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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash | Media Create

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 213.278 / 2.402.077 (-55%)
02./00. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Trails in the Flash # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} (¥7.140) – 81.622 / NEW
03./00. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.615) – 80.398 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Trails in the Flash # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} (¥8.190) – 67.718 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Armored Core: Verdict Day <ACT> (From Software) {2013.09.26} (¥6.800) – 59.184 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute. Happy End # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.26} (¥7.480) – 31.054 / NEW
07./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.09.26} (¥5.985) – 30.264 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.090) – 25.483 / NEW
09./04. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 9.269 / 1.450.520 (-5%)
10./00. [PS3] Arcadias no Ikusahime <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2013.09.26} (¥7.140) – 9.252 / NEW
11./09. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 8.578 / 187.825 (+19%)
12./06. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 7.575 / 279.559 (-4%)
13./08. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 7.431 / 3.425.003 (-1%)
14./05. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 7.361 / 318.600 (-15%)
15./03. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 6.866 / 216.156 (-36%)
16./00. [PSP] Starry Sky: After Winter Portable # <ADV> (Honeybee) {2013.09.26} (¥3.129) – 6.074 / NEW
17./00. [PSP] Meiji Toukyou Renka # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2013.09.26} (¥6.090) – 5.963 / NEW
18./00. [3DS] Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.09.26} (¥5.040) – 5.569 / NEW
19./00. [360] Armored Core: Verdict Day <ACT> (From Software) {2013.09.26} (¥6.800) – 5.088 / NEW
20./13. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 5.007 / 906.547 (+1%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 134.244
PS3 11.382
PS Vita 6.031
Wii U 5.909
PSP 4.805
Wii 866
Xbox 360 511

It’s no secret that handhelds are king in Japan. Heck, just look at the titles in the Top 20 of the Media Create charts and you’ll see that more than half are for handheld consoles, with 8 coming from the 3DS and 2 each for the Vita and PSP.

PlayStation Portable | Media Create

I bring this up because the PlayStation Portable has reached 20,000,000 units sold in Japan, a mark that has only been eclipsed by three other consoles, two of which are handhelds. This is an impressive feat for any console but it is especially impressive for the PSP. This isn’t just Sony’s first handheld but the first handheld console in history to take on Nintendo and survive. Sure, 80 million worldwide may only make up about 34% of the total market share for the generation but it is nothing to sneeze at, especially when going up against a handheld juggernaut. It’s an amazing mark that not many consoles in history can boast.

Monster Hunter 4 | Media Create

Over on the software side of things, Monster Hunter 4 continues to dominate the charts with over 200,000 units sold this past week. If it continues this pace, it would join Animal Crossing: New Leaf as the second 3 million seller for the 3DS in Japan.

Also releasing this week was Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, the newest iteration of Warriors Orochi 3. The game combined for over 100,000 in sales for both PS3 and Vita, with the PS3 version garnering 80,398 units sold. No word on whether this iteration will be localized for Western audiences. However, it is possible to import the game as both systems are region-free.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash | Media Create

Finally, the latest game in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails in the Flash, has released in Japan to nearly 150,000 units sold for PS3 and Vita, with the Vita port selling 81,622 units, good enough for 2nd place this week. So far, there is no word on whether this game will be localized. And given how current Legend of Heroes localizing publisher XSEED Games has said how wordy each of these games are, it could take a long time before any publisher, XSEED included, could get this game over to the West.


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.