Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: January 06-12

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Kirby on a Star | Media Create - oprainfall

Software Sales

01./00. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 214.208 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 52.880 / 1.216.421 (-67%)
03./02. [3DS] Pokemon X & Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 34.179 / 3.870.125 (-69%)
04./03. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 26.286 / 323.502 (-64%)
05./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 19.497 / 3.179.551 (-61%)
06./06. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) – 16.286 / 241.733 (-59%)
07./19. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 14.195 / 308.946 (-23%)
08./09. [3DS] Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 13.665 / 224.869 (-56%)
09./05. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 13.079 / 452.521 (-72%)
10./07. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) – 12.237 / 194.407 (-63%)
11./08. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 10.929 / 3.641.321 (-66%)
12./30. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 9.310 / 202.029
13./22. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 9.299 / 674.835
14./10. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} (¥7.980) – 9.266 / 201.529 (-68%)
15./13. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy – Big Bang & Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) – 7.369 / 216.964 (-69%)
16./11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.323 / 1.645.697 (-72%)
17./12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 7.276 / 2.258.319 (-70%)
18./21. [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} (¥6.980) – 6.948 / 97.882
19./25. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 6.948 / 291.010
20./24. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 6.099 / 297.352

Hardware Sales

3DS 60.154
PS Vita 32.016
PS3 14.845
Wii U 14.020
PSP 4.758
Xbox 360 281

Yikes! I knew there would be a drop off from the holidays in the Media Create charts but… Yikes! For comparison, here are the hardware numbers from last week.

3DS 176.555
PS Vita 75.400
Wii U 51.271
PS3 40.085
PSP 13.283
Xbox 360 447

While the 3DS still leads, the Vita had the better percentage from last week, dropping just 57%. I guess Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster helped soften the blow. Lord knows it wasn’t the Vita TV, which continues to struggle with only 2522 units this past week for a lifetime total of 84,079 (which means the Vita TV is just under double its first week total of 42,172 two months on the market).

Wii U Console - White | Media Create - oprainfall

As for the Wii U, it suffered the worst, not only dropping like a rock but losing 73% of its sales from the previous week. And now we go back to the drawing board of games that may save the system:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Wii Fit U
  • Wii Party U
  • Wii Sports Club
  • Super Mario 3D World – (450,000 is good, but not “system seller” good)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (February 13, 2014)
  • Mario Kart 8 (April 2014)
  • Bayonetta 2 (2014)
  • X (2014)
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)

Well, hopefully, Japan will show some love to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze when it releases the day before Valentine’s Day.

Honestly, from this list, it will probably take a combination of DKC: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. to get the system off the ground. And hopefully there will be surprises along the way.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Media Create | oprainfall

But there is some good news to come out of this week. Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the latest installment in the Kirby series, has released to a respectable 214,208. While I get the feeling that it’s a good number for the series, I think Kirby is upset about being placed just after the holiday bump. Why else would he look angry on the box art?

Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Japanese Box Art | Media Create - oprainfall

KIRBY MAD!

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  • Raymond

    I never worry about nintendo. Even when they seem to do bad they are still number one in my book. I am still holding off on getting PS4 and Xbox one because they just are not doing anything for me really. Sony and Xbox seem to only put out ONE enjoyable game every year it seems. The rest are just something you can play before they come up with something better.

  • James Best

    Kirby’s angry on the Japanese box art for once? Is he going to happy on the US box art?

  • VTRV

    That Kirby Triple Deluxe Sales = “Nintendo please announce the US and Europe release dates for Kirby Tripel Deluxe now!”