Media Create Sales: 6/16/14 – 6/22/14
posted on 06.25.14 at 09:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Pokemon Art Academy debuts at 31,000 units.

Pokemon Art Academy

Pokemon Art Academy tops the weekly Japanese software sales charts this week. The 3DS drawing game opened at over 31,000 sales.

Looking at the week’s other new releases, Nippon Ichi’s PS Vita puzzle platformer Hotaru no Nikki opened at sixth with nearly 10,000 sales, while Bandai Namco’s seiyuu management game CV: Casting Voice debuted at seventh with over 7,000 units sold.

Hardware sales are similar to last week, moving just a couple thousand units less.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 31,080 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 30,394 (1,117,611)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,112 (469,316)
  4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 20,600 (123,867)
  5. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 11,979 (230,307)
  6. [PSV] htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki (NIS, 06/19/14) – 9,744 (New)
  7. [PS3] CV: Casting Voice (Bandai Namco, 06/19/14) – 7,524 (New)
  8. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 6,307 (24,333)
  9. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 6,307 (24,333)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 5,867 (47,303)
  11. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Falcom, 06/12/14) – 5,657 (25,316)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,828 (4,088,012)
  13. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,541 (23,154)
  14. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 4,072 (14,421)
  15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,983 (2,339,820)
  16. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 3,836 (397,379)
  17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,383 (3,296,439)
  18. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! (FuRyu, 06/05/14) – 3,284 (42,852)
  19. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 3,051 (602,562)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,004 (3,749,733)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 21,459 (21,267)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,937 (13,299)
  3. Wii U – 10,715 (12,249)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,009 (8,395)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,339 (6,564)
  6. 3DS – 4,582 (5,308)
  7. PSP – 2,335 (4,325)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,444 (1,436)
  9. Xbox 360 – 214 (231)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • kurosan9712

    3DS DOMINATION!
    Can’t exactly blame anyone for it. It gets too much games for me this summer too.

  • Six

    Boring week. At least Freedom Wars should shake things up next week.

    • jujubee88

      Wow. It’s out next week? Came up fast. :O

      • praecipuum

        Actually it’s tomorrow.

        • jujubee88

          HOLY CRAP!

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

          Man, I’ve been so caught up in FFXIV lately, I completely forgot my copy will be arriving on Friday, lol.

  • Nintendojitsu

    Went to the Media Create article on Gematsu and everything was 3DS.

  • articuzwolf

    PQ sells lower than I expected…Not a bad number by any means, but I thought it’s gonna break 300 or even 500k easy, considering it was 3DS title and should appeal to both P3 & P4 fans
    Come on ATLUS, give us something about P5 before the hypes about Persona dissipate much further

    • Anime10121

      Well, its not doing any worse than Persona 4 (their best selling title) did originally, so its still doing pretty damn good, as Persona is not a series that normally does large numbers. It’ll reach 300k no problem, but its doubtful it’ll clime much higher than that…

    • Budgiecat

      Its on a Nintendo system.

      • Quetzalcoatl9999

        So? 3DS has better software sales than Vita.

        • shogunknight

          But the persona fans havent been there either. Number of sales doesnt mean instant success of any game. Look at this pokemon art sales for example. Quite suprising for a handheld with more than 45 million users worldwide

          • Quetzalcoatl9999

            It was just released in Japan and it’s a spin-off game.

            • Elvick

              Persona Q, gameplay wise, is a spin-off game. And a lot of games “just released in Japan” do way more than 31k.

              And Japan has sold far more than 31k 3DS. just saiyan

    • Hidayat246

      Somebody forget about Persona 4 Dancing All Night
      Persona 5 wil not be release until Persona 4 DAN out
      just my guest

      • articuzwolf

        Persona 5 is supposed to be out next winter…so it doesn’t matter whether P4D is out or not, It’s not (at least direct) sequel to the P4D or P4 frachise in general either.
        but judging from the lack of update in the last 6 months…Delay is inevitable

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

    Where’s Watch Dogs

    • michel

      Next week, I think.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    welp, kinda bad sales again this week

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

    CV cast didn’t receive lots of marketing

  • Quetzalcoatl9999

    Glad to see Nintendo doing fine!

  • shogunknight

    Thats quite shocking numbers for a pokemon game, but htol#NiQ sales are damn low. Console numbers are low this week

    • Renaldi Saputra

      for pokemon art academy, it’s rather reasonable I think…

    • Griever

      Hotaru no Nikki is a downloadable title first. They had a limited print retail run for people who wanted that. According to Famitsu’s numbers, sellthrough was 80-100%, so they sold whatever they shipped.

      • Elvick

        Context. Always important!

  • PrinceHeir

    [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 11,979 (230,307)

    [PSV] htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki (NIS, 06/19/14) – 9,744 (New)
    [PS3] CV: Casting Voice (Bandai Namco, 06/19/14) – 7,524 (New)

    [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Falcom, 06/12/14) – 5,657 (25,316)

    Persona Q on top!!

    I wonder if we’ll get Hotaru no Nikki and CV; Casting Voice??

    Ao no Kiseki should sold more copies tbh :

    Awesome week!

  • LennoG

    Sad to see Durarara couldn’t make it to the chart.

  • Elvick

    Not a huge week for sales.

    • Shippoyasha

      Frighteningly low even.