Sword Art Online and 3DS LL sales top retail in Japan

Wednesday, 20th March 2013 13:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix went head-to-head on Media Create’s charts for the week of March 11-17, with Namco’s debut besting Square’s by only 9,766 units.

Namco also took the third spot with the debut of Super Robot Wars UX, and God of War: Ascension debuted with 19,744 units moved on PS3. Other debuts for the week on the top 20 included Darkstalkers Resurrection for PS3 and Tecmo-Koei’s Winning Post 7 2013 on PS3.

Looking over the top 30 on NeoGAF, Winning Post 7 2013 came in at number 26 on PSP with and additional 3,909 units sold bringing its sales total to 11,052. Adding in Xbox 360 sales of Darkstalkers Resurrection brought total units moved to 15,215.

Moving on to hardware, last week, Vita may have bested 3DS LL, but this week the Nintendo system was back on top with 47,985 units moved, compared to Vita’s 36,028 units, putting the later in second place.

Looking over the entire hardware charts, the only offerings to see an increase over the week prior were 3DS LL, 3DS and Wii U.

Here’s the full software chart for Week 11. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

      [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 138,180 (New)
      [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 128,414 (New)
      [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 115,384 (New)
      [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 58,578 (2,861,517)
      [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 29,121 (121,517)
      [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (Sega, 03/07/13) – 26,248 (136,477)
      [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 22,122 (272,211)
      [PS3] God of War: Ascension (SCEJ, 03/14/13) – 19,744 (New)
      [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) – 14,976 (175,740)
      [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 14,813 (1,174,077)
      [PS3] Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft, 03/07/13) – 14,772 (48,054)
      [PS3] Darkstalkers Resurrection (Capcom, 03/14/13) -11,591 (New)
      [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 11,396 (121,698)
      [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 8,747 (1,969,564)
      [PSV] Tales of Hearts R (Namco Bandai, 03/07/13) – 8,409 (63,668)
      [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum (Furyuu, 03/07/13) – 8,267 (21,035)
      [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 7,544 (394,452)
      [PS3] Winning Post 7 2013 (Tecmo Koei, 03/14/13) – 7,143 (New)
      [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 7,098 (259,835)
      [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Marvelous AQL, 02/28/13) – 6,902 (118,364)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 11. Last week’s sales are in parentheses.

  • 3DS LL – 47,985 (39,801)
  • PSV – 36,028 (63,581)
  • 3DS – 21,454 (21,207)
  • PS3 – 20,676 (19,567)
  • PSP – 12,721 (18,023)
  • Wii U – 9,539 (9,454)
  • Wii – 1,323 (1,363)
  • 360 – 543 (738)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Judicas

    The sword art online anime is absolutely amazing, sadly I doubt the game will ever be translated, if it was I’d be buying it day one!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. yeoung


    #2 2 years ago
  3. Sylrissa

    I actually can’t stand the anime, found it intolerable, but to each their own.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    I knew PS Vita luck in Japan was only temporary. Nice to see japanese people going for God Of War Ascension and still buying Soul Sacrifice i expect to see plenty of japanese players online when i purchase it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    Where’s all the people claiming the PSVita will start to dominate in Japan?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @5 You mean the people living in their own fantasy world :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    @5 – Yeah, you’re right, the Vita dropped right down to 1,323 sales. Oh wait, no. That was the Wii. Maybe it didn’t hit 10,000. No, no, that was the Wii U. The Vita actually was in second place, which is a pretty healthy place for it to be, considering how poorly it was selling previously. The Vita won’t dominate unless there’s a steady stream of great third party titles for it. But after that price cut, I can bet you it’s going to be a pretty healthy system, from now on.

    Maybe you can plug your website again. Last time I tried to click on it, it told me that it was an adult site and that it was wall-to-wall pictures of you with your mouth up Miyamoto’s ass.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    LOL. Ninty love is pretty blinding, we know that don’t we :D
    Funny he ignored WiiU sales, I guess that comes with being a blinded in console love.

    Pretty even split between Sony and Ninty, with Sony leading in software and Ninty in hardware.

    Soul Sacrifice is doing good for a new ip in Japan. It can become very big indeed in the future.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. PeekyChew

    I can’t wait to see how Monster Hunter affects the sales.

    #9 2 years ago

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