This Week In Sales: No Turnabouts During This Slow Week

Period: The week of April 14th – April 20th (2014)

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Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch (3DS) – 34,690

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,920 | Total sales: 9,470,134

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 14,023 | Total sales: 5,959,475

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,905 | Total sales: 2,719,595

Vita TV sales: 1,133 | 106,394

Wii U sales: 5,204 | Total sales: 1,708,412

PlayStation 4 sales: 14,396 | 534,169

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Videogame sales in Japan—both hardware and software—dropped across the board last week, owing to a lack of new high-profile releases. The #1 selling game for the week was Yo-kai Watch, with 34,690 copies sold.


Level 5 recently announced that 1 million copies of Yo-kai Watch have been shipped thus far. We suspect they’ll sell through that shipment at retail over the next few months if the game continues to sell the way it does.


Meanwhile, Square Enix released the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which sold 31,326 copies in its first week. Following close behind it was Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection at 26,925 copies sold.


Finally, a slightly updated version of Style Savvy: Trendsetters was made available last week as well. This new version of the game contains a few new features that were released as free DLC for existing owners of the game.


Next week’s sales chart should be more interesting. April 24th marks the release of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment in Japan. Following that, April 29th marks the start of Golden Week, which usually gives popular games a much-needed kick.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
03. 01. Yo-kai Watch 34,690 754,910 3DS Level 5
01. 02. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 31,724 174,156 PS3 Bandai Namco
New 03. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 31,326 New PS4 Square Enix
New 04. Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection 26,925 New 3DS Capcom
04. 05. Mario Party: Island Tour 18,848 304,835 3DS Nintendo
02. 06. The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z 17,755 145,991 PSV Arc System Works
New 07. Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki UP! 12,315 New 3DS Nintendo
New 08. Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2 8,499 New PSP Idea Factory
New 09. Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody 8,336 New 3DS Bandai Namco
08. 10. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 8,018 198,054 PS3 Konami
07. 11. Samurai Warriors 4 6,553 212,619 PS3 Tecmo Koei
05. 12. Shin Chan: The Storm Called the Kasukabe Boys Film Star 6,357 22,766 3DS Bandai Namco
13. 13. Kirby Triple Deluxe 6,218 553,578 3DS Nintendo
15. 14. Pokémon X and Y 5,315 4,034,629 3DS Pokémon Co.
11. 15. J-Stars Victory Vs. 4,691 169,109 PS3 Bandai Namco
28. 16. Monster Hunter 4 4,409 3,260,421 3DS Capcom
12. 17. Just Dance Wii U 4,367 29,934 WiiU Nintendo
16. 18. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear 4,144 140,178 3DS Nintendo
23. 19. Puzzle & Dragons Z 4,115 1,439,301 3DS Gung Ho
14. 20. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd 4,102 125,173 PSV Sega


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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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.