This Week In Sales: Xbox One And Dragon Quest X On 3DS


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

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder (3DS) 63,401

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,931 | Total sales: 9,588,880

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 23,624 | Total sales: 6,529,961

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,441 | Total sales: 3,091,767

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

Wii U sales: 7,349 | Total sales: 1,914,829

PlayStation 4 sales: 7,299 | Total sales: 685,484

Xbox One sales: 25,674 | Total sales: 25,674

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Last week saw the release of the cloud-streaming Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest X in Japan, which sold 52,375 at launch. As reported last night, the game was sold out in its first week, which isn’t surprising, considering Square Enix appear to have been conservative with their first shipment.


Unfortunately, it looks as though we won’t get to see just how successful Dragon Quest X on 3DS could have been in the near future, as Square Enix halted shipments of the game this week, due to technical issues. Perhaps future reports from the company will indicate how the 3DS version has performed.


Also released in Japan last week was the Xbox One and a bunch of games. The console itself sold 25,674 units in its first week. Considering that Microsoft consoles have historically been niche products in Japan, this isn’t very surprising, especially since the Xbox One launch didn’t include any software that could be considered popular in Japan.


Next week: Come back to see how Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS did. The game launches in Japan this Saturday, and it should be interesting to see how the very first portable iteration of the series does.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
03.01.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder63,4012,422,1463DSLevel 5
New02.Dragon Quest X52,375New3DSSquare Enix
02.03.Toukiden Extreme26,599105,983PSVKoei Tecmo
04.04.Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1 / Vol. 2/ Vol. 312,85672,566PSVKadokawa
01.05.Persona 4 Arena Ultimax12,004101,472PS3Atlus
New06.Samurai Warriors 411,757NewPS4Koei Tecmo
08.08.Mario Kart 88,221659,079WiiUNintendo
06.09.Medabots 8: Kabuto / Kuwagata8,21441,5403DSRocket Company
New10.Dead Rising 37,786NewXBOMicrosoft
11.11.Yoshi’s New Island6,919173,9803DSNintendo
New12.Forza Motorsport 55,948NewXBOMicrosoft
09.13.Toukiden Extreme5,80216,828PSPKoei Tecmo
15.14.Yo-kai Watch5,7001,264,8443DSLevel 5
New15.Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 25,222NewPS3Konami
11.16.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 25,009133,0593DSBandai Namco
14.17.Hyrule Warriors4,93396,812WiiUKoei Tecmo
12.18.The Last of Us Remastered4,89844,266PS4Sony
16.19.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure4,749157,3693DSBandai Namco
07.20.Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End4,43733,245PS3Bandai Namco


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.