Hatsune Miku Dethrones Lightning on Media Create Software Charts, Wii U Does Well and PS Vita Holds Fast

on December 4, 2013 3:33 PM

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

Here’s the software chart between November the 25th andDecember the 1st. As usual new titles are bolded and lifetime sales are in parenthesis.

  1. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (Incl. Limited Edition) – 3DS – 88,708 (88,708) 
  2. Pokémon X & Y – 3DS – 86,391 (3,089,129)
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – PS3 – 60,073 (337,155)
  4. Super Mario 3D World – Wii U – 39,812 (139,400)
  5. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Expansion only) – PS3 – 35,472 (35,472)
  6. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – PS3 – 35,348 (35,348)
  7. Winning Eleven 2014 – PS3 – 25,166 (212,844) 
  8. One Piece Unlimite World R – 3DS – 24,623 (108,228)
  9. Super Robo Wars OG Infinite Battle & Dark Prison – PS3 – 22,833 (22,833)
  10. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS – 21,969 (2,981,758)

And here’s the hardware chart:

  1. 3DS LL – 82,409
  2. Wii U – 28,518
  3. 3DS – 25,964
  4. Vita – 20,202
  5. PS3 – 13,311
  6. Vita TV – 5,391
  7. PSP – 4,232
  8. Wii – 588
  9. Xbox 360 – 309

Looks like Miku‘s ever popular even in her super deformed version, while both Lightning Returns and Super Mario 3D World drop very sharply from their first week sales, despite selling quite decent amounts still.

Assassin’s Creed really didn’t manage to conquer Japan despite the hammering marketing campaign done by Ubisoft, while the ultra-niche Criminal Girls: INVITATION by Nippon Ichi debuts in 14th place with just north of 16,400 copies sold.

On the hardware side, the Wii U still seems to be catching a nice breather, and hopefully will manage to keep the momentum, even if there won’t be any big releases for the console in Japan until next year.

PS Vita seems to have hot its stride, doing another week above 20,000 units sold without being pushed by any relevant new release. We’ll have to see if it’ll keep up over the upcoming weeks leading to the release of the HD Remake of Final Fantasy X on the day after Christmas.

 /  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.