Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: November 18-24

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Media Create

Software Sales

01./00. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 277.082 / NEW
02./00. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 99.588 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 83.605 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Pokemon X & Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 72.932 / 3.002.738 (-12%)
05./00. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 72.087 / NEW
06./01. [PSV] God Eater 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 39.052 / 305.378 (-85%)
07./03. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 35.879 / 187.678 (-76%)
08./02. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 29.252 / 219.883 (-85%)
09./07. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 21.120 / 2.959.789 (-20%)
10./00. [PSP] God Eater 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 20.508 / 132.531
11./00. [PS3] Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner’s Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.11.20} (¥6.090) – 19.334 / NEW
12./00. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 19.265 / NEW
13./00. [PSV] New Atelier Rorona: The First Story – The Alchemist of Arland <RPG> (Gust) {2013.11.21} (¥6.090) – 17.536 / NEW
14./00. [PS3] New Atelier Rorona: The First Story – The Alchemist of Arland <RPG> (Gust) {2013.11.21} (¥7.140) – 14.060 / NEW
15./09. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 13.548 / 593.370 (-33%)
16./06. [3DS] Daigasso! Band Brothers P <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.14} (¥4.800) – 12.635 / 52.831 (-69%)
17./12. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 9.485 / 190.659 (-30%)
18./10. [PS3] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.11.07} (¥7.665) – 9.134 / 150.124 (-53%)
19./11. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥3.980) – 7.624 / 24.600 (-55%)
20./16. [3DS] Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 7.046 / 102.350 (-12%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 84.506
PS Vita 28.912
Wii U 21.002
PS3 12.436
PSP 3.546
Wii 457
Xbox 360 342
Super Mario 3D World - Uphill Climb | Media Create

Looks like Mario has an uphill battle to make the Wii U relevant.

Super Mario 3D WorldOuch.

Super Mario 3D World 99.588
Wii U 21.002

Just… Ouch.

This is unfortunate for Nintendo. Their flagship franchise doesn’t seem to have the power to raise the Wii U, at least not by itself. If nothing else, we can say that Super Mario 3D World has had the most successful first week on the Wii U. And that seems to be improving with each release. It may dip with Mario & Sonic at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games game but Wii U software performance should pick up again after that.

It’s also worth noting that 3D Mario games tend to have legs after the first week. It may not reach the near 2,000,000 units sold by Super Mario 3D Land, but it’s possible that it could reach the same 789,000 units that  Super Mario Sunshine sold in Japan.

What else do we have on our Wii U savior list?

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Wii Fit U
  • Wii Party U
  • Wii Sports Club
  • Super Mario 3D World – (Subject to change)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games (12/05)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (February 2014)
  • Mario Kart 8 (April 2014)
  • Bayonetta 2 (2014)
  • X (2014)
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)

Vita TV | Media Create

Over on the Vita, we get some interesting information on how much of an impact the Vita TV is having on the Vita console line.

PS Vita 21.044
PS Vita TV 7.868

So apparently, a micro-console version of a portable console isn’t something that will spark sales in a region that loves its portable consoles. I wonder how Japan will take to Tearaway when it releases on December 5th.

Pokemon X & Y | Media Create

In the race to 3 million physical copies sold, Pokemon X & Y passes the mark and leaves Monster Hunter 4 in its dust. Monster Hunter 4 should hit that mark soon enough.

As for the console itself, the Nintendo 3DS has hit the 4,000,000 mark in Japan for the third straight year. And they hit the mark at the same time they did last year. Here are the numbers after 47 weeks for the past three years:

3DS: After 47 Weeks
2011 2.678.016
2012 4.138.328
2013 4.032.539

The 3DS eventually eclipsed the 5,000,000 mark last year. It could still make it this year, but the 3DS will could have its work cut out for it with the only major release before the end of the year being The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. We’ll see what happens.

New Atelier Rorona: The FIrst Story - The Alchemist of Arland | Media Create

One notable release this week is New Atelier Rorona: The First Story – The Alchemist of Arland. A PS3/Vita remake of the original 2009 game, features a number of changes to make it easier to get into as well as new features. You can check them out in the article we wrote on the reveal. No word on whether this will see release in the west.

Seems like I’m forgetting something…

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Media Create

Oh yeah, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII released to 277,082 units sold. It was good enough for first on the Media Create charts this week but it probably won’t sell as high as the 900,000 units sold that Final Fantasy XIII-2 reached.


About Jeff Neuenschwander

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.