This Week In Sales: Square Enix Releases Diablo III: Reaper of Souls


Period: The week of August 18th – August 24th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 77,465

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,914 | Total sales: 9,582,949

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,788 | Total sales: 6,476,226

PlayStation Vita sales: 15,309 | Total sales: 3,057,748

Vita TV sales: 1,118 | 134,570

Wii U sales: 8,985 | Total sales: 1,898,896

PlayStation 4 sales: 5,923 | 671,683

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Last week saw a fair few new releases in Japan, but none of them performed spectacularly well. The Last of Us Remastered made its debut on PS4 and sold 30,587 copies in its first week. Meanwhile, Bullet Girls on the Vita sold 29,690 copies.


Also out last week were two versions of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls—one for PlayStation 3 and one for PlayStation 4, selling a combined total of 33,648 copies. Both versions of the game were published by Square Enix under their “Extreme Edges” label, which is used for Western games such as Call of Duty.


Meanwhile, coming out of Obon week, hardware and software sales across the board took a dive. This is most evident in the case of Yo-kai Watch 2, which fell from 118,526 copies the week prior to 77,465 copies. That said, I doubt Level 5 have any reason to complain—the game is already at 2.28 million copies sold at retail.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder77,4652,289,9833DSLevel 5
New02.The Last of Us Remastered30,587NewPS4Sony
New03.Bullet Girls29,690NewPSVD3 Publisher
New04.Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition17,832NewPS4Square Enix
New05.Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition15,816NewPS3Square Enix
06.Hyrule Warriors15,14284,232WiiUKoei Tecmo
03.07.Yoshi’s New Island12,931157,0923DSNintendo
04.08.Mario Kart 812,075639,710WiiUNintendo
05.09.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 210,831119,6893DSBandai Namco
07.10.Ultra Street Fighter IV7,92861,859PS3Capcom
08.11.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure7,246145,9673DSBandai Namco
09.12.Yo-kai Watch7,1891,252,2313DSLevel 5
06.13.Monster Hunter Frontier G (Beginner’s Package)5,18326,352PSVCapcom
New14.Chaos;Head Dual4,662NewPSV5pb.
13.15.Pokémon X and Y4,2554,132,1443DSPokémon Co.
12.16.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)3,93849,220PS3Take 2
10.17.Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson3,82959,9483DSMarvelous
14.18.Mario Kart 73,3762,371,4883DSNintendo
18.19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf3,3673,778,0653DSNintendo
20.20.Monster Hunter 43,3213,330,8253DSCapcom


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.