Media Create Sales: 9/9/13 – 9/15/13
posted on 09.18.13 at 09:07 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Monster Hunter 4, not unexpectedly, tops the charts.

This week’s Media Create sales figures are in. Monster Hunter 4, just launched for 3DS this Saturday, is on top at 1.7 million sales—unsurprisingly. Following is the PlayStation 3 version of AKB1/149 Renai Sousenyko, also newly launched, which sold 27,000 copies. Idea Factory’s latest Brothers Conflict game for PSP, this time in Brillian Blue, came in third at over 15,000 sales.

On the hardware side, Monster Hunter 4 gave 3DS sales a massive boost. The platform moved 276,000 units across its XL and standard SKUs. Last week, sales of both SKUs combined totaled at 79,000.

Get the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 1,715,060 (New)
  2. [PS3] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (Namco Bandai, 09/12/13) – 27,052 (New)
  3. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue (Idea Factory, 09/12/13) – 15,297 (New)
  4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 10,530 (1,431,527)
  5. [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Music 2 (Broccoli, 09/05/13) – 10,343 (78,758)
  6. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) – 9,428 (302,594)
  7. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (Namco Bandai, 08/29/13) – 8,906 (454,343)
  8. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 8,822 (264,131)
  9. [PS3] Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft, 09/05/13) – 8,252 (30,677)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,791 (172,022)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 7,348 (3,410,090)
  12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) – 5,352 (896,600)
  13. [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary (SCE, 09/05/13) – 4,304 (15,356)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,195 (2,120,291)
  15. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (GungHo Online Entertainment, 08/29/13) – 3,969 (44,975)
  16. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/05/13) – 3,566 (22,174)
  17. [PS3] Puppeteer (SCE, 09/05/13) – 3,503 (12,403)
  18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 3,400 (2,094,152)
  19. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Version (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 3,390 (560,681)
  20. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom, 07/25/13) – 3,336 (339,000)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 236,700 (60,077)
  2. 3DS – 40,092 (19,114)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 12,146 (13,790)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 6,020 (7,314)
  5. PSP – 5,449 (5,493)
  6. Wii U – 5,003 (5,702)
  7. Wii – 962 (978)
  8. Xbox 360 – 244 (201)


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  • Locksus

    276k. You what?
    The Japanese really do like MH

    • Johny

      only japanese ? NAH … the game is the best… its been my favourite game franchise since i played it on wii for the first time!… i bought a 3ds and wii u because of Monster hunter too :D

      • Iker

        True dude. I buy a 3DS for Monster Hunter, and do not hesitate to upgrade into 3DS XL because this one game.

  • bldudas

    I never got the appeal of Monster Hunter, but it seems like many do like it. :o

    • Elvick

      I don’t get it either, but w/e.

      • Willgaea

        Play with friends, kill monsters, then use their carcases as armor… boom Monster hunter. Repeat till you kill The Fatalis. The game requires teamwork, and without it your in for a horrible time.

    • refrain

      Me too. Gave it a try a few times but can’t get into it.

    • michel

      To me it’s one of the most useless games ever, but to each his own ;)

  • Locksus

    NSMB2 is, in my opinion, very mediocre when compared to other 2D Mario games. NSMBU is one of the best and really deserves more sales.

  • kuroneko0509

    ouch wii u :(

  • dez112

    Glad to see that Monster Hunter 4 is doing very well, but ouch on Jojo’s sales though.

  • tubers

    MH 0.o

    One 3rd party IP is about to topple the JPN VITA library if that chart is true.

    • phayroent

      It must have buried the Nintendo Wii U library by tons then. And this one game tripled Wii U console sales in 4 days. Wii U is so not wanted, it’s kinda sad.

      • Claude

        I am sure Nintendo is drying their tears with the stacks of cash MH4 brought in.

    • Hidayat246

      oh my god

  • epy

    Oh look, that little Monster Hunter thing is out.

  • bloodiOS

    As one would expect from Monster Hunter, it sure pushes a bunch of 3DS. On the other hand, the Wii U finally sinks below the PSP, again.

    • GhostNomad

      I knew MH was big but….. God damn. 1.7 million? Almost makes me feel like I’m missing out.

      • Johny

        it IS big.. and .. you ARE missing out…
        the thing with monster hunter is , that its not made so you can be in the top players in few days.. it has a HUUUGE learning curve in ACTUALL skill…its not like MMO bullcrap, where you only target a monster and wait untill you kill it, without you actually doing anything else than casting spells and clicking the mouse button. it requires ACTUAL skill, strategy, and EXPERIENCE. you really learn new stuff all the time. also its incredibly addictive.

        • GhostNomad

          I know what MH is. I’ve played it before, and I’m aware of the learning curve. The reason behind my comment on missing out is because I actually don’t find any fun in MH but love almost every MH clone :P

          • Johny

            and thats the reason behind my comment :) what im saying is, that i know many people who saw, or played monster hunter, and were all like “thats not that fun”, or something along the lines of how “broken” the game is, because of its special unique characteristics ^^.
            Most people need to give it a chance… or a few chances maybe xP. maybe you too ? but sure… the game isn’t for EVERYONE and for anyone.. :)
            also.. im very interested to hear what monster hunter clones you mean :D thanks

            • GhostNomad

              I’ve tried it several times (three to be exact), really pushing myself to get into it on my third try. After two weeks with about three hours a day, I just couldn’t find myself having any fun so I didn’t bother continuing. If it makes a difference, I’ve only ever played MHFU, so maybe my choice of MH was my downfall.

              Far as the clones, the ones I’m currently enjoying are Soul Sacrifice, Ragnarok Odyssey, and Gods Eater Burst (just got into it, falls under the ‘not sure if love it’ category for now). Dragon’s Dogma has been referred to as a MH clone, and one of my close friends (a MH maniac) said it reminded him of his MH days so he recommended it. I love that game. Haven’t even gotten all that far (relatively, only about 50 hours in) but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun exploring the world. Those are the ones off the top of my head.

              • Iker

                You pick the harder game, maybe that is the reason. It took me like 6 attempts to get into Monster Hunter (ironically, my first is the same Freedom United game).

                Try 3U instead, preferably borrow some friends game because the demo can’t do it justice (that is what I am hearing around the net)

                I also at the beginning play one mission per day because of the frustration. Many monster kick my ass because I am not accustomed using the heavy greatsword (I choose GS cause it look like Cloud Strife Buster Sword) and defeated many times, game over in like 5 minutes after triple death.

                After I get used to the greatsword pro and cons and able to recognize the monster moveset, it get a lot easier, and more fun.

                Hitting the monster head when a rare chance come once in a while, damaging monster’s body like scarring its face, cutting its tail, testing reflex by quickly blocking monster’s fast attack that come out of nowhere, see monster preparing an attack and getting out of the way, all this is a lot of fun. Its difficult to master, but when I finally able to hold on my own, it feel really great.

                Monster in monster hunter is deeper than other monster in other game. They react more real, as these monster can be physically damage (like cutting its tail like I said before), can be stunt by hitting its head, can be make fall down by hitting its leg, can be put to sleep/poisoned/paralyzed, will rest for a while after doing consecutive attack, and gone mad (rage mode) after you attack it several times. They also can be trapped, rendered mobile less for a quick attacking opportunity. This depth make the game more fun to play.

                The other thing I like about monster hunter is about the open landscape, unique map (ice mountain, desert, etc which require entirely different item preparation), and the monster design, which look great. I can have an intense fight with a pink gorilla, a purple chicken and fish dinosaur in Monster Hunter.

                In short, the challenging yet fun battle, the games depth and the monster design is the prime reason why I play Monster Hunter.

                I think you should try Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate first, maybe it will change you mind about the MH franchise.

              • Johny

                thanks for reply :)
                hmm.. i don’t know.. monster hunter is a really different, unique, and very “japanese” game… maybe it really isn’t for you.
                as for the choice of MH… hmm.. maybe ? i dont know.. never played MHFU… like i said, played 1st mh on wii, played it very averagely…. then stopped, and then after a WHILE.. (maybe a year) i kinda snapped.. started playing monster hunter like crazy, every day… i guess i just kinda “got it” .. it clicked in my head :) some would say its just chemistry. im a BIG fan ever since… getting a wii u and 3ds is in majority thanks to monster hunter :) idk… although the game has many flaws, and i see why it wouldn’t appeal to some, its THE game for me.. i just LOVE it to death…

                *alitle unrelated stuff that might not interest you*
                on the side note… idk.. its at that time when i really started enjoying monster hunter when i seriously got into Anime, Vocaloid, japanese music and all that japanese stuff, and pretty much all japanese related… and NOW like … 4 years later i realise how big mh is in japan… maybe a connection O.o ? ok maybe its just a coincidence and its just in my head…but seriously… im freaked out of some kind of freaky japanese brainwash or something xD

  • Lester Rat

    Basically this week was Monster Hunter 4 and nothing else.

  • shogunknight

    BOOM Monster Hunters r’us

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I am sure ishaan is fanboying it up now

    • TheExile285


      • Luna Kazemaru

        relax relax i am happy for MH

    • z_merquise

      By the way Luna, who’s that character in your avatar?

      • Luna Kazemaru

        uhhh forgot her name but she is from pso2 you save her in chapter 1

  • Zackasaur


    Xbox 360 sales are up!

  • Johny

    the game is AMAZING, and you people saying how you really dont like it, and it doesnt appeal to you, i gotta tell you that, the game (hence being japanese),.. its DIFFERENT than games you’re used to..
    the thing with monster hunter is , that its not made so you can be in the top players in few days.. it has a HUUUGE learning curve in ACTUALL skill…its not like MMO bullcrap, where you only target a monster and wait untill you kill it, without you actually doing anything else than casting spells and clicking the mouse button. it requires ACTUAL skill, strategy, and EXPERIENCE. you really learn new stuff all the time. also its incredibly addictive and INCREDIBLY rewarding.

  • McPoo

    How come there’s no comments in here complaining Monster Hunter is overrated tripe, but people are more than happy to go into the GTA V articles just to say how crap they think it is?