This Week In Sales: Monster Hunter 4 Won’t Budge From Its Top Spot


    Period: The week of September 30th – October 6th (2013)

    Top-seller: Monster Hunter 4 – 140,358

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 37,102 | Total sales: 8,722,127

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 85,885 | Total sales: 4,287,835

    PlayStation Vita sales: 3,538 | Total sales: 1,844,461

    Wii U sales: 4,001 | Total sales: 1,088,636

    << Last week’s software sales chart


    Last week was a fairly uneventful one in Japan, with new notable new releases making their way into the market. As a result, Monster Hunter 4 remained at the top spot of the top-20 software sales chart, with no other game even close to its sales for the week.


    Meanwhile, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash saw a steep drop in its second week. We’re keeping an eye on Trails in the Flash to see how it performs over the next couple of weeks, so hopefully, we’ll be able to put some sort of a report on it together in the near future.


    Next week, the fun begins again, with the releases of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and the new PlayStation Vita 2000 model.


    The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Monster Hunter 4140,3582,542,6153DSCapcom
    03.02.Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate24,612105,010PS3Tecmo Koei
    05.03.Armored Core: Verdict Day14,62273,806PS3From Software
    04.04.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash12,73480,452PS3Nihon Falcom
    05.05.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash11,09292,713PSVNihon Falcom
    09.06.Tomodachi Collection: New Life7,9221,458,4423DSNintendo
    11.07.Youkai Watch6,964194,7903DSLevel 5
    13.08.Animal Crossing: New Leaf6,5863,431,5893DSNintendo
    08.09.Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
    6,53832,021PSVTecmo Koei
    07.10.The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD6,21036,474WiiUNintendo
    12.11.Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life
    5,767285,3263DSNamco Bandai
    14.12.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team5,614324,2143DSNintendo
    15.13.Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn5,199221,355PS3Square Enix
    20.14.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon4,442910,9893DSNintendo
    23.15.Mario Kart 73,7342,132,3483DSNintendo
    22.16.New Super Mario Bros. 23,4542,105,2023DSNintendo
    06.17.My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute: HappyenD3,32434,378PS3Namco Bandai
    18.18.Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion3,2638,8323DSSpike Chunsoft
    New19.SPEC3,044New3DSNamco Bandai
    29.20.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D2,384277,4663DSNintendo


    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at 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.

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