Period: The week of October 1st – October 7th (2012)

Top-seller: Resident Evil 6 – 634,933

Nintendo 3DS sales: 24,623 | Total sales: 6,915,340

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 39,046 | Total sales: 692,038

PlayStation Vita sales: 7,957 | Total sales: 1,002,119

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Resident Evil 6 was last week’s big release in Japan, and demonstrated the strength of a popular brand once again, by moving a large number of copies on the PlayStation 3 and an additional few on the Xbox 360. Here’s how Resident Evil 6 sold in its first week:

 

Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – 634,933

Resident Evil 6 (360) – 41,652

 

For comparison, here’s what Resident Evil 5’s first week sales looked like back in 2009:

 

Resident Evil 5 (PS3) – 319,590

Resident Evil 5 (360) – 79,157

 

It should be interesting to see how Resident Evil 6 holds up in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, the PSP also saw two new releases—Summon Night 5 with 51,453 copies sold and Sol Trigger with 42,037 copies sold.

 

Next week’s chart will tell us how Bravely Default, Project X-Zone, and Time and Eternity sold in their first week.

 

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

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Resident Evil 6634,933NewPS3Capcom
New02.Pro Evolution Soccer 2013223,884NewPS3Konami
New03.Summon Night 351,453NewPSPNamco Bandai
New04.Sol Trigger42,037NewPSPImageepoch
New05.Resident Evil 641,652New360Capcom
03.06.Style Savvy: Trendsetters34,288100,1963DSNintendo
05.07.New Super Mario Bros. 229,9781,217,0563DSNintendo
01.08.SD Gundam G Generation Overworld28,730238,545PSPNamco Bandai
New09.F1 201214,454NewPS3Codemasters
12.10.Pokémon Black/White 212,2082,789,367DSPokémon Co.
15.11.Run for Money Tousouchuu 11,385171,9123DSNamco Bandai
11.12.Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!10,36778,7593DSNintendo
02.13.Dead or Alive 59,49076,076PS3Tecmo Koei
08.14.Final Fantasy III7,49669,070PSPSquare Enix
18.15.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb6,891229,2653DSNamco Bandai
16.16.Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning6,55936,011PS3Spike Chunsoft
New17.Students of the Round: The Eternal Legend5,725NewPSPKadokawa Games
14.18.Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata5,67682,2053DSRocket Company
20.19.Demon Training5,345174,1523DSNintendo
19.20.Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online5,184567,930WiiSquare Enix

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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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