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Shin Megami Tensei 4 debut helps 3DS sales surge at Japanese retail

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 14:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shin Megami Tensei 4 was released in Japan on May 23, and the Atlus title landed at number one of the software chart, moving 188,562 in three days. The RPG helped lagging 3DS sales surge over the prior week as well, with the system moving 40,651 units compared to 24,123 units last week.


Resident Evil: Revelations also debuted on PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on May 23 and moved 118,124 units on all platforms combined. This helped Xbox 360 move 33 more units over the prior week, the first time the consoles hasn’t noted a decline in weeks.

Generally, the majority of hardware was up, even if some figures were a bit flat. The only systems which noted a decline were PSP and Wii.

Here’s the full software chart for May 20-26. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 05/23/13) – 188,562 (New)
  2. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War (Namco Bandai, 05/23/13) – 128,659 (New)
  3. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) – 102,673 (New)
  4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 59,876 (984,984)
  5. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 (Marvelous AQL, 05/23/13) – 40,357 (New)
  6. [PS3] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 05/23/13) – 19,861 (New)
  7. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 19,079 (731,304)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 15,489 (3,232,840)
  9. [PSP] Summon Night 5 (Namco Bandai, 05/16/13) – 13,624 (119,135)
  10. [Wii U] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) – 8,398 (New)
  11. [360] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) – 7,053 (New)
  12. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 5,334 (184,088)
  13. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 5,190 (482,930)
  14. [PS3] Zillions of Enemy X: Zetsukai no Crusade (NIS, 05/23/13) – 5,019 (New)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 4,105 (193,160)
  16. [3DS] Tamagotchi no Doki Doki Dream Omisecchi (Namco Bandai, 05/23/13) – 3,961 (New)
  17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 3,517 (2,032,180)
  18. [PS3] Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (5pb., 05/16/13) – 3,138 (15,511)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,045 (2,054,247)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 2,612 (310,085)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 21. Last week’s sales are in parentheses alongside unit decline/improvement.

  • 3DS LL – 40,651 (24,123) +15,528
  • 3DS – 14,059 (13,001) +1,058
  • PS3– 13,318 (10,948) +2,370
  • PSV – 12,171 (10,931) +1,240
  • PSP – 5,749 (6,524) -775
  • Wii U – 5,648 (6,037) -389
  • Wii – 1,192 (1,143) + 49
  • 360 – 382 (349) +33

Thanks, Gematsu.

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6 Comments

  1. Gregard

    Why is the image from persona 4 though xD

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Horrible google image search capabilities? :P

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    Makes me so sad to see a Shin Megami Tensei main title on a portable.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. deathm00n

    @3 Me too…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    These numbers are good, but I’m most interested to see what happens when Monster Hunter 4 comes out for 3DS.

    Shin Megami Tensei 4 is freaking sick, I can’t wait for the US release this July.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Can someone turn off the Francis Nintendo eccentric commentary off? :D

    #6 2 years ago

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