Period: The week of October 7th – October 13th (2013)
Top-seller: Pokémon X and Y – 1,866,570
Nintendo 3DS sales: 72,325 | Total sales: 8,794,452
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 141,245 | Total sales: 4,429,080
PlayStation Vita sales: 60,166 | Total sales: 1,904,627
Wii U sales: 3,276 | Total sales: 1,091,912
Last week, The Pokémon Company released Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide. Worldwide, the game sold 4 million copies in two days. Of those 4 million copies, 1.86 million were sold in Japan at retail.
For the sake of comparison, 2010’s Pokémon Black/White sold 2.55 million in its opening week in Japan. Something to note, however, is that X and Y were released in four territories—U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea—all on the same day, which means Nintendo had to spread their shipments out. Had they shipped more copies of the games to Japan, Pokémon X and Y would likely have sold more than they did.
(For those that were placing bets—yes, Pokémon outsold Monster Hunter 4’s launch sales of 1.71 million in Japan.)
Other notable games released during the week included Grand Theft Auto V, which had a fantastic opening at 360,000 copies sold on PlayStation 3. Meanwhile, Namco Bandai’s Tales of Symphonia Chronicles sold 77,228 copies—more or the less the same amount that the Tales of the Abyss port sold on Nintendo 3DS in its first week.
Also released last week was Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F, and despite suggestions from retail that the game was poised to perform well, Fairy Fencer F sold just 40,000 copies in its first week—not much higher than Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-2’s opening of 33,000 sold at launch. It looks like Compile Heart still have some work to do.
Finally, Sony released the PlayStation Vita 2000 model last week as well, in a multitude of new colours, which gave the system a boost for the week. Accompanying the new Vita revision was Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload, with 76,000 copies sold.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Pokémon X and Y||1,866,570||New||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|New||02.||Grand Theft Auto V||360,115||New||PS3||Take Two|
|01.||03.||Monster Hunter 4||110,208||2,652,824||3DS||Capcom|
|New||04.||Tales of Symphonia Chronicles||77,228||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||05.||Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload||76,172||New||PSV||Spike Chunsoft|
|New||06.||Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!||73,696||New||PS3||Sega|
|New||07.||Fairy Fencer F||40,666||New||PS3||Compile Heart|
|New||08.||Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!||33,898||33,898||PSV||Sega|
|New||09.||Grand Theft Auto V||26,612||New||360||Take Two|
|09.||10.||Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate||11,044||116,054||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|06.||11.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life
|08.||13.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||6,785||3,438,374||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||14.||Armored Core: Verdict Day||6,619||80,425||PS3||From Software|
|04.||15.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash||5,920||98,633||PSV||Nihon Falcom|
|07.||16.||Youkai Watch||5,551||200,340||3DS||Level 5|
|11.||17.||Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life||5,401||290,727||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|05.||18.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash||5,226||85,678||PS3||Nihon Falcom|
|12.||19.||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||4,650||328,863||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||20.||Getsuei Academy: Kou||4,527||New||PSV||Arc System Works|