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This Week In Sales: Disgaea 4 Returns

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Period: The week of January 27th – February 2nd (2014)

Top-seller: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost – 269,940

Nintendo 3DS sales: 11,420 | Total sales: 9,356,759

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 26,042 | Total sales: 5,664,999

PlayStation Vita sales: 20,457 | Total sales: 2,445,404

Vita TV sales: 1,789 | 89,868

Wii U sales: 8,072 | Total sales: 1,618,726

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Gundam continues to be a lucrative money-maker for Namco Bandai. Case in point: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost sold nearly 270,000 copies in its first week on store shelves, debuting at the #1 spot in the software sales chart.

 

At #2 was Diablo III, which Square Enix published in Japan. The game sold close to 42,000 copies in its first week. Not far behind it was Disgaea 4 Return for the Vita, at nearly 34,000 copies sold.

 

Also released last week was Imageepoch’s Toshin Toshi, which sold 23,000 copies.

 

Finally, it would appear the announcement of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (titled Monster Hunter 4G in Japan) has done little to dissuade people from buying the regular version of Monster Hunter 4 so far. The game sold over 7,000 copies last week. Being able to carry save data over to the updated edition helps in that regard.

 

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

 

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost269,940NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Diablo III41,727NewPS3Square Enix
02.03.Kirby Triple Deluxe39,166392,4573DSNintendo
New04.Disgaea 4 Return33,749NewPSVNippon Ichi
01.05.Sengoku Basara 430,202206,515PS3Capcom
07.06.Youkai Watch27,670373,1993DSLevel 5
03.07.Puzzle & Dragons Z26,1251,326,9033DSGung Ho
New08.Toshin Toshi23,036New3DSImageepoch
New09.Ebikore + Amagami20,519NewPSVKadokawa
09.10.Pokémon X and Y14,9503,925,6093DSPokémon Co.
08.11.Attack on Titan13,428234,6773DSSpike Chunsoft
04.12.Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition10,67245,158PS3Spike Chunsoft
05.13.The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds10,048366,5413DSNintendo
14.14.Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas8,697259,8933DSNamco Bandai
05.15.Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z7,91038,102PS3Namco Bandai
15.16.Monster Hunter 47,2783,208,4113DSCapcom
New17.Shinobi Koiutsutsu7,174NewPSPIdea Factory
11.18.Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster6,913273,084PS3Square Enix
16.19.Super Mario 3D World6,566477,253WiiUNintendo
17.20.Grand Theft Auto V6,492695,906PS3Take 2

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

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.