Shin Megami Tensei IV hits first place on Japan sales chart

3DS RPG from Persona 4 developer Atlus sells 188,562 copies, followed by new Kamen Rider game and Resident Evil: Revelations port.

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Atlus' latest game in the Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei IV, was received well in Japan when it was released on May 23.

Demon-summoning was at an all-time high in Japan last week.

The game was at number one on the recent Media Create Sales chart update for the week of May 20, with 188,562 units sold. The RPG beat out new releases in the top 10, such as PS3 action game Kamen Rider: Battride War (128,659 units sold) and the PS3 version of Resident Evil: Revelations (102,673 units sold).

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be out in North American markets on July 16. Check out the Media Create top ten list of games for the week of May 20 below.

Rank / Title / Publisher / System / Sales Unit

1) Shin Megami Tensei IV / Atlus / 3DS / 188,562
2) Kamen Rider: Battride War / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 128,659
3) Resident Evil: Revelations / Capcom / PS3 / 102,673
4) Friend Collection: New Life / Nintendo / 3DS / 59,876
5) Valhalla Knights 3 / Marvelous AQL / PS Vita / 40,357
6) Terraria / Spike Chunsoft / PS3 / 19,861
7) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon / Nintendo / 3DS / 19,079
8) Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Nintendo / 3DS / 15,489
9) Summon Night 5 / Namco Bandai / PSP / 13,624
10) Resident Evil: Revelations / Capcom / Wii U / 8,398

Discussion

58 comments
MalakTawus
MalakTawus

Tbh the more i see about SMT IV the more it feels underwhelming, imo it's not worthy to be Nocturne' successor.

Definitely not impressed (not saying it will be a bad game of course, just that i hoped in something better).

superbuuman
superbuuman

gonna import Kamen Rider: Battride War now ...get to play as Kabuto..OMG!! :D

Xyllix
Xyllix

I don't get how anyone has fun with Animal Crossing. That shit is boring as fuck

Meteor7
Meteor7

I am new to the series and I gotta say that I am enjoying the games that Atlus puts out or have already released.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wow nice to see a vita game there lol

kyacat
kyacat

Indeed good job Atlus and Shin Megami Tense IV deserved the top spot in game sale in japan

blackace
blackace

More 3DS goodness. Wasn't this system DOOMED a year ago. lol!! Never listen to people who think a system is DOOMED before it launches.

ziproy
ziproy

The headline's Shin Megami Tensei, and yet the picture is of Resident Evil...

aldronlin
aldronlin

anything with title "Shin Megami Tensei" or "Dragon Quest" on it will just sale in Japan.  But recent DQ launch didn't went well in Japan, I am glad that is not true for SMT series.  

Liquid-San
Liquid-San

Best new Gamespot has posted in a while, even though I heard it somewhere else first, but still it's spreading the SMT name! By the way anyone know if Gamespot still plays and/or reviews imports like they used to?

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

Can't wait to pick up the SMT4 special edition that I preordered when the game finally comes out on the 16th.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I like that we can see what sells in the UK and Japan at Gamespot. It's always interesting to see what makes the charts in other countries, or as is sometimes/often the case, to point out how wrong they are for buying this or that game. Unsurprisingly, a lot of Japanese games are in this top-10, some of which I've never/rarely heard of. I can't stand that type of graphical style which are in most of those games, but I'm Swedish, not Japanese.

Prime_28
Prime_28

Damn the 3DS is unstoppable.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Well, congrats Nintendo. I see the Wii U is getting great sales on software.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I am totally getting this, but I just got Monster Hunter and am still playing Fire Emblem. That mixed with all the games I want to play for my PS3 and there's no way I can keep up. There needs to be more hours in a day or I just retire immediately.

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Those aren't that impressive...P4G sold almost that much when the vita was only at 1 million sold, not 10 million...like the 3DS.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

Finally, SMTIV is out. Now watch as everybody buys a 3DS.

Halloll
Halloll

glad to see Terraria on the list.

musalala
musalala

Its Time to purchase a 3DS......

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Good to see Atlus doing well. Plan to pick up SMT4 as soon as it releases. Does preordering  get you all of the extra stuff shown or is that in a "special limited time" edition promo?

Chui_GamingX
Chui_GamingX

Resident Evil: Revelations / Capcom / PS3 / 102,673 >>> Resident Evil: Revelations / Capcom / Wii U / 8,398 > Wii U its a CRAP !!!

Oceanangel18
Oceanangel18

@MalakTawus Dude, you haven't even played the game yet and you're already making judgments? Even going as far as saying it's not worth being Nocturne's successor. What is it you don't find impressing? The fact that there's an actual storyline unlike Nocturne?

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

@Hurvl every gamer fanbase has it's own culture and tastes, I for one try everything :) but lately i am starting to hate every TPS

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

@Prime_28 You know what would make it more unstoppable? A Final Fantasy VII remake!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Prime_28 Would rather have it that the 3DS was losing ground, so that you could mock it for being unpopular? The 3DS is miles away from the success of the DS, so I'm not seeing it as unstoppable. I prefer PC in every situation, but I still welcome Nintendo's success.

Renloco
Renloco

@DiamondDM13  You know its bad for the Wii U when a psp game sells more then a Wii U

uncle5555
uncle5555

@DiamondDM13 Looks at list seeing RE game that sold 90,000 less than PS3 version...are we looking at the same thing???  Or is 8400 units sold, great sales?

Newhopes
Newhopes

@Oldboy08P4G sold 137k frist week 51k less, only shin megami game to sell better at retail is the PS2 version of Persona 4 at 193k.

So with digital sales SMTIV has probably had the best opening week for the series.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@Bellum_Sacrum I actually got mine when Fire Emblem showed up... but yeah, this game is icing on the cake at this point.

AceJakk
AceJakk

@GSJones1994 @Prime_28 Why would they remake FFVII for a handheld?  The entire point of remaking FFVII would be to print money and frankly, even though the 3DS is in a formidable position, it's not in enough hands to justify such a remake.

Newhopes
Newhopes

@Hurvl @Prime_28  

The 3DS is doing fine anybody who expects new consoles/handhelds to sell DS/PS2 level are frankly idiots.

snova9308
snova9308

@Newhopes @Oldboy08

just enjoy them as they are, there both great games, whats the point in talking about sales?

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Liquid-San
Liquid-San

@snova9308 @Newhopes @Oldboy08 I agree. Someone is coming across as a Persona fanboy here. Plus, the 1 million aren't first week sales. Both Siliconera and Atlus would be ecstatc if that ever happened.