This Week In Sales: Summon Night Returns With Summon Night 5


Period: The week of May 13th – May 19th (2013)

Top-seller: Summon Night 5 – 105,511

Nintendo 3DS sales: 13,001 | Total sales: 8,296,209

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 24,123 | Total sales: 3,140,358

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,931 | Total sales: 1,582,047

Wii U sales: 6,037 | Total sales: 923,258

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Another week of slow sales. The highest-selling game in Japan last week was Namco Bandai’s Summon Night 5, which sold 105,511 copies in its first week. Not too far from Summon Night 4’s first week sales of 115,701 copies.


Behind Summon Night was Tomodachi Collection: New Life with another 63,000 copies sold. 


Meanwhile, hardware sales took another turn for the worse, with the Wii U selling 6,000 units and the PlayStation Vita 11,000 units. Nintendo 3DS sales, too, saw a dive for the week, coming in at 37,000 units.


Next week’s sales chart should prove more interesting, with Shin Megami Tensei IV, Kamen Rider: Battride War and Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles slated for release in Japan tomorrow.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Summon Night 5105,511NewPSPNamco Bandai
01.02.Tomodachi Collection: New Life63,055925,1083DSNintendo
02.03.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon20,304712,2253DSNintendo
03.04.Animal Crossing: New Leaf16,4923,217,3513DSNintendo
New05.Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse12,373NewPSP5pb
04.06.Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen8,759178,755PS3Capcom
05.07.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission4,539189,0563DSNamco Bandai
14.08.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,351477,739WiiNamco Bandai
08.09.New Super Mario Bros. 23,8512,028,6633DSNintendo
11.10.Mario Kart 73,3542,051,2013DSNintendo
06.11.Tomb Raider3,27657,397PS3Square Enix
10.12.Run for Money Tousouchuu3,033486,0383DSNamco Bandai
12.13.Photo Kano Kiss2,80746,167PSVKadokawa
16.14.Pro Baseball Spirits 20132,577146,135PSPKonami
15.15.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb2,567485,9813DSNamco Bandai
17.16.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)2,534307,4733DSCapcom
09.17.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 32,532125,507PS3Namco Bandai
13.18.7th Dragon 2020-II2,324104,473PSPSega
21.19.New Super Mario Bros. U2,237512,244WiiUNintendo
25.20.Pokémon Black/White 22,1683,005,619DSPokémon Co.


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.