Media Create Japan Sales: PS4 Crashes, Dark Soul Rises

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

Media Create Sales: Week 11, 2014 (Mar 10 - Mar 16)

01./00. [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) - 255.197 / NEW

02./02. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 37.247 / 569.720 (+3%)

03./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) - 18.728 / 737.593 (-40%)

04./01. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980) - 17.357 / 66.143 (-64%)

05./04. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040) - 15.883 / 176.180 (-46%)

06./06. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) - 13.362 / 93.900 (-40%)

07./09. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) - 12.225 / 501.835 (-13%)

08./10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) - 10.106 / 3.994.938 (-6%)

09./07. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 10.034 / 222.147 (-49%)

10./14. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) - 7.910 / 736.810 (+8%)

11./11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) - 7.755 / 1.407.075 (-26%)

12./12. [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665) - 7.539 / 55.286 (-23%)

13./05. [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta # <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.06} (¥7.140) - 6.751 / 33.787 (-75%)

14./00. [360] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) - 5.950 / NEW

15./13. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600) - 5.451 / 119.722 (-41%)

16./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) - 5.132 / 3.239.571

17./15. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985) - 5.117 / 72.401 (-29%)

18./23. [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou - Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai <ACT> (FuRyu) {2014.03.06} (¥5.229) - 4.813 / 9.665

19./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 4.759 / 3.692.937

20./17. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 4.395 / 338.323 (-25%)

Top 20

3DS - 10

PS3 - 5

PS4 - 2

360 - 1

PSV - 1

WIU - 1

HARDWARE

3DS: 34,144 (35,068)

PSV: 29,717 (33,294)

PS4: 29,677 (35,294)

PS3: 14,128 (12,102)

Wii U: 7,654 (7,773)

PSP: 3,047 (3,425)

Xbox 360: 278 (300)

#2 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26164 posts) -

God, I hate it when the chart does that on this layout.

#3 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3525 posts) -

3DS is a beast lol

#4 Posted by Sweenix (5396 posts) -

3DS is continuing it's massive decline

The system will be dead by years end, the PS Vita is gaining force and momentum and it's poised and ready to dethrone the 3DS as the king.

The PS Vita is the young lion ready to dethrone simba, and it's coming! IT"S COMING!

#VitaMeansLife

#5 Edited by freedomfreak (38829 posts) -

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

#6 Posted by Wasdie (49561 posts) -

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

#7 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16557 posts) -

Vita killin it #inb4sarcasticresponse

#8 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2320 posts) -

Once FF15 is out ps4 will start selling like hotcakes.

#9 Posted by Telekill (4351 posts) -

I can't say I'm surprised. It's interesting to see how different the gaming communities are.

#10 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3037 posts) -

Let me get this straight. The Vita is outselling the PS4? Wow. I remember the predictions of certain people on here saying that quite the opposite would happen in regards to the PS4's sales.

#11 Posted by Netret0120 (2007 posts) -

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

#12 Posted by jsmoke03 (12641 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

#13 Edited by Wasdie (49561 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

I'm not sure the Japanese market values consoles enough for any game to really push console sales. They've firmly moved to the handheld/mobile market.

#14 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3001 posts) -

Aww yeah dark souls! More players to pvp and co op with!

#15 Edited by FlamesOfGrey (7479 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

@jsmoke03 said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

I'm not sure the Japanese market values consoles enough for any game to really push console sales. They've firmly moved to the handheld/mobile market.

Nah, FF15 and KH3 will move a significant amount of consoles upon release.

#16 Posted by dotWithShoes (4831 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

@jsmoke03 said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

I'm not sure the Japanese market values consoles enough for any game to really push console sales. They've firmly moved to the handheld/mobile market.

Nah, FF15 and KH3 will move a significant amount of consoles upon release.

So Sony only has to wait, what 3-4 years to start selling ps4s again in Japan?

#17 Posted by Nike_Air (18298 posts) -

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

#18 Posted by super600 (30166 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

@jsmoke03 said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

I'm not sure the Japanese market values consoles enough for any game to really push console sales. They've firmly moved to the handheld/mobile market.

Nah, FF15 and KH3 will move a significant amount of consoles upon release.

The most those games will provide is a week or two bump at most if the console continues to fail to appeal to the Japanese.

#19 Edited by Desmonic (13205 posts) -

Big launch for DS2! Though they wasted their money and time making a X360 version for Japan :P

Also, dem PS4 numbers... shame...though the fact that it has #NoGames explains a lot.

#20 Edited by FlamesOfGrey (7479 posts) -

@dotWithShoes said:

@FlamesOfGrey said:

@Wasdie said:

@jsmoke03 said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

looks like you are right. surprised the dynasty warriors isnt in the top 10 though. i thought japan loves their dynasty warriors.

i think sony should secure monster hunters and a lot of rpgs for ps4 to keep the sales up.

I'm not sure the Japanese market values consoles enough for any game to really push console sales. They've firmly moved to the handheld/mobile market.

Nah, FF15 and KH3 will move a significant amount of consoles upon release.

So Sony only has to wait, what 3-4 years to start selling ps4s again in Japan?

If they don't get more exclusives that appeal to the Japanese? Yes. Games move hardware in most cases and that is especially true for Japan. The Wii U had better upfront sells because Japan really likes 2D Mario games and it launched with New Super Mario Bros. U. PS4 currently has no Japan exclusive games that is for that audience. Will that continue for 3-4 years? I don't work at Sony so, I don't know.

I do however doubt that because companies like Namco will move series like Tales to the PS4 in the next year or two.

#21 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

Well, the Wii is neither officially sold nor officially tracked in Japan, and the 360 is 360, so... yeah, I'd sure hope so.

#22 Posted by Vatusus (4368 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

I take it you mean in Japan only cause the PS4 has been selling exceptionally well in the rest of the world ever since it launched...

anyway, the PS4 needs AAAE games asap or its momentum will fade

#23 Posted by Wasdie (49561 posts) -

@Vatusus said:

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

I take it you mean in Japan only cause the PS4 has been selling exceptionally well in the rest of the world ever since it launched...

anyway, the PS4 needs AAAE games asap or its momentum will fade

Yes I do mean in Japan. The West is still buying consoles like crazy. Seems they are as strong as ever here.

#24 Posted by remiks00 (1664 posts) -

I don't get it. How is the 3ds on a decline again? did I miss something?

#25 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@remiks00 said:

I don't get it. How is the 3ds on a decline again? did I miss something?

Saturation point has been hit; more importantly, it's now in its fourth year on the market. All systems begin to enter decline in their fourth year. PS2, DS, Wii, GBA, PSP, PS3, no exceptions.

#26 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6068 posts) -

It is good to see the 360 still dominating there. Lol

#27 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3681 posts) -

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

#28 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

It didn't sell 800k. it's total sales were ~400k, combined across both platforms.

#29 Posted by cainetao11 (16663 posts) -

@WadeFan:

And yet now nobody will admit they said it.

#30 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3037 posts) -
#31 Posted by Ballroompirate (22305 posts) -

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

Hand Helds usually sell a lot more than consoles in Japan, while it's almost the opposite in NA.

#32 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3681 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@freedomfreak said:

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

It didn't sell 800k. it's total sales were ~400k, combined across both platforms.

u thinking of demon souls. dark souls sold 2.3m link

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@freedomfreak said:

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

It didn't sell 800k. it's total sales were ~400k, combined across both platforms.

u thinking of demon souls. dark souls sold 2.3m link

I'm talking about Dark Souls sales in Japan. it sold about 400k. The 2.3 million sales are worldwide sales.

#34 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@Netret0120 said:

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

Hand Helds usually sell a lot more than consoles in Japan, while it's almost the opposite in NA.

Actually not true. Handhelds have consistently outsold consoles in North America as well, including in this current generation.

#35 Posted by Ballroompirate (22305 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@Netret0120 said:

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

Hand Helds usually sell a lot more than consoles in Japan, while it's almost the opposite in NA.

Actually not true. Handhelds have consistently outsold consoles in North America as well, including in this current generation.

Maybe the 3DS, but I find it hard to believe the Vita is outselling the PS4 in NA.

#36 Edited by KBFloYd (12970 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

3DS is continuing it's massive decline

The system will be dead by years end, the PS Vita is gaining force and momentum and it's poised and ready to dethrone the 3DS as the king.

The PS Vita is the young lion ready to dethrone simba, and it's coming! IT"S COMING!

#VitaMeansLife

psp did the same to the DS towards the end....

might happen again :$

3ds has 10 games in top 20 though

#37 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Netret0120 said:

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

Hand Helds usually sell a lot more than consoles in Japan, while it's almost the opposite in NA.

Actually not true. Handhelds have consistently outsold consoles in North America as well, including in this current generation.

Maybe the 3DS, but I find it hard to believe the Vita is outselling the PS4 in NA.

I mean handhelds as a whole outsell consoles as a whole in the US. And the highest selling individual system in the US each generation is a handheld as well. I believe the only exception was the PS2 generation, but, well, PS2, you know.

#38 Posted by treedoor (7480 posts) -

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

I don't think the series was very popular originally (why Sony didn't publish Demon Souls themselves in the West), but after it became popular in the West was when Japanese gamers took notice of it, surprisingly.

#39 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@Sweenix said:

3DS is continuing it's massive decline

The system will be dead by years end, the PS Vita is gaining force and momentum and it's poised and ready to dethrone the 3DS as the king.

The PS Vita is the young lion ready to dethrone simba, and it's coming! IT"S COMING!

#VitaMeansLife

psp did the same to the DS towards the end....

might happen again :$

In spite of the PSP's resurgent performance near the end, it did not ever outsell the DS's LTD, even in Japan.

#40 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3681 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@freedomfreak said:

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

It didn't sell 800k. it's total sales were ~400k, combined across both platforms.

u thinking of demon souls. dark souls sold 2.3m link

I'm talking about Dark Souls sales in Japan. it sold about 400k. The 2.3 million sales are worldwide sales.

oh i must have misread it, souls series must have sold 800k

#41 Posted by Lionheart08 (15297 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

Even if the PS4 gets the predominant software support over the WII-U, I honestly see it performing not that much better than the PS3 did.

#42 Edited by Samus3D (1675 posts) -

3DS: 34,144 (35,068)

PSV: 29,717 (33,294)

3DS - 10

PSV - 1

What games are the Vita buyers buying?

#43 Posted by TigerSuperman (1975 posts) -

PS3 and 360 have reached the point where thousands will buy games but the hardware won't increase. PS4/X1 will have to somehow convince the previous console owners to continue on consoles. That seems to not be happening so far.

#44 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8294 posts) -

PS3 and 360 have reached the point where thousands will buy games but the hardware won't increase. PS4/X1 will have to somehow convince the previous console owners to continue on consoles. That seems to not be happening so far.

I don't think the Japanese need another home console, though. There's absolutely no incentive for that. The kind of games they play don't need fancy graphics anyway, and games there don't sell on graphics alone.

#45 Posted by charizard1605 (55656 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@freedomfreak said:

Didn't know the Souls games were that big in Japan.

dark souls 1 sold around 700-800k in japan. the game total sales were 2.3m, japan is a big chunk of market for this game

It didn't sell 800k. it's total sales were ~400k, combined across both platforms.

u thinking of demon souls. dark souls sold 2.3m link

I'm talking about Dark Souls sales in Japan. it sold about 400k. The 2.3 million sales are worldwide sales.

oh i must have misread it, souls series must have sold 800k

I think that's more likely, yes. IIRC, Demon's Souls sales that i remembered last were 150k, but it's entirely likely that it sold more since then.

#46 Edited by Heil68 (43273 posts) -

PS4 is still rolling guys. All the sales will contribute to SONY being number 1 this gen.

#47 Posted by Kashiwaba (7378 posts) -

Ps4 will get a nice boost next week from mgs gz but probably after that it will be a very long time till it gets another boost.

#48 Edited by misterpmedia (3363 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

The PS4 is selling exactly how I predicted it. Big boom followed by a huge crash. I don't think it will recover until Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3.

it needs a huge injection of japanese games then I think it should get back up to speed. I think there was an article recently about japanese devs getting games out sooner than expected. I'll try and dig it up.

#49 Edited by TigerSuperman (1975 posts) -

Ps4 will get a nice boost next week from mgs gz but probably after that it will be a very long time till it gets another boost.

GZ will not "boost" ps4 sales in japan. IF it does anything it might make the hat poke out of the bushes. Not to mention GZ is also on every other console that is released there. (Not wii U of course.)

#50 Posted by Shewgenja (8355 posts) -

Japan has a very interesting gaming culture. Vita outselling the PS4? Lol didn't see that coming.

Vita is BEAST!