Media Create Sales: 6/9/14 – 6/15/14
posted on 06.18.14 at 09:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Mario Kart 8 on top while new releases struggle.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is on top in this week’s Japanese sales chart. The Wii U game moved another 42,000 units for a total of 441,000 sold in the country.

New releases this week, including PS Vita’s The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution and One Piece: Unlimited World Red, didn’t do as hot. Ao no Kiseki opened at 19,000, with the PlayStation 3 version of One Piece opening at 18,000, the PS Vita version at 10,000, and the Wii U version at 4,000.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 42,461 (441,205)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 32,960 (1,087,217)
  3. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 31,472 (218,329)
  4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 20,264 (103,267)
  5. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Falcom, 06/12/14) – 19,659 (New)
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 18,026 (New)
  7. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 10,348 (New)
  8. [PS4] Thief (Square Enix, 06/12/14) – 8,772 (New)
  9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! (FuRyu, 06/05/14) – 7,315 (39,568)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer (EA, 02/22/14) – 6,264 (41,436)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 6,218 (42,914)
  12. [PS3] Thief (Square Enix, 06/12/14) – 4,899 (New)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,834 (4,083,184)
  14. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,617 (393,544)
  15. [Wii U] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 4,209 (New)
  16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,195 (2,335,837)
  17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,835 (3,293,056)
  18. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 3,470 (18,612)
  19. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 3,379 (599,510)
  20. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (Bandai Namco, 05/29/14) – 3,295 (93,733)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 21,267 (30,924)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 13,299 (11,450)
  3. Wii U – 12,249 (13,766)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,395 (9,466)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,564 (6,561)
  6. 3DS – 5,308 (5,346)
  7. PSP – 4,325 (9,365)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,436 (1,193)
  9. Xbox 360 – 231 (255)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • Renaldi Saputra

    welp, this week’s sales are not that good

    • Nintendojitsu

      It’s Summer in Japan atm. As great as the games are, they couldn’t possibly be enough to keep someone cooped up in the house while the temps rise.

      • Budgiecat

        excuses lol

  • Blaz

    I am surpeised One Piece sold so few copies.

    • Manny Being Manny

      Its a re-release of an older game

    • Nintendojitsu

      it’s a gimped port.

      • Elvick

        How is it gimped?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      not surprising, only port

  • Blur Will

    Looks like Nintendo handheld is the only thing that can save Japan now

    • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

      What?

  • OverlordZetta

    Ouch. I didn’t realize how bad Kirby did.

    • Anime10121

      What do u mean? Kirby’s doing great…

    • Thatguy

      600k copies for 6 months in Japan alone is bad for niche title?

      • yes1

        I wouldn’t really call Kirby for niche. The Kirby games usually sell great in Japan. That said, i agree that 600k is a good sales number.

        • Thatguy

          Ah, okay. I always thought it’s niche title, don’t know why, though.

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

    Kiseki bomba

    • jujubee88

      It’s a port, tempered expectations etc.

  • ayb_91

    3DS is a stubborn one, eh? Well done Nintendo.

    • Budgiecat

      PSP still in the game

      360 steady at 200 sales lol

  • Six

    Man, look at the PS4 go. Truly we are living in the golden age of Japanese console development, with JRPGs, Japanese horror, and character action games for days.

    … bleh

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Horror? Where? O_o

      • Budgiecat

        Japanese horror = abysmal sales lol

  • bloodiOS

    … Okay, how many more weeks before the PSP is finally off the chart?

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

      May be under the VitaTV next time

    • Elvick

      Until they either stop reporting on it, or until PSP is completely sold out.

      • Shippoyasha

        PSP resilience is impressive. It must be quite beloved in Japan.

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          They are still, technically, making games for it in Japan…

        • Zackasaur

          PSP sales are still tracked in the US/EU, snd they’re actually decent in EU.

  • LordKaiser

    I had been spammed to death with Mario Kart 8. It’s everywhere!

  • Articuno76

    How did the first week sales of Zero no Kiseki: Evolution stack up against Ao no Kiseki: Evolution?

    I have to wonder if, after the issues with Zero no Kiseki: Evolution and Sen no Kiseki, if people are holding off on getting Ao no Kiseki: Evolution rather than simply not being interested?

    Ao no Kiseki: Evolution is the biggest release of the year for me. And even so I’m holding off getting it until it’s been out for at least a month.

  • Eder García

    WiiU is doing fine… i see a lot of Japanese gamers in MK8 online (even seniors according to their Miis)

  • Akari Akaza

    Mario Kart 8 is on top….^_^ Vita Second place nice!….^-^

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    This Yokai Watch is an interesting game? Because managed to reach 1 million copies only in Japan.

    • Jason

      So want this to launch in the States.

  • ConkerBFD

    Vita and Wii U are on podium…………… THE END IS NIGH!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    Ao no Kiseki!

  • AdamBoy64

    Oh man. Shy Guy falls – not very good at that track.
    That and Piranha Plant Pipeway are nuts.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    C’mon Japan. Pick up the pace! This is getting… super not good….