Media Create Sales: 8/18/14 – 8/24/14
posted on 08.27.14 at 09:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Not even The Last of Us can withstand Yokai Watch's wrath.

Yokai Watch

Yokai Watch 2 is the top-selling game in Japan this week for its seventh consecutive week since launch. The 3DS sequel moved another 77,000 copies, besting new releases like The Last of Us Remastered, Bullet Girls, and Diablo III.

PlayStation 4’s The Last of Us update opened at 30,000 sales, while PS Vita’s sexy third-person shooter Bullet Girls moved 29,000. Diablo III moved over 33,000 across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Hardware sales have dropped compared to last week, the biggest differences being 3DS XL and Wii U, which sold 14,000 and 9,000 less than what it did last week.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 77,465 (2,289,983)
  2. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE, 08/21/14) – 30,587 (New)
  3. [PSV] Bullet Girls (D3 Publisher, 08/21/14) – 29,690 (New)
  4. [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 17,832 (New)
  5. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 15,816 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 15,142 (84,232)
  7. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 12,931 (157,092)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 12,075 (639,710)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 10,831 (119,689)
  10. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 7,928 (61,859)
  11. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 7,246 (145,967)
  12. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,189 (1,252,231)
  13. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 5,183 (26,352)
  14. [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual (5pb., 08/21/14) – 4,662 (New)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,255 (4,132,144)
  16. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 3,938 (49,220)
  17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 3,829 (59,948)
  18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,376 (2,371,488)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,367 (3,778,065)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,321 (3,330,825)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 28,788 (42,365)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 15,309 (20,825)
  3. Wii U – 8,985 (18,161)
  4. 3DS – 6,914 (9,429)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 5,923 (6,913)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,376 (6,260)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,118 (1,491)
  8. PSP – 324 (416)
  9. Xbox 360 – 177 (160)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • Good to see Bullet girls do well.. I love it so far, but I did not like it in the beginning at first since I was not use to controls.

    • Anime10121

      Is there an actual game underneath all the fan service like with Senran Kagura or is it just fan service meal with gameplay as a side dish…?

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Yeah a really shitty game with bad AI and gunplay fuck senran kagura is atleast fun

        • Anime10121

          Lol, welp, guess that answered my question XD !

        • Shippoyasha

          The gunplay is fine actually. The AI could be better but it’s serviceable.

      • RedSuisei

        I haven’t played it, but from what I’ve read in forums, it seems most people who imported and have actually played the game are quite satisfied despite having some flaws, so I suppose it’s not really a bad game.

        • Alter

          I wish they making PvP update, that would be cool.

  • Saizo

    only 2k PS3?!

  • Anime10121

    I’d like Bullet Girls localized… But I’m seriously lol’ing at it doing just as good (or bad depending on who you ask) as The Last of Us XD

    • Renaldi Saputra

      It’s remastered series, so it’s reasonable

      sadly it seems XSeed won’t localize it due to their words about sexual fanservice game

      • desponent

        What did they say?

      • RedSuisei

        All they said was they “don’t plan on pursuing games for their fanservice content alone.” Which means if the game is good, they’ll still give them a look.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          But D3 rarely localize games, even giving it to 3rd party to lozalize it

          • RedSuisei

            Then it had nothing to do with what XSEED said regarding fanservicey games.

    • Budgiecat

      I’d like God Eater II, EDF 2 and Digimon Cyber Sleuth localized instead

      • Luna Kazemaru

        truth

      • Renaldi Saputra

        words of the day

      • Shippoyasha

        How about all of them instead of railing on fanservicey games?

        • Budgiecat

          Because Namco, who owns D3, historically will focus on only so many localization projects, so I’d rather those games come over if they had to pick and choose…

          • Shippoyasha

            Well, yeah. Frankly, Namco really needs to get their act together in general. I’d just love for them to have more projects green lit, or let other localizers have a stab at it. Then again, sitting on the egg tactic seems to be what’s kosher in Japan these days. Only a few publishers really seem very interested in the foreign market.

            • Budgiecat

              Namco? Out of the well known Japanese companies, they’re trying the most and in terms of game sales, making the most.

              It’s Sega, Capcom, SNK, Square-Enix, Konami who really have to get their act together.

              If I made a list of all the now dead IP’s from Konami, Sega, SNK,S-E and Capcom, you’d probably faint :P

      • Anime10121

        Agree on all fronts (except maybe EDF2, as I’ve never played the series) :P

      • PrinceHeir

        I want Bullet Girls as well :P

  • Renaldi Saputra

    words of the week: YOUKAI WATCH STRONK

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Well, everyone who said last week, “Hyrule Warriors has only been out two days this week. These numbers are unfair”…. yeah, it’s not getting better.

    That’s sad.

    Oh well, enough with the collaborations with Tecmo and Namco, Nintendo. Looks like you’re gonna need to let Compile Heart or Tamsoft have their way with a game (complete with costume break mechanic) starring all your girls – Samus, Zelda, Star Fox’s Krystal, etc. – to get Japan onboard the Wii U in a bigger way apparently :P

    That was sarcasm! SARCASM! DON’T ACTUALLY DO THAT!

    • itsjustmeyo

      Sad to admit but, we both know that that would actually sell a lot, and I mean A LOT.

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

    Bullet Girls is fun but the game is broken, if you roll and fire you get auto lock and rapid fire on the target. Makes it too easy

    • Nonscpo

      Is that the only thing that makes it broken?

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

        Weapon damage earlier on, it’s weird hitting someone with a rocket launcher and seeing them get up

        • kurosan9712

          In Japan it’s weirder if a person DOESN’T get up after JUST a rocket hit.
          Japan is where slicing a girl into 17 pieces STILL doesn’t kill her.

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

    Whatever Sony plans on surprising fans at TGS it better be huge, these numbers are dreadful

    • MrFinalgamer

      Gravity Rush collection on PS4

      • indra jaya

        and soul sacrifice… and freedom wars…. okay now I’m depressed… :(

        • OverlordZetta

          I take it back. THIS is a disgusting idea.

      • itsjustmeyo

        I doubt that would work. Would have to be something bigger than that like a huge JRPG. The PS4 sales will skyrocket anyway once KH 3 and FF 15 are there. They just need to release some Japanese oriented games to fill the void. IIRC Gravity Rush didn’t even sell well in Japan. Think it may have sold over 100,000 copies by now but it definitely wasn’t a success. Not to mention people would just buy it for Ps Vita since it’s cheaper to buy one and people in Japan prefer handhelds anyway.

        • novurdim

          100k is pretty good for a vita-title released almost 2 years ago, you know.

          • itsjustmeyo

            I guess that’s true, but I still doubt that that would change the PS4’s situation in any way (Releasing a collection on the PS4 that is).

      • OverlordZetta

        That’s a disgusting idea.

        • MrFinalgamer

          I wouldn’t be surprised at this point…

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Come to think of it, I wonder what was the last hugely successful Sony console release in Japan…

      • Budgiecat

        Last successgul Sony console launch in Japan? PS2.

        Last successful Sony Console game first week release in Japan?

        eh…lemme get back to you on that…

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          yeah, I should’ve clarified the language. “Console release” = “the last game”. I’m curious to know what was the last multi-million selling game for them in Japan…

          Had to be something on PS3, though… I’m so depressed at current day numbers I can’t even imagine a guess.

          • novurdim

            erm, Resident Evil 6 sold close to a million… I guess? If you are not talking about sony-published games which is absurd.

    • Budgiecat

      PS4 got a lil bump in sales there. Wonder why? (tLoU and Diablo III? nah)

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

        PS3 and PS4 sales are down

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Ugh….Bullet girls sold that much…

    • Kyosuke Yoshino

      Is it really that much?… I expected more from a moe game on VITA.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I expected less because its a really bad game but w/e i guess

        • Kyosuke Yoshino

          Dunno, I think it’s quite enjoyable.
          I have to wonder about the Neptune U sales next week, I expect that will sell more.

          • novurdim

            It won’t. Why would it? Re;Birth sold around 30k.

            • itsjustmeyo

              Well, musou games are very popular in Japan and then there’s the fact that Re;Birth was a remake and this is an entirely new game. So yeah I do expect it to sell more.

              Also it’s been almost a year since then so yeah the playerbase is a lot higher than it was back then.

              • OverlordZetta

                Musou games have nothing to do with this conversation.

                • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                  Neptunia U, like Senran Kagura on PSV, is a musou-style action game, is it not?

                  • Budgiecat

                    a really bad one but yeah….

                    • desponent

                      bad musou? double whammy

                  • novurdim

                    It is, but it’s extremely weak in terms of musou-gameplay so I doubt it will affect sales much, I expect around 20k.
                    Also 30k is very well for Bullet Girls, they actually sold out of stock. D3 is more than satisfied.

                • itsjustmeyo

                  Neptunia U is considered a musou game. And the people above were discussing Neptunia U’s potential sales to Bullet Girls’ sales. So it has everything to do with it.

    • Budgiecat

      moar like Diablo III and the Last of Us sold too little. they are rehashes though..

      Hyrule Warriors is really the disappointment…

      And I guess people are really sick of SF IV lol

      • Luna Kazemaru

        tbh didn’t expect d3 to sell alot most people who cared got it on pc

        • Budgiecat

          20 million worldwide yeah…

    • The Grim Heaper

      Someone is upset. Tell us where Bullet Girls touched you.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        it touched me with bad gameplay. I need my 15mins on dateline

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think the sales number for that kind of game is more or less reasonable

      • Luna Kazemaru

        bleh…yeah just an overreaction from my end

  • itsjustmeyo

    Am I the only one that was really surprised The Last of Us even sold that much? Thought the sales would be abyssmal.

    • Budgiecat

      loli Ellie is moe

      • itsjustmeyo

        2 moe 4 me. I actually think there’s really people that bought the game, expected a moe girl and when she started knifing people and trashtalking everyone just grabbed their disc and broke it.

        • Budgiecat

          tsundare

          • itsjustmeyo

            Please, I played the game, not a single “hmph it’s not like I did it because of you or anything Joel-senpai-sama-thingy-dono-kun-san-chan.” I will give you that she might potentially grow up to be a psychopath. So, well there’s that.

            • Budgiecat

              Well….had ND implemented the following for JPN only Day One release:

              1)Gothic lolita maid outfit DLC
              2)School girl gym short shorts outfit DLC
              3)One piece school regulation blue swimsuit DLC
              4)Polkadot bikini outfit DLC
              5)Sailor schoolgirl outfit DLC
              6)lacy lingerie outfit DLC
              7)teddy bear/Panda outfit DLC
              8)one piece V shaped string bikini outfit DLC
              9)Nurse outfit DLC
              10)”Clothes Break” patch

              then you woulda seen sales shoot up by another 100 to 200K :P

              • itsjustmeyo

                This x 1000.
                Add in blue striped panties pack and nude apron pack and we got 300k..

                • Budgiecat

                  special DLC side story: “I always wanted to be an idol”

                  Joel and Ellie run into an abandoned Karaoeke club with a stage and find a generator and jukebox and Ellie uses said DLC outfits to sing and dance in front of Joel – and we now have bumped it to 500k

                  • Luna Kazemaru

                    this would be ND

                    • Budgiecat

                      indeed

                  • itsjustmeyo

                    Now for a nothing-but-fanservice anime (obviously called “Ellie-chan’s Wild Adventure Teehee”) and boom, 600k or probably even more.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Final DLC side mission: “Quit fussing Ellie! It’s time for your bubble bath!”

                      Joel and Ellie run into an abandoned Asian massage parlor/ love hotel and use said facilities to clean up.

                      Use the optional PS Move peripheral (or rotate analog sticks) to oil up and massage Ellie’s sore spots, then give her a bubble body on body soap bath – and sales have now reached 1 million

                    • itsjustmeyo

                      Excellent. And people say the Japanese gaming industry is at an all time low. Please, they could sell 1 million copies in a few steps.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    Joel did say he wanted to be a singer…

      • desponent

        naw, not anime enough 4 japan

    • MrFinalgamer

      Why? Uncharted sold decently over in Japan.

      • itsjustmeyo

        Well seeing as it’s just a simple HD remake of a game that’s barely been out for a year (most likely less than a year in Japan) on a console that’s sold very poorly. So I can imagine Uncharted selling “decently” in Japan since it’s on the PS3 but never expected this to do so well. Unless of course The Last Of us was never even released in Japan to begin with. Entirely different story then.

        • Mnoz

          There isn’t much out for the PS4 in Japan so owners of the console will take anything. The PS4 hardware numbers went down despite having two games in the top 5 means the games were primarily sold to current owners of the system.

          • itsjustmeyo

            I don’t know, I’d still think there would be enough games out on PS4 to avoid buying a remastered game that’s only been out a year. Except if they didn’t play it yet. But why would they buy it new when they can just buy it for like 1/4th of the price on PS3. (That is assuming they do have one which I think the majority of the PS4 owners in Japan do.) Of course There’s still a huge lack of Japanese oriented games. But that’ll come someday.

  • shogunknight

    Why did wiiU drop so much? Yokai Watch is a damn beast. PS3 sales are deminishing :(

    • Budgiecat

      Well it makes sense for PS3 sales to be diminishing…not too much coming out now.

      I’m sure it’ll spike up considerably for Persona 5 and tales of Zestiria…then widdle away to meagerness…

      Wii U went down because Zelda games well never really sell that hot in Japan; I guess they were hoping the mix of Musou would help that matter. Guess not.
      Obviously Smash Bros Wii U will spike it up again.

      • shogunknight

        Hopefully its spike in sales last longer

  • papermario

    3DS should take off again with Smash Bros soon

  • desponent

    Even with all those charted PS4 games the machine itself is down by 1K (14%)? C’mon Japan(ese gamers AND developers)…

    • novurdim

      What games?

      • desponent

        I dunno, maybe it has something associated with PS4 on the chart?

        • novurdim

          I can only see two re-releases that noone really needs, especially in Japan. Where did I miss “all those charted PS4 games”?

    • shogunknight

      Hopefully Sonys Japan conference and TGS would make things better next year for them

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

    Wow, huge WiiU hit

  • Hexodious

    I’m betting my lame puns that Youkai Watch will be outsold next week.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    hopefully next week Medarot won’t be killed by Youkai Watch

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    That’s because the infected can’t handle Jibanyan’s 100 cat paw move; Youkai Watch just continues to go from strength to strength.

  • Akari Akaza

    Last Of Us is ahead of Bullet Girls!? but Bullet Girls is so cute and charming ♥♥♥….>_<

    • tubers

      Maybe there’s a cartoon loli Ellie skin for the Remaster :P

    • TheBlackRabbit

      last of us…is just higher quality i guess..

  • Alter

    Neptune U, TODAY

  • PrinceHeir

    Diablo III UE and THe LAst of US R seems to be doing good!, Bullet Girls yay!! Hyrule Warriors needs some more sales, Ultra Street Fighter IV seems pretty strong! Chaos Head Dual is doing good for a 6 year old game. Yokai Watch is a monster!!

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Very impressive for Bullet Girls (sold out it seems) as it seemed it had next to no preorders. Maybe I should buy it since everyone did? That bodes well for Neptune U next week.

    Senran Kagura 2 now needs more than half a year to match Shinobi Versus first week sales at current pace. Marvelous, take notes.

  • Nate

    Wow. What is Yokai Watch? Why did it sell so many?