Media Create Sales: 3/11/13 – 3/17/13
posted on 03.20.13 at 09:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment tops the charts.

This week’s Media Create sales are in. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, Namco Bandai’s PSP game adaption based off the light novel and anime series, came out on top in software this week with 138,000 opening sales. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Square Enix’s high-definition remaster of Kingdom Hearts, Re: Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days, followed in second with 128,000 sales. And Namco Bandai’s Super Robot Wars UX for 3DS came in third at 115,000.

On the hardware side, with no significant games released this week, PS Vita sales have dropped from over 63,000 last week to 36,000 this week. 3DS has taken the top position again, selling over 69,000 units between its XL and standard SKUs.

Find the full sales chart below.

  1. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 138,180 (New)
  2. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 128,414 (New)
  3. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 115,384 (New)
  4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 58,578 (2,861,517)
  5. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 29,121 (121,517)
  6. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (Sega, 03/07/13) – 26,248 (136,477)
  7. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 22,122 (272,211)
  8. [PS3] God of War: Ascension (SCEJ, 03/14/13) – 19,744 (New)
  9. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies (Level-5, 02/28/13) – 14,976 (175,740)
  10. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 14,813 (1,174,077)
  11. [PS3] Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft, 03/07/13) – 14,772 (48,054)
  12. [PS3] Darkstalkers Resurrection (Capcom, 03/14/13) -11,591 (New)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 11,396 (121,698)
  14. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 8,747 (1,969,564)
  15. [PSV] Tales of Hearts R (Namco Bandai, 03/07/13) – 8,409 (63,668)
  16. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum (Furyuu, 03/07/13) – 8,267 (21,035)
  17. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 7,544 (394,452)
  18. [PS3] Winning Post 7 2013 (Tecmo Koei, 03/14/13) – 7,143 (New)
  19. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 7,098 (259,835)
  20. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Marvelous AQL, 02/28/13) – 6,902 (118,364)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 47,985 (39,801)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 36,028 (63,581)
  3. 3DS – 21,454 (21,207)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 20,676 (19,567)
  5. PSP – 12,721 (18,023)
  6. Wii U – 9,539 (9,454)
  7. Wii – 1,323 (1,363)
  8. Xbox 360 – 543 (738)


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  • kuroneko0509

    Guess that PSP is still alive and kickin’ :P

    • Actually quite surprised that SAO did more than KH.

      • Frii

        No wonder, the franchise is popular, and they did release many CM and teasers for the game, but the actual game IMO isn’t really good…

      • Lönk To Xillia

        Well, SAO is a new game and KH 1.5 HD is only a compilation.

    • (Mostly) in Japan only.

  • sherimae1324

    so is this will be the normal sales for the vita
    i think it will be fine if it continue to sell like this what do you guys think

    • Cleiton Santos

      And it’s only one region too so.
      They need to hurry up and drop the price on all regions.

    • Help! Patchy is choking!

      I predict a slight surge next week because of OP2 and Meruru+ but I would be more than happy if it stayed around 30k from now on.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Hard to say if it will be the norm of the vita. I mean in the 3 weeks we saw sales for it surge, surpass, and now almost cut in half. Vita is showing that it’s unpredictable.

      • sherimae1324

        but there are no big game release for vita these week and sell for 36k, still surprising isnt it?
        or the price drop will affect it sales from now on with or without big game releases

    • DarthBrian

      It’ll go up when there is a big game released, but otherwise, yeah, probably. :p

  • We need a proper dothack game not SAO!

    • Hikaru Lighthalzen

      yeah , like .hack link , .hack gu 1 2 3 remake in vita

    • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

      The hack//sign games were cool

  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    Too early to say the Vita will stay where it is without a strong software library

    • sherimae1324

      you should consider that there are no big game release for the vita this week, and still it managed to sell at 36k
      some people even predict it will plummet to 15-20k
      im even surprise that it sell well this week

      • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

        Ya that’s true

  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    The SAO sales should’ve been for the VITA. PSP support needs to stop

  • uhawww

    SAO: Waifus > Poor game mechanics and balance.

    Can’t believe this game is #1 this week…

    • Hikaru Lighthalzen

      yeah , completely pathetic game , i play it about 3 hours get bored of unchanged battle style

    • I liked the characters enough to overlook such things. It doesn’t look unplayable to me.

    • MrKappa

      You’re telling me. I can’t believe SAO did better Tales, Soul Sacrifice, KH, Miku and even SRW.

  • EspadaKiller

    PSP developers in Japan need to shift their development on the VITA ASAP. C’mon man stop developing games on the PSP already! Sony should give some support especially to the smaller studios. In Japan that is.


      are you forgetting???? PERSONA 4 was launched on 2008 in PS2, 2 years after PS3 launch, and guess what? BEST PS2 GAME EVER (over FF10 and FF12) PSVITA will be cheaper now in Japan and USA but there some countries where is expensive, even with PERSONA 4 GOLDEN has not a big catalogue yet like Japan, but the PSP stills selling well! and if you update to 6.60 LME 1.8 and BAAAM!!! perfect portable console!

      • Van Sora

        there was a price cut in europe before there was in japan (like 2 weeks before) the vita used to be 245 euros, now it’s 199 euros, sales didn’t really go up but they are stll better than 3DS sales here though

      • EspadaKiller

        Those games you mentioned are just remakes, companies aren’t betting full fledged games on the PS Vita just yet. Only a few but pathetic compared to the PSP.


          and ps3 and psvita cross games???? sony needs to make more original games we need GRAVITY RUSH 2

  • Tenshiken

    Shinovi versus still on the top 20 after 3 weeks, Vita sales are also looking up.

  • almostautumn

    If anyone is picking up sword art post some impressions! That game looks slick as can be

    • If you loved the SAO world + the characters, you will love the game. They mostly nailed the feeling of playing SAO down.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Goodness, this week, my heart…can’t handle it. SAO beat Kingdom Hearts!? Nice to see Soul Sacrifice hanging in but I was hoping for it to be a bit higher =( Ugh Vita drop by half. Please be steady in the 20-30k range ah who am I kidding… When’s GE2?

  • almostautumn

    So finally got around to trying The Unfinished Swan— I really don’t see why this game is such a big deal. One; I’m just running aimless/confused/blind pressing one button over and over. Two; the story is a children’s story that loses its magic immediantly following the initial premise (love how the mother doesn’t finish anything though; very cool), so I feel no compulsion/intimacy toward it. Three; it’s very easy to get lost, and it also very easy to wander aimless and be met with zero reward.
    I was impressed by the extent of the castle maze, when you step out onto the balcony, but otherwise the game has just done nothing for me. As far as “art” games go, I really think this one is included solely for its premise and gameplay, and not for what it has actually brought. Maybe it’ll grow on me, but as of now I’m thinking my memory space might be more valuable.