This Week In Sales: Tales of The Evil Within


Period: The week of October 20th – October 26th (2014)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 172,348

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,258 | Tot. sales: 9,645,408

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 10,665 | Tot. sales: 6,683,466

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 21,281 | Tot. sales: 120,672

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 59,386 | Tot. sales: 284,490

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,230 | Tot. sales: 3,174,047

Vita TV sales: 795 | Tot. sales: 141,406

Wii U sales: 4,273 | Tot. sales: 1,963,917

PlayStation 4 sales: 8,942 | Tot. sales: 762,114

Xbox One sales: 613 | Tot. sales: 34,328

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Last week saw the release of Bethesda and Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within in Japan. The survival-horror game sold nearly 60,000 copies on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 each, with Xbox platform sales accounting for another few thousand copies sold.


Across all platforms combined, The Evil Within sold 124,244 copies.


The biggest release last week, however, was another game in Konami’s Power Pro Baseball series, with Power Pro Baseball 2014 selling 81,981 copies on PS3 and another 50,836 copies on PlayStation Vita. Total launch sales for the game amounted to 132,817 copies, which isn’t too far below Power Pro Baseball 2013’s opening of 144,216 sold.


Finally, Bandai Namco released Tales of the World: Reve Unitia on Nintendo 3DS. This, unlike regular Tales games, is a strategy RPG spin-off that was initially released on smartphones and has now been ported to the 3DS. In its first week, Reve Unitia sold 47,037 copies, which seems fairly reasonable given the circumstances.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate172,3481,945,8503DSCapcom
New02.Power Pro Baseball 201481,981NewPS3Konami
New03.The Evil Within59,388NewPS3Bethesda
New04.The Evil Within59,204NewPS4Bethesda
New05.Power Pro Baseball 201450,836NewPSVKonami
New06.Tales of the World: Reve Unitia47,037New3DSBandai Namco
02.07.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS36,6251,647,5293DSNintendo
03.08.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder30,4972,786,1833DSLevel 5
New09.Super Hero Generation16,802NewPSVBandai Namco
New10.Super Hero Generation12,566NewPS3Bandai Namco
04.11.Chaos Rings III Prequel Trilogy6,96719,402PSVSquare Enix
05.12.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix6,238123,546PS3Square Enix
New13.The Evil Within3,233NewXBOBethesda
08.14.Mario Kart 82,821693,208WiiUNintendo
10.15.Dragon Quest X2,676111,2763DSSquare Enix
06.16.FIFA 152,45123,062PS3Electronic Arts
New17.The Evil Within2,419New360Bethesda
16.18.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,3673,800,1983DSNintendo
14.19.Yo-kai Watch2,2341,289,9683DSLevel 5
11.20.Danganronpa: Another Episode2,13298,528PSVSpike Chunsoft


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.