PS4 Keeps Dominating The Media Create Hardware Chart, But Games Drop in The Software Chart

on March 5, 2014 7:57 AM

As every Wednesday the Japanese research and publishing firm Media Create released its charts, giving us a glimpse on how much each console has sold last week in the country of the raising sun.

While still fruit of estimates, the Media Create charts are considered the most precise portrait of Japan’s gaming market. Today’s release is particularly interesting, as it’s about the second week of sales of the PS4 in Japan, showing how well the console is holding up.

Without further ado, here’s the hardware and software charts for the week between February 24th and March 2nd:

  1. PS4 – 65,685
  2. 3DS LL – 26,027
  3. Vita – 21,581
  4. PS3 – 13,155
  5. 3DS – 11,986
  6. Wii U – 8,204
  7. PSP – 3,652
  8. Vita TV – 1,543
  9. Xbox 360 – 257

For the software chart, lifetime sales are between parenthesis, while new releases are bolded.

  1. Harvest Moon: Linking The New World- 3DS – 130.782 
  2.  Knack –  PS4 – 66.772 (376.076)
  3. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear – 3DS – 58.329
  4.  Yakuza: Ishin – PS3 – 54.148 (192.305)
  5. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi – 3DS – 53.276 (687.709)
  6. Yokai Watch – 3DS – 37.493 (496.455)
  7. Kagero: Darkside Princess – PS3 – 23.254
  8.  Yakuza: Ishin – PS4- 22.466 (105.006)
  9.  Kagero: Darkside Princess – PS Vita – 19.322
  10.  Kirby Triple Deluxe – 3DS – 17.706 (475.502)
  11.  Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts – PS3 – 15.213
  12.  Pazudora Z – 3DS – 14.479 (1.388.812)
  13.  Battlefield 4 – PS4 – 13.117 (37.916)
  14.  Valhalla Knights 3: Gold – PS Vita – 11.186
  15. Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Victory – 3DS – 10.378 (56.059)
  16. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Wii U – 10.056 (60.103)
  17. Killzone: Shadow Fall – PS4 – 8.501 (40.837)
  18. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – PS4 – 8.430 / (20.524)
  19.  Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts – PS Vita – 8.246

Of course this week the PS4 has moved less than the 309,154 units sold at launch, since those included all the pre-orders accumulated since November, but the new numbers are definitely still solid in a situation where availability was spotty across the whole week, leaving Sony’s new console at the top of the charts.

PS4 software dropped considerably, which isn’t too surprising considering the abundance of free games and the lack of a large quantity of titles catering to the Japanese market. It’s interesting to see that Knack sold about 1,000 copies besides those that were bundled with the purchase of the console.

We’ll have to keep the situation monitored for a few more weeks in order to see the real trend, but at least on the hardware side, so far so good.

 /  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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