Period: The week of January 6th – January 12th (2014)
Top-seller: Kirby Triple Deluxe – 214,208
Nintendo 3DS sales: 20,116 | Total sales: 9,318,549
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 40,038 | Total sales: 5,580,080
PlayStation Vita sales: 29,494 | Total sales: 2,378,694
Vita TV sales: 2,522 | 84,079
Wii U sales: 14,020 | Total sales: 1,590,721
Last week, Nintendo released Kirby Triple Deluxe in Japan, and the game sold an admirable 214,208 copies in its first week on store shelves. That’s the highest opening for a brand new Kirby game in quite a few years.
For reference, here are opening-week sales of the last three Kirby games in Japan:
(2010) Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – 92,280
(2011) Kirby: Mass Attack (DS) – 74,915
(2012) Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii) – 136,811
While Kirby took the #1 spot on the software sales chart last week, Puzzle & Dragons Z was at #2, with 1.2 million copies sold thus far. Pokémon X and Y took #3, while Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Monster Hunter 4 closed out the top 5.
Meanwhile, it bears mentioning that Grand Theft Auto V, which popped back into the top-20, is now at a whopping 674,835 copies sold. Very, very impressive.
Finally, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is still in the top-20 as well. Both versions of the game appear to have done reasonably well, although the game isn’t having quite the effect one would have hoped for on PlayStation Vita hardware sales.
Hardware sales dropped all around, but Vita and Wii U in particular took a nasty hit. Vita sales dropped to around 32,000 for the week, while Wii U sales were even lower at 14,000. Both platforms need to find a way to expand their reach to a broader audience.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||214,208||New||3DS||Nintendo|
|01.||02.||Puzzle & Dragons Z||52,880||1,216,421||3DS||GungHo|
|02.||03.||Pokémon X and Y||34,179||3,870,125||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|07.||04.||The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds||26,286||323,502||3DS||Nintendo|
|04.||05.||Monster Hunter 4||19,497||3,179,551||3DS||Capcom|
|06.||06.||Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||16,286||241,733||PS3||Square Enix|
|19.||07.||Youkai Watch||14,195||308,946||3DS||Level 5|
|09.||08.||Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas||13,665||224,869||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|05.||09.||Super Mario 3D World||13,079||452,521||WiiU||Nintendo|
|07.||10.||Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Twin Pack)||12,237||194,407||PSV||Square Enix|
|08.||11.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||10,929||3,641,321||3DS||Nintendo|
|30.||12.||Attack on Titan||9,310||202,029||3DS||Spike Chunsoft|
|22.||13.||Grand Theft Auto V||9,299||674,835||PS3||Take 2|
|10.||14.||Shin Dynasty Warriors Gundam||9,266||201,529||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|13.||15.||Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang and Supernova||7,369||216,964||3DS||Level 5|
|11.||16.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life||7,323||1,645,697||3DS||Nintendo|
|12.||17.||Mario Kart 7||7,276||2,258,319||3DS||Nintendo|
|21.||18.||Shin Dynasty Warriors Gundam||6,948||97,882||PSV||Namco Bandai|
|25.||19.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2014||6,948||291,010||PS3||Konami|
|24.||20.||Gran Turismo 6||6,099||297,352||PS3||Sony|