Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: March 24-30

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd - Media Create | oprainfall

Software Sales

01./00. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 98.628 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 78.098 / 210.767 (-41%)
03./00. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 59.965 / NEW
04./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 48.345 / 662.724 (+8%)
05./02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 46.490 / 166.942 (-61%)
06./03. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 38.617 / 158.232 (-68%)
07./00. [3DS] New LovePlus+ <ETC> (Konami) {2014.03.27} (¥5.985) – 31.258 / NEW
08./04. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 25.300 / 143.540 (-79%)
09./05. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 24.825 / 122.646 (-75%)
10./00. [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 21.640 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 19.596 / 59.193
12./00. [PS3] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥8.190) – 19.156 / NEW
13./10. [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 17.771 / 310.253 (-52%)
14./07. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 16.897 / 80.795 (-74%)
15./13. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥3.980) – 14.877 / 42.700 (-47%)
16./17. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 14.564 / 530.459 (+4%)
17./18. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 12.966 / 120.379 (-4%)
18./06. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 12.374 / 104.277 (-87%)
19./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥7.140) – 12.120 / NEW
20./00. [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 11.663 / NEW

Hardware Sales

3DS 64.632
PS Vita 41.867
PS4 23.327
PS3 17.154
Wii U 13.026
PSP 4.206
Xbox 360 304

Before I get into the software side of things in the Media Create charts, I need to talk about some unusual bumps in hardware. If you’re a close observer, you would know that everything, save for the PS4, saw an increase in sales. Now, for systems like the PS3 and Vita, you can attribute that to a number of new games releasing for both systems. But for the 3DS and Wii U, it’s a little more complicated.

For the 3DS, it did see a new release in New LovePlus+, the enhanced sequel to our April Fools’ joke from 2012. However, there’s also something that isn’t getting recognized on the charts: a Monster Hunter 4 3DS LL bundle that helped drive sales for the handheld. As for the Wii U, there is no concrete evidence of a game driving sales. However, it seems that the bump may actually be in response to a tax hike that took effect this week, driving people to the stores to buy at the current rate before prices went up.

Miku Hatsune Project | Diva F 2nd

Okay, now to software. Not quite as many new releases this week, but they are still notable. We begin with the top selling game of the week, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd. The latest game starring the virtual idol released on PS Vita and PS3 to a combined total of 158,593 (Vita: 98,628; PS3: 59,965). The game will release in the West later this year.

In case you’re wondering, the individual numbers are lower than they were when the original Project DIVA f released back in 2012. However, that is more due to the fact that it was only a Vita release that day instead of a Vita and PS3 port competing for the same business. The combined number is pretty good.

First Week Sales
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f (Vita) 159.592
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (Combined) 158.593

New LovePlus+ is the next new game. The dating sim released to 31,258 units sold for the first week.

Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life - Media Create | oprainfall

Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life, the latest game in the Hakuoki series, released this past week to 21,640 units sold. There are no plans for release in the West yet, but that may be because Aksys is six games behind Japan. Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, which released back in 2010, will be the latest Western release in the series. Maybe Idea Factory will localize a few themselves, like they are now with the Neptunia series.

Up next is the latest iteration of Tecmo Koei’s horse racing series, Winning Post 8. The Vita and PS3 ports combined for just over 31,000 units sold.

Atelier Ayesha Plus - Media Create | oprainfall

Rounding out the Top 20 is Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk. This is a remake and expansion of the original Atelier Ayesha, which released on June 28, 2012, in Japan as well as in early March 2013 for the rest of the world. Nothing has been said of a Western release. However, it is still possible, since we did receive two of the Vita enhanced Arland trilogy games (Totori and Meruru; only Rorona hasn’t made it over yet). If we get it, expect it sometime around September.

As for notable returning games, Mario Party: Island Tour led the way with 78,098 units sold, moving its total above 200,000. Yo-kai Watch gained sales for the third straight week, selling 48,345 units for a lifetime total of 662,724 (still no word on a localization; probably coming on the next Nintendo Direct, whenever that is). J-Star Victory Vs held up pretty well, combining for just over 50,000 units sold for a total of 266,186. Samurai Warriors 4 stayed in the Top 5 this week with the PS3 port, combining with the Vita for just above 66,000 units sold for a total of 226,135. That puts it in sixth for Samurai Warriors games in front of Chronicles for the 3DS and behind SW3 for the Wii. And Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear continues to fight for space in the Top 20 with nearly 13,000 units sold for a total of 120,379.

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