This Week In Sales: Tales of Xillia Soars To The Top


Period: The week of Sep 5th – Sep 11th (2011)

Top-seller: Tales of Xillia – 525,605

Nintendo 3DS sales: 49,076 | Total sales: 1,776,605



Tales of Xillia debuted with some grand numbers last week, with 525,605 copies sold in its first week on store shelves. Just a day or two following its release, Namco began teasing Tales of Innocence R for PlayStation Vita. As expected, Tales of Xillia debuted at the the #1 spot on the software sales chart, and gave PlayStation 3 hardware a boost, too, thanks to the limited edition bundle.


At #2 was Resident Evil: Revival Selection for the PlayStation 3, at 93,768 copies sold. At #3 was Resistance 3, also for the PlayStation 3. Grand Knights History fell to the #5 spot after its debut the week prior, but the game has reportedly done well.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Tales of Xillia525,605NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Resident Evil: Revival Selection93,768NewPS3Capcom
New03.Resistance 320,342NewPS3Sony
02.04.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver.20,162360,783PS3Capcom
01.05.Grand Knights History19,71284,341PSPMarvelous
New06.Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross16,457NewWiiNamco Bandai
03.07.Rhythm Heaven15,600437,913WiiNintendo
New08.Everybody’s Golf 5 (PlayStation 3 The Best)12,357NewPS3Sony
06.09.Kirby: Mass Attack11,240208,268DSNintendo
12.10.Wii Sports Resort10,324537,008WiiNintendo
13.11.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D9,240369,6343DSNintendo
04.12.Samurai Warriors 3: Empires8,771100,629PS3Tecmo Koei
09.13.Monster Hunter Diary G8,002183,342PSPCapcom
11.14.Pokémon Rumble Blast7,974153,9473DSPokémon Co.
New15.Resident Evil: Revival Selection7,822New360Capcom
???16.Fishing Resort7,18638,974WiiNamco Bandai
10.17.Dynasty Warriors 7 Special7,11544,632PSPTecmo Koei
17.18.Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat6,41667,627PSPBroccoli
15.19.Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed version – Bargain edition)6,23315,337PS3Square Enix
08.20.Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren’s Ambition5,90596,172PSPNamco Bandai


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.