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

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

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:

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z142,433NewPS3Bandai Namco
New02.The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z128,236NewPSVBandai Namco
03.03.Yo-kai Watch33,833720,2203DSLevel 5
01.04.Mario Party: Island Tour28,114285,9873DSNintendo
New05.Shin Chan: The Storm Called The Kasukabe Boys Film Star16,409New3DSBandai Namco
New06.Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters14,468NewPSVArc System Works
02.07.Samurai Warriors 413,552206,066PS3Tecmo Koei
04.08.Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes11,005190,036PS3Konami
New09.Titanfall10,478New360Electronic Arts
New10.Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters8,469NewPS3Arc System Works
07.11.J-Stars Victory Vs.7,461164,418PS3Bandai Namco
05.12.Just Dance Wii U7,16425,567WiiUNintendo
12.13.Kirby Triple Deluxe6,987547,3603DSNintendo
06.14.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd6,333121,071PSVSega
15.15.Pokémon X and Y6,0204,029,3143DSPokémon Co.
13.16.Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear5,951136,0333DSNintendo
10.17.Pro Baseball Spirits 20145,60996,485PS3Konami
14.18.Samurai Warriors 45,36974,165PSVTecmo Koei
08.19.J-Stars Victory Vs.5,353139,875PSVBandai Namco
11.20.Dark Souls II5,286325,463PS3From Software

 

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.