Media Create Sales: 02/27/12 – 03/04/12
posted on 03.07.12 at 10:11 AM EST by (@salromano)
One Piece: Kaizoku Musou moves big numbers.

This week’s Media Create sales numbers are in, and (as if it wasn’t expected) One Piece: Kaizoku Musou has come out the victor, moving 656,000 copies across Japan. The 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, another new release, came in at second with 43,000 units sold. The 3DS’s dominant trio – Monster Hunter Tri G, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land – are still in the top ten this week, just as they have been for the past ‘who knows how long now.’

Get the full list of sales below. The number in parenthesis following this week’s sales are the game’s overall numbers, if not a new release.

  1. [PS3] One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (Namco Bandai, 03/01/12) – 655,774 (NEW)
  2. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 03/01/12) – 43,155 (NEW)
  3. [3DS] Harvest Moon: The Land’s Origin (Marvelous AQL, 02/23/12) – 27,378 (108,5090
  4. [PSP] Great Battle Full Blast (Namco Bandai, 03/01/12) – 24,290 (NEW)
  5. [3DS] Theatrythm: Final Fantasy (Square Enix, 02/16/12) – 21,540 (99,5320)
  6. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 18,495 (1,546,212)
  7. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Namco Bandai, 02/23/12) – 17,917 (83,675)
  8. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03//11) – 16,142 (1,386,318)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter Tri G (Capcom, 12/10/11) – 15,836 (1,283,511)
  10. [PSP] Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (Namco Bandai, 02/23/12) – 12,358 (97,558)
  11. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles — Animal Adventure (Furyu, 03/01/12) – 12,358 (NEW)
  12. [PS3] Asura’s Wrath (Capcom, 02/23/12) – 7,795 (38,103)
  13. [3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcm, 01/26/12) – 7,444 (251,560)
  14. [PS3] Binary Domain (Sega, 02/16/12) – 6,775 (95,364)
  15. [PS3] UFC Undisputed 3 (Konami, 03/01/12) – 6,198 (NEW)
  16. [Wii] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13/11) – 6,043 (555,149)
  17. [PSP] Samurai Warriors 3 Z Special (Tecmo Koei, 02/16/12) – 5,224 (30,527)
  18. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) (Capcom, 09/22/11) – 5,156 (207,523)
  19. [PSP] I Don’t Have Many Friends Portable Bishojo x Unfortunate x Game = Very Unfortunate Box (Namco Bandai, 02/23/12) – 5,142 (62,111)
  20. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 Spec II (SCEJ, 02/02/12) – 4,922 (53,096)

And here are this week’s hardware sales, with last week’s numbers in parenthesis:

  1. 3DS – 70,744 (76,322)
  2. PlayStation 3 – 65,116 (27,111)
  3. PSP – 15,715 (15,928)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 10,023 (11,186)
  5. Wii – 8,111 (7,878)
  6. PS2 – 1,377 (1,269)
  7. Xbox 360 – 1,248 (1,508)
  8. DSi LL – 810 (977)
  9. DSi – 553 (662)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

  • FaithlessMr

    Hmm, The FF rythm game is still charting, and in the top 10. Rumour has it SE has been somewhat stingy with the copies they’ve sent retailers, so that would perhaps explain why the game doesn’t have that many copies sold and yet charts high in the list. I’m guessing lots of people are still waiting for their copies or word of mouth is spreading and the game is going to linger on that chart for a little while longer.

    Huge drop for Tales, but it’s expected since it happens with mostly every single Tales of game. Harvest moon sat confortably on the second spot, and that’s also no surprise for me. I’m curious to see whether it will reclaim the first spot again or not. Depends on whether any important high profile game releases next week; Isn’t that Pokemon x Nobunaga game being released soonish? I predict that one will join MH TriG, SM3D and MK7 as a game that will linger on this chart for months to come :P

  • FearMonkey

    I hope this is a good sign we’ll be getting that One Piece PS3 game. Otherwise I have no choice but to import it. :(

    • Sal Romano

      @FearMonkey: If those Pirate Warriors trademarks are anything to go by, we’re getting it.

    • FaithlessMr

      @FearMonkey:
      Namco Bandai usually publishes their anime games in NA/EU. It’s the tales games they seem to forget about :P

  • Zero

    Over 650,000 copies! Wow! That’s quite impressive.

    • Sal Romano

      @Zero: Agreed. Three months in and Namco Bandai’s already topped their highest day one of 2011 – Tales of Xillia at 525,605.

      And apparently, One Piece is now the four best-selling PS3 game to release in Japan, pushing Xillia down to fifth.

      Here’s the new top 20, if anyone cares:

      1) Final Fantasy XIII – 1,905,979
      2) Final Fantasy XIII-2 – 797,986
      3) Metal Gear Solid 4 – 706,461
      4) One Piece: Kaizoku Musou – 655,774
      5) Tales of Xillia – 632,151
      6) Gran Turismo 5 – 600,860
      7) Yakuza 4 – 557,771
      8) Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage – 553,229
      9) Resident Evil 5 – 520,564
      10) Yakuza 3 – 509,306
      11) Dynasty Warriors 7 – 474,238
      12) Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS – 465,976
      13) Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 – 450,184
      14) Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 – 438,552
      15) Yakuza: Dead Souls – 413,172
      16) Hot Shots Golf 5 – 410,052
      17) Sengoku Basara 3 – 408,379
      18) Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – 405,757
      19) Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 – 405,653
      20) Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. – 404,501

      And the one knocked down because of One Piece:

      21) Tales of Vesperia – 390,523

      Oh, Namco. You’ve recently brought me so much joy, yet so the past sheds so many tears.

      Ok, I’m not really crying.

      Stop looking at me! *sob*

      http://gamedatamuseum.web.fc2.com/ps3.htm

      • Zero

        @Sal Romano:

        Thanks for the list.

        Are those all just first week sales? I’d be interested to see how the total sales match up.

        Even though it was a port, you would think Vesperia for PS3 would have sold more than Hot Shots Golf 5.

        (Calling the PS3 Vesperia just a port is almost a crime, but I was trying to keep things simple, haha.)

        • Sal Romano

          @Zero: Those are all total. First week sales can be found under “初週売上” in the link.

          • Zero

            @Sal Romano:

            I must admit, I’m surprised by these numbers.

            One could say the problem with video games in Japan are shown in the above numbers.

            The consumer is just not buying them. Those numbers are not very good when compared to the lifetime sales of games in the west.

            Of course, games are more expensive in Japan… even then, I doubt it compares well with the western figures.

            Then again, this doesn’t include portable games.

            Looking at this list, it’s no surprise why we see so many games from Japan going to the portables.

            To be fair, I’m sure the numbers for the portable games in Japan crush the numbers for any portable games in the west.

            Example – Monster Hunter.