(Japan) Media Create Weekly Sales: August 19-25

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Where are the sales?!

Software Sales

01./00. [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.22} (¥7.480) – 39.255 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 20.881 / 227.508 (-50%)
03./02. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 20.339 / 264.977 (-49%)
04./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.22} (¥6.480) – 18.929 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.08.22} (¥6.279) – 18.878 / NEW
06./03. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 15.585 / 1.394.763 (-45%)
07./00. [PS3] Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara <RPG> (Capcom) {2013.08.22} (¥3.990) – 14.480 / NEW
08./06. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 8.448 / 3.386.386 (-36%)
09./07. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 7.639 / 878.384 (-39%)
10./08. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 7.084 / 143.796 (-36%)
11./04. [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn – Bouken no Yoake <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.08} (¥5.980) – 6.712 / 47.210 (-57%)
12./09. [WIU] Pikmin 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 5.741 / 171.401 (-48%)
13./14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 5.262 / 2.106.522 (-32%)
14./00. [WIU] The Wonderful 101 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.08.24} (¥6.830) – 5.258 / NEW
15./05. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 5.232 / 327.996 (-61%)
16./00. [3DS] Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.08.22} (¥6.279) – 5.072 / NEW
17./10. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 5.003 / 258.457 (-52%)
18./13. [3DS] Fantasy Life: Link! <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.25} (¥4.980) – 4.481 / 48.874 (-45%)
19./12. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2013.07.25} (¥5.040) – 4.280 / 33.857 (-48%)
20./15. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 4.280 / 549.364 (-45%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 51.097
PS3 12.689
PS Vita 11.507
Wii U 7.030
PSP 5.735
Wii 1.103
Xbox 360 196

Ouch. Just… Ouch.

This is just an overall bad week for video game sales. Console sales, according to the Media Create charts, are down nearly 30%. Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice, the top selling game this past week, opened with less than 40,000 units sold.

The Wonderful 101: Wonder-Red | Media Create

The most disappointing part of this is that The Wonderful 101, one of the games we’re looking forward to next month, opened with only 5,258 units sold. For comparison, this is the second worst showing for opening weekends of PG-developed games, surpassing only MadWorld (4,651). These numbers, coupled with missing the Top 20 for Europe this week, are troubling for not only fans of Platinum Games but people who want to see new IPs. It is especially surprising since the game has received praise from early reviewers with what seems to be only one outlier not liking the game.

So, if you want this game to succeed in North America, go out and pre-order the game. If you’re still on the fence about getting it, check out the trailers that were released a few weeks ago as well as the demo that is on the eShop. And if you have friends that don’t know about it but might like it, tell them about it, too.

As for the other games… Well, there really isn’t much to say. I’m a bit surprised that Chronicles of Mystara got a physical release in Japan. I’m glad to see Fantasy Life continues to sell. Nintendomination is still in effect… And that’s pretty much it. Hopefully, there will be more to talk about next week. And hopefully, we’ll see the stats get out of this funk they’re in.


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.

  • Ryan_oprainfall

    You disappoint me and are not “Wonderful” Japan. Didn’t even give the game a chance. What a shame.

  • Warboss Aohd

    might wanna try spreadin’ da word so it actually does reasonably in da West.

    • Lightthrower

      Spread the word? To who? Not many people have a WiiU… I do though XD

    • Warboss Aohd

      Gamegrumps do, get them ta play it, sales will likely rise.

      Though dat in an’ of itself would be hard ta do.

  • Mizu D

    Thank god i preorder The Wonderful 101. I am a big fans of the Viewteful Joe series and have the 3 games on GC. So chalk me up as one of the buyer here in NA.

  • Stealth

    dissapointing all around