Period: The week of December 2nd – December 8th (2013)
Top-seller: Gran Turismo 6 – 204,784
Nintendo 3DS sales: 32,894 | Total sales: 9,054,830
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 92,375 | Total sales: 4,991,231
PlayStation Vita sales: 25,594 | Total sales: 2,117,475
Vita TV sales: 3,772 | 59,203
Wii U sales: 48,762 | Total sales: 1,268,236
Last week saw another barrage of new game releases in Japan. The best-selling was Sony’s Gran Turismo 6, which opened at 204,784 copies.
At #2 was the game that brought the Wii back from the grave—Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally. This is an expansion to Dragon Quest X and was also released for Wii U. The Wii U version sold 70,648 copies.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS saw a few releases of its own. Attack on Titan from Spike Chunsoft sold 93,471 copies at launch, which is a decent start, but we aren’t confident sales will be able to hold up consistently over the next few weeks, given that the game doesn’t look quite as polished as it could have, with a little more time and effort invested in it.
Meanwhile, Level 5 released Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy in two versions—Big Bang and Supernova—both of which sold a combined total of 91,643 copies. And finally, Square Enix released Bravely Default: For the Sequel, an updated version of Bravely Default with new features, which sold 35,617 copies at retail.
Note that 3DS owners that already own the original Bravely Default in Japan have the option of buying For the Sequel at a heavily discounted price off the Nintendo eShop. Existing owners can download the game for a mere 2,900 yen, so one would imagine that a fair few opted to go that route, and weren’t counted among retail buyers. That said, 35,000 copies for what is essentially the same game with a few upgrades is a rather impressive feat in itself.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Gran Turismo 6||204,784||New||PS3||Sony|
|New||02.||Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally||117,432||New||Wii||Square Enix|
|02.||03.||Pokémon X and Y||111,790||3,200,919||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|New||04.||Attack on Titan||93,471||New||3DS||Spike Chunsoft|
|New||05.||Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang and Supernova||91,643||New||3DS||Level 5|
|New||06.||Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally||70,648||New||WiiU||Square Enix|
|04.||07.||Super Mario 3D World||43,844||183,245||WiiU||Nintendo|
|New||08.||Bravely Default: For the Sequel||35,617||New||3DS||Square Enix|
|New||09.||Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Clash! Duel Carnival||26,497||New||3DS||Konami|
|03.||10.||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||21,600||358,755||PS3||Square Enix|
|10.||11.||Monster Hunter 4||20,601||3,002,358||3DS||Capcom|
|01.||12.||Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2||18,225||106,933||3DS||Sega|
|06.||13.||Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag||16,920||52,269||PS3||Ubisoft|
|07.||14.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2014||15,523||228,367||PS3||Konami|
|08.||15.||One Piece Unlimited World: RED||15,145||123,374||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|26.||16.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||15,039||3,496,578||3DS||Nintendo|
|24.||17.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life||12,816||1,523,528||3DS||Nintendo|
|17.||18.||Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess||12,737||99,261||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|12.||19.||God Eater 2
|13.||20.||God Eater 2||11,337||161,939||PSP||Namco Bandai|