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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
03. 01. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 63,401 2,422,146 3DS Level 5
New 02. Dragon Quest X 52,375 New 3DS Square Enix
02. 03. Toukiden Extreme 26,599 105,983 PSV Koei Tecmo
04. 04. Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1 / Vol. 2/ Vol. 3 12,856 72,566 PSV Kadokawa
01. 05. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 12,004 101,472 PS3 Atlus
New 06. Samurai Warriors 4 11,757 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
New 07. Titanfall 8,961 New XBO Microsoft
08. 08. Mario Kart 8 8,221 659,079 WiiU Nintendo
06. 09. Medabots 8: Kabuto / Kuwagata 8,214 41,540 3DS Rocket Company
New 10. Dead Rising 3 7,786 New XBO Microsoft
11. 11. Yoshi’s New Island 6,919 173,980 3DS Nintendo
New 12. Forza Motorsport 5 5,948 New XBO Microsoft
09. 13. Toukiden Extreme 5,802 16,828 PSP Koei Tecmo
15. 14. Yo-kai Watch 5,700 1,264,844 3DS Level 5
New 15. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 5,222 New PS3 Konami
11. 16. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 5,009 133,059 3DS Bandai Namco
14. 17. Hyrule Warriors 4,933 96,812 WiiU Koei Tecmo
12. 18. The Last of Us Remastered 4,898 44,266 PS4 Sony
16. 19. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 4,749 157,369 3DS Bandai Namco
07. 20. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End 4,437 33,245 PS3 Bandai 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.