Period: The week of January 7th – January 13th (2013)

Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 83,220

Nintendo 3DS sales: 36,284 | Total sales: 7,848,868

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 56,377 | Total sales: 2,302,932

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,088 | Total sales: 1,175,222

Wii U sales: 20,715 | Total sales: 715,085

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

The week after the holidays is when sales drop across the board, and that’s what happened in Japan last week. Everything—hardware and software—dropped, and the top-20 sales chart comprised primarily of the strongest recent releases.

 

Being the current craze in Japan, Animal Crossing: New Leaf held on to its #1 spot, with another 83,000 copies sold. Following it was New Super Mario Bros. 2 at the #2 spot, with less then 22,000 copies moved during the week. Also worth noting are Yakuza 5 sales, which are at nearly 555,000 now.

 

Meanwhile, Level 5’s Fantasy Life dropped out of the top-20 entirely, although Konami’s Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic managed to hang on at the #15 position. Finally, barely making it into the top-20 was Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. This is probably the last time we’ll be seeing the game in the top-20 chart, so bid adieu to it while you can.

 

Finally, it bears mentioning that Run for Money Tousouchuu has blasted past Namco Bandai’s expectations. Namco expected Run for Money to sell 300,000 copies by the end of March. It’s currently already at 387,000 copies sold.

 

On the hardware front, Nintendo 3DS sales stabilized, while Wii U and Vita sales dropped. Wii U sales will likely remain low until Nintendo release more significant software for the system.

 

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

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Animal Crossing: New Leaf83,2202,186,3093DSNintendo
02.02.New Super Mario Bros. 221,7841,855,8403DSNintendo
13.03.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)14,809170,4103DSCapcom
10.04.Run for Money Tousouchuu14,602387,6983DSNamco Bandai
03.05.Paper Mario: Sticker Star14,472484,8673DSNintendo
04.06.Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei13,834379,3693DSLevel 5
16.07.Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 213,289207,446PS3Tecmo Koei
05.08.New Super Mario Bros. U12,400432,110WiiUNintendo
07.09.Nintendo Land11,703262,176WiiUNintendo
12.10.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb10,014385,0763DSNamco Bandai
18.11.Yakuza 59,725554,579PS3Sega
08.12.One Piece Romance Dawn9,046273,785PSPNamco Bandai
23.13.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version)8,78899,474PS3Square Enix
14.14.Mario Kart 78,1471,947,4043DSNintendo
09.15.Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic8,065127,8013DSKonami
27.16.AKB1/149 Love Election7,278187,714PSPNamco Bandai
11.17.Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity7,119416,0083DSPokémon Co.
21.18.Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational6,951247,322PS3Sony
25.19.Pokémon Black/White 26,6192,943,072DSPokémon Co.
15.20.Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney5,907255,5963DSLevel 5

 

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

 

Ishaan

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