Media Create Weekly Sales Charts: April 14-20

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Yokai Watch - Media Create | oprainfall

Software Sales

01./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 34.690 / 754.910 (+2%)
02./01. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) – 31.724 / 174.156 (-78%)
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.04.14} – 31.326 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Phoenix Wright Collection <ADV> (Capcom) {2014.04.17} – 26.925 / NEW
05./04. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 18.848 / 304.835 (-33%)
06./02. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) – 17.755 / 145.991 (-86%)
07./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} – 12.315 / NEW
08./00. [PSP] Juuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2 <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.04.17} – 8.499 / NEW
09./00. [3DS] Detective Conan Phantom Rhapsody <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.17} – 8.336 / NEW
10./08. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 8.018 / 198.054 (-27%)
11./07. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 6.553 / 212.619 (-52%)
12./05. [3DS] Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥5.119) – 6.357 / 22.766 (-61%)
13./13. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 6.218 / 553.578 (-11%)
14./15. [3DS] Pokemon X & Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 5.315 / 4.034.629 (-12%)
15./11. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 4.691 169.109 (-31%)
16./28. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 4.409 / 3.260.421
17./12. [WIU] Just Dance Wii U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.04.03} (¥6.156) – 4.367 / 29.934 (-39%)
18./16. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 4.144 / 140.178 (-30%)
19./23. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 4.115 / 1.439.301
20./14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 4.102 / 125.173 (-35%)

Hardware Sales

3DS 19.943
PS Vita 19.038
PS4 14.396
PS3 6.468
Wii U 5.204
PSP 2.094
Xbox 360 240

Yikes! This was a bad week for the gaming industry in Japan. No console was able to sell over 20,000. No game came close to 40,000. Out of everything shown in this week’s Media Create charts, only two things saw an increase: Yo-kai Watch and the PSP — both by less than 5%.

And its kind of sad that this is the week that Yo-kai Watch takes the lead. As I said, it did gain sales, moving 34,690 units in the past week. And there have been about 1 million units of Yo-kai Watch shipped to stores, half of which came since the anime started. Kind of makes me wonder if Hero Bank will ever see a return to the list. We’ll see.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Media Create | oprainfall

Anyways, on to the new games this week. We start with the third place game, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PS4. The well received expansion to the underwhelming Final Fantasy XIV was able to move just over 31,000 units, although it didn’t do enough to give the young console a boost.

Ace Attorney 123 - Media Create | oprainfall

Next is Ace Attorney 123, the compilation of the first three games in Capcom’s crime solving franchise. The SKU was able to move just under 27,000 total units for the week. No word on if this will be coming West.

Style Savvy Trendsetters - Media Create | oprainfall

Next is the upgraded Style Savvy: Trendsetters (or Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique as gamers in the PAL region know it). This version includes five new modes, including Fortune-Telling, an AR Photo Studio, and a dating simulator. It was able to move around 12,000 units, but gamers could also download it as a free upgrade to the original game. No word on if this is coming West.

After that, we have Juuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2, a visual novel from Idea Factory. The game is set in the late Han Dynasty in China and follows a group known as the Maozoku (cat race). The game sold about 8,500 units.

Finally, we have Detective Conan Phantom Rhapsody. This is the latest game in the long running franchise that is actually known as Case Closed in the West. It started as a manga in 1994 and moved over to anime in 1996. The first of the video games released that same year on the Game Boy. This new iteration was able to move 8,000 units.

3rd Super Robot Wars Z - Media Create | oprainfall

As for returning games, 3rd Super Robot Wars Z stayed in the Top 5 with the PS3 port. Both the PS3 and Vita versions took a dive this week, losing 78% and 86% respectively — which corresponds with the 74% and 83% sell out rate the first weekend. Mario Party: Island Tour sold 18,848 units, moving past the 300,000 mark. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear holds on to its Top 20 spot with 4,144 units sold, moving its lifetime total to 140,178. And we also see the return of Puzzle & Dragons Z and Monster Hunter 4 to the Top 20.


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.