This Week In Sales: Minecraft Reaches Japan On Xbox 360


Period: The week of June 3rd – June 9th (2013)

Top-seller: Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 46,878

Nintendo 3DS sales: 12,700 | Total sales: 8,337,025

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 27,172 | Total sales: 3,236,988

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,733 | Total sales: 1,615,734

Wii U sales: 6,330 | Total sales: 941,916

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Note: Apologies for the delay in this week’s sales column—E3 coverage kept us busy.


Last week was quiet yet again in Japan, with no new releases to speak of, save for Minecraft on the Xbox 360. This game sold 4,268 copies in its first week.


Meanwhile, the usual popular sellers continued to dominate the top-20 software sales chart for the week. Shin Megami Tensei IV has more or less sold out its first shipment by this point, so Atlus will probably be resupplying the market with new copies soon, if they haven’t already.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Tomodachi Collection: New Life46,8781,090,8753DSNintendo
04.02.Kamen Rider: Battride War18,059166,794PS3Namco Bandai
05.03.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon15,759766,7123DSNintendo
02.04.Resident Evil: Revelations15,495150,361PS3Capcom
06.05.Animal Crossing: New Leaf13,9533,263,6633DSNintendo
03.06.Shin Megami Tensei IV13,649232,6363DSAtlus
10.07.Terraria7,61935,941PS3Spike Chunsoft
08.08.Valhalla Knights 35,71057,195PSVMarvelous AQL
14.09.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission5,148203,6093DSNamco Bandai
13.10.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,300492,793WiiNamco Bandai
New11.Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition4,268New360Microsoft
20.12.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate3,510316,4873DSCapcom
15.13.New Super Mario Bros. 23,3302,039,4773DSNintendo
07.14.Norn9: Norn + Nonette3,12117,956PSPIdea Factory
17.15.Mario Kart 73,0342,060,6983DSNintendo
12.16.Summon Night 52,793127,927PSPNamco Bandai
19.17.Run for Money Tousouchuu2,669494,2183DSNamco Bandai
16.18.Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen2,611190,336PS3Capcom
21.19.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb2,459493,5913DSNamco Bandai
26.20.New Super Mario Bros. U2,452519,027WiiUNintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

Ishaan Sahdev
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.