Period: The week of January 28th – February 3rd (2013)
Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 65,740
Nintendo 3DS sales: 26,028 | Total sales: 7,932,634
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 51,654 | Total sales: 2,453,827
PlayStation Vita sales: 9,596 | Total sales: 1,203,602
Wii U sales: 12,959 | Total sales: 758,444
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is still leading the pack in weekly software sales in Japan, but Dragon Quest VII is arriving later this week to give it a little competition. We’ll get to see how much the game sold at launch in next week’s sales chart.
Meanwhile, Level 5’s Fantasy Life role-playing game is doing rather well for itself and continues to sell, now that the issue of shortages appears to have been addressed to some extent. Fantasy Life is now at over 200,000 copies sold. Later this year, Level 5 will release a large content update for the game as DLC.
Last week also saw the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in Japan. The game sold just 11,758 copies on the PlayStation 3, which isn’t surprising in the least, given the lack of characters that would appeal to a Japanese audience.
Joining it was Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration by Namco Bandai, which sold 10,551 copies on PS3 and another 8,633 copies on the PSP.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||65,740||2,431,866||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||02.||Fantasy Life||20,606||208,378||3DS||Level 5|
|02.||03.||DmC Devil May Cry||15,157||157,213||PS3||Capcom|
|10.||04.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||12,546||1,899,022||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||05.||PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale||11,758||New||PS3||Sony|
|11.||06.||Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)||11,330||207,573||3DS||Capcom|
|New||07.||Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration||10,551||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|16.||09.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition||10,125||377,290||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|New||10.||Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration||8,633||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|12.||11.||Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei||7,754||408,085||3DS||Level 5|
|07.||12.||The God and Fate Revolution Paradox||7,606||31,024||PS3||Nippon Ichi|
|13.||13.||Paper Mario: Sticker Star||7,537||511,644||3DS||Nintendo|
|08.||14.||Hitman Absolution||7,490||29,723||PS3||Square Enix|
|14.||15.||Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb||7,450||408,575||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|09.||16.||Digimon Adventure||7,397||69,195||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|17.||17.||Run for Money Tousouchuu||7,288||413,432||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||18.||Renai 0 Kilometre Portable||6,884||New||PSP||Alchemist|
|15.||19.||New Super Mario Bros. U||6,388||454,929||WiiU||Nintendo|
|18.||20.||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version)||6,166||119,129||PS3||Square Enix|