This Week In Sales: The Raccoon City Outbreak Hits Japan


    Period: The week of April 23rd – April 29th (2012)

    Top-seller: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – 252,525

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 74,282 | Total sales: 5,817,541

    PlayStation Vita sales: 12,299 | Total sales: 680,176


    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City released in Japan last week and was the top-selling game for the week, beating out sales of the recent Resident Evil: Revelations, at over 252,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 alone. Following at #2 was Mario Party 9 for the Wii with close to 153,000 copies.


    At #4 was Gust’s latest, Ciel no Surge, for the PlayStation Vita, with over 33,000 copies sold. That having been said, Ciel no Surge is also being met with a harsh reception. 4Gamer’s reader reviews section gave it an average of 31/100 last we checked, and scores on Amazon appear to be neatly divided among the various star ratings.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City252,525NewPS3Capcom
    New02.Mario Party 9152,883NewWiiNintendo
    01.03.Fire Emblem: Awakening60,313302,9133DSNintendo
    New04.Ciel no Surge33,324NewPSVGust
    New05.Conception: Please Deliver My Child!!29,846NewPSPSpike Chunsoft
    New06.Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling24,849NewPSP5pb
    New07.The [email protected]: Anime & G4U! vol. 717,314NewPS3Namco Bandai
    New08.Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City16,285New360Capcom
    03.09.Super Mario 3D Land15,6961,534,9993DSNintendo
    New10.Dynasty Warriors Vs.15,578New3DSTecmo Koei
    05.11.Monster Hunter Tri G13,5781,416,8733DSCapcom
    New12.It’s a Game, but Listen to Me Girls, I’m Your Father!13,241NewPSPNamco Bandai
    New13.Blue Exorcist: The Phantom Labyrinth11,939NewPSPNamco Bandai
    08.14.Mario Kart 711,6661,672,4243DSNintendo
    07.15.Kid Icarus: Uprising11,537243,0953DSNintendo
    06.16.Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance9,284298,9533DSSquare Enix
    04.17.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter8,484321,886PSPNamco Bandai
    12.18.Pro Baseball Spirits 20126,647118,566PSPKonami
    11.19.Pro Baseball Spirits 20126,323146,081PS3Konami
    15.20.Wii Sports Resort6,239925,498WiiNintendo


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    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 a contributing writer at 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.