(Japan) Media Create Weekly Sales July 08-14

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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Pikman 3 | Media Create

Software Sales

01./00. [WIU] Pikmin 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 92.720 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 53.654 / NEW
03./01. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 37.024 / 191.713 (-76%)
04./05. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 26.065 / 1.259.847 (-19%)
05./00. [WIU] New Super Luigi U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥3.885) – 24.881 / NEW
06./02. [PSV] Toukiden # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 20.853 / 186.963 (-52%)
07./03. [PSP] Toukiden <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥5.040) – 19.262 / 118.404 (-42%)
08./00. [PS3] Dead Island: Riptide <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.07.11} (¥7.329) – 18.462 / NEW
09./00. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection <ADV> (Konami) {2013.07.11} (¥7.980) – 17.599 / NEW
10./07. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 12.963 / 206.322 (-31%)
11./04. [PS3] Gundam Breaker <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥7.980) – 10.224 / 242.819 (-68%)
12./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 10.088 / 3.325.123 (-11%)
13./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 9.184 / 825.026 (-15%)
14./08. [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980) – 9.158 / 173.181 (-35%)
15./00. [PSP] Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku – Tasogare Polarstar # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2013.07.11} (¥6.090) – 9.046 / NEW
16./20. [PSP] Dangan-Ronpa (PSP the Best) # <ADV> (Spike) {2011.11.23} (¥2.940) – 6.106 / 91.204 (+67%)
17./13. [3DS] Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥5.480) – 5.912 / 50.952 (-45%)
18./10. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl <RPG> (Atlus) {2013.06.27} (¥6.279) – 5.870 / 106.914 (-54%)
19./15. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 5.203 / 516.866 (+12%)
20./14. [PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky # <RPG> (Gust) {2013.06.27} (¥7.140) – 5.031 / 72.873 (-51%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 43.435
Wii U 22.199
PS Vita 15.662
PS3 12.698
PSP 5.830
Wii 1.434
Xbox 360 396

The Wii U sees a boost in this week’s Media Create charts as two new products make the Top 5. Pikmin 3, the long awaited next installment of the Pikmin series, released in first place with 92,720 units sold, a good number for the fledgling console. In addition to Pikmin 3, the physical version of New Super Luigi U took the fifth spot with 24,881 units sold. It’s fair to say that this number is probably lower than it could be since it came out before as a DLC add-on for New Super Mario Bros. U.

New Super Luigi U | Media Create

With the two new games, Wii U sales jumped 270% from last week. This brings the total lifetime sales of the Wii U in Japan to 990,738 units sold. The Wii U is now within striking distance of the one million mark in Japan, a figure that should be attained in next week’s charts.

For the rest of the Top 5: Level 5’s Youkai Watch debuts at 2nd on the list with 53,654 units sold. Last week’s number 1, Earth Defense Force 2025, experienced a drop of 76% with 37,024 units sold, good enough for 3rd. And Tomodachi Collection: New Life appears to be starting to hit the saturation point as the million seller pushes 26,065 units sold for 4th.

Toukiden | Media Create Atelier Escha & Logy | Media Create

Elsewhere on the list, Toukiden continues to do well, with both PSP and Vita versions combining for over 300,000 units sold. The Vita version of the game will be coming to the West later this year. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl held on with 5,870 for 18th. The game will release in North America on October 1st. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky came in 20th this week with 5,031 sold. No word about a localization yet.

Danganronpa | Media Create

Finally, I’ve figured out what’s going on with Danganronpa. If you read our article last week, you would’ve seen that the PSP The Best version of Danganronpa made a sudden appearance on the list. As it turns out, this sudden interest in the game stems from a new manga and anime beginning this month. So there you have it: the reason why this little selling game from two years ago has suddenly appeared.


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.

  • James Best

    It’s about time the Wii U sales started to pick up. To think all it took was a bunch of little flower creatures.

  • NinTemple

    I think after SM3DWorld, MK8 and Smash Bros, we’ll finally be able to pass judgment on whether or not the Wii U can succeed. Until then, it’s nice to see something like Pikmin can give it a little boost.

  • Spookyryu

    this figures will mad some fanboys, lol