This Week In Sales: Final Fantasy Type-0 Returns In HD


Period: The week of March 16th  – March 22nd (2015)

Top-seller: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4) – 92,094

Nintendo 3DS sales: 2,371 | Tot. sales: : 9,823,109

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 2,115 | Tot. sales: 6,890,571

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,566 | Tot. sales: 505,577

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,652 | Tot. sales: 1,209,475

PlayStation Vita sales: 20,923 | Tot. sales: 3,636,154

Vita TV sales: 639 | Tot. sales: 158,766

Wii U sales: 7,595 | Tot. sales: 2,255,431

PlayStation 4 sales: 46,395 | Tot. sales: 1,303,655

Xbox One sales: 344 | Tot. sales: 48,857

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Last week, Square Enix released Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in Japan, and the game sold 92,094 copies in its first week. Despite being a port of a PSP game, that’s a fairly low debut, but logic dictates that since Square developed Type-0 HD primarily for Western markets, it’s really the U.S. and European sales figures that one should be looking out for.


Meanwhile, a retail version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was released last week as well, and sold a combined total of 115,731 copies across PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in its first week. That’s less than the original Resident Evil: Revelations, which debuted at 147,000 units on the Nintendo 3DS, but again, this is a case of a game having been created primarily for the West, judging by the episodic release model.


Finally, it’s interesting to note that while major Japanese releases perform better on PlayStation 3 than on PlayStation 4, it’s the other way around in the case of Western-developed games. This was demonstrated once again last week with EA’s Battlefield: Hard Line selling more than twice the amount on the PS4 as it did on PS3. (Meanwhile, Resident Evil predictably sold more on PS3.)


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. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD 92,094 New PS4 Square Enix
New 02. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 73,373 New PS3 Capcom
New 03. Battlefield: Hard Line 68,823 New PS4 Electronic Arts
New 04. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 42,358 New PS4 Capcom
New 05. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 36,151 New PSV Sony
01. 06. Yakuza Zero 29,568 175,390 PS3 Sega
New 07. Battlefield: Hard Line 28,976 New PS3 Electronic Arts
New 08. Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 3 Deluxe Pack 26,289 New PSV Sega
05. 09. Mario Party 10 21,433 71,645 WiiU Nintendo
New 10. PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara de Tsukaeru Oshare Item 1450! 21,261 New 3DS Takara Tomy
03. 11. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 20,166 96,926 PSV Bandai Namco
06. 12. Dragon Quest Heroes 16,446 442,854 PS3 Square Enix
02. 13. Yakuza Zero 15,255 105,761 PS4 Sega
11. 14. Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner 11,353 2,551,238 3DS Level 5
08. 15. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D 10,851 392,553 3DS Nintendo
12. 16. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 8,646 2,568,569 3DS Pokémon Co.
09. 17. Dragon Quest Heroes 7,915 327,389 PS4 Square Enix
New 18. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars 6,893 New 3DS Nintendo
07. 19. Assassination Classroom: Koro-sensei the Great Siege!! 6,358 31,852 3DS Bandai Namco
15. 20. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 6,293 2,186,501 3DS Nintendo


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.