Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: October 21–27

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Pokémon X & Y | Media Create

Software Sales

01./01. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 229.402 / 2.569.124 (-52%)
02./00. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 83.883 / NEW
03./00. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chronophantasma # <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2013.10.24} (¥7.140) – 72.464 / NEW
04./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 68.160 / 2.825.377 (-35%)
05./03. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 50.266 / 498.600 (-43%)
06./00. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥2.980) – 36.002 / NEW
07./00. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 24.331 / NEW
08./04. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 17.009 / 61.574 (-62%)
09./00. [PSP] Kamigami no Itazura # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2013.10.24} (¥6.090) – 12.078 / NEW
10./00. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2013.10.24} (¥6.090) – 10.481 / NEW
11./10. [PSV] Dangan-Ronpa 1-2: Reload <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} (¥5.229) – 10.459 / 96.162 (+10%)
12./00. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 2 with Xtreme Legends & Empires HD Version # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.10.24} (¥5.040) – 6.900 / NEW
13./06. [PS3] FIFA 14 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.10.17} (¥7.665) – 6.085 / 32.256 (-77%)
14./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 5.542 / 3.450.853 (-20%)
15./11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 5.518 / 1.479.615 (-30%)
16./08. [PS3] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! <SLG> (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥8.379) – 5.241 / 90.756 (-56%)
17./09. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.10} (¥6.980) – 5.186 / 93.636 (-54%)
18./00. [3DS] Sonic Lost World <ACT> (Sega) {2013.10.24} (¥5.229) – 4.919 / NEW
19./17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 4.869 / 301.047 (-11%)
20./07. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.17} (¥5.980) – 4.602 / 27.083 (-80%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 109.508
PS Vita 24.513
PS3 11.460
PSP 3.807
Wii U 2.598
Wii 742
Xbox 360 351

And now, I do my impression of a number of users on NeoGAF as they see that Sonic Lost World on Wii U missed the Media Create Top 20 (or even Top 30 for Famitsu):

Oh no, Sonic missed the list…ZOMG, death sentence for any third party Wii U exclusive…Sonic Lost Sales, lol.

Sonic Unleashed | Media Create

Now for actual analysis.

Sonic the Hedgehog has NEVER been a major seller in the Japanese market. In fact, the top selling Sonic game in the region is Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii. Mario has to carry him nowadays and only to around 660,000 units (according to VGChartz). The best selling actual Sonic game is Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast with around 460,000 units sold. And as for recent Sonic games, the top Generations port was PS3 with around 20,000 units and Colors–another game that was released on a Nintendo console and handheld–sold merely 20,000-30,000 units between the Wii and DS (for comparison, the rest of the world bought about 2.62 million copies between the two systems).

So, in a way, with the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World selling almost 5,000 in its first week, that port is going to be the most successful Sonic game for Japan in years after a few weeks.

As for the Wii U port, I can’t say that I’m surprised because, after looking at the previous game numbers, I was expecting low sales. I guess that’s one game we can cross off our “Potential Wii U Saviors” list. What else do we have:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Wii Fit U (10/30 Digital Release, February 2014 Physical Release)
  • Wii Party U (10/31)
  • Wii Sports Club (10/31 Digital Only)
  • Super Mario 3D World (11/21)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games (12/05)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (February 2014)
  • Mario Kart 8 (April 2014)
  • Bayonetta 2 (2014)
  • X (2014)
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)

As I said before, there will be at least one game that drives sales for the young console. It’s only a matter of which one will do it.

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma | Media Create

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, the latest game in Arc System Works’ fighting franchise, launched last week for PS3 with a total of 72,464, good enough for 3rd place this week. The game has been out in arcades in Japan for nearly a year and will be coming to North America next year.

Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood | Media Create

For those that are looking for new anime-style games and have no issues importing, here’s one for you: Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood, a visual novel, otome game for the PSP. This is the second game in the romantic, supernatural series being developed by Rejet and published by Idea Factory. There is also an anime going on right now that has been licensed for North America by Sentai Filmworks.

While there aren’t any notable milestones hit this week, I expect to see a number of milestones passed within the next month, including a couple of 3 million sellers in Monster Hunter 4 and Pokémon X & Y.

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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.




  • Help! Patchy is choking!

    Very nice neogaf impression

  • Thomas Johnson

    The fact that Sonic Lost World didn’t sell well doesn’t mean anything, like you said. I was more worried about the fact that there wasn’t a SINGLE Wii U game on the chart.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Just saw the sales numbers from Dengeki. Sonic Lost World sold barely above 2,000 units. Sadly, it was the top selling Wii U game for the week.

  • Hanbam

    You forgot: “Blazblue Chronophantasma beats Monster Hunter 4 this week in sales”
    And what’s the title ranking just above Diabolik Lovers? Another visual novel. I think Chronophantasma is being on the way to be a possible Tougeki 2014 title. Meanwhile, Sonic Team should plan carefully a next-gen multi-platform Sonic title without being influenced by the legacy of Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Yeah, I think that’s a visual novel. And I think it had to do with an anime that aired earlier this year. But I couldn’t find enough information on that to really feel comfortable writing about it.