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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 252,525 New PS3 Capcom
New 02. Mario Party 9 152,883 New Wii Nintendo
01. 03. Fire Emblem: Awakening 60,313 302,913 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Ciel no Surge 33,324 New PSV Gust
New 05. Conception: Please Deliver My Child!! 29,846 New PSP Spike Chunsoft
New 06. Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling 24,849 New PSP 5pb
New 07. The [email protected]: Anime & G4U! vol. 7 17,314 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 08. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 16,285 New 360 Capcom
03. 09. Super Mario 3D Land 15,696 1,534,999 3DS Nintendo
New 10. Dynasty Warriors Vs. 15,578 New 3DS Tecmo Koei
05. 11. Monster Hunter Tri G 13,578 1,416,873 3DS Capcom
New 12. It’s a Game, but Listen to Me Girls, I’m Your Father! 13,241 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 13. Blue Exorcist: The Phantom Labyrinth 11,939 New PSP Namco Bandai
08. 14. Mario Kart 7 11,666 1,672,424 3DS Nintendo
07. 15. Kid Icarus: Uprising 11,537 243,095 3DS Nintendo
06. 16. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 9,284 298,953 3DS Square Enix
04. 17. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter 8,484 321,886 PSP Namco Bandai
12. 18. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 6,647 118,566 PSP Konami
11. 19. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 6,323 146,081 PS3 Konami
15. 20. Wii Sports Resort 6,239 925,498 Wii Nintendo


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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 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.