Media Create Sales: 5/26/14 – 6/1/14
posted on 06.04.14 at 09:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mario Kart 8 debuts at 326,000 sales.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 tops this week’s Japanese software sales. The Wii U racing game sequel opened up at 326,000 sales.

This boosted Wii U hardware sales. The system was the top-selling console this week at 19,000 sales, a 10,000 unit increase from last week.

Also new this week, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories for PlayStation 3 opened at 82,000 sales, and Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart for PS Vita at 28,000.

Yokai Watch, which has been sticking to the top five of the Media Create for quite a bit now, finally surpassed one million retail sales.

Find the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 325,892 (New)
  2. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (Bandai Namco, 05/29/14) – 82,048 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 36,868 (1,020,877)
  4. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart (Compile Heart, 05/29/14) – 28,397 (New)
  5. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 27,406 (63,062)
  6. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 12,265 (29,028)
  7. [PS4] inFAMOUS: Second Son (SCE, 05/22/14) – 8,622 (43,423)
  8. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 6,910 (102,793)
  9. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (Arc System Works, 05/29/14) – 6,273 (New)
  10. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 6,064 (383,989)
  11. [PSP] Heart no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Twin World (QuinRose, 05/29/14) – 5,920 (New)
  12. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation (Tecmo Koei, 05/29/14) – 5,648 (New)
  13. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, 05/01/14) – 5,388 (98,666)
  14. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart, 05/15/14) – 5,160 (47,609)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,960 (4,073,915)
  16. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,552 (11,798)
  17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,406 (2,326,944)
  18. [PSV] To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy (FuRyu, 05/22/14) – 3,963 (26,289)
  19. [PSV] Amnesia World (Idea Factory, 05/22/14) – 3,898 (12,548)
  20. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 3,858 (592,422)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 19,312 (9,024)
  2. 3DS LL – 18,776 (18,374)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,859 (14,070)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 6,922 (7,565)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 6,508 (7,543)
  6. 3DS – 4,957 (4,850)
  7. PSP – 1,421 (1,479)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,098 (1,142)
  9. Xbox 360 – 225 (202)


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  • JonathanisPrimus

    Mario Kart 8 sold well but that hardware figure is … wow. I just can’t.

  • Stealth

    Hardware sales in general are all time low. Software is selling

    • garf02

      Japan no longer care for consoles (that much) and handheld didnt have any popular new entry

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Oh wow. I’m one of the lucky 6,273 owners of Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!, lol. I feel like I own a limited print of the game.

    • Kayseur

      And I have one copy of the Vita version which sold 3,000 units, I feel even more limited!

      (That’s some sad figures though.)

  • penemue

    19k Wii U’s…. Man I did not expect that.

  • TheExile285

    Thought Noire Gekishin would do better than Moero…

    • MrKappa

      It does have a just under a months lead and a sexy game has the edge over a cutesy game.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    maybe next week we won’t see PSP sales again
    btw youkai watch still strong

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Thought the wii u would do better tbh

    • MrKappa

      Smash Bros. is the next big thing and will most likely sell more than MK unless the 3DS version cannibalizes its sales.
      It is a 50/50 toss up depending on if the Japanese choose handhelds over consoles.

      • penemue

        Mario Kart is more popular.
        Smash Bros. is also on 3DS.
        Realistically its not going to do anything for the Wii U Hardware, especially after today’s fact.

        • garf02

          realistically 3DS dont hold a candle to couch playing Smash

          • penemue

            I agree personally, but Japan doesn’t, and that’s what Media Create is about.

    • Duo Maxwell

      I don’t, though. I believe people who bought the Wii U already anticipated such games will come out. Previous week it doesn’t bump the WiiU sale much, so I actually thought it will only double at the amount at most this week.

      Seeing the software number, look like it’s true.

      • Adam

        Not everyone got it opening weekend, I won’t be surprised if it’s sold 1 million in Japan after a month or two, it’s got a lot of mainstream hype after launch, and only Nintendo and Mario Kart fan hype before hand.

  • MrKappa

    A little out of the blue but I can not believe that Kirby has sold over half a million copies in Japan alone.
    Thought it was one of Nintendo’s more niche main franchises but I suppose I was wrong.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Gg arcana heart love max

  • Eder García

    as expected… Japan loves MK. for how long the WiiU will get those numbers? also OMG @ AH3 Love Max!!!!!

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! on PS3 and Vita sold worse than Mahjong Dream Club on PS3, lol. I feel sad to be a fan.

      • Eder García

        this game in the top 20 surprises me.

        • Manny Being Manny

          Selling 6k is hardly an accomplishment though

          • Budgiecat

            imagine if Watch Dogs sold 6k lol

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  • shogunknight

    Good numbers for mario kart 8, WiiU had a 10k boost. 100% increase but what happens after? PS4 and PS3 are going neck and neck

    • TetsuyaHikari

      We probably won’t see another increase in Wii U sales for Japan until Hyrule Musou is near and comes out.

  • desponent

    #yearofwiiu #champion #theconsolewedeserved

    • Kurisu Makise

      But not the console we need right now =p

  • McPoo

    Wow that’s quite a difference between the 3DS and XL. I wonder if they’d ever stop making the smaller version and just keep the larger.

    • Zackasaur

      I hope not. XL is larger, much the original is -much- higher quality.

  • Akari Akaza

    Hooray…..Vita in 3rd place. ^_^

    • Kurisu Makise

      Vita is also the best selling PlayStation platform currently xD It’s a sad state of affairs for the brand in Japan imo.

  • AdachiTohru

    So nothing can save Wii U

    • Stealth

      Wii U was first place

      • CQ

        So it has been saved?

      • Kurisu Makise

        Technically WiiU is 2nd place as it’s only first by individual SKU. Though I admit a rise up to 19k alone for a big title like this, does kind of feel like “nothing can save it” status.

        • Stealth

          Technically Wii U is in first place.

      • AdachiTohru

        Being in second place for a week doesnt save it.

        When you see only 10k boost with the biggest nintendo system seller, you know nothing can save it.

        • Stealth

          First place dude

        • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

          A 10k boost in Japan… Where everything is in decline.

          Globally, it boosted by 153k.

        • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

          Double post.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          3 days sale

          • AdachiTohru

            Please, dont be childish, it’s the same for most games on chart, you certainly know that 90% of the sales are made the first days.

    • ConkerBFD

      I think “nothing alone”. Maybe with MK8, Zelda, Zelda Musou, SSB, Bayonetta, etc., things will change. Let’s hope!

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      3 days sale of MK8

      Have patient

  • Stealth

    Nothing sold well but next week with Persona Q 3DS should be first place

  • Daniel Masterson

    This will be a defining year for the Wii U. With MK8 doing so well out the gate and selling machines this will only continue when SSB comes out and hopefully Bayonetta and X as well as Hyrule Warriors all come out this year to give strength to that Wii U lineup. Also if they reveal Zelda @ E3 it could really help.

  • PrinceHeir

    Noire Gekishin Black Heart!!

    Triple Deluxe and Pokemon X and Y still on top 20s!!!

  • 武神水樹

    Big WiiU hardware boost

  • Budgiecat

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen

    No PS4 or PS Vita version. But hey! PSP…..

    Brilliant Konami…. -_-

    • Elvick

      Konami knows how to win!

      Seriously though… a PS4 and PS Vita version would make a ton of sense to have… especially since FIFA is garbage on Vita. (reskinned every year, still full price)

  • hush404

    Sheesh, the PS4 in Japan needs something to interest that group.

  • Mex

    Moderator – Banned again.

  • AdamBoy64

    Great success for Mario Kart.
    Well deserved too.

  • Elvick

    I wish TGS was coming up instead of E3. Would be nice to see stuff that will increase hardware sales across the board in Japan.

  • Willgaea

    Nintendo Fire hopped it sales this week.