DS.


Meanwhile, Soul Sacrifice, Sony’s hunting action game for the PlayStation Vita sold about 30,000 copies in week 2, bringing total sales (including those of the dual pack SKU) to about 143,500 copies sold. Given the drop in Soul Sacrifice sales from its first week to its second, it should be interesting to see how long-term sales pan out, with the releases of God Eater 2 and Monster Hunter 4 looming on the horizon.


Finally, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is close to the 400,000 mark in sales.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 138,180 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 02. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 128,414 New PS3 Square Enix
New 03. Super Robot Taisen UX 115,384 New 3DS Namco Bandai
04. 04. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 58,578 2,861,517 3DS Nintendo
02. 05. Soul Sacrifice 29,121 121,517 PSV Sony
01. 06. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 26,248 136,477 PS3 Sega
06. 07. Dynasty Warriors 8 22,122 272,211 PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 08. God of War: Ascension 19,744 New PS3 Sony
08. 09. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies 14,976 175,740 3DS Level 5
09. 10. Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden 14,813 1,174,077 3DS Square Enix
07. 11. Far Cry 3 14,772 48,054 PS3 Ubisoft
New 12. Darkstalkers Resurrection 11,591 New PS3 Capcom
11. 13. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 11,396 121,698 3DS Namco Bandai
19. 14. New Super Mario Bros. 2 8,747 1,959,564 3DS Nintendo
05. 15. Tales of Hearts R 8,409 63,668 PSV Namco Bandai
14. 16. Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan 8,267 21,035 3DS FuRyu
12. 17. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 7,544 394,452 PS3 Konami
New 18. Winning Post 7 2013 7,143 New PS3 Konami
20. 19. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 7,098 259,835 3DS Capcom
13. 20. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus 6,902 118,364 PSV Marvelous AQL


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.