This Week In Sales: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


Period: The week of December 1st  – December 7th (2014)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 227,527

Nintendo 3DS sales: 38,846 | Tot. sales: 9,725,544

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,319 | Tot. sales: 6,755,026

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 25,541 | Tot. sales: 238,312

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 63,714 | Tot. sales: 569,835

PlayStation Vita sales: 22,355 | Tot. sales: 3,274,436

Vita TV sales: 986 | Tot. sales: 147,186

Wii U sales: 24,469 | Tot. sales: 2,033,982

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,971 | Tot. sales: 838,525

Xbox One sales: 790 | Tot. sales: 40,488

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Last week saw the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in Japan. The game sold 227,527 copies in its first week—not a great figure for a game like Smash, but not an unsurprising one either, given that the Nintendo 3DS version of the game was recently released, and on a more popular platform that is also more suited to Japan’s preference for portable gaming.


Meanwhile, Kadokawa Games released Derby Stallion Gold, the latest in the horse-racing and business-simulation series, for the Nintendo 3DS. It sold 73,616 copies in its first week. Also on 3DS, Bandai Namco’s Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days sold 33,151 copies. Both games target a relatively mainstream audience and should be interesting to watch in the weeks ahead.


Meanwhile, Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign- was also released in Japan last week, and between its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions, sold 39,916 copies.


Finally, Spike Chunsoft released an updated version of their Nintendo 3DS Attack on Titan game, titled Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN. The game sold 19,073 copies upon launch, but Spike are also making the update available to existing Attack on Titan owners as paid DLC, which would obviously affect retail sales.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U227,527NewWiiUNintendo
01.02.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire171,8131,798,0973DSPokémon Co.
New03.Derby Stallion Gold73,616New3DSKadokawa
New04.Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days33,151New3DSBandai Namco
08.05.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS29,6701,788,4603DSNintendo
New06.Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-27,278NewPS3Arc System Works
07.07.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate25,1572,225,8553DSCapcom
09.08.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder23,5572,925,9453DSLevel 5
New 09.Samurai Warriors Chronicle 322,152NewPSVKoei Tecmo
02.10.Phantasy Star Nova19,833127,147PSVSega
13.11.Mario Kart 819,244753,870WiiUNintendo
New 12.Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN19,073New3DSSpike Chunsoft
05.13.Resident Evil HD Remaster15,44565,703PS3Capcom
New 14.Samurai Warriors Chronicle 314,909New3DSKoei Tecmo
New 15.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed)13,758NewPS3Square Enix
New 16.Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-12,638NewPS4Arc System Works
14.17.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker11,82965,882WiiUNintendo
New 18.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Dubbed)9,461NewPS4Square Enix
03.19.Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir9,45668,9863DSAtlus
New 20.The Crew9,002NewPS4Ubisoft


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.