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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 105,619 1,481,438 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix 84,935 New PS3 Square Enix
04. 03. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 62,887 2,655,326 3DS Level 5
New 04. Forbidden Magna 23,250 New 3DS Marvelous
03. 05. Danganronpa: Another Episode 15,334 85,930 PSV Spike Chunsoft
02. 06. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II 11,600 97,884 PSV Falcom
05. 07. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II 9,645 75,143 PS3 Falcom
New 08. Omega Quintet 9,365 New PS4 Compile Heart
New 09. Ar nosurge Plus 9,240 New PSV Gust
09. 10. Destiny 7,317 87,307 PS3 Sony
07. 11. Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden 7,105 34,610 WiiU Nintendo
New 12. Ciel nosurge Offline 7,078 New PSV Gust
New 13. Nazo Toki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu wo Fukkatsu Saseyo! 6,739 New 3DS Bandai Namco
06. 14. Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! 4,777 48,615 3DS Bandai Namco
11. 15. Dragon Quest X 4,696 101,145 3DS Square Enix
15. 16. Mario Kart 8 4,517 682,767 WiiU Nintendo
New 17. F1 2014 4,366 New PS3 Codemasters
08. 18. Dungeon Travelers 2 3,843 20,303 PSV Aquaplus
13. 19. Destiny 3,442 114,214 PS4 Sony
12. 20. Bayonetta 2 3,398 49,196 WiiU 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.