This Week In Tales: Sales of Xillia 2


    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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