This Week In Sales: The Last of Us Gets Off To A Good Start

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Period: The week of June 17th – June 23rd (2013)

Top-seller: The Last of Us – 117,465

Nintendo 3DS sales: 14,988 | Total sales: 8,369,615

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,281 | Total sales: 3,294,802

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,422 | Total sales: 1,639,820

Wii U sales: 5,329 | Total sales: 953,228

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, Sony released Naughty Dog’s latest game, The Last of Us, in Japan, and it got off to a good start with over 117,000 copies sold in its first week. Here’s how it compares to first-week sales of Naughty Dog’s previous PS3 games:

 

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – 16,702

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 53,827

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 124,989

 

That puts The Last of Us right behind the highest-debuting Uncharted game in Japan to date. Not too shabby at all.

 

Other new releases for the week included Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP and Farewell Umihara Kawase. Meanwhile, Shin Megami Tensei IV appears to have sold through its first shipment and is likely on its second.

 

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

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The Last of Us117,465NewPS3Sony
01.02.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D42,247146,8163DSNintendo
02.03.Tomodachi Collection: New Life34,2861,167,5323DSNintendo
New04.Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP29,933NewPSVCompile Heart
New05.Kuma Tomo12,705New3DSNamco Bandai
05.06.Animal Crossing: New Leaf12,4913,290,8473DSNintendo
04.07.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon11,859793,5193DSNintendo
New08.Farewell Umihara Kawase11,058New3DSAgatsuma Ent.
New09.Storm Lover 2nd10,001NewPSPD3 Publisher
New10.Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono9,282NewPSPKadokawa
08.11.Terraria5,19247,741PS3Spike Chunsoft
06.12.Resident Evil: Revelations4,948165,068PS3Capcom
11.13.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,723502,1503DSCapcom
New14.Winning Post 7 20134,413NewPSVKonami
03.15.Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross4,07922,0043DSSquare Enix
10.16.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission3,957212,2733DSNamco Bandai
07.17.Shin Megami Tensei IV3,898245,5683DSAtlus
13.18.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)3,684323,6563DSCapcom
12.19.New Super Mario Bros. 23,1912,046,2633DSNintendo
14.20.Mario Kart 73,1222,067,2133DSNintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

 

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.