Media Create Sales: 2/3/14 – 2/9/14
posted on 02.12.14 at 08:07 AM EST by (@salromano)
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake leads this week's sales.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake for 3DS leads this week’s Japanese sales with an impressive 443,656 unit start.

Sega’s Puyopuyo and Tetris crossover Puyopuyo Tetris follows on 3DS at 44,627 sales. The PS3 version charted in position 12 at 10,306 sales, and the PS Vita version at 14 with 8,973 sales. The Wii U version didn’t make the top 20.

The Yokai Watch anime continues to do good for the 3DS game. The July-launched title is in position four this week, moving another 28,000 copies.

Namco Bandai’s PlayStation 3 and PS Vita anime heroine crossover Super Heroine Chronicle performed poorly. The game sold just over 24,000 across both platforms.

On the hardware side, sales across all platforms are down overall. But 3DS sees a small jump thanks to the release of Dragon Quest Monsters 2.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 443,656 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puyopuyo Tetris (Square Enix, 02/06/13) – 44,627 (New)
  3. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) – 29,647 (299,587)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 28,407 (401,606)
  5. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 24,658 (417,115)
  6. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/13) – 16,876 (1,343,779)
  7. [PSV] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 02/06/14) – 15,070 (New)
  8. [PSV] Super Heroine Chronicle (Namco Bandai, 02/06/13) – 14,467 (New)
  9. [PS3] Diablo III (Square Enix, 01/30/14) – 13,204 (54,931)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 11,963 (3,937,571)
  11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 (Capcom, 01/23/14) – 10,968 (217,483)
  12. [PS3] Puyopuyo Tetris (Square Enix, 02/06/13) – 10,306 (New)
  13. [PS3] Super Heroine Chronicle (Namco Bandai, 02/06/13) – 9,618 (New)
  14. [PSV] Puyopuyo Tetris (Square Enix, 02/06/13) – 8,973 (New)
  15. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 8,130 (242,806)
  16. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 6,105 (372,647)
  17. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 5,799 (701,706)
  18. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return (NIS, 01/30/14) – 5,781 (39,530)
  19. [PSV] Ebikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, 01/30/14) – 5,779 (26,298)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 5,654 (3,214,065)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 36,306 (26,042)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 16,951 (20,457)
  3. 3DS – 12,002 (11,420)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 10,240 (14,100)
  5. Wii U – 7,180 (8,072)
  6. PSP – 2,948 (3,366)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,331 (1,789)
  8. Xbox 360 – 194 (260)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Hardware sales continue to be downright awful

  • Locksus

    Unsurprisingly, the 3DS sold more than last week, but damn, both the hardware sales AND the software sales, apart from DQ, were abysmal.

  • crimsonidol

    Would have thought that Dragon Quest would push the hardware sales a bit more.

    • ManSizeSextet

      Remember this is remake. And then remember the 3DS already has had DQVIIr and DQM1r. The only other DQ that could further push hardware sales now would be a hypothetical DQXI.

  • Shippoyasha

    Those numbers are frightening for the Wii U. Wonder what the uptick will look like when major titles hit. 3DS XL seems to have reached a bit of a saturated limit. It sold 3 times or so less than last year. Cool to see Vita truck on and actually gain more buyers.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Uh…what? everything but 3DS was absolutely terrible, including Vita…….Hell, 3DS should receive another boost next week with a big game launch.

      • Shippoyasha

        Vita is noticeably up from last year.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Up from an attrocious number, is still an attrocious number. 18k sales in a week is legendarily bad. Wii U is doing even worse, and so is everything else not 3DS.

          The hardware situation in Japan is hitting all time bad levels.

          Mobile is pretty much dominant.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            To be fair… All of the hardware we’re talking about here has been out for a while. It’s not like all of this came out a few months ago or something. I honestly wouldn’t expect the hardware to still be going strong this late into its cycle.

            Plus, the PS4 goes on sale soon in Japan, so there’s that too. Maybe you should hold off on the whole “hardware is dead in Japan” speech after seeing how many PS4 units are sold.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              That would not explain this dip. I dont expect the PS4 to do that well in Japan at its price point.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Ummm… Why wouldn’t that explain this “dip” ? You do realize that the sales of hardware or software usually decrease over time, right…?

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  What I am saying is as that is true, they would not be at these low levels, even then.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    I guess I’ll go ahead and stop trying to argue with you then since you’re such an expert sales analyst and can even predict that the PS4 will bomb in Japan.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Did I say the PS4 would bomb in Japan? No, stop acting silly.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      >I dont expect the PS4 to do that well in Japan at its price point.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      And that means bombing to you? Wow (walks away slowly)

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      You’re certainly not singing praises and judging from your other posts, yeah… I’m betting I’m not far off.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Why should I sing the praises of anything? I am not a fanboy, I tell it like I see it. I am not that high on the entire Japanese game market right now. Its not doing well.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      >I am not a fanboy
                      >I tell it like I see it

                      And we’re done here.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      I was done when you put words in my mouth. The PS4 will not bomb but I dont see it reversing the terrible trends seen in the Japanese game market.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I wonder what’s so great about this Dragon Quest Monsters 2 game. It’s pretty surprising to see it beat Gundam so easily. It’s interesting to see that EXVS pushed out a lot more units than EXVSFB, despite EXVSFB being a huge improvement from the previous installment, yet less people are buying it, lol.

    • 永次

      Bandai fault.
      EXVS was released December 1 so, Christmas + Otoshidama = explosive numbers..
      MidJanuary, February and part of March are the worst months in the year.

      EXVS sold/distributed 600k.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Christmas would have a lot to do with it, yes, but it’s still confusing. Maybe people are just waiting for the inevitable Maxi Boost port instead since they know it is coming at some point.

        • 永次

          No, trust me, Bandai stupid planification,I don’t know why they sold Shin Gundam Musou in December and FB in “February”… -.-
          Maxi Boost will come in… 2 years?

          BTW, Full Boost is awesome, the best game ever.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Well, it is still Winter, so maybe that’s the only timeline they had in mind when selling it, lol. I’d expect Maxi Boost around 2016 though, yeah. Maybe something around the March 2016 timeframe.

            That should give them enough time to rake in some cash on the arcade.

            • 永次

              From first January week, the sells are something like:
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              All is down, hardware, software… is a stupidity sell some important games in this date.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Well, it wasn’t a total loss though. They did still break 250k units in such a bad month :p

                • 永次

                  But the game can do more T_T
                  I hope it will sell more, BTW, Have you got the game, right? I have seen you in online.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    Yes, I have it. I just reached 5 stars in Ensign finally yesterday, haha. It’s so difficult in shuffle as a NA player though!

    • Chogokin

      Less people bought DQ over its predecessor too, Japanese gaming is just going downhill.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Is arcade game it will make more than dq2

  • Elvick

    Would have thought Puyo Puyo Tetris would sell more on PS Vita than PS3. Wonder if people bought it digitally. Does anyone know the adoption rate of digital titles on Vita (in Japan)?

    I hope it’s localized… with Tetris involved, there’s a shot.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      I am hearing great things about Puyo Puyo Tetris.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    I agree, Dragon Quest Monster 2 deserves outsell Gundam EXVS.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      Dragon Quest Monsters 1 on 3DS had legs, I think this one might too.

    • 永次

      Maybe DQM2 sell more than FB in consoles, but you need to look the Arcade charts, FB is a cash cow x1000000 ad infinitum.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Yeah, it’s always high in Arcadia. Gundam in arcades is like a kid in a candy store XD

        Maxi Boost will be the same way.

        • 永次

          In SEGA Arcade there is a floor only for Gundam vs Gundam when every floor is a genre floor (2D fighting games, 3D Fighting games, Pachinko, Rhythm games…).

    • TheBlackRabbit

      No

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Lol ok

  • Renaldi Saputra

    too bad for SHC

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I didn’t expect it to do well the moment it was announced. It just really looked low quality compared to their SRW works. Plus, this was just more of a fanservice game than anything, so I’m sure they didn’t expect it to sell well either, honestly.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I think it’s because of the price..
        7480 yen is just errr….

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Well, that’s that to consider too, haha. I wouldn’t pay that much for something so low quality.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            and well, DC is a killing series

  • bldudas

    I actually bought Puyopuyo Tetris for my Vita.

  • Eder García

    can’t wait for the PS4 launch day in Japan, with 3 Sony consoles in the market the 3DS will have its biggest challenge ever, WiiU is lost cause sadly, selling 7k next week would be a miracle. Vita sales is worrying, from 22k to almost 17k is a huge drop in sales imo.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      You realize there are 2 Nintendo consoles on the market and once the pS4 hits, PS3 will nosedive like Wii did and likely it will be 2 on 2

  • Daniel Masterson

    To bad FF X HD remaster has dropped off the list. Let’s hope it does very well in NA.

  • Daniel Masterson

    It is to bad FF X Remaster has fallen off the charts. Lets hope it does very well in NA.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Yeah. I don’t really see PS4s pushing out until Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV draw near. Their opening library isn’t great, but then again… The West’s opening library for PS4 wasn’t great either. I imagine that Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin will probably be the best PS4 game for a while though.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Stop acting like a troll, I said 3DS was doing average, which isnt good.

    Vita up 150% YoY means nothing if it was selling barely anything to begin with. Look at the actual numbers.

    There is no hardware in Japan selling really well, you can quote me on that.

  • Locksus

    “Tanking YoY, except Vita.” Doesn’t really mean all that much.
    Riddle me this: Do you sell percents or units?
    And the 3DS is still clearly ahead of the Vita in both lifetime sales AND weekly sales.

  • Budgiecat

    Whats interesting is this “hectic lifestyle” in Japan isn’t anything new. Japan has always been about super serious over achiever workaholics with 12 hour work shifts living in small crampt spaces. Never stopped the NES, SMS, SNES, GENS, N64, PS1, SAT, PS2, Wii from doing well there

    The only difference now in the past few years is the rise of smartphone use which makes things like gaming more convenient. Even more convenient than a handheld.
    Also, game development like Anime, is becoming more niche there and as such considered a niche activity for home console use; not pushing to be a mainstream acceptance like it has been in the West due to casuals who picked up the Wii last gen, hopped on the Call of Duty bandwagon, or got got sucked into the many other AAA cinematic like Western made games.
    Arcade still survives there because of Pachislot and several fighting games; people still go to during lunch hour or after work to wind down..

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Lol no. Not once did you ever say the 3DS was doing “average”. You claimed everything else was terrible by comparison to the 3DS.

    >Uh…what? everything but 3DS was absolutely terrible, including Vita…….Hell, 3DS should receive another boost next week with a big
    game launch.

    >Up from an attrocious number, is still an attrocious number. 18k sales in a week is legendarily bad. Wii U is doing even worse, and so is everything else not 3DS.

    Nope. “Average” is nowhere to be found in your statements there. You’re just hating on everything else BUT the 3DS. Obvious fanboy is obvious.

  • Dragon24680

    Troll is a guy who makes an alt account after his main account (stealth) gets banned somewhere.
    Everyone knows about you stealth. You are as big a nintendo fanboy as Francis of poor playeressence,

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Uh what? This is my twitter account dude……. No idea who Francis is….I should probably stop responding to you. You seem to have anger issues.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Look at my very first post in this topic dude. I said all hardware was awful. That includes 3DS.

  • Elvick

    Don’t need a great library at launch in order to get people to want out of a generation gone too long.

    People wanted a new generation desperately. Sales show that. I know I was ready for new hardware awhile ago.

  • Dragon24680

    Agreed. I personally don’t have very high hopes from PS4 IN Japan. It may well go below 10k till big hitters that you mentioned show up.
    Still, I expect it to handsomely beat Wii U by the end of generation.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Actually, you contradicted yourself. Here’s your first post:

    “Hardware sales continue to be downright awful”

    Here’s your second:

    “Uh…what? everything but 3DS was absolutely terrible, including Vita…….Hell, 3DS should receive another boost next week with a big game launch.”

    One minute you throw them all into the same category of being “awful”, then you claim everything BUT the 3DS was absolutely terrible. Sounds to me like a certain fanboy can’t make up his mind :p

  • Dragon24680

    You just said you wouldn’t respond. Looks like you have self-control issues. Hard to follow your own advice?
    Well, your breed has that problem. You have my sympathies.

  • Sevyne

    I have an empty twitter account that I only use to follow certain devs for updates. Is there a problem? No, the only problem here seems to be you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I’m not particularly interested in going into the new generation just yet. I can still get Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin for PS3 and there are other imports I want as well which are releasing all the way up to April this year and I’m perfectly fine with that. Sometimes people can be too eager. I can already think of two friends that have a PS4, but are complaining about Infamous: Second Son not being out yet and wanting Final Fantasy XV, while I’m just sitting here laughing at them for buying a $300+ paperweight as I still get enjoyment out of my “outdated” PS3~

  • Elvick

    Just because your friends are impatient idiots doesn’t mean shit. Well, it means many consumers are stupid. But what else is new?

    I bought PS4 launch day and am perfectly in love with it. I understand that launch is a waiting game, but I have enough to play on PS4 to keep me happy. Because I’m not a fool who expects AAA every day on a newly launched system.

    That’s why I have a PS3, PS Vita and 3DS. To play games on if there’s nothing to play on PS4.

    Just because you weren’t ready for next gen, doesn’t mean others weren’t. Even developers were ready.

    Sales show people were ready for new hardware.

    People’s issues with games is another issue all together. If anything it only proves my point, because people want to be rid of last gen hardware all together and be on PS4/Xbone full time. And since they can’t be, are angry about it. (unjustifiably so)

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    >Just because you weren’t ready for next gen, doesn’t mean others weren’t. Even developers were ready.

    Alternatively, just because others were ready doesn’t mean I was or should be. There are people still playing on their Atari today that couldn’t give a rat’s ass about PS4 and all that. Still, one thing I do enjoy about Japan is that they aren’t so eager to bury the old hardware like Westerners are.

    Westerners seem so quick to move forward and forget about their old hardware for some reason. It’s kind of sad, really. Without next gen hardware, they’re unhappy. When they finally receive next gen hardware, they’re still unhappy. You’re never going to be able to satisfy people like that.

    Regardless, this is why I’m glad that Japan is still going to be pumping out PS3 games throughout the year and probably next year as well. They will finally probably stop making them for PS3 and/or multiplatforming between PS3 and PS4 in the year 2017 or so, I’d guess. Hell, they were still pumping out games for the Dreamcast up until 2007 and even switched the servers for Phantasy Star Online to a free service in 2006 due to popularity of the title, despite many already moving on to PS2 and whatnot.

    While you have found satisfaction with your PS4, you are one of the exceptions. Many traded in their PS3 to buy a PS4 and whatnot, so please don’t expect that your situation is the same for many, much how my situation also isn’t the same for many.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    also the price, ugghh

  • Dragon24680

    Yup. It doesn’t. Vita sales are abysmal, but improving.
    3DS and Vita sales aren’t even comparable.
    Everything is doing bad, including 3DS. Any complains?