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Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 10, 2014 – March 16, 2014

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Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. 00./01. [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {03/13/2014} (¥7.800) – 255,197 / NEW
  2. 02./02. [3DS] Yokai Watch <RPG> (Level-5) {07/11/2013} (¥4.800) – 37,247 / 569,720
  3. 03./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys <RPG> (Square Enix) {02/06/14} (¥5.490) – 18,728 / 737,593
  4. 01./04. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Delta <ACT> (SCEJ) {03/06/2014} (¥4.980) – 17,357 / 66,143
  5. 04./05. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {02/27/14} (¥5.040) – 15,883 / 176,180
  6. 06./06. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {02/27/2014} (¥4.800) – 13,362 / 93,900
  7. 09./07. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {01/09/2014} (¥4.800) – 12,225 / 501,835
  8. 10./08. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y <RPG> (Pokemon) {10/12/2013} (¥4.800) – 10,106 / 3,994,938
  9. 07./09. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin <ADV> (Sega) {02/22/2014} (¥8.600) – 10,034 / 222,147
  10. 14./10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two) {10/10/2013} (¥7.770) – 7,910 / 736,810
  11. 11./11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {12/12/2013} (¥4.400) – 7,755 / 1,407,075
  12. 12./12. [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (EA) {02/22/2014} (¥7.665) – 7,539 / 55,286
  13. 05./13. [PS3] Ar no Surge <RPG> (Gust) {03/06/2014} (¥7.140) – 6,751 / 33,787
  14. 00./14. [360] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {03/13/2014} (¥7.800) – 5,950 / NEW
  15. 13./15. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin <ADV> (Sega) {02/22/2014} (¥8.600) – 5,451 / 119,722
  16. 21./16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {09/14/2013} (¥5.990) – 5,132 / 3,239,571
  17. 15./17. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {02/13/2014} (¥5.985) – 5,117 / 72,401
  18. 23./18. [3DS] Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five <ACT> (FuRyu) {03/06/2014} (¥5.229) – 4,813 / 9,665
  19. 22./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {11/08/2012} (¥4.800) – 4,759 / 3,692,937
  20. 17./20. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost <ACT> (Namco Bandai) {01/30/2014} (¥7.980) – 4,395 / 338,323
  21. 24./21. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
  22. 08./22. [PS4] Knack <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥5.145)
  23. 16./23. [PSV] Deception IV: Blood Ties <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.27} (¥6.090)
  24. 20./24. [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥4.800)
  25. 30./25. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090)
  26. 19./26. [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Victory <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.20} (¥5.980)
  27. 25./27. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229)
  28. 26./28. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.02.22} (¥8.820)
  29. 18./29. [PS3] Deception IV: Blood Ties <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.27} (¥7.140)
  30. 28./30. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.22} (¥8.190)
  31. 35./31. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  32. 38./32. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  33. 27./33. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} (¥7.245)
  34. 39./34. [PS3] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.11.07} (¥7.665)
  35. 31./35. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980)
  36. 34./36. [PSV] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} (¥2.980)
  37. 36./37. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800)
  38. 37./38. [PS4] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  39. 42./39. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
  40. 45./40. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 <ACT> (Sega) {2013.11.28} (¥6.279)
  41. 44./41. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480)
  42. 29./42. [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥7.980)
  43. 41./43. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140)
  44. 49./44. [3DS] Disney Magic World <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480)
  45. 00./45. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140)
  46. 00./46. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980)
  47. 32./47. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3: Gold <RPG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.229)
  48. 00./48. [PSV] God Eater 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980)
  49. 00./49. [PSV] Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds – Limited Edition <FTG> (5pb.) {2014.03.13} (¥5.040)
  50. 00./50. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980)

 

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 29,677 (35,294) / -16%
  2. PlayStation Vita – 28,270 (31,325) / -10%
  3. 3DS LL – 23,372 (24,192) / -3%
  4. PlayStation 3 – 14,128 (12,102) / +17%
  5. 3DS – 10,772 (10,876) / -1%
  6. Wii U – 7,654 (7,773) / -2%
  7. PSP – 3,461 (3,425) / +1%
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,447 (1,962) / -26%
  9. Xbox 360 – 278 (300)

 

Color captions:

  • home Nintendo software and hardware (Wii U, Wii) are color-coded in red,
  • home Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PS4, PS3) are in blue,
  • portable Nintendo software and hardware (3DS, 3DS LL, DS) are in gold,
  • portable Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PS Vita, PS Vita TV, PSP) are in turquoise.

 

Software captions, in order:

  • previous rank./current rank.
  • [PLATFORM]
  • Title, or also Bold If New
  • <GENRE>
  • (Publisher)
  • {title/release/date, mm/dd/yyyy for top 20, yyyy.mm.dd for top 50}
  • (¥price)
  • – week sales #Top20Only
  • / total sales, or NEW #Top20Only
  • All in bold are titles making it back into the Top 50.

 

Hardware captions, in order:

  • Platform
  • – week sales
  • (past week sales)
  • sales change

 

Total Nintendo titles: 24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 25
Total home Nintendo titles: 2 / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 22 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 25
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 7 / 25

 

Total individual format titles in ranking:
1st, 3DS — 22
2nd, PS4 — 9
2nd, PS3 — 9
4th, PSVita — 7
5th, Wii U — 2
6th,Wii — 0
6th, DS — 0
6th, PSP — 0
*(I do not take into consideration Xbox products.)

 

Brand-new titles per format:
Wii U — 0
Wii — 0
3DS — 0
DS — 0
PS4 — 0
PS3 — 1
PSVita — 1
PSP — 0

 

Past years titles per format (distinguishing years):
Wii U — 1 (1 from 2013)
Wii — 0
3DS — 15 (12 in 2013, 2 in 2012, 1 in 2011)
DS — 0
PS4 — 0
PS3 — 3 (4 in 2013)
PSVita — 2 (2 in 2013)
PSP — 0

 

Total first-party Nintendo titles: 10
Total first-party Sony PlayStation titles: 3
Total first-party home Nintendo titles: 2 / 10
Total first-party portable Nintendo titles: 8 / 10
Total first-party home Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 3
Total first-party portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 3

 

Total home and portable first-party titles in ranking:
1st, portable Nintendo — 8
2nd, home Nintendo — 2
2nd, home Sony PlayStation — 2
4th, portable Sony PlayStation — 1

 

Total third-party Nintendo titles: 14
Total third-party Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total third-party home Nintendo titles: 0 / 14
Total third-party portable Nintendo titles: 14 / 14
Total third-party home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 22
Total third-party portable Sony PlayStation titles: 6 / 22

 

Total home and portable third-party titles in ranking:
1st, home Sony PlayStation — 16
2nd, portable Nintendo — 14
3rd, portable Sony PlayStation — 6
4th, home Nintendo — 0

 

  • 24 out of the 50 ranking titles were released on Nintendo’s consoles (22 on the 3DS, 2 on the Wii U).
  • Out of these 24 titles, 15 were released in 2013, 2 were released in 2012, and 1 was released three years ago (Mario Kart 7).
  • 10 out of the 50 ranking titles were Nintendo-published titles (8 on the 3DS, 2 on the Wii U).
  • 14 out of the 50 ranking titles were third-party titles released on Nintendo, all on the 3DS.

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 10, 2014 – March 16, 2014).
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (March 10, 2014 – March 16, 2014).

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