This Week In Sales: Super Robots And Spirit Cameras


Period: The week of January 9th – January 15th (2012)

Top-seller: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II – 81,896

Nintendo 3DS sales: 100,668 | Total sales: 4,623,629

PlayStation Vita sales: 18,361 | Total sales: 501,262


Now that the end-of-year festivities are over in Japan, sales plummeted across the board in the second week of the year. The highest-selling game for the week was Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II for the PSP at 82,000 copies.


Following behind it were the usual 3DS suspects — Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3G, Super Mario 3D Land and Inazuma Eleven Go.


New releases were slow. Further down the chart from Super Robot Taisen, was Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, Nintendo and Tecmo’s Fatal Frame augmented reality spin-off game for the 3DS. Even lower on the chart, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy snuck a few copies in as well, barely making the top-10.


Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita hardware sales dropped even lower during the week, coming in at under 20k. The device was outsold once again by its predecessor, the PSP, which itself sold 22,500 units.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II81,896NewPSPNamco Bandai
01.02.Mario Kart 752,2661,369,6233DSNintendo
03.03.Monster Hunter 3G44,6441,128,4983DSCapcom
02.04.Super Mario 3D Land40,1541,239,4403DSNintendo
04.05.Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark20,777346,1353DSLevel 5
05.06.Warriors Orochi 220,409336,925PS3Tecmo Koei
New07.Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir16,351New3DSNintendo
07.08.Final Fantasy XIII-214,407753,968PS3Square Enix
New09.Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy12,819New3DSNamco Bandai
06.10.Just Dance Wii12,370
10.11.Wii Sports Resort10,076843,833WiiNintendo
08.12.Wii Party9,3832,266,185WiiNintendo
18.13.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)9,342163,780PSPCapcom
15.14.Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition9,049206,052WiiNamco Bandai
12.15.Mario Kart Wii8,9783,483,638WiiNintendo
09.16.Kirby’s Return to Dreamland8,931579,098WiiNintendo
24.17.Go Vacation8,162216,180WiiNamco Bandai
13.18.Nintendogs + cats7,958475,8723DSNintendo
24.19.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Dubbed version)7,77290,446PS3Square Enix
14.20.Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme6,716134,126WiiLevel 5


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.