Battlefield 4 Finally Breaks the Pokémon Domination in Media Create Japanese Sales Charts

on November 13, 2013 9:30 AM

It’s Wednesday, and as every Wednesday Media Create released its software and hardware sales charts, giving us a bird’s eye view on what happened last week in the Japanese video game market.

Here’s the software chart between November the 4th and November the 10th. As usual new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis.

  1. Battlefield 4 – PS3 – 121,699 (121,699)
  2. Pokémon X and Y -3DS – 115,630 (2,847,101)
  3. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS – 40,205 (2,912,310)
  4. Akiba’s Trip 2 – PS Vita – 33,476 (33,476) 
  5. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 – PS3 – 30,875 (167,584)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3 – 28,413 (559,679)
  7. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 – PSP – 24,675 (98,856)
  8. Akiba’s Trip 2 – PS3 – 20,230 (20,230) 
  9. Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva – 3DS – 17,867 (17,867) 
  10. Namco Bandai Games Presents: J Legend Retsuden – 3DS – 17,675 (17,675)

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. 3DS LL – 53,190
  2. 3DS – 28,627
  3. Vita – 21,764
  4. Wii U – 17,737
  5. PS3 – 11,867
  6. PSP – 4,010
  7. Wii -579
  8. Xbox 360 – 346

The first, obvious element we can see is that for the first time Pokémon is not at the top anymore, beaten by Battlefield 4 on PS3. The game also made the top 20 with the Xbox 360 version, ranked 17th. The Pokémon domination is probably destined not to return for a while, if ever, since next week God Eater 2 will appear in the charts to take an almost announced first spot.

Akiba’s Trip 2 launched fairly solidly for its niche, and it’s interesting to see that it sold way more on PS Vita than on PS3. Unfortunately Exstetra failed to make a splash, ranking only 16th for PS Vita with slightly north of 11,000 copies sold, while the 3DS version isn’t even in the top 20. That’s a pity, as the game has the potential to be a good little JRPG.

Wii Party U keeps selling fairly well, ranking 11th with 16,000 copies sold, and keeps driving Wii U sales, that still dips under 20,000 units moved. We’re probably gonna see it drop gradually again until the next big game comes.

On the other hand, Vita sales hold over 20,000 in the last week before the launch of God Eater 2 and the PS Vita TV, both of which will actually debut tomorrow, but will appear in the charts just Wednesday . How big of an impact will they make? We’ll see next week.

 /  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.