This Week In Sales: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines And Atelier Shallie


Period: The week of July 14th – July 21st (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 331,946

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,185 | Total sales: 9,545,058

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 31,192 | Total sales: 6,308,372

PlayStation Vita sales: 27,352 | Total sales: 2,965,476

Vita TV sales: 2,249 | 127,344

Wii U sales: 8,209 | Total sales: 1,839,077

PlayStation 4 sales: 6,456 | 642,101

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Last week saw the release of Sony’s Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines for the PlayStation Vita. The game sold 93,775 copies in its first week and debuted at the #2 spot on the top-20 software sales chart.


The original Oreshika was released on PlayStation One, and then remade for PSP in 2011. The PSP version sold 94,085 copies at launch, so things haven’t changed much between then and now in terms of the franchise’s reach, with launch sales of both Oreshika and Tainted Bloodlines being nearly identical.


Meanwhile, Yo-kai Watch 2 was the #1 game for the week again, selling an addition 331,946 copies. The game is now at 1,648,653 copies sold, and should work its way up to 2 million fairly quickly.


Also released last week was Gust’s Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea. It debuted with 43,744 copies sold. Finally, Bandai Namco’s Gundam TriAge SP card game made it out as well, selling 21,524 copies.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Yo-Kai Watch 2: Head/Founder331,9461,648,6533DSLevel 5
New02.Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines93,775NewPSVSony
New03.Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea43,744NewPS3Gust
New04.Gundam TriAge SP21,524New3DSBandai Namco
04.05.Mario Kart 814,992542,358WiiUNintendo
03.06.Yo-kai Watch12,7901,208,0773DSLevel 5
02.07.Freedom Wars9,761262,427PSVSony
05.08.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure9,258101,4783DSBandai Namco
07.09.Pokémon Art Academy5,71469,6363DSNintendo
06.10.Watch Dogs5,62859,585PS3Ubisoft
08.11.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)5,09023,659PS3Take Two
10.12.Pokémon X and Y4,9254,106,9123DSPokémon Co.
New13.Murdered: Soul Suspect4,467NewPS4Square Enix
12.14.FIFA 14: World Class Soccer4,09467,541PS4Electronic Arts
15.15.Monster Hunter 43,9053,311,6053DSCapcom
09.16.Watch Dogs3,45585,832PS4Ubisoft
New17.Hoppe Chan Minna de Odekake! Wakuwaku Hoppeland!!3,433New3DSNippon Columbia
11.18.Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai2,99670,1083DSKonami
22.19.Persona 4: Golden2,929304,785PSVAtlus
New20.Wii Sports Club2,898NewWiiUNintendo


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 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.