This Week In Sales: They All Fall Down


    Period: The week of May 7th – May 13th (2012)

    Top-seller: Mario Party 9 – 37,353

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 46,425 | Total sales: 5,955,834

    PlayStation Vita sales: 6,340 | Total sales: 697,099


    The week after Japan’s Golden Week holiday ended led to a decline in software and hardware sales across the board, owing to a lack of new releases and the working/studying population getting back into the daily grind. As a result, the highest selling game for the week was Mario Party 9 once again with just 37,000 copies sold during the week.


    At #2 was Fire Emblem: Awakening, which continues to sell well week after week. The only new release for the week was Sony’s StarHawk (above), at the #4 slot with close to 13,000 copies sold.


    In the realm of hardware sales, the Nintendo 3DS dropped by about half from the week prior to 46,000 units sold for the week. Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita dropped to just 6,000 units sold.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Mario Party 937,353334,821WiiNintendo
    03.02.Fire Emblem: Awakening16,530361,7903DSNintendo
    02.03.Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City14,553319,505PS3Capcom
    04.05.Super Mario 3D Land11,2601,574,7883DSNintendo
    07.06.Monster Hunter Tri G9,1051,442,4753DSCapcom
    05.07.Mario Kart 79,0451,704,3503DSNintendo
    06.08.Kid Icarus: Uprising7,636269,5193DSNintendo
    08.09.Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games4,933162,2703DSNintendo
    09.10.Conception: Please Deliver My Child!!4,60044,639PSPSpike Chunsoft
    10.11.Wii Sports Resort4,416939,971WiiNintendo
    11.12.Pro Baseball Spirits 20124,041132,450PSPKonami
    15.13.Wii Party3,4082,348,884WiiNintendo
    16.14.Pro Baseball Spirits 20123,342156,276PS3Konami
    14.15.Dynasty Warriors Vs.3,23127,4233DSTecmo Koei
    12.16.Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance3,204311,6883DSSquare Enix
    24.17.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP The Best)3,104252,765PSPCapcom
    19.18.Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin3,040182,1883DSMavelous AQL
    18.19.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter2,959331,392PSPNamco Bandai
    13.20.Pokémon Conquest2,819320,885DSPokémon Co.


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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.

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