This Week In Sales: Trails, Danganronpa And The New Fatal Frame


Period: The week of September 22nd – September 28th (2014)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) – 109,811

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,451 | Total sales: 9,612,268

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 22,988 | Total sales: 6,620,173

PlayStation Vita sales: 15,739 | Total sales: 3,130,985

Vita TV sales: 977 | Total sales: 138,322

Wii U sales: 9,950 | Total sales: 1,940,237

PlayStation 4 sales: 8,033 | Total sales: 726,079

Xbox One sales: 1,113 | Total sales: 31,116

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Last week saw a slate of new releases in Japan, including Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa: Another Episode, an action game that ties into the mystery series and uses recurring characters. Another Episode sold 70,596 copies in its first week.


That’s a higher debut than PSP’s Danganronpa 2, which sold 69,000 copies in its first week and very close in terms of sales to Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload, which sold 76,172 copies at launch on the Vita. It looks like Danganronpa has a fairly loyal audience, at least for the moment.


Also released last week was The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II. The game sold 86,283 copies on PlayStation Vita, with the PS3 version selling another 65,498 copies.


Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden was on last week’s release list, too. It sold 27,505 copies on Wii U. Finally, Nippon Ichi released The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, which sold just 5,561 copies.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 109,811 1,375,818 3DS Nintendo
New 02. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II 86,283 New PSV Falcom
New 03. Danganronpa: Another Episode 70,596 New PSV Spike Chunsoft
02. 04. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 66,847 2,592,438 3DS Level 5
New 05. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II 65,498 New PS3 Falcom
New 06. Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! 43,839 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 07. Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden 27,505 New WiiU Nintendo
New 08. Dungeon Travelers 2 16,460 New PSV Aquaplus
04. 09. Destiny 12,095 79,990 PS3 Sony
New 10. Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Amane Academy 11,005 New PSP Koei Tecmo
05. 11. Dragon Quest X 7,150 96,449 3DS Square Enix
03. 12. Bayonetta 2 6,970 45,797 WiiU Nintendo
13. Destiny 6,481 110,772 PS4 Sony
08. 14. Toukiden Extreme 6,220 135,476 PSV Koei Tecmo
09. 15. Mario Kart 8 5,936 678,250 WiiU Nintendo
07. 16. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 5,628 55,197 PS3 Bandai Namco
New 17. The Awakened Fate Ultimatum 5,561 New PS3 Nippon Ichi
New 18. Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul 5,551 New PSV Marvelous
11. 19. Yoshi’s New Island 4,342 188,390 3DS Nintendo
10. 20. Yo-kai Watch 4,082 1,278,378 3DS Level 5


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
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.