Media Create Weekly Software Sales April 29-May 5

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 208.814 / 758.575 (+44%)
02./03. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 64.420 / 660.575 (+66%)
03./06. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 47.128 / 3.175.398 (+49%)
04./02. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.04.25} (¥4.990) – 31.319 / 156.682 (-75%)
05./27. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 15.094 / 177.157
06./04. [PS3] Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2013.04.25} (¥7.980) – 12.899 / 48.149 (-63%)
07./09. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 3 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.04.18} (¥7.480) – 12.096 / 117.593 (-32%)
08./20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 10.875 / 2.019.369 (+78%)
09./19. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 9.984 / 469.436 (+61%)
10./11. [PSP] 7th Dragon 2020-II <RPG> (Sega) {2013.04.18} (¥6.279) – 8.985 / 97.862 (-41%)
11./28. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 8.979 / 478.092
12./07. [PSV] PhotoKano Kiss <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2013.04.25} (¥7.140) – 8.632 / 38.804 (-71%)
13./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 8.564 / 2.043.216
14./34. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 6.464 / 479.603
15./23. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 6.302 / 301.422
16./14. [3DS] Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.04.25} (¥5.480) – 6.061 / 15.326 (-35%)
17./29. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 6.012 / 139.803
18./21. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 5.969 / 389.990
19./05. [PS3] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram # <ADV> (5pb.) {2013.04.25} (¥7.140) – 5.144 / 39.436 (-85%)
20./30. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥7.980) – 4.861 / 164.386

Hardware Sales

3DS 76.463
PS Vita 22.051
PS3 17.415
Wii U 13.173
PSP 8.443
Wii 2.238
Xbox 360 596

So, with absolutely nothing new being released in the Top 20 of the Media Create charts, the hardware numbers decided to rise up across the board for the week. And frankly, I have no idea why (except for the 3DS, but I’ll get to that later). For the most part, each console stayed put — which is particularly good for the Vita to repeat last week’s 20,000+ performance. But the jump for the top 2 home console is a bit mind boggling. The PS3 and Wii U jumped 3,000 and 5,000 in sales respectively with almost no reason I can find as to why it happened.

The only thing I can think of — and the reason the 3DS saw another 20,000 sales jump — is because they were able to restock games this week. If you look at the 3DS numbers and see the Top 20 list, you’ll notice that most 3DS games saw an increase in sales. This is most visible in its top 4 this week in Friend Collection: New Life (44% increase), Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (66% increase), Animal Crossing: New Leaf (49% increase), and Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (which saw the biggest placement jump from 27 to 5) — I’m not counting NSMB2 because it has been consistently around that 10,000 mark for about a month.

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The top sellers for the other consoles in this week’s Media Create charts were Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS3 (4th with 31,319), Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition for Wii (9th with 9,985), 7th Dragon 2020-II for PSP (10th with 8,985), and Photo Kano Kiss for Vita (12th with 8,632).

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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.




  • MusubiKazesaru

    Nintendo is a monster with the 3DS in Japan, but that’s just me stating the obvious

    • You can’t say that with the WiiU.

    • MusubiKazesaru

      if it follows the same trend as the 3DS it won’t be like that for long

    • The 3DS is a portable device. The Wii U is not. You can’t compare the Wii U to the 3DS.

  • Jeez, Animal Crossing has sold about 3.2 million units in just Japan. That’s crazy. It’s not even out worldwide, yet.