Period: The week of March 3rd – March 9th (2014)
Top-seller: Soul Sacrifice Delta – 48,786
Nintendo 3DS sales: 10,876 | Total sales: 9,413,587
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 24,192 | Total sales: 5,801,427
PlayStation Vita sales: 31,325 | Total sales: 2,549,199
Vita TV sales: 1,962 | 97,354
Wii U sales: 7,773 | Total sales: 1,659,072
PlayStation 4 sales: 35,294 | 410,133
Last week, Sony released Soul Sacrifice Delta in Japan. The game, which is a follow-up to the original Soul Sacrifice with a large amount of new content, sold 48,786 copies in its first week.
That isn’t a very high figure, and is about half of what of the original Soul Sacrifice sold at launch. Soul Sacrifice sold 92,396 copies in its first week back in 2013.
Of all the games within the hunting-action genre popularized by Monster Hunter, Soul Sacrifice is already at the lower end of the scale in terms of sales. Both God Eater as well as Tecmo Koei’s Toukiden seem to hold more appeal, and Soul Sacrifice Delta’s sales are lower still.
Whether or not the series will see significant growth in the future is hard to predict, but for now, it’s a good thing that Sony Computer Entertainment have Freedom Wars in development for the PlayStation Vita. Hunting-action games appear to be among the few titles capable of giving the Vita significant boosts in sales, and Freedom Wars already looks more appealing to the Japanese market on account of its visual style alone.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Soul Sacrifice Delta||48,786||New||PSV||Marvelous AQL|
|06.||02.||Yo-kai Watch||36,018||532,472||3DS||Level 5|
|05.||03.||Dragon Quest Monsters 2||31,157||718,865||3DS||Square Enix|
|01.||04.||Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land||29,514||160,296||3DS||Marvelous AQL|
|03.||06.||Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear||22,210||80,538||3DS||Nintendo|
|10.||09.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||14,108||489,610||3DS||Nintendo|
|14.||10.||Pokémon X and Y||10,708||3,984,832||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|12.||11.||Puzzle & Dragons Z||10,508||1,399,320||3DS||Gung Ho|
|13.||12.||Battlefield 4||9,830||47,746||PS4||Electronic Arts|
|21.||14.||Grand Theft Auto V||7,312||728,899||PS3||Take 2|
|17.||15.||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||7,181||67,284||WiiU||Nintendo|
|09.||16.||Deception IV: Blood Ties||6,101||25,422||PSV||Tecmo Koei|
|23.||17.||Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost||5,882||333,928||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|07.||18.||Deception IV: Blood Ties||5,874||29,127||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|16.||19.||Kuroko’s Basketball: Miraculous Victory||5,752||61,811||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|19.||20.||Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition||5,327||25,851||PS4||Square Enix|