Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: October 14–20

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Pokemon X & Y | Media Create

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 473.151 / 2.339.721 (-75%)
02./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 104.394 / 2.757.217 (-5%)
03./02. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 88.219 / 448.334 (-76%)
04./00. [3DS] Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 44.565 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥7.480) – 29.314 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] FIFA 14 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.10.17} (¥7.665) – 26.170 / NEW
07./00. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.17} (¥5.980) – 22.481 / NEW
08./06. [PS3] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! <SLG> (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥8.379) – 11.819 / 85.515 (-84%)
09./04. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.10} (¥6.980) – 11.221 / 88.450 (-85%)
10./05. [PSV] Danganronpa 1 & 2: Reload <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} (¥5.229) – 9.532 / 85.704 (-87%)
11./11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.928 / 1.474.096 (+3%)
12./00. [PSP] J-League Pro Soccer Club! 8: Euro + <SPT> (Sega) {2013.10.17} (¥5.229) – 7.024 / NEW
13./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 6.937 / 3.445.311 (+2%)
14./07. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 6.167 / 46.833 (-85%)
15./08. [PSV] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! <SLG> (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 5.879 / 39.778 (-83%)
16./10. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.615) – 5.600 / 121.655 (-49%)
17./17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 5.451 / 296.178 (+1%)
18./16. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 4.552 / 204.892 (-18%)
19./19. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 4.020 / 332.884 (-14%)
20./22. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 3.896 / 918.767

Hardware Sales

3DS 154.578
PS Vita 25.763
PS3 11.643
PSP 3.651
Wii U 2.999
Wii 806
Xbox 360 539

Well, it didn’t take too long for the Vita sales to drop again. As I said in last week’s Media Create post, neither the PCH-2000 nor Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload have the legs to keep the Vita hardware numbers high for long. But there is still hope. While remakes don’t necessarily stay on for long, they do give a boost to sales. And if Tearaway can win buyers over, that will be a major win for Sony’s second handheld.

Wii Party U | Media Create

Speaking of consoles looking to make an impact, the Wii U continues to free fall, going below 3,000 units sold this past week. However, that should change some with the releases of three major Wii series games in the next two weeks: Wii Sports Club (10/30), Wii Party U (10/31), and Wii Fit U (10/31); all three coming off games that sold at least 3 million in the region. We’ll be able to see numbers on the software side for Wii Party U since it will be the only game that has had a physical release from the beginning. Wii Sports Club will be digital only. And while Wii Fit U will have a physical version, it will be digital-only in the region until February 2014.

Also, Sonic Lost World will release tomorrow in the region. However, since Japan hasn’t historically taken to the blue hedgehog, I don’t expect much from it.

At the top of the charts, Pokemon X & Y continue to sell, joining Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Monster Hunter 4 in Japan’s 2 million club for 3DS. It will be interesting to see which gets to 3 million first between X & Y and second place Monster Hunter 4, which sold another 100,000 units this past week to move within 250,000 of the mark.

Fairy Fencer F | Media Create

As for the rest of the chart, it was a fairly rough week for anything not named Pokemon, Monster Hunter, or Grand Theft Auto. The top new game this week, Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle!, sold under 45,000 units. Fairy Fencer F, one of the games we’re hoping to get a localization for, dropped 85% to sell just above 6,000 units. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon needed only 3,896 to claim the 20th spot. And except for a couple of games here and there, most everything was down.


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.

  • Epicguestofdoom

    The 3DS has a multiple of games that have passed 2 million sales in Japan alone.
    The Vita has only ONE game that passed 1 million sales, worldwide.

    Sucks that no one wants the Vita nor wants to make games for it… It basically has nothing interesting out now and nothing on the horizon seems particularly noteworthy either that isn’t ports. Currently it remains solely a mahjong-playing machine for me.

    Now if only the Wii U sales would gear up… the “no games” excuse doesn’t work anymore, since it does have a few great games out now and many more upcoming.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      The only noteworthy exclusive game coming out soon is Tearaway. Most everything else is either a remake or being ported to the PS3 and PS4.

  • Vallen

    I wanna get a Vita, but the only games I will buy for it as it stands are P4G, Disgaea 3, Gravity daze and I’ll import that Fate Stay Night visual novel…thats very little for a new console (and what sucks is that nothing seems to be releasing in the near future either)

  • James Best

    Uh, correct me if I’m wrong here, but is that a picture of a green cat running at light speed while balancing a stone with a really short sword stuck in it on its head?

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      I believe so.