This Week In Sales: Vampires Return To Akiba In Akiba’s Trip 2

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    Period: The week of November 4th – November 10th (2013)

    Top-seller: Battlefield 4 – 121,699

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 28,627 | Total sales: 8,952,925

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 53,190 | Total sales: 4,704,886

    PlayStation Vita sales: 21,764 | Total sales: 2,004,285

    Wii U sales: 17,737 | Total sales: 1,154,048

    << Last week’s software sales chart

     

    Last week saw the release of Battlefield 4 in Japan. The game sold close to 122,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 and nearly another 11,000 copies on Xbox 360, making for a very respectable launch.

     

    Also released last week was Akiba’s Trip, which didn’t fare as well, selling 33,476 copies on the Vita and another 20,230 copies on the PlayStation 3. That amounts to a total of 53,706 copies sold, which is lower than first-week sales of the original Akiba’s Trip, released in 2011. That game sold 58,150 copies in its first week.

     

    The lower retail sales are intriguing, as Akiba’s Trip 2 probably cost more to develop than the first game and was released on two platforms as opposed to one. Perhaps Media Create will provide further insight regarding the game’s sales in their supplementary report later this week.

     

    Other new releases for the week included Exstetra, Rocksmith 2014, Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva and J-Legend Biography.

     

    The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Battlefield 4121,699NewPS3Electronic Arts
    01.02.Pokémon X and Y115,6302,847,1013DSPokémon Co.
    04.03.Monster Hunter 440,2052,912,3103DSCapcom
    New04.Akiba’s Trip 233,476NewPSVAcquire
    02.05.PowerPros Baseball 201330,875167,584PS3Konami
    08.06.Grand Theft Auto V28,413559,679PS3Take 2
    05.07.PowerPros Baseball 201324,67598,856PSPKonami
    New08.Akiba’s Trip 220,230NewPS3Acquire
    New09.Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva17,867New3DSKadokawa
    New10.J-Legend Biography17,675New3DSNamco Bandai
    06.11.Wii Party U 15,96953,341WiiUNintendo
    New12.Oneechanbara Z Kagura with NoNoNo!15,686NewPS3D3 Publisher
    03.13.The Little Battlers Wars12,33362,5513DSLevel 5
    12.14.Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas12,18687,3233DSNamco Bandai
    New15.Rocksmith 201411,599NewPS3Ubisoft
    New16.Exstetra11,37611,376PSVFuRyu
    New17.Battlefield 410,547New360Electronic Arts
    New18.NBA 2K1410,390NewPS3Take 2
    07.19.Gundam Breaker8,89742,672PSVNamco Bandai
    13.20.PowerPros Baseball 20137,97645,173PSVKonami

     

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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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