Media Create Sales: 9/23/13 – 9/29/13
posted on 10.02.13 at 09:33 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Guess what's still on top! (Hint: it's Monster Hunter 4.)

This week’s Media Create Sales are in. Monster Hunter 4, for the third week in a row, is on top again at 213,000 sales. New PS Vita release The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki comes in second at 81,000 sales, and is followed by its PlayStation 3 counterpart at 67,000 sales in position four.

Get the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 213,078 (2,402,077)
  2. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Falcom, 09/26/13) – 81,622 (New)
  3. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) – 80,498 (New)
  4. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Falcom, 09/26/13) – 67,718 (New)
  5. [PS3] Armored Core: Verdict Day (From Software, 09/26/13) – 59,184 (New)
  6. [PS3] Oreimo Happy End (Namco Bandai, 09/26/13) – 31,054 (New)
  7. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo, 09/26/13) – 30,264 (New)
  8. [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) – 25,483 (New)
  9. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 9,269 (1,450,520)
  10. [PS3] Battle Princess of Arcadias (NIS, 09/26/13) – 9,252 (New)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 8,578 (187,825)
  12. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 7,575 (278,559)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 7,431 (3,425,003)
  14. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) – 7,361 (318,600)
  15. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 08/27/13) – 6,866 (216,156)
  16. [PSP] Starry Sky: After Winter Portable (Asgard, 09/26/13) – 6,074 (New)
  17. [PSP] Meiji Tokyo Renka (Broccoli, 09/26/13) – 5,963 (New)
  18. [3DS] Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion (Spike Chunsoft, 09/26/13) – 5,569 (New)
  19. [360] Armored Core: Verdict Day (From Software, 09/26/13) – 5,088 (New)
  20. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) – 5,007 (906,547)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 93,757 (118,400)
  2. 3DS – 40,487 (40,988)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 11,382 (10,749)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 6,031 (5,155)
  5. Wii U – 5,909 (5,824)
  6. PSP – 4,805 (5,082)
  7. Wii – 866 (965)
  8. Xbox 360 – 511 (610)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • TheExile285

    So glad Trails in Flash sold well.

    Battle Princess Arcadia sales are a bit depressing. Hope it doesn’t mean no localization :(

    • almostautumn

      It is a shame; the game looks pretty slick and fun. That said, it chose one hell of a competitive week to release on.

    • Kefkiroth

      It’s interesting that the Vita version outsold the PS3 version, unlike Dragon’s Crown. Lots of dedicated handheld LoH fans.

      • TheExile285

        not too surprising for me since the series flourished on PSP. I’m glad the Vita sales of the game are good because it will give Falcom a reason to keep up their Vita support

  • Xaltmas

    When people say that Japan has better taste in games, then an Oreimo game outsells a Legend of Zelda game, I just shake my head.

    • almostautumn

      It’s not surprising that people don’t want to replay the same game they’ve been playing since before the year 2000, as akin to all Nintendo titles. Not to mention that Waker HD is just a remaster on a system that is barren of content and ultimately a flop.

      • McPoo

        I dunno how it’s priced over there either, but in the UK it’s a rip off. Like £40 in shops, £50 on the e-shop. Cheapest I’ve seen it is about £35 online, and that’s still too much for an updated Gamecube game.

        • almostautumn

          Indeed; it’s $50 in the states also, which is ridiculous when other remasters along the lines of Sly Cooper and Devil May Cry boast three remastered games for the price of $40. The God of War Saga had FIVE friggin’ games and that only retailed at $40 also.

          It’s just Nintendo being Nintendo. People really desperate to play their Wii U will pick this up and go clamoring about how it’s the most impressive remastering out there, but really it’s just ridiculous; if it was a remake like it was originally led on to be, that it would include the two dungeons originally cut from the gamecube edition, then sure; $50 would be okay. But it’s not; it’s a basic remastering with a bit more flare than others but hosts only a single game. Just stupid, but boy is it going to get attention and scores that it really doesn’t deserve.

          • Budgiecat

            1st party Nintendo games are always priced high…and stay high…

            • Sevyne

              Yep. Hell, Mario Kart on DS and Super Mario 64 remake on DS are still like $30-35. It’s simply ridiculous. Those games are over a decade old now and never had a price drop.

              • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

                It’s a public value perception too. Nintendo games, whether you agree with that or not, have a perceived evergreen quality. If you walk into Gamestop right now Smash Bros Brawl will still run you $40, because the value of that game is considered higher. It’s like buying a car – some drop very fast, some stay high for years.

                • Sevyne

                  Oh I know the reason why, but I still think it’s ridiculous. Like they didn’t drop and then go back up because of rarity or anything. They simply just stayed heinously overpriced because they feel they are on another level of quality. I’m sorry, but to me that’s BS. They do great work, to say that they are the only ones worthy of holding a price solid for over a decade because of that quality is an insult to both consumer and other developers who bust their collective asses to bring you the best product they can.

                  Btw, I’m not saying that your reply is BS (because it isn’t). I’m saying that the fact that it is the way it is is BS. It shouldn’t be.

                • Budgiecat

                  It’s weird though because people cite The Last of Us, GTA, Uncharted, God of War 3, Mass Effect, Skyrim, Fallout, Batman AC/AA, Red Dead Redemption, Demon’s/Dark Souls, Call of Dooty, as some of the most refined (joking on the last game) and highly rated and respected games this gen and you can pick them up for way cheaper than Nintendo’s games..

                  • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

                    I agree that there are other games which one would think would share the effect but in practice don’t appear to. Nintendo games tend to be much less front loaded in total sales than those games as well.

          • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

            Sly Cooper and Devil May Cry are remasters not remakes. There’s a big difference in the investment the company puts in. So for a remaster someone just ups the resolution to HD, throws in anti-aliasing, and resells you the game. A remake includes new assets (Graphics, textures, effects, content). It’s much more expensive. Nintendo charges a premium price because they put in a premium effort. As much as I was happy to, for example, replay Shadow of the Colossus in HD, Sony did jack shit for that game. They didn’t even up the framerate to 60fps. They repackaged it.

            • Sevyne

              Well then a better comparison would be FFX/X2 HD Remaster which is in fact a remaster that DID remake a lot of assets of TWO games you will be getting for $40. Both of which are international editions and fairly large games. So I wouldn’t say that all remasters are what you are saying they are.

              I love me some Windwaker, but $50 for a remake of one game? Come on now. I’ll just put that towards something else, and get WW HD used or something. I still have my GC one anyway. I WANT to support the release, but not at that price, sorry.

              I’m sure that this (on top of the low Wii U installbase atm) are reasons why it’s not performing as well as it probably should be. Nintendo’s overconfidence is hurting them on the console front, just like it did with Sony early on with the PS3. Guess ya get a huge chip on your shoulder when your last gen was a massive success for sales, but you should always treat your next product like it’s your last.

              • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

                While I certainly agree that’s a better example even FFXHD is using the original assets, albeit with real care given to improving them beyond resolution.

            • almostautumn

              It’s not a remake, and don’t confuse it as one. There is no additional content; it is the same game as before but with graphics overhauled. A remake is as “REmake,” for the Cube, or “Bionic Commando: Rearmed” on the PSN/XBLA. A remaster is exactly what Waker HD is; it’s the same game, but remastered with new graphics. It doesn’t matter that it’s not just an HD gloss as with many remasters; it is still just a remaster and saying otherwise is propagated nonsense.

              I said in my above post that Waker HD has more flare to it than other remakes; this is obvious, and it’s clearly a highly affected effected. That said, it is NOT a remake, and so no matter how nice the graphics are you are paying the price of a brand new game for a game that is literally a DECADE old and without new content. I’m not knocking the consumers who think this is acceptable; to each their own. But Waker HD, and Nintendo, do not deserve critical acclaim for something that is clearly less than the average in terms of rereleasing games that are, indeed, a decade old (or more).

              • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

                New textures were created, new character models were created, new lighting was developed, draw distance was doubled, and framerate went from 30fps to 60 fps. Features within the game were changed: swift sailing, sped-up Wind Waker useage, quicker grappling hook animations, Tingle Bottles added, Pictobox changed to allow for images uploaded online (and selfies), Triforce fetch quest re-written for ease of completion, off-TV play, touchscreen controls for items and menus, Gyroscope aiming (optional), wallet increased from 200 rupees to 500 rupees, Hero Mode which includes no health recovery hearts and double enemy damage.

                This is a remake. Content was changed or added. It might not have been all the content people wanted (of course new dungeons would have been nice), but new assets were created, aspects of the game were changed. Nintendo was balancing on the edge of staying true to the original art and updating for improvements to gameplay, visuals, and convenience. Whether they succeeded or not is not really relevant. They put time, money, and effort into this that is consistent with a remake, not a re-release (which again requires a game use its ORIGINAL assets, something Wind Waker HD does not do).

      • BigDix

        Going off that, you’d think that it would definitely be surprising that people want to play another dime a dozen VN full of the same old shitty moe garbage.

        And yet, I am not surprised at all. How curious….

      • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

        Of course broad generalizations that all Zelda games (and Nintendo games in general) play the same are ignorant. If you generalize enough you can make any series seem like that. “All Kilzone games are the same. All Uncharted games are the same. All Halo games are the same. All Monster Hunter games are the same. All….”

        Generalizing and speaking in absolutes is childish. If those games aren’t to your taste that’s perfectly understandable, but pretending you have some absolute knowledge about the quality and variety of games you don’t even play on platforms you don’t care about makes you a troll. Just don’t discuss games you don’t understand and don’t care about. Act like an adult.

        • almostautumn

          Nintendo utilizes the same gameplay mechanics, the same art-direction, the same series of sounds/music, and the same progression structure as they did in the year 1990. All of their games feature common elements in the form of appearance and sound. If you’ve been around since the NES and earlier and haven’t come to realize that you are truly replaying the same game-formula since then—- well, then you clearly are just “into” Nintendo. That said, most gamers want something more from videogames; despite Nintendo’s belief, videogames certainly have evolved and adapted a variety of new formula and gameplay evolutions, and the real delight for most gamers is that each game can bring something uniquely constructed and bearing its own meaning.
          Nintendo titles are tasteless; they are formulaic. Yes, Mario is still a solid platformer that brings in gamers new and old alike— but if you’re actually into gaming, playing Mario is like throwing money away at a carnival stand. It’s void; it’s without intimacy; it is, again, formulaic and manufactured to absorb as many consumers as it can. In the modern world of gaming, where gameplay innovation and artistic-intent is desired and appreciated from developers, Nintendo still represents, openly, the most ugly side of gaming, which is big business and conservative gameplay-philosophy.
          You literally have to not care about gaming to think Nintendo is offering you anything but a way to kill time. And if that’s what videogames do for you than right on, but I like for my time to be spent a bit more meaningful. I like a silly and forgettable romp in the Mushroom Kingdom from time to time like everyone else, but to actually defend Nintendo as a console-developer and main-staple of the industry— they are truly the most backwards company around, one who has always retained the most prime position to truly push gaming forward as the meaningful medium that it should already be respected as, but they don’t do it because to them, in their position as the consumer-king, they’d rather retain that position of wealth for as long as possible before actually honoring the medium they inhabit.

          • http://gamewise.co/ Nick Pantazis

            If you’re actually “into gaming” then you respect that people play games for different reasons, and if you are a responsible adult you recognize that you don’t know everything about anything and commenting on things you VERY CLEARLY aren’t familiar with as if your opinion is an absolute truth makes you look silly.

            People develop connections to games for many different reasons. Some people connect better with a written narrative of dialog, others connect to a narrative through world-building and discovery. To use Zelda as an example, no two Zelda worlds are the same. While they have linked themes (similar to Final Fantasy), each world tells a different story of different people, many of which have a lot of heart. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t identify with the breadth of characters and personalities in Majora’s Mask, or who wasn’t inspired by the detail of the world and history created for the Metroid Prime trilogy. And I know people who broke down in tears at the tragic ending of Link’s Awakening.

            Personally I have many memorable experiences in gaming, and many from recent Nintendo games (which no, do not use the same assets). The gorgeous water color world of Skyward Sword will stick with me for years, while the wholly unique world of Kirby’s Epic Yarn was like nothing else I have played. Mario Galaxy toyed with mind-bending physics for me, and Wii Sports reminded me that I’ll never enjoy online play as much as being in a room with good friends. Fire Emblem: Awakening ignited feelings of love and loss, Pushmo created puzzles that were incredibly stimulating, while Animal Crossing gave me the innocent joy of sandbox play without a need for violence and sexuality.

            Every experience in gaming is individual. Your desire to control the industry to your single-minded and ignorant view of the world is ridiculous. Your need to devalue the experiences of others only shows your insecurity with your own life and decisions. Find some joy, and stop attempting to degrade things you don’t like. You will be a happier person.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      lol, only a few of ppl that own Wii U, if you compare with PS3, well..

      • Budgiecat

        And yet this excuse was completely the opposite just a few years ago when Wii reigned supreme and everyone thought Sony was doomed.
        My how the climate quickly changes…

    • Rogerrmark

      Apparently,Zelda is not that popular over there.

      Unlike Pokemon and Mario,that always sell absurd.

      Expect double,triple or even more sales for US and worldwide.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      oh no people don’t like what I like they clearly must have bad taste.

      That’s all i got from your post.

      • Xaltmas

        Because incest is wincest, am i rite?

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Lol right Last time i check the show was about him dealing with his otaku sisters secret but I guess I don’t know what I am talking about right? Its easy to talk out the ass a assume :P

          • Xaltmas

            Right, that’s the only thing the show is about. Her being an otaku.

            It makes no references to their hidden desires to fuck each other.

            • Luna Kazemaru

              Yeah sure dear sounds like i am on gaf atm.

              • McPoo

                Just from reading the wiki it does seem to reference them having hidden desires, or accusing the other of having them.

                • Luna Kazemaru

                  Its accusing the sister of having them due the the type of eroge’s she plays along with her otaku like nature doesn’t go any more far then that other then the typical fanservice and panty shots.(still watching it)

                  • McPoo

                    Oh, my bad.

                    There’s me thinking it’s something creepy.

                    • Luna Kazemaru

                      Well i can see how a title like that can come off wrong tho lol

                    • McPoo

                      I’ve been meaning to ask actually, is that an accurate translation? Or has something been lost in the process?

                    • BigDix

                      Disregard what he/she is telling you. The translation is accurate, and this franchise is in fact as “creepy” as you first thought.

                      Or you could listen to the diligently downvoting weeaboo animals. Your choice.

                    • Ferrick

                      it’s an accurate translation, just that it’s one of those things that aren’t meant to be translated into english

                      the story itself isn’t as “creepy” as the other guy below me says, just that it’s rather lame and the final episode pisses off alot of people

              • MogCakes

                is that you AnimeGAF?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      “Japan has better taste in games”
      I think it’s wrong..

      the right answer is Japan loves weird games

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      hey! Armored Core and Sen no Kiseki outsells the new Oreimo! they have better taste.

      We can say the same about how a lot of stupid games sell well or have a huge media support in the west. no one has a better taste

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Wii U doesn’t have good sales currently.

      An HD remake of a good game not boosting console sales = not surprising.

      Therefore, only a small number of people buying said game because not a large number of people own the console = not surprising.

      Just my take.

  • Alkhan

    Oriemo outsold Zelda.. Lol.

    Wii U is dead.

  • Alkhan

    That fact that a game called “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute. Happy End” sold 31k copies and is #6 on the list sort of turns my stomach a little bit.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      VNs usually sell around 10-35k so this is kinda reasonable..

      • Xaltmas

        And I guess quite a few people can relate to a story about suppressing the urge to **** their sisters.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          and also it’s Namdai’s VN..

        • almostautumn

          Well they’re not blood related…

          But if you’re ever at a bookstore just look at the first manga; it’s filled with panty-shots and way overdone risque moments. It’s trash; I have never seen a more commercially-orchestrated manga than Oreimo— but, alike the flood of Supernatural novels in the “Teen” section at American bookstores, what is blatantly commercial and manufactured to cater to the widest audience possible is, apparently, exactly what people want. The consumers who dig into this stuff aren’t doing so for artistic value; it’s just a pop-culture trend, no different than any pop-music alike Justin Bieber, or sensational film presence as in Comic Book adaptations.
          There’s sensational trash in all markets, dude; whether it’s in manga, gaming, film, or literature, as long as you know it’s garbage just shake your head and move on. Fads are a strange thing, but they all come to pass eventually.

          • MrKappa

            Not blood related? Man am I ever behind on this series. Should of expected such a cop out turn of events though.

            • almostautumn

              Well maybe they are… I mean, I thought they weren’t from the few manga of the series I read at a B&N one day but maybe I interpretted it wrong :P

          • Xaltmas

            I knew it was only a matter of time before they pulled that card.

            It’s been done before, the whole “No, wait, it’s really okay! They aren’t related after all!” thing.

            • almostautumn

              Well… I mean, it kind of IS okay, isn’t it? Bit weird, sure, but it’s not damaging to whatever child they have.
              Isn’t that the key plot in Royal Tenebaums also, actually? If Wes Anderson said it’s okay, than it’s simply gotta’ be true.

          • Budgiecat

            “we’re not blood related so it’s okay”

            up there with other hit hilarities such as “I may look and sound like I’m 12 but I’m actually 12,000 years old!”

            • almostautumn

              Not at all similar, so I don’t know what you’re talking about?
              The issue with incest is solely in that, if the two blood-related siblings have a child, there is a much higher chance of genetic defects. This is called inbreeding, and is scientifically proven.

              That said, if the two are not blood related and just sister and brother— well, it’s not normal to generate sexual feelings with someone who has always been in such close proximity, but at the same time there is nothing “wrong” with it. The only time an issue has merit is when there is a genuinely harmful outcome; but if there is not any potential conundrum with having a child, then there is nothing wrong with two non blood or genetically-related siblings to be with one another intimately.

              • BigDix

                Firstly, as far as anyone knows they are blood-related.

                Secondly, if they weren’t… Incidentally yeah, it’d be similar. They’re both stupid-as-fuck contrivances pulled outta the rank asses of feeble-minded authors to try and justify the shit they’ve come up with. “If she looks 12 but has actually been around for 12,000 years, I can have both the drama/gravity of her having lived multiple lifetimes/being the legendary-glowing-oracle-of-some-fucking-shit AND the moe delight of crying KAWAII~!!!” SIMILARLY… “If I mention offhandedly in a later chapter or somewhere in a sourcebook down the line that they’re not blood-related, I can both continue to capitalize on the incest fetish AND obliterate the roadblock keeping me from writing them into a relationship!” Both are just absurd juggling acts.

                Anyway, the question shouldn’t be whether or not incest is “right”, rather, it’s whether Oreimo is cliché fetishistic trash like many of its contemporaries… And the answer is, YES IT FUCKING IS.

              • Budgiecat

                It’s also a social taboo and embarrassing for the whole family

                kids love it!

                Its also shameless cliche pandering from the writer which is shameless. Purposely teasing and feeding into that fetish taboo to Otakus that have that hidden taboo fetish. That’s probably the more important factor here…

          • Kevadu

            Where does this “they’re not blood related” business come from? They are normal, blood related siblings. That’s 100% canon.

    • Alkhan

      The people who downvoted this are incest loving child molesters. There is nothing okay about raping little girls(especially your sister)

      • TheExile285

        Raping? You don’t know anything about the series, do you?

        Do some research before you make dumbass assumptions next time.

      • McPoo

        31,000 people would seem to disagree with you :p

        Just to clarify, I’m not condoning this game. I don’t really know anything about it. Going off the title though it sounds creepy as fuck.

        Update: Upon reading the plot summary on Wikipedia, I can indeed confirm this does sound creepy as fuck.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Son you just went full retard.

        http://i.minus.com/i2v5siMmm3KPZ.gif

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          2cute

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Korean network shows always bring out the funny gifs and what not

      • Renaldi Saputra

        raping? have u known a little about the series? I bet u didn’t..
        it’s true if there’s some incest things, but no.. not that harsh like raping or something rude..

        • Alkhan

          Sexual conduct with a little girl = statutory rape/ pedophilia.

          Neither of those is okay.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Its amusing that you are stating all this and most likely no nothing about it only the name. My fucking sides just went to space.

          • almostautumn

            Sexual conduct with an UNDERAGE PERSON = Statutory rape. It can be a boy or a girl.

            And no, that is also not what pedophilia means. Pedophilia means expressing sexual interest in PER-PUBESCENT CHILDREN.

            As far as I remember, the two characters of Oreimo are 17 and 14, and both of them express characteristics indicating that they have passed puberty. Going with the idea that they are not blood related, than there is technically nothing wrong at all with what is going on in Oreimo.

            *BTW: the “age of consent” in Japan is 13. Some prefectures do not oblige this, but nationally this is the truth.

            • Budgiecat

              *WITH parents permission in some, not all areas

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        thanks bro. you gave me a good laugh

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        http://i.imgur.com/0xhb0JX.gif

        I understand the incest part(Though was there any confirmation that they are indeed blood-related?)…. But rape? Really?

      • Mugen555

        How is Consensual love consider raping?(Incest aside of course)

        • Budgiecat

          Most pedos defense state that its consensual…even though that argument is usually laughed or destroyed upon impact…

  • Elvick

    Good to see other content (that isn’t MH4) stabilize a bit in sales.

  • MrKappa

    Surprising that the 3rd rerelease of Warriors Orochi has sold so well. I guess all the cross overs really sold it.

    Also very good that Sen no Kiseki sold so high on the Vita, even more than the PS3. This Vita really needs more games like this so it can get out of its rut.

    Battle Princess selling like complete crap though… :/
    That number is a lot lower than NIS usually sells.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Battle Princess sold so low…

  • jujubee88

    What’s up, guys?

  • Renaldi Saputra

    seeing amazon.jp
    sen no kiseki got bad ratings even though those amount of sells

    • Kevadu

      Oh man, I saw those. Pretty brutal…

      The main beef seems to be horrible load times, as well as the awkward and stiff character animations and stuff. People still praise the story and characters but…it doesn’t seem like the Kiseki series handled the transition to 3D very well at all…

      • Mugen555

        They are getting patch that will fix load problem

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I see..

      • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

        It requires time to slowly fresh out new idea. I like the way developer choose to take risk instead of rehash old idea with some additions.

        Though if they could adapt cel-shaded technology, i think the game’s visual will look better. It’s not necessary to be Gust’s game (Atelier) or Vesperia level, but I think it’s worth invested. Though I admit that I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to technology, in this case, is cel-shaded technology rather hard for developer to work on it?

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Well… I’ll be damned…. Looking at where Legend of Zelda is sitting at, dumbfounded…

    • Luna Kazemaru

      its a 10 year old game so idk why and the wii U has been selling like snail paste

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Poor advertising/ awareness, I reckon… Here I thought the brand name will sell itself since it’s Nintendo….

        Either that or the Japanese don’t see the WiiU as a must-have or have any killer apps…. Pikman 3 and Wonderful 101 aren’t doing well, I think…

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    What is wrong with this new NIS game, for it to have such low numbers?

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Its an Apollosoft game but there was hardly any hype surrounding it. I’m loving it so far but damn, it breaks my heart to see those numbers.

      • $18114340

        It didn’t review too well either did it?

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Really? Link to any?

          • $18114340

            I don’t know what you’d consider reputable sources. I know that Gematsu posted the Famitsu score a while back and it was 28/40. For what it’s worth, that’s the only review score I can find, but I don’t know a lot of Japanese media outlets either.

            • FitzpatrickPhillips

              Hmm…I wonder why. Its great so far.

              • $18114340

                I would rather take your word on that than a mainstream game rag.

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    Yeah… While we tend to be very lenient in regards to off topic discussion. I think we have to draw some kind of line.

    I’m not going to waltz in here and drop the hammer down, or be mean ol mister moderator, or whatever. That’s not my style, most of you know that about me, and my approach to moderation.

    I prefer to ask kindly and suggest things. Find some kind of “middle ground”, that works for everyone. The following is why I’m making this type of post…

    Some of the community directed me here. The current topic involving Oreimo is a tad bit “unrefined”, and some find the discussion uncomfortable. Which I think is understandable.

    Look, I’m not trying to say you can’t discuss such topics here. You can. I’m simply asking we keep the really off topic conversations in the open forum.

    Some might argue that individuals who find the discussion uncomfortable don’t have to read the comments, but, the discussion itself, and the topics involved, are not exactly what you expect to find in an article about media create sales.

    It’s one thing to discuss the sales of of the Oreimo PS3 game, it’s another thing to discuss themes of incest in the series. That’s where it gets off topic and uncomfortable for some.

    While the discussion has seemingly died down a bit for now, I still wanted to make this post.

    If you really want to continue “that” Oreimo discussion, can we please move it to the open forum? I think this is a fairly reasonable request.

    Thanks for reading.

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    One of the three games I bought not only made the chart but was the highest new entry, hurrah! The others didn’t chart. :p

  • Budgiecat

    Why is PSP still selling like that there. Just get a Vita…..support it you dumb fawks..it’s obvious the Nintendo fans have moved onto the respected newer systems…

  • maxleresistant

    Sad but predictible (edit: taliking about WiiU)