This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Takes The Throne

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    Period: The week of February 3rd – February 9th (2014)

    Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 443,656

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 12,002 | Total sales: 9,368,761

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 36,306 | Total sales: 5,701,305

    PlayStation Vita sales: 16,951 | Total sales: 2,462,355

    Vita TV sales: 1,331 | 91,199

    Wii U sales: 7,180 | Total sales: 1,625,906

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    Last week, Square Enix released a remake of Dragon Quest Monsters 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game didn’t do much to boost Nintendo 3DS hardware sales, but it did sell itself, moving 443,656 copies in its first week.

     

    Meanwhile, Sega’s Puyo Puyo Tetris was released last week, too, and sold nearly 45,000 copies on 3DS, and another 19,000 copies across PS3 and Vita combined.

     

    Finally, Spike Chunsoft released indie game Terraria for Vita last week, and it sold 15,070 copies in its first week.

     

    A few other points of interest:

    • Attack on Titan is close to breaking 250,000 copies sold at retail
    • Youkai Watch has now sold over 400,000 copies
    • Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 700,000 copies

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key443,656New3DSSquare Enix
    New02.Puyo Puyo Tetris44,627New3DSSega
    01.03.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost29,647299,587PS3Namco Bandai
    06.04.Youkai Watch28,407401,6063DSLevel 5
    03.05.Kirby Triple Deluxe24,658417,1153DSNintendo
    07.06.Puzzle & Dragons Z16,8761,343,7793DSGung Ho
    New07.Terraria15,070NewPSVSpike Chunsoft
    New08.Super Heroine Chronicle14,467NewPSVNamco Bandai
    02.09.Diablo III13,20454,931PS3Square Enix
    10.10.Pokémon X and Y11,9633,937,5713DSPokémon Co.
    05.11.Sengoku Basara 410,968217,483PS3Capcom
    New12.Puyo Puyo Tetris10,306NewPS3Sega
    New13.Super Heroine Chronicle9,618NewPS3Namco Bandai
    New14.Puyo Puyo Tetris8,973NewPSVSega
    11.15.Attack on Titan8,130242,8063DSSpike Chunsoft
    13.16.The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds6,105372,6473DSNintendo
    20.17.Grand Theft Auto V5,799701,706PS3Take 2
    04.18.Disgaea 4 Return5,78139,530PSVNippon Ichi
    09.19.Ebikore + Amagami5,77926,298PSVKadokawa
    16.20.Monster Hunter 45,6543,214,0653DSCapcom

     

    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 a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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