Media Create Sales: 4/22/13 – 4/28/13
posted on 05.01.13 at 09:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New Life still on top, but Dark Arisen starts strong.

This week’s Media Create sales figures are in. Nintendo’s Tomodachi Collection: New Life is on top again this week at nearly 145,000 sales. The PlayStation 3 version of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, just launched Thursday, came in second at 125,000 sold. An odd sight for Japanese sales numbers, there are three Xbox 360 releases in this week’s top 20: BioShock Infinite, Dragon’s Dogma, and Steins;Gate.

Get the full chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 144,903 (549,761)
  2. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 125,363 (New)
  3. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 38,884 (596,155)
  4. [PS3] Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 04/25/13) – 35,250 (New)
  5. [PS3] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram (5pb., 04/25/13) – 34,292 (New)
  6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 31,711 (3,128,270)
  7. [PSV] Photo Kano Kiss (Kadokawa Games, 04/25/13) – 30,172 (New)
  8. [PSP] Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Portable (Kadokawa Games, 04/25/13) – 26,030 (New)
  9. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Namco Bandai, 04/18/13) – 17,836 (105,496)
  10. [PS3] BioShock Infinite (2K Games, 04/25/13) – 15,747 (New)
  11. [PSP] Seven Dragon 2020 II (Sega, 04/18/13) – 15,180 (88,877)
  12. [PS3] Mugen Souls Z (Compile Heart, 04/25/13) – 13,121 (New)
  13. [360] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 04/25/13) – 9,483 (New)
  14. [3DS] Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony (Namco Bandai, 04/25/13) – 9,265 (New)
  15. [PSV] Labyrinth Cross Blood Infinity (Cyberfront, 04/25/13) – 9,006 (New)
  16. [360] Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram (5pb., 04/25/13) – 8,821 (New)
  17. [360] BioShock Infinite (2K Games, 04/25/13) – 7,838 (New)
  18. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter HD Edition (Falcom, 04/25/13) – 6,847 (New)
  19. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 6,197 (459,453)
  20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 6,098 (2,008,494)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 37,536 (57,089)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 21,399 (15,011)
  3. 3DS – 17,897 (18,833)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 14,682 (13,915)
  5. Wii U – 8,262 (8,798)
  6. PSP – 7,536 (7,816)
  7. Wii – 1,660 (1,379)
  8. Xbox 360 – 490 (515)


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  • Pyrofrost

    I like seeing the PSV hang in there :3

    • Kurisu Makise

      Is this the official Golden week bump or is that next week’s sales? Either way Vita bump is nice. Shame about One Piece being knocked out though.

      • Pyrofrost

        Golden Week has actually been broken into two parts, making two long weekends.
        First: April 27, 28 and 29
        Second: May 3, 4, 5 and 6

        And it is indeed a shame about One Piece. I believe the lack of a “real” story mode also played a role in that though. Hopefully the next will fill that void.

        • Kurisu Makise

          Ah, looks like Sony used up their eggs a little too early then as if they had a little something for the second week it would have been good.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Biggest news this week, Animal Crossing finally knocked out of the top 5. Now to see how long it can stay in the top 20 :)

  • 武神水樹

    Wow Dark Arisen must be good

    • Pyrofrost

      Dragon’s Dogma is actually a fairly popular game. I honestly hope it’s popular enough to justify a sequel.

      • Skerj

        I think there were whispers of them working on a sequel now. I’ve been rather hooked on Dark Arisen since I got it, I didn’t have enough time to play the original when it came around even though I wanted it back then.

        A sequel with stronger art direction (the reason I almost skipped the game entirely), co-op, and running on Panta Rhei makes me all jazzed and stuff.

  • almostautumn

    Surprised Cross Blood is so low; game looks pretty slick.

    • uhawww

      I’ve put a couple hours into it, and it’s alright, but you can tell it’s built from an older game (Cross Blood was originally a 360 title). Some of the systems, like the god selections and fusions, are wonderfully thought out and complex, but most of it feels really antiquated and regressive after playing Demon Gaze. Aggressively so, in some cases, like the flow of combat.

  • bldudas

    I like how the Vita is second among hardware.

  • Elvick

    Glad to see a bump in Vita sales. :D

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    its better for compile heart to focus on vita now……

    • Kurisu Makise

      This can be a good and a bad thing. If the prolific PS3 niche devs/pubs all go to Vita, PS4 might struggle even worse. Sony’s going to need to learn balance once both platforms arrive, otherwise it’ll be PSP all over again (which hey, yay for Vita but the software drought will hurt PS4).

      • Keegs79

        The PS4 will not struggle because of niche developers. That is ridiculous to say. Those niche developers provide what Namco Bandai and Square Enix provide as well, Final Fantasy and Tales Games. The PS4 will be the go to system and will provide more JRPGs because the next Xbox won’t do good in Japan. That is the reason why Tales of Graces f, Tales of Xillia 1 and 2, and No No Kuni never came to the 360.

        • Kurisu Makise

          The problem I’m alluding to is not it struggling because of niche developers but rather, a lack of niche developers to fill the holes the big publishers leave. You need only look to this gen to see how PS3 struggled to fill in the software lineup. I’m not confident in Square Enix’s output to match that, so I forsee PS4 struggling a bit without balance.

    • Elvick

      If we get their damn games, then I’d prefer that. If not, then I’d prefer them to be on a system we’ll get the games for. Sadly, NISA has been slow on PS Vita.

      • AdachiTohru

        Nisa said recently they’ll support Vita

        • Elvick


          Props on Atoi.

    • DesmaX

      No matter what platform it would be, a sequel to some shitty Disgaea clone wouldn’t sell well

  • Zero

    I see lots of new stuff on the list this week. It seems like lots of the new game releases suffered because of this. Besides Dark Arisen, all the other new games would probably have done better without so much newly released competition.

  • Eclipse

    It’s a shame that Photo Kano’s PSP release had higher opening sales than the Vita’s enhanced port (34.095).

    Enterbrain’s last game (Amagami) managed to surpass 100k in sales, and I hope that this game can also have that level of success.

    • 武神水樹

      Well it’s not price, both are 6800 JPY

      PSP will probably always win vs the VITA due to install base

      • Eclipse

        You’re correct about the PSP’s install base, but I was hoping that the recent airing of the Anime would’ve boosted the sales by a bit more.

        • Himiko

          I’m hoping this doesn’t discourage them.

          Also, all german final!

          • Eclipse

            Same here. The series is fantastic, and I’d love to see it become successful for them.

            And it’s good to see you back! It seem we’ll be rooting against each other on the 25th! XD

            • Himiko

              Haha I like Thomas Muller and Schwiensteiger and Bayern more than Barca, but not enough to support! I’m neutral and hoping for what is going to be a great final. :D

              Waiting for you on skype! MSN died.

              • Eclipse

                Lol, I didn’t know you were a neutral, I thought you were a Bayern fanboy! XD

                Oh, and my MSN account should’ve been upgraded into skype, so I have no idea what’s going on. >_<

                • Himiko

                  I’m a Muller fanboy! he’s awesome.

                  What’s the name of your email again? I’ll find you.

                  • Eclipse

                    Muller’s awesome, but I prefer Swine-tiger. ;)

                    I might still have your email address, so I’ll try and send you one later.

                    • Himiko

                      He’s also epic. xD

                      Yeah, email me!

  • PrinceHeir

    Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter HD Edition,

    Photo Kano, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Labyrinth Cross Blood Infinity!!!

    i freaking knew Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram would double the 360 version :P

    good thing 5pb is now realizing how the PS3 is more viable for Visual Novel games than 360.

    so now we need someone to bring it to the west!!!

  • MrKappa

    Holy did Tomb Raider really just release in Japan? And barely selling 30k? It sold about 1 mil in America day 1, why did it sell like absolute shit in Japan?

    Mugen Souls Z sold even worse, I guess a localization is really out of the question with those numbers.