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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have sold over 12 million units since launch. Collectively, the two games are the fastest selling titles on 3DS.

A total of 245 million Pokemon games have been sold around the world.

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE PC BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2 2 TITANFALL XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
1 3 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
5 4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
7 5 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 6 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 7 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
4 8 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS4 KONAMI KONAMI
13 9 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
11 10 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
17 11 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
24 12 FIFA 14 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
27 13 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
14 14 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 15 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
6 16 PROFESSOR LAYTON VS PHOENIX WRIGHT 3DS CAPCOM NINTENDO
26 17 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
21 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
25 19 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
15 20 DARK SOULS II XB360 BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
12 21 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES XB ONE KONAMI KONAMI
9 22 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
16 23 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS3 KONAMI KONAMI
29 24 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
25 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
32 27 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
23 28 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
20 30 YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
28 31 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
19 32 DARK SOULS II PS3 BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
33 33 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
34 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: XTREME COMPLETE ED. PS4 KOEI TECMO KOEI EUROPE
35 WWE 2K14 XB360 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
31 36 THIEF PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
36 37 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
38 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
38 39 THIEF XB ONE SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
3 40 DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS PC BLIZZARD ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

All formats

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
4 1 FIFA 14 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE ZENIMAX ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 3 TITANFALL RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
2 5 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS KONAMI KONAMI
1 6 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON SUCKER PUNCH SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
5 7 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 8 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT UBISOFT UBISOFT
9 9 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
13 10 BATTLEFIELD 4 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
11 11 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE POPCAP GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
17 12 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
14 13 THIEF EIDOS MONTREAL SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
18 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
16 15 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 16 DARK SOULS II FROM SOFTWARE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
23 17 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
15 18 PROFESSOR LAYTON VS PHOENIX WRIGHT LEVEL 5/CAPCOM CAPCOM NINTENDO
20 19 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS GHOST GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 20 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
24 21 WWE 2K14 YUKE’S 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
19 22 MXGP: THE OFFICIAL MOTOCROSS VIDEOGAME MILESTONE STUDIOS MILESTONE PQUBE
22 23 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES GEARBOX SOFTWARE SEGA SEGA
33 24 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE BEENOX SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
37 25 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
30 26 DISNEY INFINITY AVALANCHE SOFTWARE DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
38 27 GRAN TURISMO 6 POLYPHONY DIGITAL SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
27 28 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
29 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: XTREME COMPLETE ED. OMEGA FORCE KOEI TECMO KOEI EUROPE
25 30 NBA 2K14 VISUAL CONCEPTS 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
21 31 YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND ARZEST NINTENDO NINTENDO
26 32 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 33 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL GUERRILLA GAMES SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
28 34 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WB GAMES MONTREAL WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 35 PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES NAMCO BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
36 SKATE 3 EA BLACK BOX XBOX 360 CLASSICS ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 37 DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT BLIZZARD ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
35 38 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA TRAVELLER’S TALES XBOX 360 CLASSICS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
36 39 POKEMON Y GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
40 SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 98.628 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 78.098 / 210.767 (-41%)
03./00. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 59.965 / NEW
04./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 48.345 / 662.724 (+8%)
05./02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 46.490 / 166.942 (-61%)
06./03. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 38.617 / 158.232 (-68%)
07./00. [3DS] New Love Plus+ # (Konami) {2014.03.27} (¥5.985) – 31.258 / NEW
08./04. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 25.300 / 143.540 (-79%)
09./05. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs #
(Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 24.825 / 122.646 (-75%)
10./00. [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life # (Idea Factory) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 21.640 / NEW
11./09. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 19.596 / 59.193 (-51%)
12./00. [PS3] Winning Post 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥8.190) – 19.156 / NEW
13./10. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 17.771 / 310.253 (-52%)
14./07. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 16.897 / 80.795 (-74%)
15./13. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014
(Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥3.980) – 14.877 / 42.700 (-47%)
16./17. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 14.564 / 530.459 (+4%)
17./18. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 12.966 / 120.379 (-4%)
18./06. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 12.374 / 104.277 (-87%)
19./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥7.140) – 12.120 / NEW
20./00. [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight # (Gust) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 11.663 / NEW

Game sales experienced a rather large increase in Japan last week, even though there was no special occasion/holiday. So what happened here?

The rise can be attributed to three factors. Consumers were spending more prior to a 3 percent increase in consumption tax starting on April 1, many Japanese schools were holding a spring vacation, and gamers were receiving payments from Japanese companies, which usually take place on the 25th of each month.

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Retro City Rampage: DX seems to be doing very well for Vblank Entertainment.

In its first month, the 3DS version has already managed to outsell the Xbox Live Arcade release. That’s despite launching a year later on Nintendo’s portable and only in North America initially.

Vblank tweeted out the sales news a short while ago:


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Famitsu has compiled a listing of the best-selling games in Japan between April 1, 2013 and April 3, 2014. Here’s the full lineup:

10. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U): 622,502 units sold
9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803 units sold
8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042 units sold
7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182 units sold
6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303 units sold
5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152 units sold
4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548 units sold
3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099 units sold
2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862 units sold
1. Pocket Monsters X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008 units sold

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BLOK DROP U sales have seen a huge increase following a discount launched on the eShop yesterday. According to developer RCMADAIX, the game has seen a 1,105 percent increase over last Thursday.

The developer wrote on Twitter:


BLOK DROP U wasn’t all that pricey to begin with, coming in at $2. Guess more people decided to jump in at $1 though!

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This week’s Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd – 98,628 / NEW
2. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 78,098 / 210,767
3. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd – 59,965 / NEW
3. [3DS] Youkai Watch – 48,345 / 662,724
4. [PS3] Sengoku Musou 4 – 46,490 / 166,942
6. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 38,617 / 158,232
7. [3DS] New LovePlus+ – 31,258 / NEW
8. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs. – 25,300 / 143,540
9. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs. – 24,825 / 122,646
10. [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life – 21,640 / NEW
11. [PSV] Sengoku Musou 4 – 19,596 / 59,193
12. [PS3] Winning Post 8 – 19,156 / NEW
13. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 17,771 / 310,253
14. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 – 16,897 / 80,795
15. [PSP] Pro Baseball spirits 2014 – 14,877 / 42,700
16. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe – 14,564 / 530,459
17. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear – 12,966 / 120,379
18. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 12,374 / 104,277
19. [PSV] Winning Post 8 – 12,120 / NEW
20. [PSV] Ayesha no Atelier Plus – 11,663 / NEW

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

3DS LL – 52,124
Vita – 39,752
PS4 – 23,327
PS3 – 17,154
Wii U – 13,026
3DS – 12,508
PSP – 4,206
Vita TV – 2,115
Xbox 360 – 304

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Vita – 35,374
PS4 – 30,201
3DS LL – 28,291
PS3 – 15,455
3DS – 11,985
Wii U – 9,982
PSP – 3,563
Vita TV – 1,754
Xbox 360 – 288

The latest Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Wii U

1. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
2. New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
5. The LEGO Movie Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
6. Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
7. Nintendo Land – Nintendo
8. Sports Connection – Ubisoft
9. Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
10. Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Ubisoft

3DS

1. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Nintendo
2. Yoshi’s New Island – Nintendo
3. Pokemon Y – Nintendo
4. Pokemon X – Nintendo
5. The LEGO Movie Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
7. Mario Party: Island Tour – Nintendo
8. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo
9. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track