Period: The week of September 23rd – September 29th (2013)
Top-seller: Monster Hunter 4 – 213,278
Nintendo 3DS sales: 40,487 | Total sales: 8,685,025
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 93,757 | Total sales: 4,201,950
PlayStation Vita sales: 6,031 | Total sales: 1,840,923
Wii U sales: 5,909 | Total sales: 1,084,635
Last week saw a large number of new games released in Japan, although none of them managed to dethrone Monster Hunter 4 from its top-spot on the software sales chart. The game sold another 213,000 copies last week.
At the #2 spot was The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash on PS Vita. The game sold close to 82,000 copies, but PlayStation Vita hardware sales barely saw an increase for the week, coming in at 6,031 units sold.
Meanwhile, the PlayStation 3 version of Trails in the Flash sold another 68,000 copies, indicating that it was a wise decision on Falcom’s part to put out a multiplatform release.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was released in Japan last week, too, and sold a mere 30,000 copies. Unfortunately, just as Trails in the Flash failed to lift Vita sales, The Wind Waker HD didn’t do much for Wii U hardware sales either, with the system selling a mere 6,000 units for the week.
Finally, Nippon Ichi’s Battle Princess of Arcadia was released last week as well, and sold an underwhelming 9,000 copies in its first week on store shelves.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Monster Hunter 4||213,278||2,402,077||3DS||Capcom|
|New||02.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash||81,622||New||PSV||Nihon Falcom|
|New||03.||Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate||80,398||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|New||04.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash||67,718||New||PS3||Nihon Falcom|
|New||05.||Armored Core: Verdict Day||59,184||New||PS3||From Software|
|New||06.||My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute: HappyenD||31,054||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||07.||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD||30,264||New||WiiU||Nintendo|
|New||08.||Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate||25,483||New||PSV||Tecmo Koei|
|04.||09.||Tomodachi Collection: New Life||9,269||1,450,520||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||10.||Battle Princess of Arcadia||9,252||New||PS3||Nippon Ichi|
|09.||11.||Youkai Watch||8,578||187,825||3DS||Level 5|
|06.||12.||Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life||7,575||279,559||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|08.||13.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||7,431||3,425,003||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||14.||Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||7,361||318,600||3DS||Nintendo|
|03.||15.||Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||6,866||216,156||PS3||Square Enix|
|New||16.||Starry☆Sky ~After Winter~ Portable||6,074||New||PSP||Asgard|
|New||17.||Meiji Tokyo Renka||5,963||New||PSP||Broccoli|
|New||18.||Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion||5,569||New||3DS||Spike Chunsoft|
|New||19.||Armored Core: Verdict Day||5,088||New||360||From Software|
|13.||20.||Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon||5,007||906,547||3DS||Nintendo|