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Monster Hunter 4 retains top spot on Media Create charts, 3DS surpasses Wii lifetime sales

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 15:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Monster Hunter 4 was once again the clear winner on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving 473,739 units for the week. The game debuted on September 14 in the region, and moved 1,715,060 in just a little over a day. Lifetime sales so far have hit 2,188,799 for the 3DS title. The only hardware systems to show growth were 3DS, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360. All increases were slight, expect for the latter which moved 610 units compared to last week’s 244 units. The week also marks a milestone for 3DS: its lifetime sales reached 12,752,731 surpassing Wii sales of 12,698,878 in the region.

Full software and hardware charts are below.

Here’s the full software chart for September 16-22. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 473,739 (2,188,799)
  2. [PSV] My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Game (5pb., 09/19/13) – 16,469 (New)
  3. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 08/27/13) – 10,648 (209,291)
  4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 9,724 (1,441,250)
  5. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) – 8,645 (311,239)
  6. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 7,853 (271,984)
  7. [3DS] Nobunaga’s Ambition (Tecmo Koei, 09/19/13) – 7,587 (New)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 7,483 (3,417,572)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,226 (179,247)
  10. [PSP] La Corda d’Oro: Full Voice Special (Tecmo Koei, 09/19/13) – 7,062 (New)
  11. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue (Idea Factory, 09/12/13) – 6,865 (22,162)
  12. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (Namco Bandai, 08/29/13) – 5,101 (459,444)
  13. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) – 4,940 (901,540)
  14. [PS3] Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft, 09/05/13) – 4,364 (35,041)
  15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,285 (2,124,576)
  16. [3DS] Sangokushi (Tecmo Koei, 09/19/13) – 4,250 (New)
  17. [PS3] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (Namco Bandai, 09/12/13) – 3,570 (30,623)
  18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 3,555 (2,097,707)
  19. [PS3] Phantom Breaker: Extra (5pb., 09/19/13) – 3,102 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mushibugyo (Namco Bandai, 09/19/13) – 3,055 (New)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 38. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 118,400 (236,700)
  • 3DS – 40,988 (40,092)
  • PS3 – 10,749 (12,146)
  • Wii U – 5,824 (5,003)
  • PSV – 5,155 (6,020)
  • PSP – 5,082 (5,449)
  • Wii – 965 (962)
  • 360 – 610 (244)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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12 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    166,177 Nintendo consoles sold.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. PeekyChew

    @1 Nintendo’s dying!!! /s

    #2 1 year ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    You’re doing it wrong! :)

    You have to mention Wii U is dying, as if it was made by a separate company! ;)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Clupula

    I hate to be the guy who brings up the typos, but the Wii U didn’t sell 12,698,878 units, except in Iwata’s dream book.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. game_on

    @Miss Nunneley
    “…surpassing Wii U sales of 12,698,878 in the region”, probably Wii sales, Wii U hasn’t sold that many units global.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Clupula

    @5 – I just pointed that out in #4. Let’s not all jump on Stephany now. One of us point out the mistake should be enough.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Francis O

    LOL Clupula you mad bro?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Thanks. I at least got it right in the headline, right? :D *old habits etc*

    #8 1 year ago
  9. game_on

    @6
    I know, when I started posting it your comment was not yet there. And yes it took me a couple of minutes to make that phrase.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Sini

    wow japan is so fucked, MH might be pulling numbers, but the next game up only sold 16.5k.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @9 At least you called me “Miss”. :) Many say “Mister” and it makes me sad. :D

    #11 1 year ago
  12. DSB

    That really reminds me of this.

    #12 1 year ago

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