This Week In Sales: The Wonderful 101 Isn’t Doing So Wonderfully


Period: The week of August 19th – August 25th (2013)

Top-seller: Masou Kishin III: Pride of Justice – 39,255

Nintendo 3DS sales: 16,053| Total sales: 8,526,471

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 35,044 | Total sales: 3,643,867

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,507 | Total sales: 1,807,998

Wii U sales: 7,030 | Total sales: 1,055,456

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week’s highest-selling game in Japan was Namco Bandai’s Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice for the PlayStation 3. The game sold about 40,000 copies at launch on that platform.


Meanwhile, another “high profile” release was PlatinumGames and Nintendo’s The Wonderful 101, which didn’t even manage to crack the top 10. The Wii U exclusive sold a mere 5,000 copies, with Wii U sales dropping for the week as the Obon holiday effect from the week prior wore off.


As previously reported, Nintendo shipped very few copies of the game to retailers in the first place, so either the publisher or retailers themselves (likely both) probably expected low sales of the title, and they weren’t wrong.


Finally, Conception II for the PlayStation Vita and 3DS launched in Japan last week as well. The game sold about 20,000 copies on Vita and an additional 5,000 copies on 3DS. Spike have primarily been marketing the Vita version of the game, and shipped more copies of that version, too, so the sales divide isn’t surprising.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice 39,255 New PS3 Namco Bandai
01. 02. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 20,881 227,508 3DS Namco Bandai
02. 03. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 20,339 264,977 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice 18,929 New PSV Namco Bandai
New 05. Conception II 18,878 New PSV Spike Chunsoft
03. 06. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 15,585 1,394,763 3DS Nintendo
New 07. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara 14,480 New PS3 Capcom
06. 08. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 8,448 3,386,386 3DS Nintendo
07. 09. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 7,639 878,384 3DS Nintendo
08. 10. Youkai Watch 7,084 143,796 3DS Level 5
04. 11. One Piece: Romance Dawn 6,712 47,210 3DS Namco Bandai
09. 12. Pikmin 3 5,741 171,401 3DS Nintendo
14. 13. Mario Kart 7 5,262 2,106,522 3DS Nintendo
New 14. The Wonderful 101 5,258 New WiiU Nintendo
05. 15. Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies 5,232 327,996 3DS Capcom
New 16. Conception II 5,072 New 3DS Spike Chunsoft
10. 17. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 5,003 258,457 3DS Nintendo
13. 18. Fantasy Life Link! 4,481 48,874 3DS Level 5
12. 19. Hoppe-chan Tsukutte Asonde Puni Puni Town!! 4,280 33,857 3DS Nippon Columbia
15. 20. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 4,280 549,364 Wii Namco Bandai


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.