Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: February 17-23

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Software Sales

01./00. [PS4] Knack <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥5.145) – 309.304 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) – 138.158 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) – 82.540 / NEW
04./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 72.350 / 634.433 (-39%)
05./00. [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: The Path to Victory <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.20} (¥5.980) – 45.681 / NEW
06./05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 35.125 / 458.961 (+58%)
07./00. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥7.245) – 32.336 / NEW
08./00. [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665) – 24.799 / NEW
09./04. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 17.665 / 457.796 (-23%)
10./07. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 15.092 / 1.374.333 (-2%)
11./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition<ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.22} (¥8.190) – 14.356 / NEW
12./02. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985) – 14.330 / 50.047 (-60%)
13./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.02.22} (¥8.820) – 13.862 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥7.980) – 13.701 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥4.800) – 12.093 / NEW
16./10. [3DS] Pokemon X & Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 11.302 / 3.961.624 (-11%)
17./08. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 8.859 / 67.204 (-35%)
18./00. [PS4] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665) – 8.808 / NEW
19./09. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) – 7.763 / 321.054 (-43%)
20./00. [PS4] Need for Speed: ​​Rivals <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665) – 6.602 / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

PS4 309.154
3DS 32.151
PS Vita 18.240
PS3 9.983
Wii U 8.407
PSP 3.171
Xbox 360 241

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A lot of new stuff this week in the Media Create charts. The biggest of the new stuff was the PlayStation 4 releasing last Saturday in Japan. The system had a pretty good start with about 309,154 units sold. But it wasn’t quite as good as the start that Knack had with 309,304 units sold- which is odd when you see that Knack was bundled with the system. I’m not quite sure how that happened… unless you had 150 collectors buying the individual game for collection purposes… or that whole “buy one to play, buy one to lend, buy one to shelf” thing was executed for 75 people… or perhaps Media Create made a typo since the Famitsu charts had the two dead even at 322,083.

But even with the anomaly in the charts, the PS4 did well in software, capturing 10 of the Top 20 spots this week. Most of these games have already released in the West. One, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, will be coming in the next couple of months to Western regions. The only one that doesn’t appear to be coming is Yakuza: Ishin!, coming in third with 82,540 units sold for the PS4 version (PS3 version sold 138,158 unit).

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And in case you’re wondering about head-to-head opening numbers, the PS4 beat the Wii U… by about 1000 units.

PS4’s First Two Days (February 22-23, 2014) 309.154
Wii U’s First Two Days (December 8-9, 2012) 308.142

 

Will this mean that the PS4 will be headed on the same trajectory as the Wii U in Japan? Not necessarily. SCEJA will need to make sure they have a consistent line-up if they want to break through with a wider Japanese audience.

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Outside of the PS4, there’s not much going on this week. Bandai Namco released the only other new game this week: Kuroko’s Basketball: The Path to Victory for 3DS, based on the Kuroko’s Basketball manga and anime. The Vita held, losing only 108 units from last week, coming in with 18,240 units sold. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 continued to sell well, securing 4th place with 72,350 units sold. And Yo-kai Watch continues to gain steam thanks to the success of the anime, raising its output by 58% from the previous week for 35,125 units sold for the week and 458,961 units sold lifetime.

SOURCES: This week, Wii U’s Launch Week

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  • BYnyn

    Speaking of Wii U vs PS4, Yakuza 5 was the top one title on the Wii U’s debut week, and only 4 Wii U titles made it into the top 20 in that same week. Then it’s safe to say that the PS4 had a very solid debut week in Japan, bringing sales of all other hardware down, but despite failing to knock Pokémon X&Y out of the top 20 that week. And finally according to some well-established Japanese video game news authorities, the PS4’s initial sell-through in Japan was very high. But all of these Japanese PS4 sales stuff is just the beginning.