Period: The week of August 11th – August 17th (2014)
Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 118,526
Nintendo 3DS sales: 9,429 | Total sales: 9,576,035
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 42,365 | Total sales: 6,447,438
PlayStation Vita sales: 20,825 | Total sales: 3,042,439
Vita TV sales: 1,491 | 133,452
Wii U sales: 18,161 | Total sales: 1,889,911
PlayStation 4 sales: 6,913 | 665,760
Last week, Koei Tecmo released Hyrule Warriors in Japan, and the game sold 69,090 copies in its first week. Meanwhile, Wii U sales for the week increased to 18,161, with the assistance of both Hyrule Warriors as well as the long weekend due to the Obon festival.
I’m not certain what to think of Hyrule Warriors’ debut. 69,090 copies isn’t really much to write home about, but we have no idea how much Koei Tecmo expected to sell, and how many copies they shipped. Unlike other “Warriors” spin-offs in Japan (Gundam, One Piece), this one isn’t based on a particularly popular franchise either. Zelda on home consoles has not performed very well over the past few years.
The only new release that charted during the week was Monster Hunter Frontier G for Vita. Frontier is an online, subscription-based Monster Hunter game and the retail “Beginner’s Package” version sold 21,169 copies.
The #1 spot for the week, as has been the case lately, went to Yo-kai Watch 2, which barely dropped in sales from the week prior, once again thanks to the long Obon weekend. The 3DS role-playing game is now at 2.21 million copies sold. Other software—especially on the Nintendo 3DS—benefitted from Obon as well, with several games seeing a slight increase in sales over the week prior.
Finally, Senran Kagura 2 doesn’t appear to be doing well at all. The game sold just 9,624 copies in its second week, so it’s going to be a while before it sells through its first shipment entirely.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder||118,526||2,212,518||3DS||Level 5|
|New||02.||Hyrule Warriors||69,090||New||WiiU||Koei Tecmo|
|05.||03.||Yoshi’s New Island||29,933||144,162||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||04.||Mario Kart 8||28,221||627,635||WiiU||Nintendo|
|02.||05.||Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2||27,273||108,857||3DS||Bandai Namco|
||06.||Monster Hunter Frontier G (Beginner’s Package)||21,169||New||PSV||Capcom|
|04.||07.||Ultra Street Fighter IV||11,604||53,931||PS3||Capcom|
|08.||08.||Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure||10,879||138,721||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|09.||09.||Yo-kai Watch||10,420||1,245,042||3DS||Level 5|
|03.||10.||Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson||9,624||56,119||3DS||Marvelous|
|15.||11.||Pokémon Art Academy||6,644||91,232||3DS||Nintendo|
|11.||12.||Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)||6,286||45,283||PS3||Take 2|
|12.||13.||Pokémon X and Y||6,053||4,127,888||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|20.||14.||Mario Kart 7||5,535||2,368,112||3DS||Nintendo|
|26.||15.||Mario Party: Island Tour||4,728||423,075||3DS||Nintendo|
|16.||16.||Gundam TriAge SP||4,705||41,748||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|21.||18.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||4,447||3,774,698||3DS||Nintendo|
|24.||19.||Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment||3,984||238,539||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|27.||20.||Monster Hunter 4||3,796||3,327,503||3DS||Capcom|