Media Create Sales: 4/14/14 – 4/20/14
posted on 04.23.14 at 09:09 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Yokai Watch tops generally poor sales week.

Yokai Watch

After topping one million total shipments, Yokai Watch was the top seller in Japan this past week with 34,000 additional units moved.

The sales week was generally poor, with the highest-selling new release being Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 4 at 31,000 sales. It’s followed by Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection for 3DS at 27,000.

On the hardware side, PS Vita topped the chart at 18,000 sold, 6,000 down from last week. PlayStation 4 came in second at 14,400, and 3DS LL at just over 14,000.

Find the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 34,690 (754,910)
  2. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 31,724 (174,156)
  3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 04/14/14) – 31,326 (New)
  4. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) – 26,925 (New)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 18,848 (304,835)
  6. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 17,755 (145,991)
  7. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo, 04/17/14) – 12,315 (New)
  8. [PSP] Juusanshi Engi Engetsu Sangokuden 2 (Idea Factory, 04/17/14) – 8,499 (New)
  9. [3DS] Meitantei Conan: Phantom Kyoushikyoku (Bandai Namco, 04/17/14) – 8,336 (New)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 8,018 (198,054)
  11. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 6,553 (212,619)
  12. [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 6,357 (22,766)
  13. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 6,218 (553,578)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 5,315 (4,034,629)
  15. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS (Bandai Namco, 03/20/14) – 4,691 (169,109)
  16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 4,409 (3,260,421)
  17. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo, 04/03/14) – 4,367 (29,934)
  18. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (Nintendo, 02/27/14) – 4,144 (140,178)
  19. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/13) – 4,115 (1,439,301)
  20. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 4,102 (125,173)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation Vita – 17,905 (24,078)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,396 (13,034)
  3. 3DS LL – 14,023 (17,291)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 6,468 (7,305)
  5. 3DS – 5,920 (6,271)
  6. Wii U – 5,204 (5,512)
  7. PSP – 2,094 (2,027)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,133 (1,220)
  9. Xbox 360 – 240 (229)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • DarthBrian

    While I didn’t expect FFXIV to significantly increase sales of PS4, I did expect it to do better than that it’s opening week. Disappointing.

    Square’s gotta hurry up and put out a new game for PS4 so it’ll start selling better over there. Perhaps that Last Remnant port they’ve been working on in secret all this time. :p

    • Zackasaur

      That would blow minds. xD

      • DarthBrian

        I’d double-dip. Might even get around to playing it this time. :p

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Hoho, Vita ontop for individual SKU again, sounds good now let’s see this software— =/ Well, at least Miku’s still selling, that’s something. Vita version of J-Stars fell off. Hey uh, when’s Golden Week?

    • http://www.samuraiprincess.com Mr Fwibbles

      Next week is Golden Week.

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

        That should certainly help.

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

    Slow week for sure. I’m actually kind of surprised to see that Yokai Watch is randomly at the top as #1, despite releasing last year, lol. It’s nice to still see SRW Z3 doing well though at #2.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    3DS overall being first is not surprising (although the sales for all systems were terrible).

    FF Curtain Call Launches today in Japan, so that should give 3DS a sizable boost before Mario Golf on 5/2 in Japan

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

      Considering it’s a game that released on 7/11/13 and isn’t Monster Hunter, I’d say that is surprising that it managed to snag first place this week. I’ve heard great things about Yokai Watch, but I certainly didn’t expect it to get #1 this week, especially considering the 123 Ace Attorney collection released this week and Final Fantasy XIV on PS4 beat it in sales, lol.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Yokai Watch is a beast. That is why when you have Yokai Watch 2 coming out in a few months. I am not that worried about 3DS.

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

          Ummm… Who the hell would be worried about 3DS in Japan? :p

          • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

            I am worried about all systems in Japan

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

              But you just said you weren’t worried about the 3DS =3=

    • http://otakugamersuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sanquine

      Mario golf? FF Curtain for sure :D But mario golf? I don’t know man:P But i think every mario sells gangbusters..

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

        Not sure what that means, but Mario hasn’t been doing well in Japan as of lately.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Mario Party was first in sales. If Party was first. Golf can

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

            Er… Mario Party: Island Tour only had 132,668 sales in its opening week. That’s not that great for Mario. Mario has fallen over the years and it’s certainly showing. Yes, it was first, but given the numbers, that’s not saying much…

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              That is one of the highest openings for the Party Series.

              Super Mario Land on 3DS? The fastest selling Mario to 5 mil in the region. Mario has not really fallen off that much.

              Even 3D World managed well in Japan

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

                Digging up sales from a game released back in 2011…? Really? My case still stands though… Take a look at recent Mario sales figures, like I said.

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  Those are the two most recent Mario titles.

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

                    Let’s just completely ignore the others that released between now and then. Okay, lol.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      THOSE ARE THE LAST 2 MAIN MARIO GAMES. THERE HAVE BEEN NO OTHER MARIO GAMES RELEASED other than side games like Mario Party. List these Mario Games.

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

                      Derp. Talking about other games in general. The numbers weren’t as well.

                      I think the games you’re talking about only managed to sell as well as they did because they hyped them to the moon, man. The others didn’t even come close to those numbers, lol.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      “Mario has fallen over the years and it’s certainly showing” Stop changing the discussion, You were talking about Mario.

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_Nintendo_3DS_video_games

                      3 out of the top 5 selling 3DS games are Mario titles. Saying he has fallen off, is blatently false.

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

                      Yep, still am too. Mario isn’t what it used to be in Japan, but the same can be said for other iconic figures as well too (see: Link, Snake, Sonic, etc.). They’ve all fallen. Maybe they’re just getting tired of them at this point and are ready to move to a new age, who knows.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Link has seen reduced sales, so has Metal Gear, So has Sonic. Mario has not. That is factual.

    • DarthBrian

      ???

      Vita is first in hardware.

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

        I think he meant in terms of software sales, but yeah… He’s always praising 3DS while saying everything is overall bad or something, so I wouldn’t pay too much attention to it, honestly, lol.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          3DS sold the most hardware and software this week. I praise was is number 1, even if being number 1 produces bad numbers.

          You cannot say the Japanese game industry is healthy.

          • DarthBrian

            PlayStation Vita – 17,905
            3DS LL – 14,023

            ???

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth
              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Alright. While I’m at it, I’ll combine the Vita TV and other Vita model figures too. Dude, quit splitting hairs.

                3DS = 3DS

                Nothing more, nothing less.

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  Yes, 3DS is 3DS, that is why most people add them.

                  I personally believe in Famitsu which is more reliable (It had Vita in first 3 weeks ago before you call be bias or some bs like that)

                  http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/anime-sensation-youkai-watch-holds-final-fantasy-xiv-from-no-1-in-japan/0131479

                  I am not sure why you care so much.

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

                    I’m not sure why you care enough to try and group all of the Nintendo hardware into ‘3DS’ when they are different models. What’s the matter? Afraid of a little competition?

                    You do this all the time though, so I’m not surprised, lol. It’s amazing how defensive you get when someone even mentions anything about Nintendo. If you were that confident in them, you wouldn’t feel the need to be so defensive all the time, now would you?

                    That’s what I thought.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Why do you care what I do? Your spamming my responses dude. I did not bother your comment to the article. I would expect the same decency. I guess, I should not have expected that.

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

                      I care the same reason you do. You commented, I replied. You replied, then I commented. You do realize everyone has the right to reply back to a public post on here, right…?

                    • Zackasaur

                      He did the same thing to me yesterday. lol He made some backhanded comment about the 3DS (on the SAO for Vita announcement article, no less), I responded to correct him, and then he accused me of trolling.

                      Another day, another Stealth bomb.

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

                      Yeah. Well, I was just bored while waiting for this video to finish encoding and sure enough, he’s still up to his usual antics, heh. Regardless, I’m not here to turn this into a lynching or anything, so I’ll just walk away now =3=

                    • Zackasaur

                      Indeed. I’ve learnt to just walk away from him.

                      You can always flag posts.

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

                      Hard to flag a post when it’s not directly offensive since it’s a backhanded remark and whatnot, but obvious flamebait, lol.

                    • Zackasaur

                      True, but I just leave it up to those who read them.

                      Enough flamebait/backhanded posts from the same user will add up over time. I used to run a gaming website of my own and had just such a thing happen.

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

                      Well, I suppose you may be right. I just hope Sal or Zero aren’t blind to what he’s doing every time he comes into these Media Create Sales articles. Every last one of them… He makes the same kind of remarks to get people riled up, showing his fanboyism behind the smokescreen while saying they “all” did poorly, every week, lol.

                      It’s fine if you like one over the other, but I don’t really see a need to try and start a console war like that, but whatever… Best to just leave it alone, like you said~

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Sorry dude, I cannot deal with your style of throwing out generalized statements and not being willing to back them up with fact (still waiting on those Mario stats). I cannot deal with your insecurity and your trolling. I promise I will never interact with you again. This will be better for you and I.

                    • sherimae1324

                      cmon stealth, tetsuya enough of this we are all gamers here, overall its pretty bad week for japan >_<

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      I agree, this was terrible for Japan.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      You praised Vita by insulting the 3DS. I thought it was childish.

                      Vita is wonderful on its own, and when a game gets announced for Vita (or any other system), you do not need to get all fanboy like, and start insulting other systems. I should have just ignored you instead of getting into it with you. I apologize for that.

              • DarthBrian

                Only if you can’t accept VIta outselling 3DS for some reason.

                They’re different SKUs, not just model numbers. They should be separated.

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

                  Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

                  Well, at least someone understands how it works.

                  • DarthBrian

                    My last job was writing software for taking inventory, so I know how that stuff works. :p

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  No point in seperating them when they are the same system brand/

                  • DarthBrian

                    PS4, PS3, and PSP are the same brand as Vita. Let’s add those up too then. I’ll also add all Nintendo hardware together.

                    PlayStation Hardware – 41996
                    Nintendo Hardware – 25147
                    Microsoft Hardware – 240

                    There.

                    • Lights

                      That’s the most retarded logic I’ve ever heard. You’re combining numbers for different systems.

                      Stealth is combining numbers for the SAME system.

                    • DarthBrian

                      I’m just following Stealth’s logic to it’s ultimate conclusion. He says combine 3DS because they’re the same system brand. So, I combined them all to be the same brand. QED.

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

                    Hahaha. Okay, guy. Let’s just start saying that Vita, PS3, PSP, and PS4 don’t exist.

                    We’ll just address them all as ‘Sony’ from now on since there’s obviously no point in separating them because they’re all the same system brand anyway, right? Wow, yeah… I’m done with this, lol.

                    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                      Who is saying they did not exist? Wow dude, you have issues. I am only talking about what placed first in terms of sales. Like I said, everything sold very badly.

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

                      3DS overall being first is not surprising (although the sales for all was terrible).

                      Typical backhanded remark. You say you’re not surprised that 3DS is first while claiming all sales are terrible. Please get a new playbook already, man.

                      The tone behind that comment was clear as crystal.

                • Lights

                  Yes but the 3DS LL and 3DS are the SAME system.

                  No one ever broke down the JP sales of the Vita into the 1000 and 2000, or the PS3 into the OG, Slim and Super Slim.

                  Stealth is clearly in the right here.

                  • DarthBrian

                    They’re not the same SKU which is what companies use to track sales.

                    The different model PSPs were all the same SKU, *EXCEPT* the PSP Go was a different SKU and that’s why it was split up.
                    The Vita only has one SKU as of now, even in Japan. Super Slim Vita is the same SKU, just a different model #. Hence, those totals aren’t split up. PS Vita TV *IS* a different SKU, so it’s split.

                    All PS3 models were/are the same SKU.

                • OverlordZetta

                  It really isn’t though.

                  More 3DSes were bought than Vitas.

                  I’m just glad it was that close.

                  • DarthBrian

                    Again, though, you’re combining two different SKUs, which is how retailers keep track of inventory and how companies keep track of sales. The totals are properly reported as split SKUs.

                    The PSVita SKU outsold the 3DS LL SKU, simple as that.

            • Lights

              Actually:

              3DS – 19,943

              PS Vita – 17,905

              Semantics really, at the end of the day the sales for both systems are pretty awful at the moment.

              • DarthBrian

                Using that [incorrect] logic, you should add VIta TV to that Vita total too.

                • Lights

                  If we humor your incorrect logic on top of stealth’s rational logic and add the Vita TV:

                  3DS – 19,943
                  PS Vita – 19,038

                  So however you look at it, stealth’s claim that the 3DS was the overall best selling system is still correct.

                  • Sevyne

                    Wait, so adding Vita TV would be incorrect, but combining 3DS sku’s IS correct? wtf are you smoking? I won’t disagree with combining 3DS sales, but Vita TV is also still a Vita.

                    I don’t care which one sold more or less, but be consistent when making a point at least.

                    • Lights

                      My point is that the 3DS outsold the Vita this week, and that stealth was correct in stating that.

                      I own a 3DS and Vita and want both to succeed. But seeing how defensive some Vita owners get is insane.

                      And I’m new to the comments on this site, what’s the problem that people have with stealth?

                    • DarthBrian

                      FYI, I don’t own a VIta and do own a 3DS.

                    • Lights

                      So the handheld you own sold the most. Great!

                    • DarthBrian

                      Except that’s not how I look at the numbers. Also, I’m being as objective as possible.

                      Regardless of who won, for hardware I compare them on a SKU by SKU basis. Maybe it’s because I worked closely with retailers and helped track their inventory, but that’s how I compare sales and how retailers/businesses compare sales. The only time they combine SKUs for sales comparisons is for PR purposes. When these totals get reported to their shareholders, they’re reporting the information based on SKU, not model.

                      Also, I want a Vita, I just don’t have one because I’m broke. :(

                    • Lights

                      I can understand where you’re coming from, I guess the problem is most people don’t usually refer to SKU’s when talking about systems.

                      And which model of the Vita would you buy if you could afford it?

                    • DarthBrian

                      The LED one.

                    • Sevyne

                      And that point is fine, but you are basically saying that adding Vita TV is incorrect when also saying adding both 3DS sku’s is correct (unless I’m just reading your post incorrectly). THAT is what I find ridiculous in your post.

                      Btw, I’m a Vita AND 3DS owner so don’t think for a second that I care which one is “winning” for a week.

                  • DarthBrian

                    There’s nothing rational about his logic. I’m just saying if you agree with it, then you have to combine the Vita TV with the Vita numbers also. Doesn’t matter to me if 3DS outsells Vita using that comparison. I’m just saying if you’re going to follow a certain type of logic, incorrect or no, be consistent with it.

                    • 罪罰

                      This is one sophisticated troll argument and you are gracefully falling for it.

                    • DarthBrian

                      Lights doesn’t appear to be a troll to me.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Where’s Darks?

                    • Sevyne

                      Lights actually isn’t a troll. Being rather foolish here though.

                    • 罪罰

                      You are being played like a DAMN FIDDLE

                    • Sevyne

                      Not really.

      • Sevyne

        3DS is when you actually combine the two SKUs. Although, being that it’s stealth20k talking, I’d just ignore him or else this will end up getting ugly.

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

          Pretty much, lol.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          So that gives people the right to troll me in my own response?

          • Sevyne

            Not trolling, just giving someone whom I get along with a warning. Now I’ll be moving along, as I won’t waste my time with you.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              Thank god, I can’t handle the insecurity of you guys…..It would be better if you did not respond.

              • Ta23 Ta28

                Insecurity? More like, fucking annoyed.

                You have this smug-ass cynical tone every damn time you post.

                • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

                  Cynical? Have you seen the state of the Japanese Games Industry? Just speaking from my heart and what I see, and it is not good.

        • DarthBrian

          I understand, but as stated below, you shouldn’t combine SKUs when discussing sales. The companies themselves don’t. They look at their sales on a SKU-by-SKU basis, not brand/model basis.

          Well, except occasionally during NPDs when some companies try to make their numbers sound more impressive than they are by saying “the Sony family sold…” or “the Microsoft family sold…”, but that’s PR, not accounting/inventory management. :p

          • seiya19

            When it comes to retailers and manufacturers, SKUs vary not only according to model, but also color, date, region, and other capabilities.

            For example, PCH-1001 is one PSVita SKU (1000
            series, Crystal Black, Wi-Fi only, US). PCH-2000 ZA12 is another (2000 series, White, Wi-Fi only, Japan). VTE-1000 AA01 is the SKU for Vita TV, White Value Pack in Japan. And PCHJ-10009 is the limited edition of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, a white, 2000 series, Wi-Fi only model.

            For us consumers, discriminating between SKUs like this makes little sense. What matters to us the most is the platform and their different hardware models, and this applies to both handhelds. If you’re going to separate 3DS and 3DS XL, you might as well separate the 1000 and 2000 series, as they have equivalent differences (screen, battery life, size, etc). The fact that in Vita’s case the 2000 is meant to be a replacement doesn’t change all this, as it’s still a different model and SKU of the same platform, just like 3DS XL.

            Finally, here’s how Nintendo reports 3DS hardware sales:

            http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e1312.pdf

            As you can see, they give the total of all 3DS hardware sales, and then clarify how many of them are XL and 2DS units. It’s all in the context of one platform, as it is for us.

  • Ksatmata

    there are 3 Hardware sales that is increasing:
    X360, PSP, PS4

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

      XBOX 360 – Titanfall
      PSP – No idea, but they still continue to support it
      PS4 – Final Fantasy XIV

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth
  • Renaldi Saputra

    Youkai Watch
    strong

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Vita still #1, good stuff

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Puzzle & Dragons Z hanging around. That game has had impressive legs.

    • Budgiecat

      well duh cmon; its only based on the most financially successful Japanese game made this gen (not even just counting iOS games only)

  • Sonneh

    Can’t wait till we get to play Yokai Watch.

    I know about the whole tax issue in Japan, but I didn’t expect hardware sales to drop even lower. I wonder if this trend will continue next week. Even if there wasn’t any big releases this week, those numbers are still horrible.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      I have a feeling Nintendo will publish Yokai Watch like they handled Layton and Inazuma.

      I just hope Nintendo does Dragon Quest but that is a different story.

      Final Fantasy Curtain Call Launches Today in Japan so if anything I can see 3DS move up a few thousand units, but things are tanking. 3DS is down YOY.

      I am stunned how well Yokai watch has done.

      • Sonneh

        I’m hoping we’ll get both Dragon Quest Monster 1/2 and Dragon Quest VII. I feel like Yokai watch is pretty much a give, let’s just hope it’s not digital only.

        I’m planning to buy a American 3DS XL from Canada so I should be golden in that aspect, not having to worry about localisations anymore.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Go for it.

    • OverlordZetta

      Importing? I’m not sure we’re getting the games yet. All these Level 5 games seem to be hell to get.

  • SerendipityX

    Vita TV is just doing so abysmal all around I have to wonder what was Sony’s plan for it in Japan. Its much better suited to the West, where regular Vita is on life support.

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah, Vita is experiencing healthy sales in Japan. Makes no sense to release that product there first.

      Vita needs to sell better elsewhere. VitaTV might just do that. At least it couldn’t hurt.

    • Anime10121

      Exactly, its what I wanted and still want even though I have a Vita anyway! Vita TV would work 1000 X’s better in the west, HOWEVER, if they released it in the west, they’d have to support it better by making more games compatible with it…which is why I think Sony’s hesitating.

      • DarthBrian

        Yeah. G-d forbid Sony should make some Vita games. :p

        • Anime10121

          Oh I’m not talking about that support, as I think they’re doing fairly well now, I mean making it so that more games actually work on Vita TV (i.e. Gravity Rush, Tales of Hearts, etc)

          • DarthBrian

            Okay, I misread. Sorry. :p

      • SerendipityX

        I heard Sony recently made majority if not all psp,ps1 games compatible on Vita. And that was a long time coming…if their having compatibility issues with Vita games, well, I don’t know what to say.

        • Anime10121

          I think its still a touch screen issue, they should have made it so that you could control the touch screen in all games buy using the L2/R2 buttons that NO Vita games would utilize (since they dont have them) in combination with the analogue sticks… Although I’m loving my Vita, I still struggle at times to actually play it, because I prefer to play stuff on my TV. Although at the least, the Vita’s screen is bigger than my OG 3DS :(

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      I do not think Vita TV would be all that successful in the West, because you are essentially selling it as a console right? Well PS3 and PS4 are still in the market. I am not exactly sure who you are marketing that too.

      • Anime10121

        People who dont care for handhelds, beit for the small screen or because they inevitably end up playing them only in their own homes (because there’s less time for one to play a handheld outside than in a place like Japan) and would prefer not to have to stare down a tiny screen instead of just playing on their TV which is right next to them :/

        • Sonneh

          If the PS Vita (TV) had media server support it’d make for a pretty good device to have under the TV since you already have Netflix for the Vita.

          Could see it succeeding if they put a 99$ pricetag to it (the bundle with VitaTV/PS3 controller/8GB memory). Perhaps it’s a little too late to enter the market now, but seeing how the only competitiors are a bunch of crappy android devices, i’d still give it a chance.

          It could also give the Vita that mainstream audience it needs in the West. :P

          • Anime10121

            I dont think its too late, as the Vita isn’t dead yet. Its still getting enough support to justify it (i.e. all dem recently announced localizations :P), I think it’d be more of a benefit to the system than relegating it as a portable PS4 that you can continue playing games on in other places in the house :/

        • 罪罰

          >people who care about handhelds but don’t like playing on handhelds
          hadurp

          • Nitraion

            Me is one of the people..

          • Anime10121

            Nope, not what I meant, just because people dont care for handhelds doesnt mean people dont care for the games that release ON handhelds. Portable consoles usually have some great games that dont actually have any clear advantages to being on a handheld vs a tv besides portability (which many people dont care for considering there’s a lack of time to play outside the home anyway).

            JRPG’s being one, Bravely Default, KHBBS, and Persona 4 Golden would all play just the same on a tv, with the added benefit of not straining the eyes.

            • Budgiecat

              I think Vita tv was originally designed for Japanese gamers primarily ‘people who like to mostly game on handhelds that dont really care for console gaming, but would like the choice to be able to play on their tvs’

              Unfortunately for Sony, not too many of those type of Japanese gamers seem to exist…

          • $104230449

            I own a PS Vita and love my Vita. My issue is my giant western hands get cramped while playing the Vita. They also make holding the handheld awkward
            as it never feels right in my hands. Seeing as I mostly play my Vita at my home the Vita TV would be a god send as it would fix all current issues I have. I
            could play the games I love without the hand cramps and the awkwardness while holding the device.

            Now will it sell well or fail in the West. No one knows. We can pretend to be mind readers and soothsayers,
            but that would just be a waste of time or at least mine.

        • AdamBoy64

          Yeah, I’m one of them for sure.

          That’s why the GBA is my favourite handheld, because I can play the games through my GCN.

      • Budgiecat

        Japanese gamers these days seemingly couldn’t care less about playing at home in front of their tv’s anymore, what with the push for mobile and handheld gaming trends…

    • AdamBoy64

      Yeah, I’d love to see Vita TV come West.
      Would be one to pick up for sure.

      Though I’m a bit concerned about the shaky support for Vita games.

  • TheExile285

    Terrible, borderline depressingly, low sales :/

    • 罪罰

      they don’t shit money, let them breath.

  • Nitraion

    Man i feel for Vita TV because i own it XD
    maybe start to bring to the west? because I certainly think japan is handheld and mobile maniac

    • 罪罰

      95% it’ll fail horribly in the west.

      • Nitraion

        I dunno.. we don’t know that yet

        • 罪罰

          Wanna tell sony to waste billions in marketing and dsitribution

          • Nitraion

            Yes i do, all marketing and distribution need to waste some money on it…

    • Budgiecat

      Vita shoulda been built in to be able to play on tvs….

      I mean, PSP 3000 was..

      • MrFinalgamer

        My guess is that the mysterious port on the OG vita was for that, but I guess they thought the Vita TV was a better idea…

        • Budgiecat

          well so much for that brilliant idea lol…

  • OverlordZetta

    A PSP game in the top ten is kind of depressing, but nothing much else seemed to have come out this week so I guess there’s that.

    Kinda sad that the other SW4 versions have dropped off the map though. It was on PS4 and Vita too, right?

    • 罪罰

      How is that even depressing.

      • Budgiecat

        It should be on Vita not PSP

        Notice there’s no more NDS games despite how super popular and huge the NDS install base was….

        • 罪罰

          PSP da best.

  • Eder García

    bad week overall, but Sony won and that’s important for the fans.
    i am expecting the Vita and PS4 to be 1st and 2nd place for weeks until MK8 arrives. (hope i am wrong in this since idk what big 3DS games are coming)
    3DS is going down, WiiU at 5k as normal.
    oh my lord! Yokai Watch!! too bad the sequel will halt those awesome sales.
    not surprised about SRW,
    a PSP game in the top 10 is a big surprise
    EDIT: looks like Titanfall is in the top 10 on other japanese media?

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Put the smartphones and their games together with the console and see reality in Japan.

  • DarthBrian

    FYI, FFXIV had a free ps3-to-ps4 upgrade so it’s not surprise it didn’t sell all that well.

    But it did give the PS4 a sales boost probably; 1000+ unit increase and all that.

  • ConkerBFD

    J-Stars Victory VS has only 169,109 in total! Thought it’d be a success…

    • Budgiecat

      Its sales are split with the Vita version…

  • Budgiecat

    Wow

    Vita finally surpassed 3DS sales (combined sales of regular 3DS and LL)

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      It did last week for one out of the three major trackers. Not this week. All three of the major trackers has 3DS in the top spot.

      • Budgiecat

        Oh yeah I’m going by last #’s in parenthesis. Still thats an impressive climb up from where it was and how people were saying it was doomed. the fact is even surpassed the 3DS is huge…

        • MrFinalgamer

          …but then we see EU numbers, and we get sad. Then we see NA numbers…Monokuma must love all that despair.

        • BlazingSkies

          I just have the feeling that nearly everyone in Japan already has a 3DS so it’s Vita time, huh.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Anyone who denys mobile has taken a chunk of the game market here is dellusional.

  • AdamBoy64

    Vita did really well this week, that’s good to see.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    My goodness. I’m closing this thread for obvious reasons. I don’t have the time to mass reply/edit and remove comments. Let’s try and do better next week… please.

    I’m not sure how many times I have to post about this. Please. Stop. The 3DS vs vita or whatever console vs the other one discussions. If you want to discuss that in a civil manner, move over to the open forum.