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’s software sales chart


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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Monster Hunter 4213,2782,402,0773DSCapcom
New02.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash81,622NewPSVNihon Falcom
New03.Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate80,398NewPS3Tecmo Koei
New04.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash67,718NewPS3Nihon Falcom
New05.Armored Core: Verdict Day59,184NewPS3From Software
New06.My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute: HappyenD31,054NewPS3Namco Bandai
New07.The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD30,264NewWiiUNintendo
New08.Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate25,483NewPSVTecmo Koei
04.09.Tomodachi Collection: New Life
New10.Battle Princess of Arcadia9,252NewPS3Nippon Ichi
09.11.Youkai Watch8,578187,8253DSLevel 5
06.12.Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life7,575279,5593DSNamco Bandai
08.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf7,4313,425,0033DSNintendo
05.14.Mario & Luigi: Dream Team7,361318,6003DSNintendo
03.15.Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn6,866216,156PS3Square Enix
New16.Starry☆Sky ~After Winter~ Portable6,074NewPSPAsgard
New17.Meiji Tokyo Renka5,963NewPSPBroccoli
New18.Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion5,569New3DSSpike Chunsoft
New19.Armored Core: Verdict Day5,088New360From Software
13.20.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon5,007906,5473DSNintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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