Mario Kart 8 Reclaims Number One Spot, PersonaQ Continues Strong Sales in Second Week

on June 18, 2014 10:15 AM

Media Create and Famitsu software and hardware sales from last week have been released today, which will give us a good look into the overall sales of last week’s Japanese market. Here’s the software charts between June 9th and June 15th.

As usual, new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis. (Heads up, Famitsu combines 3DS and PS Vita sales, and includes any bundle sales in their overall numbers.)

Media Create Software Sales:

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 42,261  (441,205)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 32,960 (1,087,217)
  3. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 31,472 (218,329)
  4.  [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge – 20.264 (103,267)
  5. [PS Vita] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 19,659
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 18,026
  7. [PS Vita] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 10,348
  8. [PS4] Thief – 8,772
  9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Lock on Victory!! – 7,315 (39,568)
  10. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 6<264 (41,436)

Media Create Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS LL – 21,267
  2. Vita – 13,299
  3. Wii U – 12,249
  4. PS4 – 8,395
  5. PS3 – 6,564
  6. 3DS – 5,308
  7. PSP – 4,325
  8. Vita TV – 1,436
  9. Xbox 360 – 231

Famitsu Software Sales:

  1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 41,195 (466,974)
  2. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 31,166 (217,564)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 27,884 (1,081,474)
  4. [PS Vita] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 26,488
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 18,479
  6. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge – 16,705 (104,564)
  7. [PS4] Thief – 9,505
  8. [PS Vita] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 9,470
  9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Lock on Victory!! – 6,753 (39,569)
  10. [PS3] Thief – 5,474

Famitsu Hardware Sales:

  1. 3DS (Both original and LL) – 29,525
  2. Vita – 13,891 (Both original and Vita TV)
  3. Wii U – 10,366
  4. PS4 – 7,352
  5. PS3 – 6,832
  6. PSP – 2,647
  7. Xbox 360 – 131
  8. Wii – 118

This week Mario Kart 8 claims the number one spot again, with Yokai Watch (unsurprisingly) in second place. PersonaQ: Shadow of the Labyrinth takes the third spot, with the title being one of Atlus’s best selling second-week games as demonstrated in the chart below (source: Famitsu):

[PS1] Persona {1996.09.20} – 62.661 / 263.808 (-69%)
[PSP] Persona 3 Portable {2009.11.01} – 43.720 / 152.063 (-60%)
[PS1] Persona 2: Innocent Sin {1999.06.24} – 37.500 / 208.077 (-78%)
[PS2] Persona 4 {2008.07.10} – 35.301 / 247.268 (-83%)
[PS2] Persona 3 {2006.07.13} – 32.268 / 159.740 (-75%)
[3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth {2014.06.05} – 31.166 / 217.564 (-83%)
[PS1] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment {2000.06.29} – 19.607 / 139.090 (-84%)
[PS Vita] Persona 4 Golden {2012.06.14} – 18.069 / 170.568 (-88%)
[3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV {2013.05.23} – 28.499 / 213.310 (-85%)

One Piece: Unlimited World RED debuted with poor sales and Thief managed to snag seventh, eighth and tenth place with just under 10,000 units sold on the best-selling version. Overall the software numbers are pretty low in Japan.

On the hardware side, 3DS is still in the number one spot with a little less than 30,000 total units sold. Number is the PS Vita, followed by Wii U (it’s interesting to note a slight discrepancy between Media Create and Famitsu’s numbers). In regards to the Wii U, it looks like the effects of Mario Kart 8 on the system is finally petering out. PS4 sales are still low — not surprising since there’s very little on the system that would appeal to a Japanese audience.

 /  Staff Writer
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