Media Create Weekly Software Sales October 8-14

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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Bravely Default leads Media Create stats

Each week Media Create, a Japanese data-gathering and analysis company, reveals the latest stats for video game sales in Japan. We’ll be covering these data releases in order to give you an idea of which great Japanese game titles to keep an eye out for, and what might see potential a release here in the West due to high sales.

01./00. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy <RPG> (Square Enix) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090) – 141.529 / NEW
02./01. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2012.10.04} (¥7.990) – 92.921 / 727.854 (-85%)
03./00. [3DS] Project X Zone <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥6.280) – 85.539 / NEW
04./02. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2012.10.04} (¥7.980) – 50.144 / 274.028 (-78%)
05./00. [PS3] Tokitowa: Time and Eternity # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥7.980) – 32.215 / NEW
06./07. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 29.651 / 1.246.707 (-1%)
07./06. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.09.27} (¥4.800) – 22.195 / 122.391 (-35%)
08./11. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 18.458 / 190.370 (+62%)
09./00. [PS3] Rocksmith <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2012.10.11} (¥8.880) – 13.964 / NEW
10./00. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090) – 13.173 / NEW
11./08. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.09.27} (¥6.280) – 10.788 / 249.333 (-62%)
12./04. [PSP] Sol Trigger <RPG> (Image Epoch) {2012.10.04} (¥6.279) – 10.197 / 52.234 (-76%)
13./10. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) – 10.100 / 2.799.467 (-17%)
14./00. [PS3] Dishonored <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2012.10.11} (¥5.980) – 9.984 / NEW
15./03. [PSP] Summon Night 3 <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.04} (¥3.990) – 8.823 / 60.276 (-83%)
16./12. [3DS] Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone <HOB> (Nintendo) {2012.09.13} (¥3.800) – 7.255 / 86.014 (-30%)
17./15. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 6.410 / 235.676 (-7%)
18./14. [PSP] Final Fantasy III <RPG> (Square Enix) {2012.09.20} (¥3.990) – 5.048 / 74.118 (-33%)
19./19. [3DS] Brain Age: Concentration Training <HOB> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥3.800) – 4.639 / 178.791 (-13%)
20./22. [3DS] Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2012.07.26} (¥5.040) – 4.536 / 110.398

The newly released Bravely Default is off to a great start, as it absolutely dominates last week’s sales figures. I say this pretty much confirms a western release; all we have to do now is to wait for the inevitable announcement. Perhaps this will also give SquareEnix the courage to publish some more RPGs that aren’t Final Fantasy? Go creativity!

Also topping the charts are two other new crazy Japanese RPGs, Project X Zone and Tokitowa: Time and Eternity. While there already are plans for an English version of Tokitowa, so far the only real news of Project X Zone’s localisation has been from a Tekken producer incessantly pushing for such. Hopefully these positive sales numbers will give his nagging the extra oomph it needs for his (and our) pleas to be answered.

While this was a great week for 3DS sales (and owners), I am saddened to see the lack of PSVita games on the charts. In fact, this has been the worst week ever for the console sales wise. Hopefully we’ll see a turnabout with releases such as Persona 4 Golden and Playstation All Stars, as it would be nice to see more developers making games for that sweet piece of handheld hardware.




  • Great to see Bravely Default do well during its initial release. Though I’m not sure this will encourage Square Enix so quickly; but I’m still hoping localize this game soon enough, noting that localization is possible if we make enough noise about Bravely Default!

    Also hoping Project X Zone sees localization under Harada.

  • I really hope Bravely Default and Project X Zone make it over here.