Media Create Software Chart Show Predictable Low Attach Rate for PS4 Titles

on February 26, 2014 8:43 AM

As every Wednesday, the Media Cereate Software chart have been released for Japan, giving us a nice glimpse on the situation of the video game market in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Today’s charts, related to the week between February 17th and February 23rd, are relevant because they show the sales of the first PS4 games released locally. You can check it out below, with newly released titles bolded and lifetime sales between parenthesis.

  1. Knack – PS4 – 309,304 
  2. Yakuza: Ishin – PS3 138,158 
  3. Yakuza: Ishin – PS4  – 82,540 
  4. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 3DS – 72,350 (634,433)
  5. Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Victory – 3DS – 45,681
  6. Yo-kai Watch – 3DS – 35,125 (458,961)
  7. Killzone: Shadow Fall – PS4 – 32,336 
  8. Battlefield 4 – PS4 – 24,799
  9. Kirby Triple Deluxe – 3DS – 17,665 (457,796)
  10. Pazudora Z – 3DS – 15,092 (1.374,333)
  11. Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends – PS4 – 14,356 
  12. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Wii U- 14,330 (50,047)
  13. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – PS4 – 13,862
  14. Call of Duty: Ghosts – Dubbed Edition  – PS4 – 13,701 
  15. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition  – PS4 – 12,093
  16. Pokemon X / Y – 3DS – 11.302 (3.961.624) 
  17. Puyo Puyo Tetris – 3DS – 8.859 (67.204)
  18. FIFA 14 – PS4 – 8.808 
  19. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost  – PS3 – 7.763 (321.054)
  20. Need for Speed: ​​Rivals  – PS4 – 6.602

Predictably, as we read from reports from store managers earlier this week, the attach rate for PS4 titles is very low, as the console sold over 300,000 units. Of course Knack‘s numbers are pretty irrelevant, since it was bundled with the hardware, and only Yakuza Ishin comes out from the fray with a decent amount of units moved.

This doesn’t come too much as a surprise. In addition to a free copy of Knack, Japanese gamers also got Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s beta and a very convenient upgrade program for cross-gen PS3 games, that form the majority of the list.

We’ll have to see if the attach rate will grow as the effect of those elements will be mitigated by time and by the discontinuation of the First Limited Pack with Knack, that will happen at the end of the month.

 /  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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