This Week In Sales: Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire


Period: The week of November 17th – November 23rd (2014)

Top-seller: Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 1,327,671

Nintendo 3DS sales: 8,144 | Tot. sales: 9,666,976

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 11,534 | Tot. sales: 6,722,525

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 26,791 | Tot. sales: 189,896

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 42,184 | Tot. sales: 457,383

PlayStation Vita sales: 10,236 | Tot. sales: 3,224,146

Vita TV sales: 621 | Tot. sales: 144,915

Wii U sales: 9,615 | Tot. sales: 1,997,017

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,430 | Tot. sales: 809,065

Xbox One sales: 776 | Tot. sales: 38,461

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Last week, The Pokémon Company released Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan, and the games sold 1,418,168 copies across all retail SKUs.


In comparison, Pokémon X and Y sold 1,866,570 copies in their first week in Japan, so Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire weren’t far behind at all. As previously reported earlier in the day, the two games are already over 3.04 million sold worldwide.


Meanwhile, Koei Tecmo released Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, selling 38,123 copies on PlayStation 3 and 11,725 copies on PlayStation 4.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire1,327,671New3DSPokémon Co.
New02.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (Double Pack)90,497New3DSPokémon Co.
New03.Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires38,123NewPS3Koei Tecmo
New04.Assassin’s Creed Unity36,400NewPS4Ubisoft
04.05.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate28,7282,173,0733DSCapcom
02.06.Pro Evolution Soccer 201520,61291,915PS3Konami
10.07.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder17,8342,881,8103DSLevel 5
11.08.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS16,8461,737,0353DSNintendo
01.09.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled)15,42595,011PS3Square Enix
07.10.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker13,81741,843WiiUNintendo
New11.Taiko Drum Master: Extra Large Serving11,769NewWiiUBandai Namco
New12.Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires11,725NewPS4Koei Tecmo
New13.Sumikko Gurashi Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu11,656New3DSNippon Columbia
03.14.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Subtitled)9,40073,459PS4Square Enix
12.15.Mario Kart 88,752721,884WiiUNintendo
05.16.One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X8,04543,1433DSBandai Namco
08.17.Pro Evolution Soccer 20156,85933,543PS4Konami
06.18.Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax5,79840,469PS3Sega
New19.Senjou no Enbukyoku5,738NewPSVIdea Factory
09.20.Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax5,69231,299PSVSega


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.