This Week In Sales: New Games Were Released? Yo-kai Watch 2 Doesn’t Care

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    Period: The week of July 28th – August 3rd (2014)

    Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 143,777

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,019 | Total sales: 9,558,733

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 31,740 | Total sales: 6,371,901

    PlayStation Vita sales: 17,179 | Total sales: 3,004,530

    Vita TV sales: 1,506 | 130,617

    Wii U sales: 9,646 | Total sales: 1,858,152

    PlayStation 4 sales: 5,695 | 653,377

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    Last week was rather slow in terms of new releases. It saw the release of a new PreCure game, Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya (now infamous for its low Famitsu score), and Imageepoch’s SoniPro. All three games sold below 7,000 copies at launch.

     

    Also released last week was the Vita version of Child of Light, which sold close to 3,900 copies in its first week.

     

    Of course, taking the #1 spot for another week in a row was Yo-kai Watch 2, which was just a few digits away from breaking the 2 million threshold.

     

    The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder143,7771,973,3103DSLevel 5
    02.02.Yoshi’s New Island33,19291,4773DSNintendo
    03.03.Mario Kart 818,067578,554WiiUNintendo
    09.04.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure8,849119,4073DSBandai Namco
    07.05.Yo-kai Watch8,5691,227,2673DSLevel 5
    04.06.Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines7,871119,336PSVSony
    New07.HappinessCharge PreCure! Kawarun Collection6,712New3DSBandai Namco
    New08.SoniPro6,086New3DSImageepoch
    New09.Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya5,532New3DSKadokawa
    10.10.Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea5,25856,434PS3Gust
    15.11.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)4,98833,673PS3Take Two
    14.12.Pokémon X and Y4,9004,116,9013DSPokémon Co.
    12.13.Pokémon Art Academy4,95880,2623DSNintendo
    16.14.Monster Hunter 44,6623,320,8583DSCapcom
    05.15.Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss4,40319,645PSV5pb.
    06.16.Corpse Party: Blood Drive4,30417,992PSV5pb.
    11.17.Gundam TriAge SP4,29732,9313DSBandai Namco
    13.18.Freedom Wars4,027271,798PSVSony
    New19.Child of Light Special Edition3,893NewPSVUbisoft
    19.20.Mario Kart 73,3642,359,0113DSNintendo

     

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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