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:


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
04. 08. Demon Gaze 10,424 35,740 PSV Kadokawa
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


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and


Ishaan Sahdev
About The Author
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.