This Week In Sales: Bravely Second Is On The Job


Period: The week of April 20th  – April 26th (2015)

Top-seller: Bravely Second (3DS) – 100,047

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,095 | Tot. sales: : 9,831,802

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 1,253 | Tot. sales: 6,899,608

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,329 | Tot. sales: 537,984

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 13,981 | Tot. sales: 1,295,464

PlayStation Vita sales: 15,467 | Tot. sales: 3,731,614

Vita TV sales: 558 | Tot. sales: 161,706

Wii U sales: 7,210 | Tot. sales: 2,289,803

PlayStation 4 sales: 20,112 | Tot. sales: 1,429,255

Xbox One sales: 201 | Tot. sales: 50,618

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Last week, Square Enix released Bravely Second in Japan and the game sold 100,047 copies in its first week. That’s a far lower debut than Bravely Default, which sold 141,529 copies at launch.


While the game has seen a slower start than Bravely Default, Japanese retail chain Tsutaya say they expect sales to remain strong through Golden Week, which should help offset the slow start to some extent.


As for why Bravely Second has seen a slower start than its predecessor… this is just a personal opinion, but judging by everything we’ve seen thus far, Second doesn’t really seem to do anything new that helps set it apart from Bravely Default. The game appears to be fairly iterative, and while that’s great for folks that liked Default and wanted more, it doesn’t help attract wider audiences.


And with that, the top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Bravely Second 100,047 New 3DS Square Enix
New 02. TV Anime Idol Master Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 1 24,341 New PS3 Bandai Namco
01. 03. Style Savvy 3 23,724 78,903 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II 22,609 New PS4 Compile Heart
New 05. BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend 15,550 New PS3 Arc System Works
04. 06. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 12,667 109,784 PSV Sony
New 07. Meiji Toukyou Renka: Twilight Kiss 10,083 New PSP Broccoli
New 08. Tropico 5 8,706 New PS4 Square Enix
New 09. BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend 7,589 New PS4 Arc System Works
02. 10. Dying Light 7,030 32,560 PS4 Warner Ent.
14. 11. Assassination Classroom: Koro-sensei the Great Siege!! 6,845 56,672 3DS Bandai Namco
New 12. Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou ExTime 6,306 New PSV Idea Factory
New 13. Toukiden Kiwami 6,103 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
07. 14. Mario Party 10 5,033 123,465 WiiU Nintendo
19. 15. Mario Kart 8 4,989 966,494 WiiU Nintendo
12. 16. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 4,973 2,603,857 3DS Pokémon Co.
10. 17. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 4,851 2,591,702 3DS Level 5
05. 18. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 4,770 141,981 PS3 Bandai Namco
21. 19. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 4,109 2,215,255 3DS Nintendo
06. 20. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z: Tengoku Hen 4,001 147,155 PSV Bandai Namco


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.