Media Create Sales: 2/25/13 – 3/3/13
posted on 03.06.13 at 08:09 AM EDT by (@salromano)
PS Vita sales surge following February 28 price drop.

This week’s Media Create sales are in. Dynasty Warriors 8, Tecmo Koei’s newly released PlayStation 3 sequel, topped the charts on the software side, moving 203,000 units. And on the hardware side, following its February 28 price cut in Japan, PlayStation Vita sales are on top at 62,500 systems moved.

Find the full sales chart below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 203,224 (New)
  2. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) – 130,686 (New)
  3. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Marvelous AQL, 02/28/13) – 94,324 (New)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 88,386 (New)
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 73,615 (2,739,654)
  6. [PS3] Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 63,089 (New)
  7. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega, 02/28/13) – 61,227 (New)
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 60,394 (369,075)
  9. [PSP] Shining Ark (Sega, 02/28/13) – 54,837 (New)
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 46,878 (1,135,220)
  11. [3DS] Touch Detective: Nameko Big Breeding (Success, 02/28/13) – 28,367 (New)
  12. [PSP] D.C. III Plus (Kadokawa Games, 02/28/13) – 12,444 (New)
  13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,208 (1,942,364)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 9,177 (244,642)
  15. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 7,737 (413,787)
  16. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (SCE, 12/17/11) – 7,616 (184,192)
  17. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 5,983 (435,146)
  18. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 5,815 (35,217)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,307 (1,988,455)
  20. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 5,236 (241,576)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation Vita – 62,543 (11,456)
  2. 3DS LL – 50,265 (49,317)
  3. 3DS – 27,174 (25,412)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 25,725 (18,529)
  5. PSP – 11,171 (8,981)
  6. Wii U – 10,021 (9,633)
  7. Wii – 1,383 (1,317)
  8. Xbox 360 – 486 (473)


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  • I told you ! Your translation was wrong.
    It was 4 times the amount of 2 weeks Sony shipped !

    • It was more of a misunderstanding on my end. “Four times the amount of units the platform was moving two weeks prior,” when you look at it, could mean “within the past two weeks” or “that one week two weeks ago.”

      • Yeah, even the japaneses didnt understand this quote very well…
        Sony has some communication problems.

    • Dede Ogbe

      I wanted to believe your original post but i really couldn’t get my hopes up! But wow, Imagine what it will look like when SS and T of H release tomorrow.

      • I cant wait to see how Soul Sacrifice will do ! I hope it will help to keep the Vita above 40k

        • Dede Ogbe

          It’s got to be more the 40k, This is Sony’s Trump card they’ve been harping about for a year now. It has to move a lot of systems. But am happy for them right now. They’ve earned in a week what they would have earned in a month before the price was cut.

          • jujubee88

            ToH will probably sell just as much (if not a bit better). I have been told a lot of people wont really dig the art direction of SS. Hopefully, that person gets proven wrong bc I would like to see more of these trends lift the VITA up.


            • I think all the berserk fans will love Soul Sacrifice, we can sense the inspiration, i’ve made a lot of advertising for the game on some berserk forums and they actually liked it :D
              I think this is how the game will sell a lot, through the gravepine

              • Dede Ogbe

                Also am getting a Nier vibe from it as well so i checked out what the developers behind Nier, were up to. Turns out they merged with MAQL so they most likely have a hand in this as well

                • Good news, i heard Nier was a good RPG.

                  Im just reading the opinion of someone who bought Soul Sacrifice, it seems far from what i expected ! Like far better ! Oh my…That will be difficult to wait 2 month !

              • MrSirFeatherFang

                If this was inspired by Berserk then it should’ve taken over 2 decades to get the game out.
                For the sequels… who know how long

          • In fact, thats what they’ve earned in 2 month before the cut price ^^

        • Mar Mar

          Vita will be out of stock as soon as Soul Sacrifice is out … you know how Japanese love Monster Hunter.

      • ^ THIS ^

  • Impressive to see PSO2 move so many (paid) physical copies when digital copies are free to download.

    Very happy for the Vita. I’m sure next week’s releases will keep sales flowing steadily.

  • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)

    Seeing the Vita over BOTH previous leaders is amazing

    My god, 203k units for DW8

    • Kurisu Makise

      Warms the soul doesn’t it? And considering that Soul Sacrifice and Tales of Hearts are coming, should be good! Also, nicely done Senran Kagura and Phantasy Star Online 2 (Man that game’s FREE can you believe it still got those sales, money in the bank for SEGA). Also I notice the 3DS still increased, perhaps there is indeed room in this market for two =]

  • Did you see this developers? Oh, hmm, you did, m’kay.. Now, would you please make more games for it, thx…

  • epy

    Great for the Vita! Hope it can keep it up. Now let’s see how they downplay this in other sites.

  • PSP is outselling the Wii U? Wow.

  • shogunknight

    Whoaaa!! Good sales for Vita, nice job! Hope it stays moderate from now on. And what the freak DW8!!

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Good week overall. Vita has the obvious jump, but 3ds systems still sold. Senran Kagura has good sales. And Jesus, even at number 5 Animal crossing is still selling well!
    BTW how much is the Vita in Japan now?

    • 19,980 yen. If applied overseas, it would likely come out to about $199.

      • I dont think we’ll see a price cut before Killzone, they wait for big titles.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        I dunno why but that seems expensive to me. Probably cause I open my wallet and all I see is cob webs lol. Thats great though, nice to see it doing well :)

  • GaySkull

    Mind Blowing! More than five folds last week!

    Every one should be happy for gaming!

    Oh my! DW8!
    Toukiden success guaranteed?

  • EspadaKiller

    Very nice PS Vita sales. Awesome.

  • Lee

    I’m very happy to see Shin Sangoku Musou 7 earn top spot for this week. 200k! I wish it was as popular here in the West as it is in Japan though.

  • I am surprised that Macross 30th did not sell more copies than that. Macross is huge over there and this is the first real console game since the ps2.

  • Simmsville

    The 3DS is top…. (I know NeoGaf split them, but they also showed the table where 3DS was combined) . You might as well split up the 3G and WiFi Vita’s, the numerous versions of the PS3, 360, Wii U and PSP otherwise

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Yeah I always put the 2 3ds sales together. Still though Vita is catching up. Though I dare say itprobably won’t reach the 3ds any time soon, if at all.

    • The 3DS and 3DS LL, should not be considered as the same. They have different screen size, different overall size and weight and, most importantly, different price points. The Vitas only difference is now 3G, even the price is the same regardless of the model.

    • Dede Ogbe

      Umm no. those comparisons with the vita really don’t work.

    • Dede Ogbe

      Umm no. those comparisons with the vita really don’t work.

    • It almost seems like it was done on purpose to suggest the Vita had a better week then it actually did. No one splits systems apart unless they are totally different systems. The DS, DSi were 2 different systems with their own features. They didn’t put PSP and PSPgo together. So the 3DS should be the same just like both Vita versions.

      • Elfyra

        I think it has nothing to do with the Vita. Media Create splits the sales since 3DS LL launched.

  • Great! More love for Vita!

  • Noctis_nox

    I thought so the 44K doesn’t make any sense. Now waiting for the coming weeks. I hope it stabilize in 20K zone.
    And Hometown!!! 94K with 30K dd sales? wowzers!
    and Hotshot golfs rise from the graves. LMAO!

    Fantasy Life! still in top 20! Woot!
    Layton disappointing. I hope for more sales.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I think we’ll be able to look forward to the Vita stabilizing even above the 20k range. Sony’s got a pretty steady stream of software through April, so I wouldn’t be surprised. Either way, it’s nice to see the system get some momentum.

  • *Looks at DW8 sales*
    Well… I’ll be damned…

  • Prodigy-X

    In your face 3DS LOL!!! just kidding but seriously good job Sony.

  • Lönk To Xillia

    Jajaja It’s incredible, 3DS still sell more than Vita with the price cut and Senran boobs xDD

    • Maybe because 3DS has many japanese system sellers or maybe because its cheaper …
      I would say the difference is little, even with all these system seller and the 3DS price

      • If there was a huge demand for the Vita. As in people waiting for a price cut it would have out sold it. At this point the Vita is not going to best the 3DS at all.

        • Dede Ogbe

          WHO FUKKING CARES! U ppl r pathetic. Can’t u just a least be happy it’s selling?!! Yh we all know it won’t out sell the 3ds, but we don’t need that fact reported every single time!! Becos honestly as long as it’s selling above 40,000 a week then it doesn’t matter. Instead of pointing this out shouldn’t u b more worried bout the WiiU, which by the way is selling less than a psp.

        • You know this is not a race, right ?

          And im not sure you know Vita sold 62k, do you read that ? And its sold out in Japan so the demand is there

        • Elvick

          Vita actually has been sold out around Japan.

          And they don’t have to beat the 3DS. It’s not about who wins. It’s about doing well enough by the end of your system’s life cycle.

    • Dede Ogbe

      And the psp is beating the WiiU ;-P honestly who freaking cares.

  • DarthBrian
  • HeatPhoenix

    Eh, though to be fair the combined 3DS sales are still over that of the Vita, which is not a big suprise. Good job Sony. Now downprice your TVs as well and maybe you’ll sell some of those too.

  • It’s good to see Gemetsu getting some love on IGN.

  • Raiyu

    I’m just surprised PSO2 actually sold that much considering its free.

    • I guess people really liked the ‘Special Package’ version. I must admit, if they release that version in the west I’ll probably get it too. =P

  • Eclipse

    I’m glad that the Vita is starting to pick up (Dat price drop!). Let’s just hope that its sales manage to stay consistent in the upcoming weeks.

    I’m a bit sad about Shining Ark because it only sold around half of Shining Blade’s first week release sales (120k).

  • cruizd

    Realistically speaking, how well will Tales of Hearts R possibly do?
    With the price cut it has the potential to open stronger than both ToIR and PSO2?

    • Elvick

      I’d expect better than Innocence R. Since the differences are greater, and Hearts is generally considered better anyway. Plus, more units out there now and a more approachable price for anyone looking to buy one for the game (among others).

      I’d like to think it’ll sell better than PSO2.

  • Skerj

    Oooh, I need another Vita card for PSO2 now. Damn you Sony for pulling that shit. ..

  • Go, Vita. Go!

  • Niyari

    hopefully this is the sign of a permanent turnaround for the Vita.

  • Sevyne

    With the large amount of high profile jp games coming out, this should stay steady for at least a few months. Hopefully it keeps up after that.

  • PrinceHeir

    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus!!!!

    Metal Gear Rising hang in there!!!

    Dynasty Warriors 8 is huge!!!!!

  • but doesent this mean if you include the xl the 3ds still outsold the vita?