Media Create Sales Charts: Ace Attorney 5 and Dragon’s Crown Dominate

on July 31, 2013 9:00 AM

Yesterday we reported on the weekly sales charts from the Japanese retail giant Tsutaya, and today it’s time for the actual Media Create software and hardware charts, that show very similar results:

  1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – 3DS – 250,216 (250,216)
  2. Dragon’s Crown – PS3 – 104,359 (104,359)
  3. Dragon’s Crown – PS Vita – 71,083 (71,083)
  4. The Witch and the Hundred Cavalry – PS3 – 49,209 (49,209)
  5. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 3DS – 43,721 (143,694)
  6. Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 3DS – 22,821 (1,309,467)
  7. Youkai Watch – 3DS – 18,543 (101,299)
  8. Fantasy Life Link! – 3DS – 18,234 (18,234)
  9. Lego City Undercover – Wii U – 18,199 (18,199)
  10. Pikmin 3 – Wii U – 14,161 (135,393)

Software released last week is bolded, total sales for each title are between parenthesis.

The hardware chart pretty much reflects the software counterpart, even if the PS3 and the 3DS weren’t driven by their titles like the Vita, given the more widespread installed base. You can easily say that almost everyone that wants a 3DS or a PS3 in Japan already has one:

  1. 3DS LL -36,350
  2. Vita – 19,866
  3. 3DS – 18,625
  4. PS3 – 11,900
  5. Wii U – 11,373
  6. PSP – 6,024
  7. Wii – 1,442
  8. Xbox 360 – 318

Here’s last week chart for comparison’s sake:

  1. 3DS LL – 41,322
  2. 3DS – 15,703
  3. Vita – 14,392
  4. Wii U – 14,280
  5. PS3 – 11,413
  6. PSP – 5,719
  7. Wii – 1,463
  8. Xbox 360 – 420

As you can see Ace Attorney and Dragon’s Crown each had an very successful first week, driving their respective platforms quite decently. It’s hard not to wonder how much Dragon’s Crown would have sold if it didn’t go out of stock pretty much everywhere since Saturday. We’ll have to see how long its momentum will last (in the meanwhile you’ll be able to read my review here on DualShockers at Noon PDT – Update: Here it is). Nippon Ichi’s action JRPG The Witch and the Hundred Knights also makes a pretty solid debut.

Unfortunately we also have to notice that the Pikmin 3 effect on the Wii U seems to have already deflated, while Lego City Undercover pretty much missed the chance for a successful launch despite the apparent anticipation for the title.

 

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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