Media Create Weekly Software Sales March 04–10

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F tops this week's Media Create Software Top 20

Software Sales

01./00. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f <ACT> (Sega) {2013.03.07} (¥7.329) – 110.229 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 92.396 / NEW
03./00. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star # <ACT> (Broccoli) {2013.03.07} (¥6.090) – 67.217 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 63.285 / 2.802.940 (-14%)
05./00. [PSV] Tales of Hearts R # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.07} (¥6.480) – 55.258 / NEW
06./01. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 46.866 / 250.090 (-77%)
07./00. [PS3] Far Cry 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2013.03.07} (¥7.770) – 33.281 / NEW
08./02. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A <ADV> (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 30.078 / 160.764 (-77%)
09./10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 24.045 / 1.159.265 (-49%)
10./00. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice: “United Front” Double Pack <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥7.980) – 22.050 / NEW
11./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 21.915 / 110.302 (-75%)
12./08. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # <ACT> (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 17.833 / 386.908 (-70%)
13./03. [PSV] Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Otome Shoujotachi no Shoumei # <ACT> (Marvelous AQL) {2013.02.28} (¥6.980) – 17.138 / 111.461 (-82%)
14./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan <ETC> (FuRyu) {2013.03.07} (¥5.229) – 12.768 / NEW
15./07. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Special Package <RPG> (Sega) {2013.02.28} (¥5.229) – 10.031 / 71.258 (-84%)
16./00. [PS3] Crysis 3 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.03.07} (¥7.665) – 9.602 / NEW
17./06. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥8.380) – 9.294 / 72.383 (-85%)
18./09. [PSP] Shining Ark <RPG> (Sega) {2013.02.28} (¥6.279) – 9.161 / 63.999 (-83%)
19./13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 8.452 / 1.950.816 (-17%)
20./14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 8.096 / 252.737 (-12%)

Hardware Sales

PS Vita 63.581
3DS 61.008
PS3 19.567
PSP 18.023
Wii U 9.454
Wii 1.363
Xbox 360 738

Ladies and gentlemen, my best impression of the late sportscaster Howard Cosell:

Down goes 3DS. Down goes 3DS. Down goes 3DS. The champ has taken one on the chin and is given a mandatory 8-count as Vita is looking poised in the corner.

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I know this is from a different fight, but I couldn’t resist.

The Vita enjoyed two solid weeks of hardware sales in the Media Create charts after the price cut. Could this still be an anomaly? Sure, but it’s getting harder to argue for that. The first time it happens, it’s just a blip on the radar. The second time, you can still call it an anomaly. The third time? That is a trend. If these numbers happen again next week, the Vita will be trending as a legitimate contender in Japan for the 3DS.

Continuing on similar trends, the 3DS still holds the most spots on the Top 20 with 7 games. But Sony products hold the majority with 13 among the PS3, Vita, and PSP brands. If these trends continue, we can officially declare an end to the current Nintendomination.

As for the actual titles, this week was led by Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, with over 110,000 in sales for the new PS3 version. The title has been one we’ve been hoping would be localized for the West. In fact, Sega posted a picture of Hatsune Miku on their Facebook page the day of the Japanese release to see how much interest there would be in a localization.

Oh, and apparently this happened, as well:

For the Vita, two newly released games lead the way: Soul Sacrifice (over 114,000 combined for both editions) and Tales of Hearts R (over 55,000). Last week’s top Vita game, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, dropped off quite a bit. However, that had more to do with sellouts than anything, as the game sold close to 97% of its initial stock in the first full week.

In other areas, Animal Crossing continues to lead the 3DS in sales as it closes in on 3 million sold in Japan. Both Mario Kart 7 and Fantasy Life have been bumped from the list. While we have no doubt that MK7 will top the 2 million mark, we hope that this won’t be the last time we will see Fantasy Life. Finally, last week’s number 1 game, Dynasty Warriors 8 on the PS3, falls to 46,866 in sales but still manages to eclipse the 250,000 mark.


Special thanks to Brodie Dayton-Mills for the Ali-Liston photoshop.

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.

  • The Vita won by only about 2000 units. Man, what a crushing victory.

  • Yes, the Vita, which has been outsold 9-to-1 at this point is “winning” by selling less than 5% more in a week with two huge releases and a price cut. I like the vita, I love it with playstation plus, but, lol, call it what it is.

  • HPN

    And then Monster Hunter 4 ships. /gg

  • My god that picture lol made my day.

  • This article seems like little more than troll bait, but whatever. My question is, can someone please explain to me the meaning of R and f after the title of a game? There was Takes of Graces f and now Tales of Graces R, along with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f. And why is it that R is capitalized while f isn’t?

    • No one has answered my question yet…. Does that mean that no ones knows? I really want to know!

    • So far, the only thing I could find was Tales of Graces F. The letter F stands for future. Do you mean Tales of Hearts R? The R on that game stands for re-imaging. I looked this up from two different sources and cannot say for sure if this is accurate.

    • Ah, thank you. And yes, Hearts, not Graces–I didn’t read carefully. I came across another one today, too: Another Code: R — Journey into Lost Memories. Maybe it’s just considered cool in Japan to add a random letter at the end? It seems odd that it’s often R, and F at least twice, but no other letters that I can remember seeing.

  • Retro Cool

    I wouldn’t say this was a KO but more of a decision based win… Sony was smart enough to lower the price of the Vita to outsell 3DS. Just a lot of 1, 2 punches thrown in to make sure of the win.

  • Nintendo is also releasing a new pokemon 3ds XL this month.

  • I hope this makes the localization of Project Diva F and Senran Kaguran a lot easier with such god sales.