This Week In Sales: Tekken Tags In Again


Period: The week of September 10th – September 16th (2012)

Top-seller: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 62,630

Nintendo 3DS sales: 25,033 | Total sales: 6,839,719

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 35,870 | Total sales: 562,433

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,858 | Total sales: 970,398

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in Japan. The game debuted at the #1 spot, selling 62,630 copies on the PlayStation 3. For comparison’s sake, Tekken 6 sold 103,105 copies in its first week back in 2009.


At #2 was Rocket Company’s Medabots 7 in Kabuto and Kuwagata versions, selling a combined total of 49,519 copies on the Nintendo 3DS. At #4 was another new 3DS game, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, from Nintendo. This game sold 35,910 copies, and the Art Academy series is somewhat of a long-tailed seller, so this is one to watch over the weeks and months to come.


Finally, Tecmo Koei squeezed another Samurai Warriors game out as well. Samurai Warriors Chronicles: 2nd for the 3DS debuted at #5, selling 33,933 copies. This game is an updated version of the original Samurai Warriors Chronicles, which sold 49,327 copies in week 1, back when it debuted in 2011.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Tekken Tag Tournament 262,630NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata49,519New3DSRocket Company
01.03.New Super Mario Bros. 236,2451,113,1573DSNintendo
New04.Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!35,910New3DSNintendo
New05.Samurai Warriors Chronicles 2nd33,933New3DSTecmo Koei
04.06.Pokémon Black/White 218,2662,747,4583DSPokémon Co.
New07.Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings17,677NewPS3Namco Bandai
New08.Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings15,228NewPSPNamco Bandai
08.09.Run For Money Tousouchuu13,925136,9243DSNamco Bandai
10.10.Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online9,780548,326WiiSquare Enix
12.11.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb9,513206,0923DSNamco Bandai
05.12.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f8,039186,059PSVSega
13.13.Demon Training7,874154,5373DSNintendo
02.14.Lost Heroes6,99439,4983DSNamco Bandai
03.15.Max Payne 36,62930,893PS3Take 2
17.16.Wii Sports Resort6,0581,072,516WiiNintendo
09.17.Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers5,91087,8653DSAtlus
15.18.Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set5,79591,0633DSNippon Columbia
06.19.Lost Heroes5,65921,309PSPNamco Bandai
19.20.Just Dance Wii 25,110171,151WiiNintendo


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.