Media Create Sales: 2/3/14 – 2/9/14
posted on 02.12.14 at 08:07 AM EDT 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.

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  • 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.