Media Create Sales: 2/24/14 – 3/2/14
posted on 03.05.14 at 08:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Over 130,000 connect to the new Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi

Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi leads this week’s Media Create software sales. The Marvelous AQL-published 3DS game opened at over 130,000 sales.

Knack came in at second most sold, moving another 66,772 units. 65,685 of those sales came from PlayStation 4 hardware, which includes Knack in the box.

Also new this week: Kaseki Horider sold over 59,000 for 3DS, and Deception IV: Blood Ties moved over 42,000 copies across PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Marvelous AQL, 02/27/14) – 130,782 (New)
  2. [PS4] Knack (02/22/14) – 66,772 (376,076)
  3. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo, 02/27/14) – 58,329 (New)
  4. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 54,148 (192,305)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 53,276 (687,709)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 37,493 (496,455)
  7. [PS3] Deception IV: Blood Ties (Tecmo Koei, 02/27/14) – 23,254 (New)
  8. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 22,466 (105,006)
  9. [PSV] Deception IV: Blood Ties (Tecmo Koei, 02/27/14) – 19,322 (New)
  10. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 17,706 (475,502)
  11. [PSV] Infinite Statos 2: Ignition Hearts (5pb., 02/27/14) – 15,213 (New)
  12. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/13) – 14,479 (1,388,812)
  13. [PS4] Battlefield 4 (EA, 02/22/14) – 13,117 (37,916)
  14. [missing from source – will fill in when added]
  15. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 Gold (Marvelous AQL, 02/27/14) – 11,186 (New)
  16. [3DS] Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki (Namco Bandai, 02/20/14) – 10,378 (56,059)
  17. [Wii U] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 02/13/14) – 10,056 (60,103)
  18. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE, 02/22/14) – 8,501 (40,837)
  19. [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix, 02/22/14) – 8,430 (20,524)
  20. [PS3] Infinite Statos 2: Ignition Hearts (5pb., 02/27/14) – 8,246 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 65,685 (309,154)
  2. 3DS LL – 26,027 (22,253)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 21,581 (16,857)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 13,155 (9,983)
  5. 3DS – 11,986 (9,898)
  6. Wii U – 8,204 (8,407)
  7. PSP – 3,652 (3,171)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,543 (1,383)
  9. Xbox 360 – 257 (241)


  • crimsonidol

    Quite surprised about the numbers for Harvest Moon. Didn’t expect that it would have such a good launch.

    And nearly all hardware seems to sell better than last week (except Wii U :/ )

    • Kiryu

      The Wii U has no future,it is selling even worse then the Gamecube.If only Nintendo were not as stubborn they would be better off.

  • Vayne

    PS4 dropped, as was to be expected.

  • Stealth

    I can see 3DS overtaking PS4 at this rate with a new first party Yoshi and Pokemon. Still not happy about Hardware overall.


    • Sanquine

      LOL, it’s a country where they love there portables. Not so suprising. Glad vita doing is better and the 3DS keeps crushing everything.

      • Stealth

        harvest moon had its biggest opening ever for a series.

        FYI I want to ask you a private question, hit me up on twitter when you have the time.

    • bloodiOS

      ? What overtaking? It already is selling more than the PS4.

      • The Ash

        In Japan, yes, and it will continue. Worldwide, no. PS4 is the most selling gaming console of 2014, and has sold few hundred thousand units more over 3DS this year only, and the gap will only widen.
        PS4 will easily be most selling console of 2014, and for few more years.

        • bloodiOS

          I mean its LTD already is already higher than the PS4’s, what overtaking does it really need?

          • The Ash

            Sorry then. I thought that you were talking about 2014 (this year). 3DS launched 3 years ago, so its natural its ahead LTD. Hell, Vita is also ahead.
            PS4 leads sales now though.

            • bloodiOS

              Honestly, even if the PS4 is off to a bad start in Japan, it shouldn’t really matter since eventually, it’s going to be the only viable home console left in the country anyway.

    • shogunknight

      I dont think nintendo or anyone would be worried about 3ds sales whether it surpasses ps4 in japan or not. they should be focused on how to turn things around for wiiU. Its abysmal

  • Elvick

    Wonder how many PS4s are currently out there to buy.

    Nice raise on Vita.

    Another slight raise in PS Vita TV. Hm. Not a lot though, so could still be a coincidence, rather than PS4 influenced.

  • Sanquine

    Hope to see the vita raise some more because Soul sacrafice Delta is near.

  • Ksatmata

    I miss Harvest Moon playstation version

  • bloodiOS

    Good week for anything that isn’t the Wii U. What a drop for the PS4, but I have to wonder if it’s due to supply or demand though.

  • Budgiecat

    Hopefully the PS4 stays on top. For a long time. And convince Japanese developers to stop wasting time making garbage mobile phone games and start making good console games again…

    • bloodiOS

      With the games currently available for it? You dream xD

      • Budgiecat

        shhh…there there now….we will get better games…

        • bloodiOS

          Aw, don’t cry! Nice to see your cat being supportive though.

          • Budgiecat

            keep calm no need to be upset…

            • bloodiOS

              ?… Am I misunderstanding something here?
              Why would I be upset?

              • Budgiecat

                You’re that human in the video and I am soothing you….

                • bloodiOS

                  That’s rather odd considering you’re the one who needs consolation.

    • Stealth

      Its probably going to stay on top for 1, maybe 2 more weeks tops.

    • DXVII

      lol I can’t agree with this more.

  • Blaz

    [PSV] Infinite Statos 2: Ignition Hearts (5pb., 02/27/14) – 15,213 (New)

    You have a typo there, Infinite StRatos.

  • 武神水樹

    Knack sales are irrelevant, the game is free with the system

    • bloodiOS

      People bought the PS4 because of Knack xD

      • Erimgard

        Spoiler: No they didn’t.

        • Altin

          Spoiler Spoiler: Bundled games are still games. Otherwise games like Tetris and Wii Sports would not have such high sale numbers.

        • bloodiOS

          Why so serious?

  • Takane Shijou

    Hoping we’ll hear some type of news about Harvest Moon and a NA/EU release at some point in the near future. But it’s good to see it’s selling decently and such.

  • SuperLuigi

    Looking at this makes me think of how bad SEGA is at localization of other titles than sonic. I mean I like sonic and boom looks fun but come on. I want pso2 and yakuza 5.

    • Nightcore34

      Agree with the PS02 but isn’t sonic mostly a guaranteed localisation? I thought there was no question just it will be localised always.

      • SuperLuigi

        Well sonic boom is not coming out in japan. The show or the game.

        • Nightcore34

          Oh right, I though it was guaranteed everywhere cause for me I know it’s been a part of my life so I though it might be the same everywhere. Thanks.

  • Lavos

    Sony selling PS4s, but no games. If people don’t buy PSN+ to play online (which they probably won’t since PSN+ JP gives almost no free games and they have no game to play online – Most sold games of PS4 is Yakuza Ishin and Knack) Sony is going to end up in a loss.

    • shogunknight

      You dont need PS+ to play FFXIV, Warframe or Blacklight retribution. So the japanese have knack and some games to while away their time before MGS or any other title comes out

      • ShadowFang

        Warframe & Blacklight aren’t launching in Japan. Their lineup of online f2p games is different (it includes Onigiri, I know that much)

  • artemisthemp

    Sony sells better than 3DS :)

  • David Curry

    I want to see one of the major gaming websites make a comprehensive investigative article, explaining why consoles in Japan are in decline. I have my own assumptions (PS2 and Wii’s success hid the reality that Japan wants everything mobile, and the “Famicom generation” actually grew up and lost interest in games during the early ’00s), but I’m just one guy with only so many resources. If we’re looking at one of the major gaming markets ignoring an ENTIRE generation of video games except 3DS (and, haha, Vita), the Western gaming community and industry would like an explanation from a trustworthy (and English-speaking) source.