Media Create Weekly Sales: August 05-18

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Mario & Luigi Dream Team - Tower of Luigis | Media Create

August 05-11

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 45.793 / 164.947 (-62%)
02./03. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 28.598 / 204.829 (-12%)
03./00. [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn – Bouken no Yoake <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.08} (¥5.980) – 24.787 / NEW
04./10. [PS3] Dragon’s Crown <ACT> (Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 20.845 / 138.919 (+52%)
05./04. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 20.036 / 1.350.817 (-6%)
06./02. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 18.897 / 309.316 (-53%)
07./09. [PSV] Dragon’s Crown <ACT> (Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 11.153 / 96.008 (-19%)
08./08. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 10.460 / 125.578 (-24%)
09./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 9.933 / 3.364.716 (+3%)
10./12. [WIU] Pikmin 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 8.969 / 154.704 (-13%)
11./00. [3DS] Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2013.08.08} (¥4.649) – 8.666 / NEW
12./16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 8.110 / 858.243 (+7%)
13./14. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 7.956 / 243.132 (-6%)
14./11. [3DS] Fantasy Life: Link! <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.25} (¥4.980) – 7.533 / 36.254 (-28%)
15./00. [PS3] Resident Evil 6: Special Package <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.08.08} (¥3.990) – 7.454 / NEW
16./06. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2013.07.25} (¥7.140) – 7.350 / 72.691 (-54%)
17./00. [3DS] Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Kaburincho!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.08} (¥4.980) – 6.939 / NEW
18./20. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2013.07.25} (¥5.040) – 6.426 / 21.279 (+7%)
19./18. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.18} (¥4.400) – 5.890 / 51.215 (-19%)
20./17. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 5.409 / 235.701 (-27%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 57.771
PS Vita 17.639
PS3 12.228
Wii U 9.950
PSP 6.303
Wii 1.373
Xbox 360 275

August 12-18

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 41.679 / 206.627 (-9%)
02./02. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 39.809 / 244.638 (+39%)
03./05. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 28.361 / 1.379.177 (+42%)
04./03. [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn – Bouken no Yoake <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.08} (¥5.980) – 15.711 / 40.498 (-37%)
05./06. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 13.447 / 322.764 (-29%)
06./09. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 13.222 / 3.377.938 (+33%)
07./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 12.501 / 870.745 (+54%)
08./08. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 11.133 / 136.711 (+6%)
09./10. [WIU] Pikmin 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 10.956 / 165.660 (+22%)
10./13. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 10.322 / 253.454 (+30%)
11./04. [PS3] Dragon’s Crown <ACT> (Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 9.644 / 148.563 (-54%)
12./18. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2013.07.25} (¥5.040) – 8.299 / 29.577 (+29%)
13./14. [3DS] Fantasy Life: Link! <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.25} (¥4.980) – 8.139 / 44.393 (+8%)
14./23. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 7.788 / 2.101.260
15./21. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 7.743 / 545.084
16./07. [PSV] Dragon’s Crown <ACT> (Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 7.122 / 103.130 (-36%)
17./19. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.18} (¥4.400) – 6.823 / 58.039 (+16%)
18./28. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 6.806 / 2.078.965
19./31. [WII] New Play Control! Pikmin 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2009.03.12} (¥3.800) – 6.342 / 223.138
20./16. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2013.07.25} (¥7.140) – 5.984 / 78.674 (-19%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 70.997
PS Vita 19.363
PS3 14.331
Wii U 12.047
PSP 7.616
Wii 1.772
Xbox 360 322

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: it’s odd to see the Hardware Sales jump when nothing of note released on a system. Seriously, if you look at this past week’s stats compared to the week before, you’ll see a 21,000 unit increase from last week, despite no new games making the Top 20. Meanwhile, if you look at the Week of August 5th, you’ll see four new games in the Top 20 while–compared to the previous Media Create article–hardware takes an 18,000 unit hit.

Reggie as Rocky | Media Create

The other point for this week is the return of “Nintendomination” (at least, for the past two weeks). Games that were published on Nintendo consoles absolutely dominated this past two weeks, earning 17 of 20 spots, as well as the entire Top 10 last week. The only games that kept Nintendo from earning a clean sweep last week were Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and Vita and The Witch and the Hundred Knights on PS3.

Other games of note:

Dragon's Crown | Media Create

-Both versions of Dragon’s Crown continue to earn spots in the Top 20, combining for over 250,000 units sold overall. The game has released in North America, and will release in Europe on October 11th, thanks to NIS America.

Pikmin | Media Create

-You know how Danganronpa on PSP got a boost thanks to the new anime that premiered this past Summer? Well, Pikmin 2 on the Wii is getting the same kind of boost with the success of Pikmin 3. The New Play Control! version of the game released back in 2009 for Japan and the PAL regions, while getting a Nintendo Selects discounted release in 2012 for North America.

Danganronpa | Media Create Toukiden | Media Create
MIND≒0 | Media Create Killer is Dead | Media Create

-Speaking of Danganronpa, we say goodbye for now to that game, as well as Toukiden, MIND≒0 and Killer Is Dead. All four games failed to make the Top 20 either week. Except for MIND≒0, we will see them again in their western releases.

Sources: 1, 2

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.




  • Luis Gustavo

    Japanese people’s taste for games is still the best!