This Week In Sales: Tomodachi Collection Sees Big Launch Sales


Period: The week of April 15th – April 22nd (2013)

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Top-seller: Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 404,858

Nintendo 3DS sales: 18,833 | Total sales: 8,222,626

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 57,089 | Total sales: 2,995,158

PlayStation Vita sales: 15,011 | Total sales: 1,515,335

Wii U sales: 8,798 | Total sales: 887,812

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week, Nintendo released Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan, which was the best-selling game for the week. In case you don’t know what the Tomodachi Collection games are about, looking through this explanation before you read any further might help.


Tomodachi Collection: New Life sold close to 405,000 copies in its first week on store shelves. That’s a significant improvement over the original Tomodachi Collection on Nintendo DS, which sold around 102,000 copies at launch.


The increase in launch sales can be attributed to fans that liked the first game putting their money down early for the new one. Even with its slower start, the first Tomodachi Collection eventually reached sales of over 3.7 million in Japan, so the second game can draw from a large audience that is now familiar with the series. Additionally, games with a social element tend to do particularly well on the 3DS, so it should be interesting to see how sales hold up going forward.


At #2 was Namco Bandai’s Naruto Shippudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. The game sold 87,661 copies in its first week and was followed at #3 by 7th Dragon 2020-II, developed by Imageepoch and published by Sega for the PSP.


7th Dragon 2020-II sold nearly 74,000 copies in its first week. Unfortunately, that’s a lower debut than its predecessor, 7th Dragon 2020, which was released in November 2011 and sold 122,498 copies at launch. Furthermore, sales of 2020-II were even lower than those of the original 7th Dragon game on Nintendo DS. That game sold nearly 80,000 copies in its first week.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 404,858 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 87,661 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 03. 7th Dragon 2020-II 73,697 New PSP Sega
01. 04. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 41,296 557,271 3DS Nintendo
03. 05. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 34,482 3,096,559 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Amnesia Crowd 24,780 New PSP Idea Factory
02. 07. Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory 9,161 53,698 3DS FuRyu
04. 08. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 7,887 378,645 PS3 Namco Bandai
25. 09. Run for Money Tousouchuu 6,294 464,573 3DS Namco Bandai
New 10. Monster Hunter Frontier G1 Premium Package 6,042 New 360 Capcom
09. 11. New Super Mario Bros. 2 5,866 2,002,396 3DS Nintendo
05. 12. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 5,571 155,296 PS3 Konami
16. 13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 5,180 290,004 3DS Capcom
08. 14. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 5,097 129,423 PSP Konami
10. 15. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 5,001 191,444 PSP Namco Bandai
07. 16. Muramasa Rebirth 4,555 67,842 PSV Sony
15. 17. Mario Kart 7 4,518 2,029,645 3DS Nintendo
11. 18. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 4,270 193,439 PS3 Square Enix
12. 19. Soul Sacrifice 4,162 164,825 PSV Sony
06. 20. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 3,950 453,256 Wii Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

Ishaan Sahdev
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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.