Media Create Sales: 6/30/14 – 7/6/14
posted on 07.09.14 at 09:11 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Akiba's Trip 2 on PS4 opens at low sales.

Freedom Wars

Freedom Wars topped this week’s Japanese sales chart. The PS Vita action game sold another 43,000 units.

New release Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed for PlayStation 4 opened poorly, selling just over 3,600 in its first week.

Hardware sales remain similar to last week, but generally lower.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 43,160 (232,048)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 28,933 (1,176,134)
  3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 24,412 (77,508)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 19,386 (512,223)
  5. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 12,783 (78,378)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 12,656 (43,684)
  7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 10,651 (73,300)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 10,003 (56,456)
  9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 7,607 (144,500)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,717 (12,448)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 5,703 (62,446)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 5,065 (58,878)
  13. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 4,996 (242,375)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,595 (4,097,248)
  15. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install (Compile Heart, 06/26/14) – 4,383 (14,086)
  16. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 4,016 (35,542)
  17. [PS4] Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (Acquire, 07/03/14) – 3,602 (New)
  18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,327 (3,304,016)
  19. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 3,305 (404,211)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,214 (2,346,622)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 21,914 (22,803)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 18,438 (22,192)
  3. Wii U – 9,961 (10,653)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,876 (8,059)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,511 (7,480)
  6. 3DS – 5,424 (5,081)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,217 (2,727)
  8. PSP – 1,579 (1,445)
  9. Xbox 360 – 180 (201)


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  • MrKappa

    Freedom Wars going strong even if there has been a good bit of bad word about it.

    • novurdim

      not BAD, just a bit controversial.

      • uhawww

        Barely controversial.
        A balance patch is inbound already.
        Same thing happens with a lot of First time hunting IPs.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Well, Acquire games have never really been known to sell well as it is and given the circumstances of this particular one… I’m not surprised at the smaller numbers here.

  • Waifu Body Pillow

    Freedom Wars stronk!

  • Demolish

    Good job Freedom Wars,just keep going :)

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      keep going it only week 2

  • SatsukiYumizuka

    decent 2nd week for FW and vita hardware is pretty good too. Ps4 version of akiba didnt do too hot though.

    • Nonscpo

      As long as it doesn’t affect the localization of the game everyone should be happy except for Acquire.

  • Stealth

    I cannot wait to see how Yokai Watch 2 launches this week.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it can be a killer after pokemon, mario, and MH

    • MrFinalgamer

      Remember how you were saying PQ was totally going to outsell Freedom Wars? Good times. =P

      • Stealth

        And it still will globally. Even in Japan Persona Q is still selling more.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Unless FW does shockingly well in NA, and the JP gap becomes bigger, that’ll definitely happen, but this thing is just a bit funny. =P

  • SatsukiYumizuka

    The freedom wars pic for this week has a character using knuckles but knuckles arent even in the game. rubbing salt in the wound gematsu =(

  • I-e-on

    Not surprised by the AKiba sales. Freedom War is still going strong though, but I wonder for how long…

  • Island days got lost somewhere… on a boat.
    (it did not manage to get ranked in top 20)

    • Santashi

      Amazon also didn’t send the preorder bonus. :(

    • SatsukiYumizuka

      that came out this week and didnt chart? overflow is deader than dead now basically. though tbh putting sch…island days on 3ds of all things was a weird decision

  • bloodiOS

    Still hoping that retail sales for Freedom Wars would eventually reach 400K.

    • ECM

      The Magic 8-Ball says “LOL”.

      (At least not before you start factoring in “Best of” editions somewhere down the road.)

    • MrFinalgamer

      Well, wht are Soul Sacrifice’s, an GE 2’s lifetime sales? If those reached 400K, then this one might do it too.

      • bloodiOS

        Together with the PSP version I’m quite positive that GE2 sold more than 400K but if it’s just the Vita version, well, I’m not sure… I don’t think Soul Sacrifice sold more than 300K in Japan though…

        • Dede Ogbe

          Yeah but that being said how much did SS sell in it’s opening week?
          EDIT: yep it only did like 92,000 or something in it’s first week. Even with the addition the double pack version of the game it didn’t make it to 200,000 on it’s second week. So yeah I think FW has a better shot at it. Though I wouldn’t hold my breath if even GE2 didn’t make those numbers.

          • bloodiOS

            92,396 according to Media Create (Freedom Wars‘ sales are more than double that.)

            • Dede Ogbe

              Yea we’re definitely going to see a sequel. I hope Sony swaps it around between each IP though. So next Year we get Gravity Rush 2, the year after SS2, the year after that FW2.

              • tubers

                Well, they could do it yearly since SS have Comcept and mAQL while Freedom Wars have Shift and Dimps.

                SCEJ doesn’t have to pour all of their resources to the two of those.

                AFAIK only GR 2 is purely made in-house.

                Probably the last batches as well for SCEJ and can go like:

                2014 GR 2
                2015 SS 2
                2017 FW 2

                I expect 2017/2018 to have the next gen 3DS w/c will probably absorb most handheld IPs from 3DS and VITA gen.. unless Sony does something miraculous.

                • Dede Ogbe

                  Even if they do, it will take a lot for people to jump onto the handheld bandwagon with Sony, especially after the treatment in the west. Thankfully at least Nintendo has cracked the formulae.

                  • tubers

                    Yeah.. exactly how a miracle it has to be.

              • Elvick

                That would be the least they could do. I’d like another Killzone, but I don’t see that happening.

                Aside from that we might see a few more SCEE games that SCEA pretends don’t exist.

  • Ksatmata

    how low is Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version?

  • BlueCereal

    I guess Freedom Wars is selling okay, don’t think it’ll go above 350,000 in Japan though. Too bad it didn’t boost Vita sales by much either.

    • freestylinyoshi

      You obviously didn’t hear, Vita sales rocketed on the release week.

      • BlueCereal

        It didn’t rocket though, it sold around 22000.

        • freestylinyoshi

          It’s good enough to show a single game can change the outcome. Not to mention, for japan, that’s considered a good number.

          • freestylinyoshi

            Top of the charts two weeks in a row….

      • kurosan9712

        Rocket…that failed to overcome a rocket that flies since 3DS price cut and 3DSLL release.

        • freestylinyoshi

          Only a fool uses Nintendo sales for comparison.

  • 武神水樹

    PS4 should’ve released in 2015 in Japan

    • Budgiecat

      Not sure how that would help.

      JPN devs are and would still be making mobile, PS3, 3DS, and Vita games over PS4 games… Japan is slow to change.

      PSP started off slow
      PS3 was slow to adapt
      3DS needed a price drop
      We all know about the Vita’s woes
      XBox consoles were always DoA in Japan…
      And look at the state Wii U’s in….

      It’s like…..if it’s not mobile or Pachinko/Pachislot, Japan don’t give a faaaawk…

      • 武神水樹

        Most Japanese devs should have games by 2015 at least, the PS3 still has lots of games till the end of the year

        • Budgiecat

          Certainly no surprise there…


          JPN devs have had PS4 devkits since 2011….

          • 武神水樹

            Ya doesn’t make sense

            • Budgiecat

              how does Budgiecat not make sense?

              Let me repeat myself:

              Japanese developers and publishers have had access to Playstation 4 Development kits since mid 2011.

              • 武神水樹

                I was agreeing with what you said hence the Ya

  • shogunknight

    Nice to see freedom wars doing ok. Damn low sales for PS4s akibas trip. Any major releases aside from Oreshika on the horizon for vita & 3ds

  • TheBlackRabbit

    well how many ps4 are there in japan?

  • Vayne

    [PS4] Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (Acquire, 07/03/14) – 3,602 (New)

    Games with sex appeal has to end.

    • Brii-Nanas

      Well it was a barely updated port of a niche game that previously came out on the PS3 and Vita, and it’s on a console that’s suffering sluggish sales in Japan right now.

      I don’t think fanservice was the reason for those numbers.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Ding ding ding!

        At least someone gets why it failed, heh.

      • nekolife

        Fanservice is the only reason those numbers are above 0. :)
        There’s certainly nothng else about the game worth investing a single center or minute on. (I tried the PS3 version very briefly.)

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  • Renaldi Saputra

    brace yourself
    next week Youkai Watch 2 is going to dominate

    • TetsuyaHikari

      As if that will be surprising. Besides, there’s not really anything coming out next week to compete with it anyway :p

  • Elvick

    Wonder what digital sales are like on PS4 in Japan.

    • Stealth

      abysmal I am sure.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Why??? Are digital sales for games bad in JP??

        • Budgiecat

          Well its no surprise JPN gamers favor physical over digital, and I’m sure publishers are aware of that…

          • Elvick

            That trend has nothing to do with current hardware though. I want specifics on PS4. Not, “hey once it was like this so it’s clearly the same for all time”. Handhelds vs Mobile already say things don’t stay the same forever. (among countless other things, like digital games in general)

        • Elvick

          Historically yeah, but I want to know about current trends. Not old data/ideals rehashed forever.

  • freestylinyoshi

    Obviously, their “hand-held” rules the market. Which is why, their’s no point in comparing.

    You want to be a simpleton, by all means, go ahead.

    You cannot deny growth simply because it’s overshadowed by another’s.

  • Dede Ogbe

    Wow, your real freaking mature aren’t you? ‘Sony-Fags’? Wow the only morons I know who justify using language like that are all over at IGN. Here people are more or less civil with one another regardless of who they support. It’s sad to see immature pricks like you ruin it for everyone.

  • Budgiecat

    Great….release a PSP’ish game on PS4 (Akiba) with barely any worthy improvements and watch it sell like crap, giving other JPN devs looking on, less reason, inspiration and motivation to invest in making PS4 games…

    …until like 2020 or whatever, when PS5 comes onto the scene and then they’ll be making PS4 games last minute as usual…

    oh Japan

    • Elvick

      Compile Heart to the rescue~

    • nekolife

      You really think developers are dumber than you and don’t consider the quality/genre of games when evaluating sales results?

      If there are few games released on PS4 it has everything to do with install base and nothing to do with junky niche fanservice games.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    control the fanboyness ok

  • pixxxelz

    Oh right! freedom wars is still on top, this just increases my hype

  • tubers

    2nd Week = God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 39,052 (305,378)

    1st Week = God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/14/13) – 266,326 (New)

    • Elvick