Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: December 09-15

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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Puzzle & Dragons Z - Media Create | oprainfall

Software Sales

01./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 543.630 / NEW
02./03. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 159.244 / 3.360.163 (+42%)
03./07. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 57.862 / 241.107 (+32%)
04./00. [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.12.12} (¥9.240) – 54.590 / NEW
05./04. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 42.311 / 135.782 (-55%)
06./00. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2013.12.12} (¥7.980) – 37.519 / NEW
07./01. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 37.306 / 242.090 (-82%)
08./05. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy – Big Bang and Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) – 30.517 / 122.160 (-67%)
09./11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 27.921 / 3.030.279 (+36%)
10./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 26.409 / 3.522.987 (+76%)
11./17. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 22.189 / 1.545.717 (+73%)
12./18. [3DS] Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 18.415 / 117.675 (+45%)
13./15. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 17.906 / 141.280 (+18%)
14./24. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 17.628 / 350.022
15./27. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 15.128 / 2.158.254
16./14. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 15.058 / 243.425 (-3%)
17./29. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 15.051 / 958.510
18./10. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 14.837 / 373.592 (-31%)
19./12. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 # <ACT> (Sega) {2013.11.28} (¥6.279) – 14.566 / 121.499 (-20%)
20./25. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 13.980 / 51.436

Hardware Sales

3DS 181.556
Wii U 74.903
PS Vita 35.946
PS3 23.959
PSP 6.475
Wii 1.197
Xbox 360 536

It seems that there are a pair of elephants in the room in this week’s Media Create charts. Might as well address them first.

Puzzle & Dragons Z - Media Create | oprainfall

Elephant #1 is Puzzle & Dragons Z, a 3DS iteration of the popular Puzzle & Dragons series. Paraphrasing our Translation Manager Will Whitehurst, Puzzle & Dragons to Japan is similar to Angry Birds for us here in the West. It’s just this big cultural phenomenon that has taken over the region. So, while the gaudy number does stand out this week with nothing close to it, it’s not completely surprising.

Wii U Console - Media Create | oprainfall

What’s more surprising is elephant #2, also known as the Wii U sales numbers. You can argue “holiday numbers” but this seems ridiculous. Wii U had an increase of about 54%, more than any other flagship console on the list — the Wii had a larger percentage increase with 56%. In addition, unlike the 3DS, which increased by 45%, the Wii U didn’t have any new titles on the list. As a matter of fact, it actually lost a major release last week in Dragon Quest X from this week’s list.

Super Mario 3D World - Media Create | oprainfall

Actually, if you look at all the Nintendo numbers, the company not only dominated the lists but also saw increases of nearly all titles that placed this week, including a 32% increase for Super Mario 3D World and a 47% increase for Pokemon X and Y — for the record, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Tomodachi Collection: New Life had the biggest percentage increases, both adding over 70% in sales each. The only placing titles from Nintendo consoles that went down were Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2, Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, and Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy – Big Bang and Supernova (the 2 latter titles released last week).

Other than that, there isn’t much else to talk about. The only other games that released this past week were Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation — the 14th title in the series — and a dubbed edition of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Vita TV continues to undersell, garnering 5,506 units sold of the near 36,000 the Vita line sold this past week. And while the PS3 did net 5 games on the list, all returning titles dropped in sales from last week.

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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.




  • WET.do

    Great week for Nintendo; total hardware sales up; the number of new releases who charted is considerably less than the total number of games that were released in Japan that week.

  • Nicholas Warren

    Keep it up nintendo

  • Magnumsally

    nintendo rockin it

  • Stealth

    love me some nintendo