Media Create Weekly Software Sales February 25-March 03

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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Software Sales

01./00. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 203.224 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A <ADV> (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 130.686 / NEW
03./00. [PSV] Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Otome Shoujotachi no Shoumei # <ACT> (Marvelous AQL) {2013.02.28} (¥6.980) – 94.324 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 88.386 / NEW
05./03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 73.615 / 2.739.654 (-1%)
06./00. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥8.380) – 63.089 / NEW
07./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Special Package <RPG> (Sega) {2013.02.28} (¥5.229) – 61.227 / NEW
08./01. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # <ACT> (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 60.394 / 369.075 (-80%)
09./00. [PSP] Shining Ark <RPG> (Sega) {2013.02.28} (¥6.279) – 54.837 / NEW
10./02. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 46.878 / 1.135.220 (-38%)
11./00. [3DS] Touch Detective: Nameko Shigeru <ADV> (Success) {2013.02.28} (¥3.990) – 28.367 / NEW
12./00. [PSP] D.C.III Plus # <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2013.02.28} (¥6.090) – 12.444 / NEW
13./07. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 10.208 / 1.942.364 (+6%)
14./08. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 9.177 / 244.642 (+12%)
15./06. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 7.737 / 413.787 (-21%)
16./39. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational # <SPT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2011.12.17} (¥4.980) – 7.616 / 184.192
17./10. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 5.983 / 435.146 (+3%)
18./04. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Beginning <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.21} (¥5.800) – 5.815 / 35.217 (-80%)
19./12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 5.307 / 1.988.455 (+8%)
20./09. [3DS] Fantasy Life <RPG> (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (¥5.800) – 5.236 / 241.576 (-11%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 77.439
PS Vita 62.543
PS3 25.725
PSP 11.171
Wii U 10.021
Wii 1.383
Xbox 360 486

Well, things certainly got interesting in the Media Create charts. After cutting the price, the PlayStation Vita has shot up the charts and settled in at second behind the 3DS. And if you look at last week’s numbers, you’ll see that the Vita increased sales by over 5 times their previous number. And from that, you find challengers for Nintendo’s reign on the software side of things, with Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Phantasy Star Online 2: Special Package getting over 60,000 each in sales and the return of Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational – which made a jump from 39th to 16th on the chart.

But, of course, the 3DS won’t go down without a fight, as it claimed the top spot in hardware with 77,439 units sold and holds 11 spots out of a possible 20. Also, Professor Layton‘s last adventure beat out the Vita’s breasts best to lead the way. In addition, Animal Crossing and Dragon Quest have continued to sell well, even with the influx of competition this past week, scoring sales of 73,615 and 46,878 respectively. The “2 million sold” quest between NSMB2 and Mario Kart 7 seems to be coming to a head, as MK7 is just over 10,000 away from the mark. And Fantasy Life has hung on to the Top 20 as it moves closer to the quarter-of-a-million mark.

Almost getting lost in all of this are two games that we’d love to see over here: Dynasty Warriors 8, currently a PS3 exclusive (which will probably come over) and Shining Ark on PSP (which hopefully will come over on PSN). Shining Ark was the top PSP game this week, getting 54,837 in sales. But it was Dynasty Warriors 8 that claimed the top spot this week with over 200,000 sold.


About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.

  • Lightthrower

    Well Nintendo still sold more 3DS than Vita, but it’s nice to see that Sony is back in the handheld competition (and still dominating the console market).

    • It is also way cheaper ,.. hell it was just cheaper than PSP

  • jumpity

    With 11 of the top 20 on 3DS (and 1 on Wii), I would still say the numbers are dominated by Nintendo. It’s just too bad that there’s no Wii U action there.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      True, but we’re finally seeing some real competition between the top handhelds, assuming that it’s more than just people going for Senran Kagura.

    • RicardJulianti

      I’m not a big Vita fan (just not my thing really), but that’s good that things have picked up. Healthy competition always brings out the best in companies.

      Only question is how long can those numbers keep up. If the games stop coming, the price point will be moot. Unless they somehow get Monster Hunter 4 on the Vita (which Capcom has pretty much crushed that hope), the 3DS is going to deal a pretty big blow come summer.


  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    I’m wondering how many of those sales were people waiting for a price drop and if the numbers will stay high. I for one would buy a WiiU the day of if they’d just drop the price 50-100$…my point is is this an anomaly? Or will the Vita actually be a competitor now?