Period: The week of March 17th – March 23rd (2014)
Top-seller: Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 132,668
Nintendo 3DS sales: 11,985 | Total sales: 9,436,344
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,291 | Total sales: 5,853,090
PlayStation Vita sales: 35,374 | Total sales: 2,612,843
Vita TV sales: 1,754 | 100,555
Wii U sales: 9,982 | Total sales: 1,676,708
PlayStation 4 sales: 30,201 | 470,011
Last week saw a large number of new games released in Japan, with Mario Party: Island Tour leading the pack. The game sold 132,668 copies in its first week.
At #2 was the PlayStation 3 version of Samurai Warriors 4, with 120,452 copies sold. Hot on its heels was the PS3 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, with 119,615 copies sold.
Also released last week was J-Stars Victory Vs., a game that Namco Bandai have been playing up for many months. J-Stars brings a number of popular manga characters from Shounen Jump magazine together in an arena fighting game, and performed reasonably well in its first week. The game sold 118,240 copies on PS3 and 97,821 copies on PS Vita.
Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 also saw a game released for it last week—the PS4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This version of the game sold 91,903 copies.
Several other releases made it out last week as well, and can be found in the chart below. Since there’s so much information to digest here, we’re going to hold off on any analysis until we’ve laid our eyes on sales tracker Media Create’s supplementary report, where they will likely share sell-through figures for some of these games.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Mario Party: Island Tour||132,668||New||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||02.||Samurai Warriors 4||120,452||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|New||03.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||119,615||New||PS3||Konami|
|New||04.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||118,240||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||05.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||97,821||New||PSV||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||91,903||New||PS4||Konami|
|New||07.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||63,898||New||PS3||Konami|
|02.||08.||Yo-kai Watch||44,659||614,379||3DS||Level 5|
|New||09.||Samurai Warriors 4||39,597||New||PSV||Tecmo Koei|
|01.||10.||Dark Souls II||37,285||292,482||PS3||From Software|
|New||11.||Game Center CX 3||33,618||New||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||12.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||30,261||New||PSV||Konami|
|New||13.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||27,823||New||PSP||Konami|
|New||14.||Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation||26,845||New||PSV||Compile Heart|
|New||15.||Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2||16,152||New||PSV||Sega|
|07.||17.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||14,060||515,895||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||18.||Fossil Fighters: Infinity Gear||13,512||107,413||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||19.||Dragon Quest Monsters 2||13,283||750,876||3DS||Square Enix|
|05.||20.||Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land||10,293||186,473||3DS||Marvelous AQL|