Luigi’s Mansion reigns supreme at retail in Japan

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 15:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Luigi’s Mansion was still the number one title on the Media Create charts for the week, moving 111,000 units extra. Fate/Extra CCC debuted in second place for PSP, moving 73,000 units. On the hardware side of things, Wii and Wii U were the only offerings to show an increase over the prior week with 1,858 and 22,829 units moved, respectively. All other hardware units saw a decline in sales.

Here’s the full software chart for Week 13. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 110,840 (390,991)
  2. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) – 72,883 (New)
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 57,835 (2,976,228)
  4. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 56,457 (331,082)
  5. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth (Marvelous AQL, 03/28/13) – 45,660 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix, 03/30/13) – 33,302 (New)
  7. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin (Aquaplus, 03/28/13) – 31,738 (New)
  8. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 24,864 (126,254)
  9. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 23,135 (103,753)
  10. [Wii U] Game & Wario (Nintendo, 03/28/13) – 22,491 (New)
  11. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 17,180 (77,495)
  12. [PSV] Sei Madou Monogatari (Compile Heart, 03/28/13) – 16,050 (New)
  13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 15,560 (173,375)
  14. [Wii] PreCure All-Stars: Zenin Shuugou Let’s Dance! (Namco Bandai, 03/28/13) – 15,373 (New)
  15. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 13,215 (169,397)
  16. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 11,577 (148,583)
  17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,328 (1,980,388)
  18. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 10,011 (144,212)
  19. 3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (02/28/13) – 9,414 (140,208)
  20. [PSP] Geten no Hana (Tecmo Koei, 03/28/13) – 8,644 (New)

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

  • 3DS LL – 38,442 (40,924)
  • PSV– 31,795 (41,073)
  • 3DS – 28,538 (35,629)
  • Wii U – 22,829 (11,398)
  • PS3 – 19,069 (22,942)
  • PSP – 12,594 (12,690)
  • Wii – 1,858 (1,720)
  • 360 – 598 (610)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Lengendaryboss

    Good week for Nintendo and Sony platforms barring wii. Software sales seems to be split among a variety of platforms. Wii U selling better than PS3, just goes to show games sell hardware, not the other way around. Soul Sacrifice selling well still in the top twenty and nearing 150k, i just wonder how the rest of the world takes to Soul Sacrifice.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    DQX bombed, as expected, along with Game&Wario.
    Great sales for Muramasa, almost 2x the sales of Wii version (23900), and that’s not including significant digital sales.
    Great to see Soul Sacrifice holding up at 10k but probably going below that next week. It will easily become best selling Vita game in Japan as of now.

    Definitely bit surprised to see Wii U hardware jump as software sales are pathetic, but its probably because of DQX bundle. Going back down next week.
    Expect drops from next week onwards for all platforms, dry season is starting :D
    Next few weeks will be important for Vita, since it has no significant games lined up for next 3-4 weeks. Interesting to see where Vita stabilizes.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    I’m so glad Dragon Quest X is bombing, It will teach square enix people don’t want that MMO crap.

    Just release a normal Dragon Quest RPG and look at the sales. A remake, Dragon Quest VII sold far more.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    Interesting….. many people were saying the Wii U is dead, and it bombed. Funny how software…leads to sales in hardware.

    What happens this fall when 3D Mario, Zelda, and Mario Kart come out for Wii U?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. polygem

    animal crossing…insane really :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Did Dragons Quest X really bomb?

    I thought it was just a HD re-release? Didn’t it just sell a shit ton on the Wii last year?

    “As of December 30, 2012, game was sold 633,827 copies in Japan and ranked tenth in its released year.”

    Of course it’s going to sell less as shit loads of people already own it and not as many people own the Wii U… Am I missing something here?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    Games like that, amazingly playable and fun with small production costs that sell an absolute metric shit ton really help Nintendo ride out any storm. :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Clupula

    @6 – For a Dragon Quest game, even 633,827 is really bad. DQIX was at 5.6 million, DQ VIII was at 5.21 million, even DQ VII on PS1 was 4.4 million. The spin-off titles usually do a million and a half, easily.

    Usually, a Dragon Quest title is enough, in Japan, to end a system war.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    @4 – Actually, everyone has been saying that certain titles will give the Wii U a boost for a week or two, before it goes back down. Don’t start wetting your panties before you see the Wii U stay that strong for a solid month.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Da Man

    Pay attention to deprived patients’ notion, millions in 15 years should be compared to thousands in months.

    This is the free internet logic.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet


    Maybe the subscription put people off? Who knows? Don’t they release games for DS? That series has bounced back and forwards between Nintendo and Sony it seems, the little whore…

    Isn’t it a catch 22 for them (Nintendo) at the moment?

    They can’t spunk their load before MS and PS4 show their hands as they will have nothing for when next gen launches?

    Wii U is pretty much in hibernation mode at the moment. Lego City Undercover is a fantastic game though I can’t see much happening before E3, then things will get interesting.

    I don’t expect a lot of PS4 / 720 features to be p and running properly at launch, Gaikai etc… It seems like most companies like to drip feed updates these days to make the console seem ‘fresh’.

    I expect the majority of the PS4 launch to be multiplatform titles with zero backwards compatibility offered, same with MS to be fair.

    I think Miiverse will get a bit of a spring clean to try and link to 3DS, although, I half expect Nintendo to announce a new Handheld at E3 2014 that links with Wii U. Maybe on par with Vita Tech, maybe introduce their own App Store or something.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    @11 – I definitely think the subscription fee and the online nature of it put people off. I think if it had been an old school traditional Dragon Quest game, it would have sold in the millions, and probably put the Wii U on top for a very long time. But the type of game it is now isn’t going to sell and it’s another one in a line of many bad ideas from Wada’s Squeenix.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    They can’t spunk their load but a little bit of pre-cum wouldn’t go amiss.

    /sorry :)

    Game & Wario was a bit rubbish. Did it review badly? DQ is down to the type of game. WiiU did get a reasonable boost considering the actual sales of these games though. As Francis pointed out it’ll be more interesting to see what impact one of their big guns has.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet


    Lol true that! :D

    Lego is fantastic if you haven’t got that already!

    Genuinely funny and loads of fun cameo’s, highly recommend if you feel the need to dust the Wii U off.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. PeekyChew

    @11 I doubt Nintendo would release a new handheld that soon. The 3DS is really hitting its stride recently so I don’t see any point in them making consumers go out to buy a completely new console.

    #15 2 years ago

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