This is the game’s first week at retail.
According to the latest data from Media Create, Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen debuted this week ending on April 28th in Japan and managed to net the number 2 position in the top 20 charts with 125,363 copies sold. It would be Tomodachi Collection: New Life for the Nintendo 3DS that would garner the top spot though, selling 144,903 units for a total lifetime sales of more than half a million units in just two weeks.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the total lifetime sales of the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL respectively were 8,240,523 and 3,032,694 respectively. The PlayStation Vita reportedly has a total lifetime unit sales total of 1,536,734 units.
Yes, that’s how big the gulf is. And no, a price cut is not going to reduce it.
Meanwhile, Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider premiered in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and managed to sell 35,250 units in its first week. The other big release was Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram for the PS3 that sold 34,292 copies.