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

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

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:

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment138,180NewPSPNamco Bandai
New02.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix128,414NewPS3Square Enix
New03.Super Robot Taisen UX115,384New3DSNamco Bandai
04.04.Animal Crossing: New Leaf58,5782,861,5173DSNintendo
02.05.Soul Sacrifice29,121121,517PSVSony
01.06.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F26,248136,477PS3Sega
06.07.Dynasty Warriors 822,122272,211PS3Tecmo Koei
New08.God of War: Ascension19,744NewPS3Sony
08.09.Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies14,976175,7403DSLevel 5
09.10.Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden14,8131,174,0773DSSquare Enix
07.11.Far Cry 314,77248,054PS3Ubisoft
New12.Darkstalkers Resurrection11,591NewPS3Capcom
11.13.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission11,396121,6983DSNamco Bandai
19.14.New Super Mario Bros. 28,7471,959,5643DSNintendo
05.15.Tales of Hearts R8,40963,668PSVNamco Bandai
14.16.Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan8,26721,0353DSFuRyu
12.17.Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance7,544394,452PS3Konami
New18.Winning Post 7 20137,143NewPS3Konami
20.19.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)7,098259,8353DSCapcom
13.20.Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus6,902118,364PSVMarvelous AQL

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

 

Ishaan

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