This Week In Sales: Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Destiny


    Period: The week of September 8th – September 14th (2014)

    Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) – 944,644

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,967 | Total sales: 9,596,847

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 31,602 | Total sales: 6,561,563

    PlayStation Vita sales: 12,331 | Total sales: 3,104,098

    Vita TV sales: 910 | Total sales: 136,636

    Wii U sales: 7,062 | Total sales: 1,921,891

    PlayStation 4 sales: 23,623 | Total sales: 709,107

    Xbox One sales: 3,015 | Total sales: 28,689

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    This past Saturday (September 13th), Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Following its release, the publisher reported that the game sold 1 million copies in its first two days, making it the fourth Nintendo 3DS game to achieve an opening of 1 million sales.


    In their weekly sales chart, sales tracker Media Create have revealed that, at retail, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold 944,644 copies. That means the game sold at least 55,356 copies via download sales, carrying it to the 1 million mark.


    On the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS sold 39,569 units (3DS + XL combined). That isn’t a huge increase over the number of 3DS units sold the week prior, but when you keep in mind that the New Nintendo 3DS has already been announced and is headed to Japan soon, it’s an impressive figure.


    Also released last week was Destiny, Bungie’s new FPS-cum-online RPG. Sony published the game in Japan on PS4 and PS3, and Destiny sold 140,780 copies between the two platforms in its first week. That’s a great start, especially considering that this is a new property. To PS4’s credit, Destiny sold far more on that platform, too.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS944,644New3DSNintendo
    01.04.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder47,0652,469,2113DSLevel 5
    05.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution40,180NewPS3Bandai Namco
    02.06.Dragon Quest X22,97775,3513DSSquare Enix
    03.07.Toukiden Extreme15,338121,320PSVKoei Tecmo
    08.08.Mario Kart 86,839665,918WiiUNintendo
    11.09.Yoshi’s New Island5,734179,7143DSNintendo
    14.10.Yo-kai Watch4,8981,269,7423DSLevel 5
    05.11.Persona 4 Arena Ultimax4,709106,181PS3Atlus
    06.12.Samurai Warriors 44,53416,291PS4Koei Tecmo
    13.Chain Chronicle V4,178NewPSVSega
    16.14.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 24,084137,1433DSBandai Namco
    09.15.Medabots 8: Kabuto / Kuwagata3,76645,3063DSRocket Company
    13.16.Toukiden Extreme3,65720,485PSPKoei Tecmo
    04.17.Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1 / Vol. 2/ Vol. 33,46776,033PSVKadokawa
    16.18.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure3,452160,8213DSBandai Namco
    17.19.Hyrule Warriors3,365100,177WiiUKoei Tecmo
    24.20.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)3,30060,307PS3Take 2


    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 a contributing writer at 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.

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