Media Create Sales: 6/23/14 – 6/29/14
posted on 07.02.14 at 09:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Freedom Wars opens at 188,888 sales.

Freedom Wars

Freedom Wars tops this week’s Japanese sales chart. The SCE Japan Studio, Shift, and Dimps-made PS Vita action RPG opened at 188,888 sales.

Following Freedom Wars, the PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs opened over 63,000 sales, with the PlayStation 3 version following down the chart at 31,000 units.

Other new releases this week include Kamen Rider: Battride War II, which sold nearly 70,000 across its PlayStation 3 and Wii U SKUs, and Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure for 3DS, which opened at 53,000 sales.

On the hardware side, Freedom Wars gave PS Vita a 10,000 unit boost. Sales for other consoles remained similar to last week’s.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 188,888 (New)
  2. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 63,595 (New)
  3. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 62,649 (New)
  4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 53,095 (New)
  5. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 31,526 (New)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 31,028 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 29,590 (1,147,202)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 23,520 (492,837)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 15,373 (46,454)
  10. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 13,026 (136,893)
  11. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install (Compile Heart, 06/26/14) – 9,703 (New)
  12. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 7,072 (237,379)
  13. [Wii U] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 6,936 (New)
  14. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 06/26/14) – 6,768 (New)
  15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,732 (New)
  16. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 6,510 (53,813)
  17. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 6,454 (56,742)
  18. [PSV] Robotics;Notes Elite (5pb., 06/26/14) – 5,467 (New)
  19. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,641 (4,092,653)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 4,250 (3,300,689)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 22,803 (21,459)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 22,192 (11,937)
  3. Wii U – 10,653 (10,715)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 8,059 (7,009)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,480 (6,339)
  6. 3DS – 5,081 (4,582)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,727 (1,444)
  8. PSP – 1,445 (2,335)
  9. Xbox 360 – 201 (214)


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  • DukeVerde

    Freedom Wars sold *that* much? O_o Wow…

    • Anime10121

      Freedom Wars did alright and so did Watch Ghost Dogs

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s reasonable I think, the hype of GE series takes role IIRC

  • TheBlackRabbit


  • Kenny ケニー

    188,888 units in one week is a very good numbers of a new IP video game.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      lol 188,888
      unique number

  • Renaldi Saputra

    nice for freedom wars
    and kamen rider also, but the kamen rider Wii U ver sales was errrr

  • Demolish

    Well Done Ps Vita <3

  • Brii-Nanas

    Admittedly a bit disappointed that the Vita didn’t manage to hit 25k +, but a nice opening for Freedom Wars nonetheless!

    • pixxxelz

      It sold almost twice as much in comparison with last week, that ain’t bad if you ask me

      • Brii-Nanas

        Oh, not saying it’s bad! I just hoped for a wee bit more to coincide with such a highly anticipated game on the system

  • Elle

    Slay them charts Vita. o/

    • Erimgard

      Does taking second place really qualify as ‘slaying’ the charts?

  • Shippoyasha

    Oh my god, that Vita surge. I hope it keeps them going in Japan.

    • 武神水樹

      There’s only going to be a surge when good games like Freedom Wars release

      • Dede Ogbe

        Well no need to worry bout that. Next up is Oreshika for the Japanese

        • 武神水樹

          Ya that should do well

  • MrKappa

    Might seem a bit random but lol at how low Date a Live and Robotics opening sales are.

    Anyways let us see if the Vita weekly sales can stay hanging with the 3DS sales now.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think it’s reasonable
      DAL season 2 got very low rating, and Robotic;Notes is just remastered series from the PS3 VN back in 2012 IIRC

    • OlimacFTW

      I doubt it. Youkai Watch 2 comes next week.

    • SatsukiYumizuka

      VN sales are usually pitifully low, by comparison Date a Live did decently….although the first DaL openedat 25k

  • penemue

    Pretty fantastic for a new IP on a struggling system, I don’t even think Sony has this much success with new IP when the PSP was selling bonkers alongside Dissidia and MonHun.

  • 武神水樹

    Pretty good numbers for Watch Dogs, didn’t help hardware sales much

    The WiiU isn’t doing anything

    PSP sales look to be dying off

    VitaTV saw a small boost thanks to Freedom Wars

    Fans aren’t impressed by KTs reboots

    • Eder García

      considering the fact that Sony halted the PSP … yes, the sales are dying off.

      • 武神水樹

        It’s been on sale…..

        • Eder García

          the PSP is now in “while supplies last” mode

        • Elvick

          Being on sale has nothing to do with no more supply being brought out. PSP will sell until it’s gone. It can’t sell a lot now, because no more units are being made…

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Looks like you were right, Sal.

    • Sal Romano

      It was kinda obvious. =P

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Well, that’s why I said it wouldn’t surprise me, heh.

  • 武神水樹

    I wonder what game Shift is going to work on next

    • Budgiecat

      Hopefully helping to localize God Eater 2 already….

      • 武神水樹

        They wouldn’t work on localization

    • tubers

      Maybe most of them have actually been working already. Perhaps not the full team was on FW.

      AFAIK they’re more of game designers/style or something.. but the programming was/is Shift’s responsibility.

  • Elle

    That Girls und Panzer game did way better than I thought it would do. Is it decent?

  • new_tradition

    Was hoping Freedom Wars would hit 200k, but maybe it’ll hit at least that much with digital sales…

    Anyways, still pretty good. Seems it managed to move some Vita units to boot ^^

    • Duo Maxwell

      Even Sony only expect a LTD at 200k, you know. That’s pretty good number already.

      • new_tradition

        Really, they said that? I guess it’s good then…

        I can’t tell anymore what publishers think about game sales. What I think is amazing, some of them would cry in a corner or something >.>

        • tubers

          No. They expected a mil actually but no disclosure of how long to meet that goal.

          It won’t happen still.

  • Stealth

    Yokai Watch 2 launches soon. I wonder how that will help 3ds.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      brace yourself, youkai watch will be the next killer game after pokemon, MH, and mario

  • Swellingrabbit

    Woooo go vitaaaaaa

  • Eder García

    [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 62,649 (New) —– [Wii U] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 6,936 (New) sad comparison

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah poor Wii U

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Poor Bandai Namco for spending money on ports for the machine.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          maybe they were just trying something on WiiU. In the future I guess they won’t release any game for WiiU anymore

    • Budgiecat

      When will people learn Nintendo fans play Nintendo games.

      Hell, Mario Kart 8’s numbers aren’t really that impressive..

  • Kuro-Law

    Dem freedom wars sales figures

  • DarthBrian

    Wow. Pretty good numbers for PS4 Watch Dogs. I’m impressed.

    • Budgiecat

      Shoulda been better considering how popular GtA V was in Japan.

      And I doubt most Japanese gamers were keeping up with Western media journalism on it’s “controversies”….

      • DarthBrian

        I mean mostly in terms of it doing better than the PS3 version.

  • Quetzalcoatl9999

    3DS still dominating despite Freedom Wars, cool.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Freedom Wars is still a good game despite the 3DS existing, cool.

      • Quetzalcoatl9999

        Of course it is, i never implied it wasn’t a good game.

        • Budgiecat

          yeah but your 3DS fanboy zipper was open….

        • TetsuyaHikari

          No, you just turned it into a console war when 3DS has nothing to do with Freedom Wars. Why the hell does every Media Create Sales article bring out the console wars anyway?

          Good grief.

          • Zero

            This ^

    • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

      Weird definition of domination

    • shogunknight

      Well, if you add up vita and 3ds numbers, the vita picked up a lot more this week. But thats not what should be important

  • Ping92

    such a nice number for freedom wars

  • shogunknight

    Great start for freedom wars, hopefully it gets 250k sales or more lifetime. Watchdogs got a good start too but didnt really boost ps4 sales. Quite suprised about kamen rider wiiu sales

  • Budgiecat

    this was Vita’s only chance to surpass 3DS LL sales. What else is there past Freedom Wars? Digimon Cyber Sleuth? Phantasy Star Nova?

    Only if maybe Capcom makes a dedicated MonHun game for Vita, or if S-E makes a DQ Vita exclusive (yeah right)…

    • novurdim

      oreshika ftw.

    • Erwin MadJelly

      We can only hope Capcom turns back to Sony, so far all it got was Frontier G :S

  • Kurisu Makise

    Question, is Freedom Wars the highest opening Sony published Vita game or did SS/Delta open higher?

    • novurdim

      FW is indeed the highest opening for a Sony published Vita game and second overall. Only GE2 started off better.

  • bloodiOS

    I hope its physical sales is going to reach 400,000 copies (doesn’t matter how long.)

  • Daniel Masterson

    man I don’t even know why they bother to put those 360 numbers up. 200 might as well be 0.

  • Elvick

    Hope Sony give Freedom Wars legs.

  • 武神水樹
    • BtShadowX

      If you actually combine the sales of the PS4 and PS3 version provided above, you would get 94,623 anyway so why would you link to a different site? That is like implying that there was a mistype in this article (did you even read the article you link?)

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Other than Freedom Wars, still waiting for God Eater 2 in English…