This Week In Sales: The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z To The Rescue

Period: The week of April 7th – April 13th (2014)

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Top-seller: The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z (PS3) – 142,433

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,271 | Total sales: 9,464,214

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,291 | Total sales: 5,945,452

PlayStation Vita sales: 24,078 | Total sales: 2,701,690

Vita TV sales: 1,220 | 105,261

Wii U sales: 5,512 | Total sales: 1,703,208

PlayStation 4 sales: 13,034 | 519,773

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Last week saw another drop in hardware and software sales across the board for the second week in a row, following the introduction of an increased consumer tax in Japan. Saved from this fate were two games in particular—The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z, which was released last week, and Yo-kai Watch.


The new Super Robot Taisen game was released for PS3 and Vita, and helped the latter platform avoid a dip in sales for the week. Together, both versions of the game sold 270,669 copies in total, illustrating once more that Bandai Namco’s lengthy list of anime and robot licenses are the company’s biggest asset.


Meanwhile, Yo-kai Watch sold another 33,833 copies last week, and is now at well over 700,000 copies sold. A sequel, Yo-kai Watch 2, is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, and will be released this Summer in Japan.


Finally, Electronic Arts released Titanfall in Japan last week, and the game was met with a rather poor response. The game sold a mere 10,478 copies on the Xbox 360.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 142,433 New PS3 Bandai Namco
New 02. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 128,236 New PSV Bandai Namco
03. 03. Yo-kai Watch 33,833 720,220 3DS Level 5
01. 04. Mario Party: Island Tour 28,114 285,987 3DS Nintendo
New 05. Shin Chan: The Storm Called The Kasukabe Boys Film Star 16,409 New 3DS Bandai Namco
New 06. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters 14,468 New PSV Arc System Works
02. 07. Samurai Warriors 4 13,552 206,066 PS3 Tecmo Koei
04. 08. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 11,005 190,036 PS3 Konami
New 09. Titanfall 10,478 New 360 Electronic Arts
New 10. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters 8,469 New PS3 Arc System Works
07. 11. J-Stars Victory Vs. 7,461 164,418 PS3 Bandai Namco
05. 12. Just Dance Wii U 7,164 25,567 WiiU Nintendo
12. 13. Kirby Triple Deluxe 6,987 547,360 3DS Nintendo
06. 14. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd 6,333 121,071 PSV Sega
15. 15. Pokémon X and Y 6,020 4,029,314 3DS Pokémon Co.
13. 16. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear 5,951 136,033 3DS Nintendo
10. 17. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 5,609 96,485 PS3 Konami
14. 18. Samurai Warriors 4 5,369 74,165 PSV Tecmo Koei
08. 19. J-Stars Victory Vs. 5,353 139,875 PSV Bandai Namco
11. 20. Dark Souls II 5,286 325,463 PS3 From Software


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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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.