Dragon Quest X, the Japanese role-playing game from Square Enix, has failed to light up the home market during its first week on sale while the Nintendo 3DS handheld has seen a solid drop in sales after the heights that it achieved last week on the strength of the New Super Mario Bros. 2 release.
has still managed to sell 118,786 units for the week that ended on August 5, according to the data compiled by Media Create, but that’s just about half of the 235,974 units it has pushed out during the previous seven-day period.
The launch of Dragon Quest X did have a clear effect on the hardware chart, pushing the home console to second spot with 41,561 in sales, which is a huge increase when compared to the 10,549 of the previous week, while the last position on the chart was occupied by the PlayStation 3, posting a decline from 18,160 to 14,544.
The older PlayStation Portable handheld sold 11,989 devices, down from 14,029, while the new Vita is continuing its long-term decline, going from 9,081 to just 8,203.
The Xbox 360, the PlayStation 2 and the older DSi are under the 1,000 unit mark.
Dragon Quest X
might have underperformed when compared to previous installments in the series, like Dragon Quest IX and its 2,3 million sales on the DS, out the new title still managed to move 420,311 copies on the Nintendo Wii during its first week on sale.
Second place has gone to New Super Mario Bros. 2, which has sold 213,863 units, while third has been occupied by Pokemon Black & White 2, with sales of 51,342.
The rest of the top ten includes: Demon Training, Just Dance Wii 2, All Kamen Rider Rider Generation 2, Taiko Drum Master Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb, Digimon World Redigitize, Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection and Persona 4 Arena.