MGR: Revengeance tops in Japan, Vita outsells Wii U

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 14:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was the clear winner on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving 308,681 units on PS3. 3DS sales were down, but both models still maintained the numer one and two spots on the hardware chart. PS3 took third place with an uptick in sales, moving 18,529 units compared to 16,934 the week prior, likely this can be attributed to the release of MGR: Revengeance. Vita sales were also up over the week prior to 11,456 compared to the 8,044 units sold the prior period. It’s unclear when looking at the top 20 what caused the surge in sales, but the handheld outsold Wii U for the first time. Full charts are below.

Here’s the full software chart for the February 18 – February 24 period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami, 02/21/13) – 308,681 (New)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (Square Enix, 02/07/13) – 75,427 (1,088,341)
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 74,438 (2,666,040)
  4. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 29,402 (New)
  5. [PSP] Toaru Majutsu no Kagaku no Gun Sou Katsugeki (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 13,894 (New)
  6. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 9,825 (406,050)
  7. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 9,664 (1,932,156)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 8,230 (235,465)
  9. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 5,870 (236,341)
  10. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 5,799 (429,163)
  11. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 5,157 (530,100)
  12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,892 (1,983,148)
  13. [Wii U] Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai, 02/21/13) – 4,714 (New)
  14. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 4,682 (432,111
  15. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2 Chrono Stone Neppu / Raimei (Level-5, 12/13/12) – 4,443 (423,998)
  16. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 4,333 (470,790)
  17. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Dubbed Edition (Square Enix, 12/20/12) – 3,703 (132,643)
  18. [PSP] Grisaia no Kajitsu: La Fruit de la Grisaia (Prototype, 02/21/13) – 3,700 (New)
  19. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 3,639 (2,969,695)
  20. [PSP] Desert Kingdom Portable (Idea Factory, 02/21/13) – 3,194 (New)

Here’s the full hardware chart. Last week’s sales are in parentheses.

  • 3DS LL – 49,317 (66,139)
  • 3DS – 25,412 (31,832)
  • PS3 – 18,529 (16,934)
  • PSV – 11,456 (8,044)
  • Wii U – 9,633 (10,744)
  • PSP – 8,981 (10,501)
  • Wii – 1,317 (1,655)
  • 360 – 473 (506)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Greek God

    MGR did 3x times DmC numbers in its first week xD

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    The 3DS systems outsold everything else combined.

    Nintendo needs to move fast on the WiiU or it is going to be a long console gen for them. Maybe they are better off switching to handheld only.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Vita price cut announced, Vita surges in sales.
    Not difficult to figure out.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mistermogul

    @3 – Yeah that’s what I was gonna say though wasn’t sure if it was in effect for that period?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. manamana

    WiiU price-cut wouldn’t help at this point, with no real software in sight, I guess. If Nintendo comes without Killer-titles at E3 they’ll get mashed.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Kaufer

    The Vita pricecut doesn’t begin till Feb.28.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. melonbuster1

    Xbox is dead to them. . Damn

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    What @6 said, and the chart covers the period of February 18 – February 24.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. mistermogul

    Will be interesting to see if Vita takes out 3DS next week then!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Knowing how the price drop ANNOUNCED but was NOT in effect, the increase in those numbers is kinda baffling. I just hope Sony has some special Vita exclusive prepared to release when the price drops.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Eregol

    I stand corrected then.
    did Sony announce some sort of special software in Japan or something?
    I know they eat crazy shit up.

    EDIT: also, I notice that Vita sells more than WiiU in terms of hardware, but not a single Vita game makes the top 20, while 2 WiiU games do.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    LMFAO the original PSP almost out sold the Wii U woooooooooooooooooooooooow thats crazy funny man. Nintendo….Nintendo….Nintendo…. :(

    Wow and look at those Wii numbers. I’m wondering if SONY was still selling the PS2 would it have beaten the Wii? Of course it would have.

    …and its official the XBOX720 won’t even come out in Japan ;)

    +1 @6

    #12 2 years ago
  13. orakaa

    It’s true that the price cut was not officially in effect yet… but as it’s often the case, after a price cut announcement, stores lower their prices in order to sell some of the consoles (sometimes even putting the price cut in effect instantly).

    If they didn’t do that, they would sell absolutely no console at all. So that MIGHT be an explanation.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 Which is what I was wondering, because I looked at the top 30 on GAF and the only title listed is Demon Gaze which isn’t a new title. So, @13 may be right in that stores went ahead and lowered the price a few days early.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Vita doesn’t have to sell software when it has PS+ and this doesn’t cover digital sales does it?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @15 Nope. No digital sales, only physical.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    Going to be interesting trying to track game sales or platform health next gen as more and more stuff becomes digital.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 Agree. It’s much easier to rely on stores for tracking, especially when developers aren’t very willing to hand over digital figures. Hopefully, when we do “go digital”, things will become more transparent.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dragon246

    Now, 2 things-
    According to COMG! pre-order charts, 2 vita games (senran kagura and PSO) have more than 100k pre-orders.
    Also, vita digital sales are VERY significant. Just an example- Demon Gaze has 50% in digital and Monpiece has 35%. Very big chunks indeed.
    It seems 1-2 retailers had decreased the prices early (but reverted), as at least one of them changed their pricing on their site early on, which fueled speculation had Sony will announce a price cut.
    Vita has a very robust lineup planned for 2-3 months, hopefully this along with price cut helps sales, but Soul Sacrifice doesn’t seem to be doing hot in pre-orders. Hopefully it sells well.

    They indeed have. On 28th, PSO bundle goes on sale, and on 7th soul sacrifice bundle (looks dope)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Wow, that’s some pathetically miserable numbers considering price cut..

    #20 2 years ago
  21. The_Red

    Thanks for the info. PSO bundle could be huge. Not sure about Soul Sacrifice but that’s the one Vita game I’m rather interested in.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    Although I seriously hope vita doesn’t sell before 28th, because the ignorant buyer will get very pissed afterwards.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hellhound30x


    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @1 – Want an even funnier angle on it? It did half the WORLDWIDE LIFETIME SALES of DmC, in one week, in just Japan!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    What a surprise. A Japanese game selling more copies in Japan. *eyeroll so hard they plop out*

    You people never move on, do you?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Greek God

    wow! XD

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    @25 – No, it’s just showing that when you’re respectful to a franchise’s history and treat it with the reverence it deserves, while expanding on the established characters and canon, the fanbase will be more receptive towards your game, even if it’s a different genre than the original, as opposed to if you act like you know better than them and feel the need to erase everything that has been established as being why people are into a franchise in the first place.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. YoungZer0


    #28 2 years ago

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