This Week In Sales: Ports And Re-Releases


Period: The week of June 9th – June 15th (2014)

Top-seller: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 42,261

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,308 | Total sales: 9,511,841

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,267 | Total sales: 6,155,473

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,299 | Total sales: 2,846,650

Vita TV sales: 1,436 | 116,904

Wii U sales: 12,249 | Total sales: 1,790,881

PlayStation 4 sales: 8,395 | 605,551

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Last week was slow in terms of new videogame releases in Japan. The only two releases during the week that were somewhat significant were updated ports of older games.


Bandai Namco released an updated version of One Piece Unlimited World: Red for PS3, Vita and Wii U, and all three versions sold a combined total of 32,583 copies. Not exactly a figure to write home about, but keep in mind that this is an updated version of a game that was already released on the Nintendo 3DS a few months ago, and the 3DS version received the new content as free DLC last week.


The other new release for the week was The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue Evolution, an enhanced port of the PSP game for PlayStation Vita. That sold 19,659 copies.


The next couple of weeks should be a little more interesting. Next week will see the release of Pokémon Art Academy for the Nintendo 3DS, and the week after that will see the release of Freedom Wars for PS Vita.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
02. 01. Mario Kart 8 42,261 441,205 WiiU Nintendo
03. 02. Yo-kai Watch 32,960 1,087,217 3DS Level-5
01. 03. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 31,472 218,329 3DS Atlus
05. 04. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 20,264 103,267 PS3 Konami
New 05. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue Evolution 19,659 New PSV Kadokawa
New 06. One Piece Unlimited World: Red 18,026 New PS3 Bandai Namco
New 07. One Piece Unlimited World: Red 10,348 New PSV Bandai Namco
New 08. Thief 8,772 New PS4 Square Enix
04. 09. Cardfight!! Vanguard Lock On Victory!! 7,315 39,568 3DS FuRyu
09. 10. FIFA14: World Class Soccer 6,264 41,436 PS4 Electronic Arts
07. 11. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 6,218 42,914 3DS Konami
New 12. Thief 4,899 New PS3 Square Enix
14. 13. Pokémon X and Y 4,834 4,083,184 3DS Pokémon Co.
11. 14. Mario Party: Island Tour 4,617 393,544 3DS Nintendo
New 15. One Piece Unlimited World: Red 4,209 New WiiU Bandai Namco
12. 16. Mario Kart 7 4,195 2,335,837 3DS Nintendo
17. 17. Monster Hunter 4 3,835 3,293,056 3DS Capcom
22. 18. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 3,470 18,612 PSP Konami
19. 19. Kirby Triple Deluxe 3,379 599,510 3DS Nintendo
06. 20. Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories 3,295 93,733 PS3 Bandai Namco


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.