Period: The week of October 14th – October 20th (2013)
Top-seller: Pokémon X and Y – 473,151
Nintendo 3DS sales: 59,590 | Total sales: 8,854,042
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 94,988 | Total sales: 4,524,068
PlayStation Vita sales: 25,763 | Total sales: 1,930,390
Wii U sales: 2,999 | Total sales: 1,094,911
Last week in Japan, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y occupied the #1 spot on the software sales chart once again, collectively selling another 470,000 copies. Behind them at #2 was Monster Hunter 4, with another 100,000 copies sold.
At #3 was Grand Theft Auto V, selling a very respectable 90,000 copies in its second week on store shelves, bringing total sales to 450,000 copies. As reported this past weekend, GTAV had the best debut of any GTA title in Japan.
At #4 was a new release, and this one is rather noteworthy, even if first week sales were on the low side. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas is a sequel to Namco Bandai’s Run For Money Tousouchuu, a videogame based on a popular TV show. Readers that keep up with our sales reports might recall Run For Money as the surprise hit that went on to sell over 450,000 copies in Japan over a period of several months.
Here’s the kicker—Run For Money Tousouchuu sold just 30,000 copies in its first week. Sentouchuu is already off to a stronger start with 45,000 copies sold. Now, it remains to be seen if the game can do as well as its predecessor in the long run.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Pokémon X and Y||473,151||2,339,721||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|03.||02.||Monster Hunter 4||104,394||2,757,217||3DS||Capcom|
|02.||03.||Grand Theft Auto V||88,219||448,334||PS3||Take 2|
|New||04.||Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas||44,565||New||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||05.||Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers||29,314||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||FIFA 14||26,170||New||PS3||Electronic Arts|
|New||07.||Beyond: Two Souls||22,481||New||PS3||Sony|
|06.||08.||Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!||11,819||85,515||PS3||Sega|
|04.||09.||Tales of Symphonia Chronicles||11,221||88,450||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|05.||10.||Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload||9,532||85,704||PSV||Spike Chunsoft|
|11.||11.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life||7,928||1,474,096||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||12.||J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 8 Euro Plus||7,024||New||PSP||Sega|
|13.||13.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||6,937||3,445,311||3DS||Nintendo|
|07.||14.||Fairy Fencer F||6,167||46,833||PS3||Compile Heart|
|08.||15.||Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!||5,879||39,778||PSV||Sega|
|10.||16.||Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate||5,600||121,655||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|17.||17.||Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life||5,451||296,178||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|16.||18.||Youkai Watch||4,552||204,892||3DS||Level 5|
|19.||19.||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||4,020||332,884||3DS||Nintendo|
|22.||20.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||3,896||918,767||3DS||Nintendo|