This Week In Sales: Harvest Moon Is Bigger Than Ever


Period: The week of February 24th – March 2nd (2014)

Top-seller: Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land – 130,782

Nintendo 3DS sales: 11,986 | Total sales: 9,402,711

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 26,027 | Total sales: 5,777,235

PlayStation Vita sales: 21,581 | Total sales: 2,517,874

Vita TV sales: 1,543 | 95,392

Wii U sales: 8,204 | Total sales: 1,651,299

PlayStation 4 sales: 65,685 | 374,839

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Last week, Marvelous AQL released Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land for the Nintendo 3DS, and it saw the biggest opening for any Harvest Moon game in recent years. Connect to a New Land sold 130,782 copies in its opening week.


For comparison, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, the previous Harvest Moon game on Nintendo 3DS, sold 81,131 copies in its first week. Both the Rune Factory and Harvest Moon games have seen growth since they moved to 3DS, which is a good sign for Marvelous.


Meanwhile, Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear, published by Nintendo for 3DS, sold 58,329 copies. On the PlayStation 3 and Vita front, Tecmo Koei’s Deception IV: Blood Ties sold a combined total of 42,576 across both platforms.


Finally, Yo-Kai Watch fans will want to note that the game has sold 496,455 copies at retail thus far. On February 19th, Level 5 announced that they had shipped 500,000 copies of the game thus far, which means that Yo-kai Watch has sold through that entire shipment. Hopefully, Level 5 have managed to get more copies of the game to retailers by now or we’re going to see the effects of a shortage hurting its sales.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land130,782New3DSMarvelous AQL
New03.Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear58,329New3DSNintendo
02.04.Yakuza Restoration54,148192,305PS3Sega
04.05.Dragon Quest Monsters 253,276687,7093DSSquare Enix
06.06.Yo-kai Watch37,493496,4553DSLevel 5
New07.Deception IV: Blood Ties23,254NewPS3Tecmo Koei
03.08.Yakuza Restoration22,466105,006PS4Sega
New09.Deception IV: Blood Ties19,322NewPSVSony
09.10.Kirby Triple Deluxe17,706475,5023DSNintendo
New11.Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts15,213NewPSV5pb.
10.12.Puzzle & Dragons Z14,4971,388,8123DSGung Ho
08.13.Battlefield 413,11737,916PS4Electronic Arts
16.14.Pokémon X and Y12,5003,974,1233DS???
New15.Valhalla Knights 3 Gold11,186NewPSVMarvelous AQL
05.16.Kuroko’s Basketball: Miraculous Victory10,37856,0593DSNamco Bandai
12.17.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze10,05660,103WiiUNintendo
07.18.Killzone: Shadow Fall8,50140,837PS4Sony
15.19.Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition8,43020,524PS4Square Enix
New20.Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts8,246NewPS35pb.


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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.