Media Create Sales: 6/17/13 – 6/23/13
posted on 06.26.13 at 09:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
The Last of Us moves big numbers.

This week’s Media Create sales chart is in. The Last of Us, launched last Thursday, is on top this week at 117,00 sales, and is followed by Donkey Kong Returns 3D and Tomodachi Collection. Fourth on the list is another new release: Compile Heart’s God Dimension Idol Neptune PP for PS Vita at almost 30,000 sales.

Find the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] The Last of Us (SCEJ, 06/20/13) – 117,465 (New)
  2. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) – 42,247 (146,816)
  3. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 34,286 (1,167,532)
  4. [PSV] God Dimension Idol Neptune PP (Compile Heart, 06/20/13) – 29,933 (New)
  5. [3SD] Kuma Tomo (Namco Bandai, 06/20/13) – 12,705 (New)
  6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 12,491 (3,290,847)
  7. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 11,859 (793,519)
  8. [3DS] Farewell Umihara Kawase (Agatsuma Entertainment, 06/20/13) – 11,058 (New)
  9. [PSP] Storm Lover 2nd (D3 Publisher, 06/20/13) – 10,001 (New)
  10. [PSP] Roukyuubu! Himitsu no Otoshimono (Kadokawa Games, 06/20/13) – 9,282 (New)
  11. [PS3] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 05/23/13) – 5,192 (47,741)
  12. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) – 4,948 (165,068)
  13. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 4,723 (502,150)
  14. [PSV] Winning Post 7 2013 (Tecmo Koei, 06/20/13) – 4,413 (New)
  15. [3DS] Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa (Square Enix, 06/13/13) – 4,079 (22,004)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 3,957 (212,273)
  17. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 05/23/13) – 3,898 (245,568)
  18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 3,684 (323,656)
  19. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 3,191 (2,046,263)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,122 (2,067,213)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 28,281 (29,533)
  2. 3DS – 14,988 (17,602)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,422 (10,664)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 9,816 (10,872)
  5. Wii U – 5,329 (5,983)
  6. PSP – 5,091 (5,651)
  7. Wii – 1,234 (1,461)
  8. Xbox 360 – 282 (397)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • QuarterCircleFuckward

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    • papermario

      Dude shut up the vita was selling worse for a much longer time and now its selling better. 3ds wasnt selling much better either for a while. Every system goes through growing pains but the software coming will propel it

      • QuarterCircleFuckward

        How now Brown Cow, no need to be rude. If you’ve nothing constructive to say, I recommend you leave the discussion.

        • Sevyne

          Your comment wasn’t very constructive either. We should actually want these console to sell well so that developers make more games for them. The whole, people won’t buy because their aren’t games/developers won’t make games because it’s not selling cycle needs to break somewhere, and you can bet your ass it won’t be developers breaking the cycle.

          • QuarterCircleFuckward

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            • Sevyne

              Why would that matter in the slightest?

              • QuarterCircleFuckward

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                • Sevyne

                  You seem to be dodging everything being asked. What exactly are you trying to prove? Was it not you that told someone not to be rude, yet that’s all you’ve done since you started posting?

                  • QuarterCircleFuckward

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                    • Sevyne

                      Nevermind. Just checked your post history and it’s very clear you are here to troll and stir up nothing but trouble. You go and have fun being a nuisance to others.

                    • QuarterCircleFuckward

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                    • QuarterCircleFuckward

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                    • papermario

                      hes a troll

                    • Sevyne

                      Heh, yeah I noticed after checking the post history so I stopped responding.

  • Nice Boat

    Glad the Japanese picked The Last of Us.

    • KnifeAndFork

      One can only take so much loli

  • Brittany

    The Last of Us is a great game. I like those sales charts for games and hardware.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Great number for The Last of Us in Japan.
    Saw a lot of Japanese in Multiplayer. Multiplayer currently have more than 500k person playing so it must sold at least that or at least 500k online passes redeemed.

    It’s also the first time I saw a non Japanese developed console game topped the chart.

  • Elvick

    You go Japan. The Last of Us is a winner. Hopefully it remains for a few weeks.

    Nice to see God Dimension Idol Neptune PP do well. I want it so bad.

  • Potionzmaster

    Everything is in decline, except for the Vita.. o_0

    Go Vita…? :D

    • DarthBrian

      The power of God Dimension Idol Neptune PP. ^_^

  • rainelee

    Excellent. The Last of Us was a fantastic game.

  • Zackasaur

    A game from the west got first. o_o

    No western game has ever deserved it the way The Last of Us does! You go, Japan.

  • Adol Christin

    Nice to see Naughty Dog’s masterpiece is selling well in Japan :)

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    So much congrats to Naughty Dog and SCEJA for doing a good job with The Last of Us over there. Oh man, maybe console gaming has a hope after all down there. Good, good. I hope the word of mouth gives it a bit of legs, great surprise! Now if only I could play my copy, still waiting for it to arrive Q.Q In other news, how did this good game come out and the PS3 still fell? IT FELL…surprisingly Vita’s ahead of the PS3 this week, not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I kinda wish Neptune PP did a bit more but maybe it’ll have a bit of legs and ink in to 50k D=

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, we’re just at that point in the gen. The Last of Us apparently sold to all the folks who already have PS3s. It’s certainly not a bad thing that it sold less than the Vita, we’re simply at that point in the gen. The PS3’s damn near achieved complete global saturation.

      /Wesker

      But, in all seriousness, it’s just that time. The PS3’s pretty much hit everyone it can in Japan by now, so it’s winding down. The PS4 being on the way may also impact the PS3’s continued sales. Like the PS2 before it though, I’m sure we’ll still be seeing it for a while yet.

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        Very much so, though it’s kinda sad that PS3 punched so low versus PS2. Perhaps by starting with a lower price point, they might be able to attract the developers needed to make the games which resonate with the more casual audience like they did with the PS2. Oh well, now it’d be nice to see Vita push 20-30k more often but like big brother PS3…it seems PlayStation takes awhile to reach its stride.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I think the PS4’s reception has shown that we’ll be seeing a drastic change from the PS3’s early days. The excitement around it from consumers is more like the PS2’s heyday, but developers are taking to it already like no console before it, so they should have the ammunition to pull in that casual audience.

          That pricepoint should also make it an attractive gift for the more mainstream consumer as we move into the holidays as well. I don’t wanna jump the gun and say we’ll see the PS4 do PS2 numbers all said and done, but I definitely think it’ll do better than the PS3.

          Yea, it’ll be something if we can see the Vita steadily pulling in 30k. It managed in the 20s for a few months post price drop, but now we’re back here. You’re right about PS consoles taking a bit to hit their stride. But when they do, they really go, so hopefully the Vita’s time is soon.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Well in Japan it’s a big concern because it’s handheld land down there. So SCEJA has no choice but to ramp up Vita development if everyone else goes all in on PS4. Which in turn means less Japan Studio games on PS4, which will make the console feel all Shooter, Shooter, Car game, Open World, like last gen. In order to prevent that, SCEE and SCEA can’t go all in. They need to work together to ensure both platforms remain healthy and viable to do business.

            My other concern is that while devs are taking to it, the games Japan likes take awhile to make. That’s why I was happy that this year’s Tales game was just Symphonia and not a brand new mothership game. Launching the next one on PS4 will help so much, even if its cross-gen. Cause if it doesn’t have the compelling software, be prepared for WiiU numbers on PS4, which means Vita would be the bread earner and at 13k that’s not so great.

            • Solomon_Kano

              I don’t think we’ll have to worry in that regard. As a SCEJA rep noted when talking about E3, they saw a huge response to Nomura’s presence on the system. While overseas that may have lost a bit of impact when it was revealed KH3 and XV were multiplatform, that’s not going to sway anyone in Japan to an Xbox One. FF is the market leader as far as JRPGs go, with Tales in second; Namdai appears to be gearing up to move to next gen, as your mention of Symphonia Chronicles indicated to me, at least. That says that early in, we’ll have two of those marquee names — and, moreover, their publishers — on the platform, which will draw other Japanese devs to it.

              As for Japan Studio, I dunno. In between Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, and the upcoming Freedom Wars, they managed to put out Tokyo Jungle, as well as the upcoming Rain, Puppeteer, and Knack on PS4. With The Last Guardian still in the works for an unspecified system. I don’t think we’ll need to worry about them balancing Vita and console development. They did a hell of a job of balancing PSP and PS3 development this gen, so I think they’ll definitely manage both, even if they need to go in heavier on Vita.

              • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                Hmm, I’m not so sure about how well they balanced PSP and PS3, it seemed like they were all in on PSP mostly, with some exceptions of course (Demon’s Souls, Folklore, then Tokyo Jungle and Puppeteer and Rain). Though said titles aren’t developed by SCEJA directly but rather collaborations and such. In that sense, SCEJA besides it’s publisher capacity, is a lot like Santa Monica. Though it wouldn’t hurt if they expanded their development in Japan. Perhaps with the positive response from FFXV coupled with the rumours from Verendus on NeoGAF, there will be a good turn around.

                • Solomon_Kano

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCE_Japan_Studio

                  They actually did significantly more on PS3 than PSP this gen. As you said though, a number of the games were collaborations (though that also goes for their PSP output). So, yea, the Santa Monica comparison’s pretty apt.

                  Rumors? Ohoho. I don’t go on GAF, so would you mind filling me in?

                  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                    Two RPGs, one is supposed to be their attempt to make their own FF and the other is just from what I remember, a solid effort. Ah, those downloadable games, that’s where they’ve been all gen. Apparently they ramped up Japan Studios to get these done s they might put a good bit of muscle behind PS4.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Ohoho~. Sony’s attempt at FF? I know some people want Wild Arms back, but I’m actually much more excited by the prospect of them starting a new RPG IP. I wonder if they’ll actually develop this one? Typically their RPGs have been developed by other studios while they published. Japan Studio’s got a pretty diverse range of talents on board, so it’d be something to see them do one internally.

                      Yea, I think we’ll see a good deal from Japan Studio on PS4. They’re apparently rather massive now, to have managed to put out at least 2 games every year of this gen (that’s crazy). Sony definitely seems more concerned about getting the PS4 going than the Vita, so I think we’ll see significant output from them. Though I do wonder if we’ll see Team Siren stay on Vita. I want my Gravity Rush sequel!

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      Well, as I said in handheld land they have no choice. Going all in on PS4 over there would spell disaster, so I’m sure teams will either alternate (very fair/reasonable) or just stay permanently on one side of the spectrum (not so fair but something has to be done). Otherwise they won’t have two breadwinners come future media create posts.

                      Update:

                      – PD print money. They are the Emperor of SCE developers. Expect PS4 GT between the latter half of next year and March 2015. They’ll show up earlier this time.

                      – ‘Unannounced JRPG 1′ (one I’ve mentioned before) will end up appearing. And I’m sure this has a good chance to melt the hardcore. It should be successful, at least, on the level of Infamous or Killzone maybe.

                      – The Last Guardian will finally show up. So, people will finally get this title out of the way. I don’t know what will happen with Team Ueda beyond this project, but they have talent, so I imagine they’ll be integrated into SCEJ’s other teams, or they might modify the team and give a new leader so they can continue with other projects. I really don’t know though. It will be interesting.

                      – ‘Unannounced JRPG 2′ will be SCE’s second attempt at a big game emulating FF. If this comes to fruition, and is successful, then there is a franchise opportunity which can be exploited. Probably the most experimental project as if it bombs, then they’ll never touch anything like it again. I don’t think it will though. With the advent of FF15, KH3, and the announcement of FF16 sometime between 2014-2015, Japan gamers will be ready for this. The big question mark is whether they can translate some of that success to the West which will obviously be an aim.

                      I think, right now, is the most exciting time at SCE WWS.

                      […]Basically, I’d expect even more content from SCE WWS with the PS4 than with the PS3. This will be a great time to be a Playstation owner, both for new IP, sequels to some existing IP, and maybe a few blasts from the past.

                      There’s the rumours.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Interesting. I hope that all pans out. Seeing Sony deliver not one, but two console JRPGs would be big. Perhaps we’ll hear about one, come TGS.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Square-Enix: “There’s no point in making HD games”

      Me: “FU Square-Enix”

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        Story of many people’s life right now. Type-0 and FFXII HD, please based Square. Oh and I’ll still take FFXI too. Instead I must prove my loyalty by purchasing a game I was going to purchase anyway but ugh random tangent, thanks K&F =P!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Congrats to the Last of us for hitting #1 in Japan. That’s pretty awesome.

    Friendly reminder for everyone posting comments – Don’t feed the trolls. =/

  • Solomon_Kano

    Nice! Naughty Dog consistently sees success in Japan with Uncharted, but I’m glad to see the Japanese have embraced The Last of Us as well.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh wow, Neptune PP came out? Umihara too? I’m so behind.

  • EspadaKiller

    Awesome, congrats to Naughty Dogs! A western game at the top of media create sales in Japan is reallyyyyyy rare!

  • shogunknight

    Great news, this is kind of a rare sight nowadays in japan. Im so happy for Naughty Dog. Vita getting some numbers sold, thats good too. Hope the WiiU and vita do better in the coming weeks

  • LightGenx

    I take my hat off to Naughty Dog for creating a wonderful game. I look forward to seeing great things from them with next-gen just around the corner.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Japanese sales are so minimal these days

  • Eclipse

    Interesting… while the sales seem pretty low for God Dimension Idol Neptune PP, V’s opening sales were 36,189, so I’d say this did well for CH.

    • artemisthemp

      Neptunia games sales better in the West than Japan :)

      • Eclipse

        Yeah, I remember reading that the Neptune games had higher sales in the states, but what about the rest of the western world?

        • artemisthemp

          Pretty good I think, else I doubt NISA would bring the game to EU.

          Then again always buy the US version.