Period: The week of October 29th – November 4th (2012)

Top-seller: Tales of Xillia 2 – 364,439

Nintendo 3DS sales: 29,996 | Total sales: 7,018,457

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 63,993 | Total sales: 883,984

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,842 | Total sales: 1,025,692

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Namco Bandai released Tales of Xillia 2 in Japan last week, and the role-playing game debuted at the #1 spot on the software sales chart with 364,439 copies sold.


That’s quite a bit less than the original Tales of Xillia, which sold 525,605 copies in its first week, but something to keep in mind is that Tales of Xillia was heavily promoted as a 15th anniversary celebration of the series. In comparison, Xillia 2 isn’t quite as “special”.


Earlier in the week, Namco Bandai revealed that they hope to sell 650,000 copies of Xillia 2 by the end of their ongoing fiscal year.


Meanwhile, another popular RPG, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, is proving to be rather resilient. Bravely Default stuck on in the top-10 at #6, with another 20,454 copies sold, bringing its total sales to 234,413.


Finally, a new Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Nintendo 3DS XL bundle and the release of a black 3DS XL model gave the Nintendo 3DS a boost for the week, and brought Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate back into the top-20. Last week, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate wasn’t even in the top-50. A budget re-release of the game is scheduled to go on sale later this year as well.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Tales of Xillia 2364,439NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Okami HD68,644NewPS3Capcom
New03.Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition58,138NewPS3Sega
New04.Pro Evolution Soccer 201338,388NewPSPKonami
08.05.New Super Mario Bros. 224,6961,320,3303DSNintendo
06.06.Bravely Default: Flying Fairy20,454234,4133DSSquare Enix
01.07.The [email protected] Shiny Festa: Funky Note/Groovy Tune/Honey Sound14,435133,567PSPNamco Bandai
09.08.Pro Evolution Soccer 201313,828338,986PS3Konami
07.09.Resident Evil 613,688808,039PS3Capcom
02.10.Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition13,16380,165PS3From Software
New11.Pro Evolution Soccer 201311,365New3DSKonami
New12.NBA 2K139,773NewPS3Take Two
13.13.Style Savvy: Trendsetters9,699157,8183DSNintendo
04.14.AKB48 + Me9,49250,0343DSKadokawa
05.15.Borderlands 28,93144,999PS3Take Two
11.16.The Little Battlers W8,422102,388PSPLevel 5
New17.Pro Evolution Soccer Playmaker 20138,148NewWiiKonami
???18.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate7,8751,559,0923DSCapcom
14.19.Run for Money Tousouchuu7,670221,4363DSNamco Bandai
16.20.Pokémon Black/White 27,1662,822,416DSPokémon Co.


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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