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Japanese Media Create Charts: All Systems Get Boosted due to Golden Week

The Japanese Media Create Charts are in and all of the home consoles saw a nice boost in sales due to the holiday going on in Japan right now. On the software side, Tomodachi Collection is back on top. Check out the full charts past the link. 

Tomodachi Collection: New Life moved another 208,000 units this week, while Luigi’s Mansion and Animal Crossing: New Leaf rounded out the top ten.

Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen is at number 4. While Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission is doing well, over 177,157 units alone.

Here is the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 208,814 (758,575)
  2. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 64,420 (660,575)
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 47,128 (3,175,398)
  4. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 31,319 (156,682)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (02/28/13) – 15,094 (177,157)
  6. [PS3] Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 04/25/13) – 12,899 (48,149)
  7. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Namco Bandai, 04/18/13) – 12,096 (117,593)
  8. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,875 (2,019,369)
  9. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 9,984 (469,436)
  10. [PSP] Seven Dragon 2020 II (Sega, 04/18/13) – 8,985 (97,862)
  11. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 8,979 (478,092)
  12. [PSV] Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 04/25/13) – 8,632 (38,804)
  13. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 8,564 (2,043,216)
  14. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 6,464 (479,603)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 6,302 (301,422)
  16. [3DS] Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony (Namco Bandai, 04/25/13) – 6,061 (15,326)
  17. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 6,012 (139,803)
  18. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 5,969 (389,990)
  19. [PS3] Steins;Gate: Kenkei Kousoku no Phenogram (5pb., 04/25/13) – 5,144 (39,436)
  20. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 4,861 (164,386)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 50,190 (37,536)
  2. 3DS – 26,273 (17,897)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 22,051 (21,399)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 17,415 (14,682)
  5. Wii U – 13,173 (8,262)
  6. PSP – 8,443 (7,536)
  7. Wii – 2,238 (1,660)
  8. Xbox 360 – 596 (490)


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  • jesgrad07

    Nintendo better make sure they have a good stoke of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. They are already hyping it up to 3DS owners with spotpass messages. Still have a month to wait for it. Really the 3DS and Wii U are complementing each other quite nicely. When I don't have a game to play on one I usually have a game to play on the other. And I have plenty to get on my 3DS this year that is for sure.

    • timg57867

      Funny. One of the editors on IGN commented on how Nintendo fans have to own both the home and handheld consoles because one normally gets the Ninty love while the other takes a "break". Honestly, with PS4 and Xbox 720 on the way, I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get a whole of 3DS games for the first half of next year.

      • jesgrad07

        ''I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get a whole of 3DS games for the first half of next year.''

        Hmm…maybe …or maybe not. They did that merge earlier this year with their handheld and console departments…to share assets between the platforms. Or that could be for their next console…which I believe will be a handheld console combination maybe. With the handheld as the default controller for the console. And sold together…at an affordable price.

  • timg57867

    I think it's fair to say that proportionally speaking, the Wii U is doing best in Japan because:

    A: Sales for the Wii U are higher in Japan than in Europe each week even though Europe's population is larger.
    B: Japan prefers handhelds to conosles.
    C: Wii U sales are on par with the PS3's, unlike other regions where it's dominated.

    Frankly, we could be seeing a repeat of SNES vs. Genesis where Japan is mostly dominated by Nintendo because with Pikmin 3 coming out in July, it's obvious the game rush will hit Japan first and if what Capcom says is true, it's probably safe to expect little to no significant Japanese third party support for PS4 for the near future, and by that time, Wii U could already be gunning ahead.

    • Furious Francis

      Nintendo needs to convince Japanese developers to support the Wii U. They need to get Square Enix, Capcom, Namco, ect to make games on the Wii U. In the West, Nintendo can make their first party games and rely on indies/Ubisoft for support.

      It's a rough road ahead, but Nintendo can do it. No matter how hard other developers try to discredit the system. The Wii U will be a success for Nintendo.

      • timg57867

        Yeah. I personally think that a lot of it's going to fall on the marketing campaign Nintendo does after E3. People either don't know it exists, think it's an add-on, or feel hesitant. Nintendo needs to educate the masses about this console and show its fans that Nintendo hasn't lost sight of what matters. Software must also be out-front and center in all regions. I really have my fingers crossed for eShop downloads. Nintendo has made demos for their 3DS games, so Wii U ones may not be out of the question. Doing that could also spur indie sales do to increased eShop traffic.

        PS: Probably would have helped Dragon Quest X wasn't a stupid MMO…

        • donzaloog

          I think Nintendo is deliberately not advertising the Wii U right now, because they think they don't have enough good first party titles to justify the purchase in the eyes of the casual gamer. When they have set dates for 3D Mario, MarioKart etc and they get the spring and summer updates out of the way, they will go harder on the advertising. I think Iwata said they were starting a new advertising campaign beginning at E3.

          • timg57867

            Oh yeah! Marketing the Wii U in its current shabby state would do little good. Reading that CVG post other day about that filled me with vigor. I hope Nintendo puts the Wii U in every place possible. Microsoft doesn't take marketing lightly…

  • NS3210

    No Dragon Quest X??

  • Titan64

    Okay how the hell is Luigi's Mansion still up there? Damn Luigi, you just wont quit lol. Anyway, this is good news for Nintendo. If the Wii U manage to sell 3.5 million units without even having their big software out and barely any advertising and its closing in on the PS3 and the Vita….something tells me the Wii U will begin to pick up soon. Oh wait E3. However I will be having low expectations for e3 because I don't want to be disappointed in the end, although that is damn near tough.

  • donzaloog

    The Wii U is coming along slowly. 3DS is dominating. I expect this trend to be reversed by this time next year.

  • Frank Urbanski

    Does any body know why they separate the 3DS and 3DS XL? It doesn't matter at all, I'm just curious because they don't do it for any other system with multiple versions.

  • RicardJulianti

    3DS is absolutely dominating…holy cow. I saw the numbers earlier and wondered what spurred the growth in Wii U sales, a holiday makes sense.

    • Furious Francis

      Yeah, it's interesting though, the Wii U has absolutely no software releasing on it and it's sell selling in the middle of the pack, and not too far from the PS3 and Vita.

      I wonder what happens when Nintendo releases their big games this fall in Japan?

      • RicardJulianti
        • timg57867

          I bet one of those building is Sony's headquarters. LMBO!

          • RicardJulianti

            I'm thinking their E3 is going to be similar. A few announcements….couple more…