This Week In Sales: PlayStation All-Stars Go Down Without A Fight


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

<< Last week’s software sales chart


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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Animal Crossing: New Leaf65,7402,431,8663DSNintendo
05.02.Fantasy Life20,606208,3783DSLevel 5
02.03.DmC Devil May Cry15,157157,213PS3Capcom
10.04.New Super Mario Bros. 212,5461,899,0223DSNintendo
New05.PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale11,758NewPS3Sony
11.06.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)11,330207,5733DSCapcom
New07.Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration10,551NewPS3Namco Bandai
04.08.Demon Gaze10,42435,740PSVKadokawa
16.09.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition10,125377,290WiiNamco Bandai
New10.Accel World 02: Apex of Acceleration8,633NewPSPNamco Bandai
12.11.Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei7,754408,0853DSLevel 5
07.12.The God and Fate Revolution Paradox7,60631,024PS3Nippon Ichi
13.13.Paper Mario: Sticker Star7,537511,6443DSNintendo
08.14.Hitman Absolution7,49029,723PS3Square Enix
14.15.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb7,450408,5753DSNamco Bandai
09.16.Digimon Adventure7,39769,195PSPNamco Bandai
17.17.Run for Money Tousouchuu7,288413,4323DSNamco Bandai
New18.Renai 0 Kilometre Portable6,884NewPSPAlchemist
15.19.New Super Mario Bros. U6,388454,929WiiUNintendo
18.20.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version)6,166119,129PS3Square Enix


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.