This Week In Sales: Kingdom Hearts Gets Remixed Again


Period: The week of September 29th – October 5th (2014)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) – 105,619

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,360 | Total sales: 9,618,628

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 16,130 | Total sales: 6,636,303

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,510 | Total sales: 3,144,495

Vita TV sales: 922 | Total sales: 139,244

Wii U sales: 7,805 | Total sales: 1,948,042

PlayStation 4 sales: 7,350 | Total sales: 733,429

Xbox One sales: 1,062 | Total sales: 32,178

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Last week saw the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix in Japan. The compilation—which contains Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded—sold 84,935 copies in its first week.


That’s down quite a bit from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, which sold 128,414 copies in its first week back in 2013. Square Enix have hinted that an HD Remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D might be in the works for future release, and given these sales, one wonders how they’re going to sweeten the pot for fans to dive in again.


Meanwhile, Marvelous released Forbidden Magna, a new IP by the team that created Rune Factory. After the studio went bankrupt, members of Neverland Co. were absorbed into Marvelous, where they finished up work on Forbidden Magna. The game sold just 23,250 copies, and the low sales aren’t very surprising, given that the game looks like it was made on a relatively tight budget and not marketed as prominently as the Rune Factory titles.


Moving along, Compile Heart took a risk by releasing a PlayStation 4 game, Omega Quintet, and it sold just 9,365 copies. Meanwhile, Gust released enhanced versions of Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge for PlayStation Vita, and both those games sold less than 10,000 copies as well.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS105,6191,481,4383DSNintendo
New02.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix84,935NewPS3Square Enix
04.03.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder62,8872,655,3263DSLevel 5
New04.Forbidden Magna23,250New3DSMarvelous
03.05.Danganronpa: Another Episode15,33485,930PSVSpike Chunsoft
02.06.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II11,60097,884PSVFalcom
05.07.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II9,64575,143PS3Falcom
New08.Omega Quintet9,365NewPS4Compile Heart
New09.Ar nosurge Plus9,240NewPSVGust
07.11.Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden7,10534,610WiiUNintendo
New12.Ciel nosurge Offline7,078NewPSVGust
New13.Nazo Toki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu wo Fukkatsu Saseyo!6,739New3DSBandai Namco
06.14.Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!!4,77748,6153DSBandai Namco
11.15.Dragon Quest X4,696101,1453DSSquare Enix
15.16.Mario Kart 84,517682,767WiiUNintendo
New17.F1 20144,366NewPS3Codemasters
08.18.Dungeon Travelers 23,84320,303PSVAquaplus
12.20.Bayonetta 23,39849,196WiiUNintendo


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.