Media Create Sales: 1/28/13 – 2/3/13

Animal Crossing: New Leaf still on top.

February 6, 2013 / 08:14 AM EDT / (@salromano)

This week’s Media Create sales are in. Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf remains on top in Japan, and Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s Fantasy Life follows just behind it. In terms of new releases, the PlayStation 3 version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is this week’s highest selling title.

Find the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 65,740 (2,431,866)
  2. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 20,606 (208,378)
  3. [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry (Capcom, 01/17/13) – 15,157 (157,213)
  4. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 12,546 (1,899,022)
  5. [PS3] PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (SCEJ, 01/31/13) – 11,758 (New)
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 11,330 (207,573)
  7. [PS3] Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten (Limited Edition) (Namco Bandai, 01/31/13) – 10,551 (New)
  8. [PSV] Demon Gaze (Kadokawa Games, 01/24/13) – 10,424 (35,740)
  9. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 10,125 (377,290)
  10. [PSP] Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten (Limited Edition) (Namco Bandai, 01/31/13) – 8,633 (New)
  11. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2 Chrono Stone Nepuu / Raimei (Level-5, 12/13/12) – 7,754 (408,085)
  12. [PS3] The God and the Fate Revolution Paradox (Nippon Ichi Software, 01/24/13) – 7.606 (31,024)
  13. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 7,537 (511,644)
  14. [PS3] Hitman: Absolution (Square Enix, 01/24/13) – 7,490 (29,723)
  15. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 7,450 (408,575)
  16. [PSP] Digimon Adventure (Namco Bandai, 01/17/13) – 7,397 (69,195)
  17. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 7,288 (413,432)
  18. [PSP] Renai 0 Kilometere Portable (Limited Edition) (Alchemist, 01/31/13) – 6,884 (New)
  19. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 6,338 (454,929)
  20. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Dubbed Edition (Square Enix, 12/20/12) – 6,166 (119,129)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 51,654 (48,226)
  2. 3DS – 26,028 (26,898)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 18,106 (18,322)
  4. Wii U – 12,959 (13,746)
  5. PSP – 12,191 (12,897)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 9,596 (9,748)
  7. Wii – 1,904 (2,093)
  8. Xbox 360 – 870 (611)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • Pyrofrost

    Damn, really slow week…..and WOW at those Playstation All-Stars numbers. Not that I expected much, but still.

    • almostautumn

      That’s what happens when you release a game whose basis is nostalgia— and doesn’t have nostalgic characters. Not surprised one bit.

      • Elvick

        Yes, because no one’s ever heard of Ape Escape… especially Japan, where they got even more games… and the design of Spike is actually from a Japanese only release in the series.

        Who’s this “Sly Cooper”, “Jak & Daxter” and “Ratchet and Clank” nonsense?

        Parappa the Rapper, I’m pretty sure anyone who ever had a demo disc for PSone has at least played a demo of it. And that game, will stick in your memory for all time regardless of how much you played it.

        They might not have the random old lady on the street knowing their stuff like they do”Pikachu”, “Zelda (when they mean Link)” or “Mario”, but plenty of SSB characters aren’t known by those people either. Ness? Nope. Ice Climbers? Nope. Game & Watch? Nope. Pit? Nope. Jigglypuff? Nope. Mewtwo? Nope.

        If you have no history with playstation, of course they wouldn’t be very nostalgic, but some of the characters were great choices. And any glaring omissions were 3rd party, so out of Sony’s hands. Sans the lack of ANY JRPG (or regular RPG) rep. Sony owns a couple RPG IPs they could have included.

        • almostautumn

          Just because a character has history doesn’t dictate that it has nostalgia. Furthermore, this is Japan’s forecast, not NA; who besides Parappa and Clank actually made an impact on gamers, with Clank being a relatively low (and modern) figure besides? Sly Cooper and Jak and Dakter are absolutely not key-figures in the Eastern market, and clearly new Dante, and Nariko from one single, average game, and new Raiden from an unreleased game, and Kratos, an idiot man-handler, do not do a single friggin’ thing to induce anything but maybe a flittering memory of either partial enjoyment, or more likely frustration/disinterest.

          And you’re insane to use the multiple pokemon as negatives; who the hell doesn’t know pokemon besides parents/non-gamers/people who didn’t grow up with a television? Jigglypuff was a main character, and Mewtwo was a main character. Game and Watch and Ice Climbers were later additions in SSBM, and they targeted a clearly older audience. Go back to the original SSB though, and you’ll see that it’s an incredibly thoughtful compilation of characters, and that for that reason it clear why one, SSB, is a consistent and resounding success, and why the other, PSAll-Stars, is not. PS-All Stars is a fine game, but it just missed the most key point of its foundation. You can argue with me, fine, but I’m sorry, man; there is just no way in hell that 2/3 of the All-Star cast is anything but forgettable, tasteless, uninteresting, and far-from heartfelt fluff.

          • Elvick

            Yup, Ness is a house hold name. From a series that’s sold less than Ratchet and Clank, God of War… I could go on.

            And Jigglypuff and Mewtwo are not known like Pikachu.

  • syaznifaiq

    Hitman: Absolution is such a failure in japan .. Fair enough, if western people see JRPG as a niche product to sell , the japanese people see ‘western 3rd person shooter’ as niche ..

    # i said only western because MGS series practically still 3rd person shooter and Japanese people love it

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Kinda ironic when you think about it…..

  • Sephzilla

    Jeez, DmC’s fall continues

    • syaznifaiq

      Capcom deserve it .. Instead of making the Devil May Cry 5 with already established character and story, they decide to westernized Devil May Cry with reboot ,and replace Dante

      • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

        DMC needed a reboot, We already had enough of old school Dante, a new game would just saturate it’s image even more.

        • syaznifaiq

          You never heard someone who his name is Nero, sir ? he just appear in one game and i can assured you people will love him more than new Dante, Capcom just want to westernized DMC, that’s why they hire NT, western dev.

  • almostautumn

    I guess they’ve really botched printing new copies of Monpiece, then? If Demon Gaze has kept itself up there, I’m sure Monpiece would have performed equally as well.
    Poor God and Fate, also; that game looks downright excellent.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    New Leaf has been killing in sales.

  • Guest

    Sal, put aside this, you should post that Ni No Kuni got No.1 at UK chart .. i’m so happy to hear that

  • DarthBrian

    Any news yet on if we’re getting Fantasy Life or not? It looks awesome.

    • Elvick

      Like many Level-5 games, nope. Nothing yet…

  • KurisuMakise

    Poor PSABR, did SCEJ not promote it D= I guess Sony is a western company now Q.Q Are those numbers for the Japanese Cross-buy at least?

  • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

    Outside of Toro and maybe Heihachi there are no characters that appeal to the Japanese audience. What about characters from all those great RPGS from the PS1 that made it the powerhouse it was?

    • MosquitoLemon

      Most of those were 3rd party games. Sony doesn’t exactly have any strong brands outside of action-platformers and Gran Turismo.

      • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

        Most of this game is 3rd Party characters, lol. It is PlayStation AllStars after all, not Sony AllStars.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Err… you might want to check that again. Besides Tekken and DMC, I think every other title is Sony developed or published (the majority of them being Sony’s 2nd party studios). Technically it is Sony All Stars, but Playstation is their gaming brand, hence the name.

          • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

            There’s also Raiden and Big Daddy. I guess my point in saying PlayStation All Stars as opposed to Sony is that there were so many iconic PS characters that weren’t necessarily published/ developed by Sony that would have fit this game well and maybe appealed to more people:

            Lara Croft, Final Fantasy characters, Solid Snake (yes I know he’s in Smash Bros), Rayman, Sora, etc.

            • MosquitoLemon

              True. I don’t see Square characters in there in a million years, but they could have pulled off Snake, Rayman, Spiro, etc.

  • PrinceHeir

    DMC and PSABR ouch :(