Media Create Sales: 5/12/14 – 5/18/14
posted on 05.21.14 at 09:07 AM EDT by (@salromano)
The Idolmaster: One For All opens at top spot.

The Idolmaster: One For All

The Idolmaster: One For All, Bandai Namco’s newly released PlayStation 3 entry in the popular idol management series, topped this week’s Japanese sales chart with 83,000 sold during its opening week.

Compile Heart’s suggestive PS Vita dungeon RPG Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle, also in its opening week, followed with 32,000 sales.

Yokai Watch, launched last July for 3DS, follows closely with an additional 30,000 sales, fast approaching one million retail units.

The rest of the week’s sales take a dive, with new games like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and PS Vita’s God of War Collection opening at 2,000 sales.

Hardware sales plummeted, as well, with 3DS moving 10,000 units less than last week, PS Vita 4,000 less, and with PlayStation 3 sales overcoming PlayStation 4 for the first time since the console’s February 22 launch.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 83,395 (New)
  2. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart, 05/15/14) – 32,957 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 30,305 (950,035)
  4. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, 05/01/14) – 9,439 (86,210)
  5. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 8,049 (371,184)
  6. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 7,868 (201,381)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 5,553 (4,063,466)
  8. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) – 4,594 (120,549)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 4,504 (584,509)
  10. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,386 (3,277,125)
  11. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 3,360 (219,568)
  12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,345 (2,318,577)
  13. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo, 04/17/14) – 3,161 (36,149)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,040 (3,734,701)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Square Enix, 10/10/13) – 2,968 (775,741)
  16. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 2,697 (544,874)
  17. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online, 12/12/13) – 2,658 (1,454,778)
  18. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/14) – 2,363 (294,700)
  19. [PS3] Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega, 05/15/14) – 2,339 (New)
  20. [PSV] God of War Collection (SCE, 05/15/14) – 2,265 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 18,350 (28,414)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,810 (17,143)
  3. PlayStation 3 – 7,339 (7,684)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 6,792 (8,480)
  5. Wii U – 6,716 (7,613)
  6. 3DS – 5,250 (7,529)
  7. PSP – 1,642 (2,022)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,055 (1,351)
  9. Xbox 360 – 201 (233)


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  • Stealth

    These are very very very very bad Hardware sales.

    Mario Kart 8 comes out next week. We will see what that can do if anything

    • desponent

      8K top?

      • Andrew

        Feel confident MK8 is going to sell more than 8,000 copies.

        • desponent

          For Wii U hw I mean

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Nah it should be much higher than that

            • desponent

              We’ll see, I think it’d be higher yes, but I’m not sure about the “much” part.

              • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                20k week at least

                • AdamBoy64

                  Yeah, I think it’ll be a big week for Nintendo.

  • Anime10121

    Thats just…horrible all around :(

    Good to see Kirby doing so well on 3DS though!
    Its also understandable that PS4’s doing so bad right now considering there arent many Japanese studios with prominent releases you can ONLY experience on PS4! I mean outside of Knack, there really isnt a Japanese game that can only be played on PS4 right now…

    • Kiryu

      I agree,all consoles performed horribly in japan.Saleswise it’s really a joke compared to the west.

      • Budgiecat

        Japan is falling out of love with games…

        …or tired of the same old crap…

        • Anime10121


          It’ll be a sad gaming world for me if Japanese console releases slow down any more than they already have :(

        • desponent

          They love the mobile gaming though and it’s filled with the same old crap.

          It’s probably to do with their highly mobile lifestyle.

          • Budgiecat

            which mobile gaming has found its home..

            I guess if we had advanced mobile phones 20 years ago, Japan would have adopted to them more as well——-ah wait no, no….Japan has always had handhelds since the Gameboy in the late 80’s which was extremely popular, and yet, had no effect on the success of Japanese consoles…there was always a healthy balance..

            and since the 50’s, Japan has always been a highly mobile lifestyle so their culture hasn’t changed.

            Its the devs who’ve changed and shifted their focus to mobile and Japan has followed suite. Just like how last gen, they focused more on handhelds once HD gaming took off; which I think has more to do with lack of resources and relying on play it safe budgeting, rather than try to mimic the West’s pursuit of high budget AAA Hollywoodesque games which they probably feel would be a financial risk…

    • RampagingSoul

      Yeah, it is really horrible… I knew this week wouldn’t be amazing, but I didn’t think this week would be this bad! I mean, everything dropped far as hardware goes. I’m glad Kirby’s doing pretty well too since I bought it recently and have been enjoying it so far!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      There’s barely any PS4 games ONLY ON PS4 for the west either.

      But it doesnt matter to Americans because they know they WILL be there.

      • desponent

        Why does it matter if it’s only on PS4 or not? Cross platform third party game doesn’t matter yet they’re the one who drove hw sales the most?

        I guess it doesn’t fit with “PS4 haez no game” agenda though.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          ??? Because whats the point in spending 400$ for a system that has no new “experiences” to justify the price tag? Japan has zero reason to jump on board right now. Most people in the west bought PS4’s to play Call of Duty. They trust that sony will bring the rest within due time. Right now you see a bunch of people complaining now because the PS4’s exclusives suck in comparison to the Xbox One’s exclusives.

          Gamers in Japan dont really care about graphics. They never have.

          Western Gamers love their graphics because they’re a superficial society. They dont care about how much physics your pushing either or how “technically impressive” what you’re providing is either. They just care how it looks. The only time they care what the “power” you have is doing for your game is when its creating new experiences. Otherwise, its just ” how good does this game look and is it fun?”

          • desponent

            Many people disagree that there are no “new experience”, the last gen rot is faster than even what Sony and MS anticipated.

            Right now you see people complaining on both sides that each other exclusive sucks compared to theirs. Of course you only see and say what you want.

            Japanese gamers don’t but Japanese console developers have to care about it if they want their game to go international, which is the way to go nowadays since their own country’s fanbase started the exodus to “don’t care about graphic and even gameplay” platform, aka mobile.

            I don’t care about your assessment based on generalization, the reality is what it is, developers need either to adapt or start making surfing iOS game and see if it work out for them.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Sakaguchi decided he’d make a Spiritual Successor to The Last Story on Wii U instead of making more surfing games apparently. Its Uematsu time y’know. Lololol.

              My generalizations are sound for a populace’s hive mind :> Outliers mimic other cultures without taking on their overall thought process.

              • Budgiecat


                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Read his facebook page

      • Anime10121

        True, but at the very least the western branches of Sony have released around 4 PS4 exclusives with more on the way, and there are plenty of announced ones coming this year exclusively for current gen consoles.

        Japan has nothing be that Compile Heart game, KH3, and FFXV even ANNOUNCED as coming to PS4/Xbone exclusively, and with the latter two, God only knows how long they’ll take to release ( my bet 2015-2016 for FFXV and 2017-2019 for KH3).

        • desponent

          The mobile game damage is devastating in Japan.

          • Anime10121

            Unfortunate as it is, that does seem to be where the money is in Japan, so it’s only smart for companies to chase it considering the dwindling software sales on traditional hardware in Japan :(

            A company with games that have worldwide appeal like FF or KH, they may still find success in making big games, but a lot of the studios in Japan just dont have the same amount of world wide appeal, and thusly, the Japanese industry at large fades into mobile :(

            • desponent

              I’m actually fine with “niche” company like Falcom making game for PS4 (which they said they’re doing) with modest budget, “mediocre” graphic, moderate sales and still turn profit and produce great games. But I’m not sure if there are enough people outside Japan who share the same sentiment as me.

              It’s just way way way too bad that their main game now (i.e. kiseki) isn’t translated in english. :(

              And the issue with Japanese devs is way more complex than mobile game though since it’s probably combination of :
              – late with new technology adoption (major damage from cell)
              – difficulty to keep up with the western development without spending considerable sums
              – major western fanbase shifting to FPS in console space
              – doesn’t have PC platform as fallback (it’s dominated with indies and galge there though it’s somewhat improving)
              – probably difficulty in technology adoption got to do with language barrier which also responsible for making them late to respond to platform like steam and KS

              And more reason I can’t quite clearly think right now

          • Budgiecat

            Its all your fault….

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          The way things are going they could end up having Wii U versions announced as well and that would gut the PS4 XD

          • Anime10121

            Doubtful, as the Wii U is pretty much tanking in sales everywhere, and the software isnt doing much better (outside of Nintendo’s own 1rst party software). If anything, if sales dont pick up, neither KH3 nor FFXV will live up to the ambitions set out for them as there wont be enough profit (without DLC) to make it worth the initial investment.

            Even with those two series being as successful as they are worldwide, Japan still usually brings in half of their total WW sales by itself, so if PS4 flounders there, they just wont put in much effort at best, and cancel the games entirely at worst…

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Tanking usually means downward trend. Wii U is going upwards.

              • Anime10121

                Where exactly is it in an upward trend? Even Nintendo’s own estimates for the year have it flat, not really improving at all. Going from 2.7 mil to an estimated 3.6 mil is not improving when you’re talking about a platform in its second full year on the market. ESPECIALLY when at one point thought they would sale 9 million last year alone. Its just going from horrible sales to a little bit better than horrible :/

                Now I’ll agree that the software the Wii U is getting this year looks to be vastly superior to any other year its been on the market, and I honestly expect to get more miles outta my Wii U than my PS4 this year, but even if they expect the Wii U to move go upwards this coming fiscal year, they’re obviously not expecting a true reversal of the consoles fortunes, as 3 and a half million sold for a console in its second full year is not enough to entice third parties which never really had much success on the console anyways…

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Yeah, EA’s severed ties and the death of THQ and Lucas Arts pretty much put the final nail in coffin for the Wii U’s early launch game support wise.

                  Really all Ninty has in terms of western devs were Ubisoft and Activision. Take Two will come back when the platform has higher sales.

          • desponent

            XD indeed

  • Moe prevails!

    • Pyrofrost

      Moe prevails…..when competing against games that have run their course and gaijin bullshit!

      There, I fixed that for you :p

  • desponent

    What’s wrong with their mouth?

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    What a boring week….


  • Renaldi Saputra

    somehow im@s sales are lower than the previous PS 3 games IIRC

    wait, in famitsu, there’s macros F in number 4

    • Kevadu

      Yeah, they’re a lot lower than I expected.

      This looks like a really slow week all around.

  • Akari Akaza

    IdolM@ster rocks……^-^

  • Pyrofrost

    *obligatory game industry is doomed post*

    • LustEnvy

      *Obligatory game industry is suffering in Japan only post*

      • Pyrofrost

        Well we know that’s not true. Western publishers keep whining about how they loose money with damn near every video game release (which is a lie); and we know it’s true because publishers say so :3

  • Nonscpo

    2000 a piece, wow god of war and sonic aren’t catching a break.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Good on Moero Chronicles.
    Its a great game.

    • Budgiecat

      Shenmue is a great game

  • TalesOfBS

    Hold on Xbox 360, PS4 is coming.

  • PrinceHeir

    iDOLM@STER and Moero on top!

    Surprise Ground Zeroes is on top as well! Waiting for my Japanese copy as we speak :)

    Kirby Triple Deluxe and Pokemon on top as well!!

  • Keegs79

    I think its safe to assume after XB1’s launch week that the PS3 is going to outsell the XB1 in week to week sales considering the PS3 is still outselling the PS4. That is regardless of the PS4 not having any must have games to help boost sales.