Media Create Sales: 7/28/14 – 8/3/14
posted on 08.06.14 at 09:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Yokai Watch 2 continues march towards two million.

Yokai Watch 2

Yokai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke continue to dominate this week’s Japanese sales charts. The 3DS sequel moved another 144,000 units, near guaranteeing its jump to two million next week.

New releases this week include Happiness Charge PreCure! Kawa-Run Collection, SoniPro, and Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya for 3DS, as well as Child of Light for PS Vita. The former three each debuted around the 6,000 range, while Child of Light opened around 4,000.

On the hardware side, sales are in line with last week, with PS Vita falling 4,000 units and the standard 3DS SKU besting PlayStation 3.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 143,777 (1,973,310)
  2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 33,192 (91,477)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 18,067 (578,554)
  4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 8,849 (119,407)
  5. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 8,569 (1,227,267)
  6. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 7,871 (119,336)
  7. [3DS] Happiness Charge PreCure! Kawa-Run Collection (Bandai Namco, 07/31/14) – 6,712 (New)
  8. [3DS] SoniPro (Imageepoch, 07/31/14) – 6,086 (New)
  9. [3DS] Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya (Kadokawa Shoten, 07/31/14) – 5,532 (New)
  10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 5,258 (56,434)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 4,988 (33,673)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,900 (4,116,901)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 4,858 (80,262)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 4,662 (3,320,858)
  15. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (5pb., 07/24/14) – 4,403 (19,645)
  16. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive (5pb., 07/24/14) – 4,304 (17,992)
  17. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,297 (32,931)
  18. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 4,027 (271,798)
  19. [PSV] Child of Light (Ubisoft, 07/31/14) – 3,893 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,364 (2,359,011)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,740 (31,789)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,179 (21,875)
  3. Wii U – 9,646 (9,429)
  4. 3DS – 7,019 (6,656)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,605 (7,175)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,695 (5,581)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,506 (1,767)
  8. PSP – 464 (489)
  9. Xbox 360 – 157 (122)


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  • Renaldi Saputra

    youkai watch 2 is still leading

    • desponent

      Thanks, wouldn’t have known without you. ;)

      • Renaldi Saputra

        stronk indeed

    • Budgiecat

      main character looks so happy of the news

      despite not having teeth, nostrils and fingernails :P

  • pekot

    Sequel is 1st and original in 4th place . I think I didn’t see this before .

    • Budgiecat

      you mean 5th place, and yeah it was like this more or less last week

  • Elvick

    Weird the sequel has already sold more than the original.

    Child of Light :3

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Darn it Japan! Illya deserves more than that…hopes for a localization have been crushed T_T

    • Renaldi Saputra

      what localization has to do with japanese sales?
      anw prisma ilya wasn’t a canon for fate series fans

      • kurosan9712

        of course it wasn’t.
        There are things too different from original.
        Like that all 4 characters(Illya, Miyu, Rin, Luvia) have a Kaleidostick, and can transform into a magical girl. That’s going far from original, since there were only 2 Kaleidosticks in original material.

        Another one is that no one posessed any cards before the start of the story, meaning you have to defeat Archer to get Archer card which was supposed to be retreived by team that was in Fuyuki before Rin and Luvia.

        But! that doesn’t make the game bad. It’s still fun, has place for micro-time management(well, a few days isn’t much of a time management), tactic(deck building and using different cards) and solid battle system(even with chibi character models).

    • Alter

      Nope, the dev is not even tried making a decent game.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        From what I saw it looked fine. haven’t been able to actually play the game myself though, so can’t be compeltely sure on that

        • Alter

          Famitsu score should tell you something about that.

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            Famitsu scores tell me all sorts of things, but not how fun a game would be for myself

            • Alter

              Yeah, right. I’m not the type who buy something because it has my favorite character(s) so i don’t really understand, meh game is meh, just like how Madoka Magica game was.

              • CirnoTheStrongest

                Another game that looked like tons of fun to me. I gotta stop forgetting to get that game…

              • kurosan9712

                Oh well, you should try it before saying.
                Madoka game was tonns of fun and enjoyment. I took a platinum trophy with great pleasure, and played even after it for a total of 80 hours of gameplay.
                Great game.

                Illya is a bit different, but it has a lot of things I enjoy, so I saw no reason to skip it. Since I was getting it, I got a Limited Edition while I was at it.

                Believe Famitsu score all you want, but it tells you nothing about a game,

    • Budgiecat

      I didn’t even knew it existed (as there is no past news article even about it here), nor did I even know of the Anime it’s based off of, but upon viewing it, it looks like more of the low budget chibi moe fanservice drek thats plaguing Anime and JPN games and doing a dishonor to the Fate series in the process. Good that it failed really..

  • Budgiecat

    Atelier Shallie meh sales

    • desponent

      Not good for the troubled Gust. Though that’s still a decent sales for PS3 games in Japan nowadays, enough to make most niche developer happy.

      • Budgiecat

        hmm….not when you compare it to past Atelier sales..

        • desponent

          Yeah, that’s why they must be troubled at least but I don’t think they’re in any immediate danger.

          • Budgiecat

            well I didn’t imply they were just stating that sales are obviously disappointing.

            they’ll probably still localize the game because this is Koei tecmo pushed, but its interesting that usually with Japanese games, dismal sales in Japan normally means less of a chance of localization, when, it should be the opposite (provided the game is not actual trash)

            • desponent

              Nah, 50K is an okay amount to greenlit localization nowadays I imagine. Thankfully Gust was obtained by KT, if it was SE, Bamco, Sega, Konami or Capcom then might as well regard Gust defunct.

  • Roger

    A 4th Atelier Dusk game for PS3 seems crazy, at this point. Maybe it’s time to start developing games for PS4…or end this series and start another one more similar to Arland.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Let’s get back to Arland~

      • Budgiecat


        you want the previous main characters to be grannies? (age 30 for Japan lol), or you want even more ridiculous time paradoxes and ‘turn into a little child’ plot devices?

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          I’m talking about the style, not literally going back to Arland.
          Though, to be honest, Shallie’s 1 hour trial was super amazing, so Iw ouldn’t mind if they continued with things like that. Escha was the only bad egg in the Dusk series really.

    • Hidayat246

      Maybe it’s time to make Open World Atelier game with FFXIII quality graphics

  • Alter

    I wanna see Atelier Action RPG.

  • DesmaX

    RIP imageepoch

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, I would have thought a game like that would have done better.

  • PrinceHeir

    Happiness Charge PreCure, Fate/Kaleid Liner, Sonipro Debut sales :

    Still i’m surprise 3DS has been getting a lot of Anime games!! I thought Vita was the Anime machine :P

    Are the sales of Atelier Shallie, Corpse Party Blood Drive, Tokyo New World okay?

    Poor Corpse Party Blood Drive :

    • kurosan9712

      CP BD actually did decent, since it’s sales are on par with CP BC Repeated Fear(first game).

      Shallie isn’t, it’s the lowest of PS3 games.

      And 3DS gets a lot of anime games, just in different genres from Vita.
      For Vita it’s usually VNs, for 3DS the genres vary a lot.

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  • OlimacFTW

    Wow! Next week Youkai Watch 2 will hit two million. Way to go, Level 5!