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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land 130,782 New 3DS Marvelous AQL
01. 02. Knack 66,772 376,076 PS4 Sony
New 03. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear 58,329 New 3DS Nintendo
02. 04. Yakuza Restoration 54,148 192,305 PS3 Sega
04. 05. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 53,276 687,709 3DS Square Enix
06. 06. Yo-kai Watch 37,493 496,455 3DS Level 5
New 07. Deception IV: Blood Ties 23,254 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
03. 08. Yakuza Restoration 22,466 105,006 PS4 Sega
New 09. Deception IV: Blood Ties 19,322 New PSV Sony
09. 10. Kirby Triple Deluxe 17,706 475,502 3DS Nintendo
New 11. Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts 15,213 New PSV 5pb.
10. 12. Puzzle & Dragons Z 14,497 1,388,812 3DS Gung Ho
08. 13. Battlefield 4 13,117 37,916 PS4 Electronic Arts
16. 14. Pokémon X and Y 12,500 3,974,123 3DS ???
New 15. Valhalla Knights 3 Gold 11,186 New PSV Marvelous AQL
05. 16. Kuroko’s Basketball: Miraculous Victory 10,378 56,059 3DS Namco Bandai
12. 17. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 10,056 60,103 WiiU Nintendo
07. 18. Killzone: Shadow Fall 8,501 40,837 PS4 Sony
15. 19. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition 8,430 20,524 PS4 Square Enix
New 20. Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts 8,246 New PS3 5pb.


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.