Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: September 30-October 06

Thursday, October 10th, 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) – 140.538 / 2.542.615 (-34%)
02./03. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.615) – 24.612 / 105.010 (-69%)
03./05. [PS3] Armored Core: Verdict Day <ACT> (From Software) {2013.09.26} (¥6.800) – 14.622 / 73.806 (-75%)
04./04. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} (¥8.190) – 12.734 / 80.452 (-81%)
05./02. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} (¥7.140) – 11.092 / 92.713 (-86%)
06./09. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.922 / 1.458.442 (-15%)
07./11. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 6.964 / 194.790 (-19%)
08./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 6.586 / 3.431.589 (-11%)
09./08. [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.090) – 6.538 / 32.021 (-74%)
10./07. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.09.26} (¥5.985) – 6.210 / 36.474 (-79%)
11./12. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 5.767 / 285.326 (-24%)
12./14. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 5.614 / 324.214 (-24%)
13./15. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 5.199 / 221.355 (-24%)
14./20. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 4.442 / 910.989 (-11%)
15./23. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 3.734 / 2.132.348
16./22. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 3.454 / 2.105.202
17./06. [PS3] My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute. Happy End # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.26} (¥7.480) – 3.324 / 34.378 (-89%)
18./18. [3DS] Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.09.26} (¥5.040) – 3.263 / 8.832 (-41%)
19./00. [3DS] SPEC: Ten <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.03} (¥5.480) – 3.044 / NEW
20./29. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 2.384 / 277.466

Hardware Sales

3DS 122.987
PS3 10.232
PSP 4.093
Wii U 4.001
PS Vita 3.538
Wii 914
Xbox 360 354

Sales are down all-around in the Media Create charts. All game sales are down across the board with SPEC: Ten from Namco Bandai being the only new game on the list. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D needed only 2,384 to make the list. On the console side of things, the only console to see an increase was the Wii. Moreover, both the Wii U and the PS Vita tumbled in the standings, losing nearly 2,000 in sales apiece.

Vita Model PCH-2000 | Media Create

There has to be something waiting in the wings to spring the Vita to life. I was hoping that the price cut earlier in the year would help make the system more competitive, but it didn’t work for too long. Unfortunately, no games have been able to catch on like they have for its competitor 3DS. There are no Animal Crossings or Super Mario Bros. or Mario Karts that have the legs to stay on the list like the 3DS has.

What’s upcoming for the Vita? Well, it has remakes coming up, but those typically don’t sell well. J-Stars Victory Vs., but that game will also have a PS3 port. Same thing for Samurai Warriors 4. Monster Hunter: Frontier G, but that’s coming to the major consoles beforehand this year. The best bet would be Tearaway, the Vita exclusive from Media Molecule. If that doesn’t have the legs, then the Vita will be in real trouble.

Wii U | Media Create

The Wii U, on the other hand, seems to have games that are on the way that are exclusive and should drive some sales. Just to name a few, you have Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club, a new Taiko no Tatsujin game (the latest game in the series has sold about 500,000 on the Wii), Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2, Wii Party U, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games… Odds are that a number of these games will have the legs to not only stay on the list, but carry the Wii U through the first half of 2014.

Nintendo 3DS | Media CreateAlso of note this week, the 3DS hits 13 million total units sold in Japan. The leading handheld has been going strong, especially after the release of Monster Hunter 4, which again leads the software side of things as it tops 2.5 million and looks like it might have the legs to join Animal Crossing: New Leaf in the 3DS’s 3 million club. The console number is expected to jump a bit with the launch of Pokemon X and Y this Saturday, both in Japan and worldwide.

Note: I did originally say that the 2DS would release this Saturday as well in Japan. But, as a reader has pointed out, the 2DS will not be coming to Japan (we double checked and confirmed the reader’s statement). This little miscue has been fixed and I thank the reader for bringing that to our attention.

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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.




  • Xaxal_Ravenguard

    I think Vita sales are down because of the impending arrival of the 2000 and a lack of compelling games at the moment.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      I’d like to be optimistic about the 2000 being the saving grace of the Vita but I’m not sure I can. The system needs games, specifically games that won’t see cannibalized sales due to a PS3/PS4 port. Tearaway is a good starting point but something else needs to come along, especially if Tearaway can’t carry the load for long.

    • Lightthrower

      Also, Vita TV 😀

  • jugss

    I thought 2ds wasn’t going to be released in japan?

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Thanks for bringing that up. I did a second look at my research and found that you were right. We’ve gone ahead and made the necessary change.

  • Jess

    I checked Dengeki’s version of this list and I noticed that the only new game that time is SPEC~干~(adaptation of a 2012 live-action movie).