The Japanese sales numbers are in for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z! In it’s first week in Japan, an estimated 30,192 copies of the PlayStation 3 and 22,901 copies of the PlayStation Vita version were sold. The sales numbers are from analytics company MediaCreate for the period between January 20 and January 26, 2014. They usually provide sales data for the top 20 games sold every week and for those curious, the Xbox 360 version did not make the list. Still, a total of 53,093 copies between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions is not bad. Anime Games Online did a bit of research and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Blast (known as Ultimate Tenkaichi in North America) had sold 44,593 copies back in 2011, while Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 sold 47,610 copies. Both sales figures are for the PlayStation 3 version as the games were not released for Vita and did not make the top 20 for Xbox 360.
Take a look at the top 20 games by sales in Japan between the period of January 20 and January 26, 2014 below.
01.[PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom) – 176.313
02.[3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) – 58.015
03.[3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) – 35.568
04.[PS3] Saints Row IV (Spike Chunsoft) – 34.486
05.[PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Bandai Namco Games)- 30.192
06.[PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Bandai Namco Games) – 22.901
07.[3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) – 17.544
08.[3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft)- 17.282
09.[3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon Co.)- 16.933
10.[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo) – 15.095
11.[PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) – 10.412
12.[PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan (Koei Tecmo) – 10.295
13.[PSV] Uta Kumi 575 (Sega)- 9.701
14.[3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (Bandai Namco Games) – 9.271
15.[3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) – 8.285
16.[WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) – 7.667
17.[PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) – 7.199
18.[PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack (Square Enix) – 7.033
19.[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) – 6.437
20. Saints Row IV
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest game in the legendary DBZ series. It hosts team-based combat with up to 8 players, including 4 on the same team. There are 70 playable characters, three of which are DLC. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was released in Japan on January 23, 2014, Europe on January 24, 2014, and North America on January 28, 2014.