Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: December 02-08

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Software Sales

01./00. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 204.784 / NEW
02./00. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} (¥3.990) – 117.432 / NEW
03./02. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 111.790 / 3.200.919 (+29%)
04./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 93.471 / NEW
05./00. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy – Big Bang / Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) – 91.643 / NEW
06./00. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} (¥3.990) – 70.648 / NEW
07./04. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 43.844 / 183.245 (+10%)
08./00. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} (¥4.990) – 35.617 / NEW
09./00. [3DS] Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Clash! Duel Carnival! <TBL> (Konami) {2013.12.05} (¥4.980) – 26.497 / NEW
10./03. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 21.600 / 358.755 (-64%)
11./10. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 20.601 / 3.002.358 (-6%)
12./01. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 # <ACT> (Sega) {2013.11.28} (¥6.279) – 18.225 / 106.933 (-79%)
13./06. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2013.11.28} (¥7.770) – 16.920 / 52.269 (-52%)
14./07. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 15.523 / 228.367 (-38%)
15./08. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 15.145 / 123.374 (-38%)
16./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 15.039 / 3.496.578
17./24. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 12.816 / 1.523.528
18./17. [3DS] Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 12.737 / 99.261 (-12%)
19./12. [PSV] God Eater 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 12.610 / 338.544 (-39%)
20./13. [PSP] God Eater 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 11.337 / 161.939 (-37%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 125.269
Wii U 48.762
PS Vita 29.366
PS3 24.085
PSP 4.416
Wii 767
Xbox 360 473
Young Frankenstein - Media Create | oprainfall

It lives! …at least for this week.

Well, the Wii U is showing more signs of life in this week’s Media Create chart. The console, which reached the one year mark in Japan this past week, was able to increase its weekly sales count by 20,000 over last week. There could be a couple of reasons for that. First, Nintendo typically has good holiday sales, so this isn’t out of the ordinary. Second, there’s a Dragon Quest release in Japan; there’s going to be increased console sales, even for one week.

So, what do we have on the Wii U Savior list:

  • Sonic Lost W0rld
  • Wii Fit U
  • Wii Party U
  • Wii Sports Club
  • Super Mario 3D World – (Subject to change)
  • Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online – (Subject to change)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (February 2014)
  • Mario Kart 8 (April 2014)
  • Bayonetta 2 (2014)
  • X (2014)
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)

Hang on, what happened to Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics? I know it was bad, but I didn’t realize that it was bad enough that it not only missed the Media Create chart in its first week but missed the Famitsu Top 30.

By the way, that’s a second version of Dragon Quest X that translates out to “The Sleeping Brave and the Guided Allies Online”. I don’t know exactly what it means by second version, whether it’s like an expansion like Mists of Pandaria for World of Warcraft or if its a separate title like Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the Final Fantasy XIII mini-series.

Tearaway - Media Create | oprainfall

Speaking of games that disappeared, what happened to Tearaway? I know it didn’t do well in some of the other regions but wasn’t it also a critically acclaimed game? Could someone who has played this game tell why this game hasn’t sold well?

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Meanwhile, the 3DS had a great week. The system passed the 14 million mark for the Japanese region as it marches up the charts. And sometime next year, it will pass the near 17 million that the Game Boy Advance sold and the 17.2 million that the Super Nintendo sold in the region.

Monster Hunter 4 - Media Create | oprainfall

Also of note for the 3DS was Monster Hunter 4 hitting 3 million sold in Japan. This is the third game on the console to reach the mark, along with Pokemon X & Y and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It should be noted that this is the second individual game on the 3DS to reach 3 million (while Pokemon X & Y is counted together, it is two separate titles).

Other new releases:

Bravely Default: For the Sequel - Media Create | oprainfall

Bravely Default: For the Sequel has released in the region. This is a remastered version of the original Bravely Default: Flying Fairy with slight changes to the main game. Remember, this is the version that is coming over to the Americas in February and released in the PAL regions last week.

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind released this past week. Based on the popular anime and manga of the same name–or at least the same Attack on Titan name–the game opened with 93,000 sales, good enough for 4th on this week’s Top 20.

–Coming in 5th is the newest Inazuma Eleven game. Inazuma Eleven GO 3: GalaxyBig Bang & Supernova is the third game in the spin-off GO series. The game follows the Shinsei Inazuma Japan team as they play through the Football Frontier International Vision 2 tournament. Given that neither of the GO series games have made it West, this one will probably stay in Japan.

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  • Eze

    Tidbits:
    – Super Mario 3D World had a slight sales bump.
    – Goodbye from the top 10 MH4.
    – God Eater 2 is the only Vita title that charted in week 49, 2013.
    – Wii U soared to no. 2 in hardware sales.
    – That was a great release week so far, except for:
    — Tearaway, Gaist Crusher, and Mario & Sonic at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (maybe Sega should stop making any Sonic game on Nintendo consoles for the time being)

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Unless I’m mistaken, the Wii U was second last week as well. It sold a heck of a lot more this week than last.
      Also, Sonic hasn’t historically been a big seller in Japan. The Olympics Games probably sold well because it had Mario.