This Week In Sales: Mario and Luigi Return In Their Latest RPG

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    Period: The week of July 15th – July 21st (2013)

    Top-seller: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 99,972

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 15,703 | Total sales: 8,431,105

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 41,322 | Total sales: 3,428,706

    PlayStation Vita sales: 14,392 | Total sales: 1,72,1921

    Wii U sales: 14,280 | Total sales: 1,005,018

    << Last week’s software sales chart

     

    Last week, Nintendo released Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in Japan, and the game sold nearly 100,000 copies in its first week.

     

    For comparison, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, sold 192,945 copies in its first week. Perhaps sales tracker Media Create will provide some insight regarding the drop in sales in their follow-up report later in the week.

     

    Meanwhile, it bears mentioning that the budget version of Danganronpa continues to sell surprisingly well, for what is a simple budget re-release of an existing game. Also worth noting is that Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode is continuing to sell reasonably well, too, given its first week sales and the sales of the original game.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team99,972New3DSNintendo
    02.02.Youkai Watch29,10282,7563DSLevel 5
    01.03.Pikmin 328,513121,233WiiUNintendo
    New04.The Little Battlers W: Super Custom27,242New3DSLevel 5
    04.05.Tomodachi Collection: New Life26,7991,286,6463DSNintendo
    03.06.Earth Defense Force 202520,255211,968PS3D3 Publisher
    06.07.Toukiden12,953199,916PSVTecmo Koei
    05.08.New Super Luigi U12,13237,014WiiUNintendo
    07.09.Toukiden11,008129,412PSPTecmo Koei
    10i .10.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D10,826217,1483DSNintendo
    12.11.Animal Crossing: New Leaf10,0753,335,1983DSNintendo
    13.12.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon9,366834,3923DSNintendo
    08.13.Dead Island: Riptide6,96225,423PS3Spike Chunsoft
    16.14.Danganronpa (PSP the Best)6,44797,651PSPSpike
    14.15.The Last of Us6,413179,594PS3Sony
    22.16.Kuma Tomo6,01928,0553DSNamco Bandai
    19.17.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition5,630522,496WiiNamco Bandai
    11.18.Gundam Breaker5,279248,098PS3Namco Bandai
    New19.Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection4,890NewPS3Square Enix
    17.20.Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode4,15555,1073DSNamco Bandai

     

    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.

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