This Week In Sales: At Last… Pokémon X And Pokémon Y

Period: The week of October 7th – October 13th (2013)

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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’s software sales chart


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
7,727 1,466,168 3DS Nintendo
New 12. F1 2013 7,406 New PS3 Codemasters
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


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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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.