Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: September 16–22

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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Monster Hunter 4 | Media Create

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 473.739 / 2.188.799 (-72%)
02./00. [PSV] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome Hamachi Gatteiru. # <ADV> (5pb.) {2013.09.19} (¥7.140) – 16.469 / NEW
03./28. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 10.648 / 209.291
04./04. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 9.724 / 1.441.250 (-8%)
05./06. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 8.645 / 311.239 (-8%)
06./08. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 7.853 / 271.984 (-11%)
07./00. [3DS] Nobunaga’s Ambition <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.19} (¥5.040) – 7.587 / NEW
08./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 7.483 / 3.417.572 (+2%)
09./10. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 7.226 / 179.247 (-7%)
10./00. [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.19} (¥5.040) – 7.062 / NEW
11./03. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2013.09.12} (¥6.090) – 6.865 / 22.162 (-55%)
12./07. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 5.101 / 459.444 (-43%)
13./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 4.940 / 901.540 (-8%)
14./09. [PS3] Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2013.09.05} (¥7.770) – 4.364 / 35.041 (-47%)
15./14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 4.285 / 2.124.576 (+2%)
16./00. [3DS] Romance of the Three Kingdoms # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.19} (¥5.040) – 4.250 / NEW
17./02. [PS3] AKB1/149: Love Election # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.12} (¥5.980) – 3.570 / 30.623 (-87%)
18./18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 3.555 / 2.097.707 (+5%)
19./00. [PS3] Phantom Breaker: Extra # <FTG> (5pb.) {2013.09.19} (¥7.140) – 3.102 / NEW
20./00. [3DS] Mushi Bugyou <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.19} (¥5.980) – 3.055 / NEW

Hardware Sales

3DS 159.388
PS3 10.749
Wii U 5.824
PS Vita 5.155
PSP 5.082
Wii 965
Xbox 360 610

So, this is interesting. We’re still getting more overall sales than in previous weeks in the Media Create charts, thanks to Monster Hunter 4 and the 3DS. But we’re seeing lethargic sales numbers for everything else besides those two. It took 16,000 units for Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome Hamachi Gatteiru to get second place. Last place Mushi Bugyou needed just above 3,000 units sold to even make the list. Aside from Monster Hunter 4, no game had any good sales numbers.

Speaking of Monster Hunter 4, the new iteration of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has eclipsed the 2,000,000 sold mark, making it the fourth game on the 3DS that has reached the milestone in Japan (others were Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, and New Super Mario Bros. 2). It is also the quickest of the games to reach that mark, resetting the record to less than 9 days.

PlayStation Portable | Media Create

In other milestone news, the PSP, Sony’s original handheld console, is one week away from reaching 20,000,000 units sold in Japan for its lifetime. This will mark only the second time in the company’s history that they will reach the 20 million mark with a console in the region. The only other time was with the PlayStation 2, which sold just above 23 million in Japan and is the best selling console of all-time worldwide. It will also be the fourth console in history to reach that mark in the region, along with the PS2, the Game Boy (32 million), and the Nintendo DS (33 million).

Nintendo 3DS | Media Create

Speaking of passing marks, the 3DS has actually passed the Wii in terms of lifetime sales in Japan. The latest flagship handheld for Nintendo now has 12,752,731 units sold compared to the Wii’s current 12,698,878 units sold. For those keeping score at home, that moves the 3DS into 6th place for most units sold in Japan for Nintendo consoles. Next on the list is the Game Boy Advance with roughly 16.9 million sold in its lifetime in the region.

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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.




  • Vallen

    Well with the new pokemon games on the horizon, its no wonder the 3DS is selling units like crazy. I bought my XL last week too 😛

  • James Best

    Dang, Monster Hunter 4 is selling like gangbusters. I wonder what Capcom has planned in regards to localization, now.

    • MegaMan.EXE

      I really hope the localize it. MH4 seems to have a lot of new features and mechanics. It also has online play, so I am pretty excited.