Media Create Weekly Software Sales April 1-7

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 68.423 / 459.413 (-38%)
02./03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 49.140 / 3.025.368 (-15%)
03./04. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 26.878 / 357.959 (-52%)
04./08. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥7.980) – 15.411 / 141.665 (-38%)
05./09. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 14.086 / 117.839 (-39%)
06./19. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 11.674 / 151.881 (+24%)
07./38. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 11.533 / 442.322
08./05. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth <RPG> (Marvelous AQL) {2013.03.28} (¥4.980) – 11.135 / 56.795 (-76%)
09./02. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC # <RPG> (Marvelous AQL) {2013.03.28} (¥6.279) – 11.128 / 84.011 (-85%)
10./10. [WIU] Game & Wario <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.03.28} (¥4.935) – 11.064 / 33.555 (-51%)
11./15. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 10.611 / 180.009 (-20%)
12./06. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.03.30} (¥6.980) – 9.900 / 43.202 (-70%)
13./13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 9.801 / 183.176 (-37%)
14./17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 9.669 / 1.990.057 (-6%)
15./00. [PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.04.04} (¥7.140) – 9.659 / NEW
16./11. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥7.140) – 8.085 / 85.579 (-53%)
17./07. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin # <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2013.03.28} (¥6.090) – 7.566 / 39.305 (-76%)
18./16. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 7.032 / 155.614 (-39%)
19./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 6.923 / 2.020.351
20./26. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A <ADV> (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 6.389 / 199.246

Hardware Sales

3DS 56.864
PS Vita 19.328
PS3 16.807
Wii U 14.783
PSP 8.876
Wii 1.718
Xbox 360 536
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Where have all the sales gone?!

Well, if you compare the Media Create numbers from last week to this week, you’ll notice a drop pretty much across the board in sales. If you look at the hardware side of things, all consoles saw a decrease. The hardest hit was the Vita in total numbers (about 12,000) and percentage (39%). However, this seems to be stemming from a lack of supply at some stores rather than apathy for the handheld. Also taking big losses are the 3DS (about 10,000) and the Wii U (8,000). All total, console sales are down almost 40,000 from last week.

On the software side of things, all games except two have lost sales. Luigi’s Mansion is still on top but is down about a third. Animal Crossing easily made the 3,000,000 mark but dropped below the 50,000 mark for the first time. Dragon Quest X fell under 10,000. Last week’s number 2, Fate/Extra CCC, had an 85% drop from last week. And this week’s only new game, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the PS3, didn’t even sell 10,000 copies.

Media CreateSo, what saw an increase? Two games. The first is Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition, a rhythm game created by Namco Bandai. The second game, also from Namco Bandai, is Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, a card-based fighting game on the Nintendo 3DS. Although I have no doubt that Taiko no Tatsujin will stay in Japan, there is a possibility that we might see Dragon Ball Heroes over in the West, given the franchise’s popularity. However, I won’t be surprised if this game also stays in Japan.

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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.