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Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission for the Nintendo 3DS — a portable version of the two-year-old, still-going-strong, card-based arcade game — launched in Japan this past week on 28 February 2013. Media Create released sales figures for the week of 25 February 2013 to 03 March 2013, and the numbers do not lie: it sold… pretty well! The game moved 88,386 copies its first week, securing a spot as the fourth-best selling game in that period.

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The most-recent console game for the franchise, Ultimate Blast (released internationally as Ultimate Tenkaichi), moved 44,593 copies on the PlayStation 3 its first week back in December 2011. The most-recent portable game for the franchise, Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden for the Nintendo DS (which never received an international release), moved 31,108 copies its first week back in February 2011.

The last portable game to hit this level was the first Dragon Ball DS (released internationally as Dragon Ball Origins) back in 2008 with 72,330 copies its first week.


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  1. supersayianprime

    Japanese 3DS owners, you have much better games to buy than this dreck SMH

    06 March 201310:52 AM EDT
  2. nslshockwave

    How has the opening animated scene to this game not been uploaded to the Internet?

    06 March 201311:25 AM EDT
  3. JacobYBM

    Nice to see the Battle of Gods hype working. I’m surprised Birusu isn’t plastered on the cover.

    06 March 20132:19 PM EDT
  4. BlazingFiddlesticks

    Could have sworn we (North America at least) got DB Origins/DS 2.

    06 March 20139:26 PM EDT
  5. VegettoEX

    We did get “Origins 2″. I don’t understand, though. What does that have to do with anything? (It sold worse than the first game, which is why I didn’t mention it here.)

    06 March 201311:16 PM EDT
  6. jeffjarrett

    But Origins 2 is better, and it has more content than Origins 1

    07 March 20131:22 AM EDT
  7. VegettoEX

    Yes, I agree… but that didn’t reflect in its sales, and so I didn’t mention it here. This post is about sales, not about game quality analysis :).

    07 March 20136:23 AM EDT
  8. BlazingFiddlesticks

    You’ve done sales analyses that have gone back farther than one game in the past, if I recall, so I think the lack just surprised me.

    07 March 201312:19 PM EDT