Media Create Weekly Software Sales January 07-13

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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Pictured: This week’s sales

01./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 83.220 / 2.186.309 (-37%)
02./02. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 21.784 / 1.855.840 (-76%)
03./13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 14.809 / 170.410 (-54%)
04./10. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 14.602 / 387.698 (-59%)
05./03. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star <ADV> (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 14.472 / 484.867 (-79%)
06./04 [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu / Raimei <RPG> (Level 5) {2012.12.13} (¥5.500) – 13.834 / 379.369 (-73%)
07./16. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.12.20} (¥8.190) – 13.289 / 207.446 (-54%)
08./05. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 12.400 / 432.110 (-75%)
09./07. [WIU] Nintendo Land <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥4.935) – 11.703 / 262.176 (-72%)
10./12. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 10.014 / 385.076 (-71%)
11./18. [PS3] Yakuza 5 # <ADV> (Sega) {2012.12.06} (¥8.800) – 9.725 / 554.579 (-63%)
12./08. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn – Bouken no Yoake # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.20} (¥5.980) – 9.046 / 273.785 (-77%)
13./23. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2012.12.20} (¥7.980) – 8.788 / 99.474
14./14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 8.147 / 1.947.404 (-73%)
15./09. [3DS] Magician’s Quest: Magical Town <ETC> (Konami) {2012.12.20} (¥4.980) – 8.065 / 127.801 (-79%)
16./27. [PSP] AKB1/149: Love Election # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.20} (¥7.329) – 7.278 / 187.714
17./11. [3DS] Pokèmon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity <RPG> (Pokèmon Co.) {2012.11.23} (¥4.800) – 7.119 / 416.008 (-80%)
18./21. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational # <SPT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.11.22} (¥4.980) – 6.951 / 247.322
19./25. [NDS] Pokèmon Black 2 / White 2 <RPG> (Pokèmon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) – 6.619 / 2.943.072
20./15. [3DS] Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney <ADV> (Level 5) {2012.11.29} (¥5.980) – 5.907 / 255.596 (-80%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 92.661
PS3 22.991
WiiU 20.715
PSP 17.069
Vita 11.088
Wii 1.873
360 921

Slow sales in this week’s Media Create figures. No new releases and not a lot of interesting sales spikes. The observant one may notice the lack of Fantasy Life in the list though; this is due to the game leaving stores so quickly Level 5 hasn’t been able to restock them yet. Rest assured, the game is still being actively downloaded by Japanese consumers from the Nintendo network.

Worth noting however is the Wii U’s sales: They’re approaching terribly low figures for a console that just launched. I can’t really see this trend changing any time soon unless Nintendo starts getting its act together and starts announcing and releasing new and interesting titles for the system, as it turns out the new controller wasn’t such a system seller after all.




  • I’m surprised the Wii U isn’t doing much better.  It has a Monster Hunter title on it, you’d think they’d be eating it up over there.  Oh well, looks like February will be the system’s big month, at least in the US. 

    • Japan just doesn’t play console games like the US. They’re all about the handheld games, since space is at a premium, and people spend a long time in commute every day.

  • imposabear

    Once nintendo said. “New pokemon” everyone went and got a 3ds. They said, Fuck it, to every other system out there. Lol

  • Guest

    Is it just me or is it incredibly sad that even in Japan the Vita sells like shit? Equally un-encouraging is the dismal sales of the Wii U…