Pokemon X & Y tops Media Create charts, FIFA 14 and Beyond: Two Souls land in top 10

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 14:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Pokemon X & Y moved another 473,151 units in Japan, and was once again the reigning champion of the Media Create charts in Japan. Lifetime sales for the titles in the region, combined, have now hit 2,339,721 units. Monster Hunter 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 swapped places, and FIFA 14 and Beyond: Two Souls both debuted, and landed at six and seven on the chart, respectively, for PS3. On the hardware side, PSP and Wii were the only offerings to see an increase over the prior week, but 3DS LL was still the top seller as usual with 94,988 units moved compared to Pokemon debut week when it moved 141,245 units.

Here’s the full software chart for October 14-20. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses. Last week’s chart is through here:

  1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 473,151 (2,339,721)
  2. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 104,394 (2,757,217)
  3. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 10/10/13) – 88,219 (448,334)
  4. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 44,565 (New)
  5. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 29,314(New)
  6. [PS3] FIFA 14 (EA, 10/17/13) – 26,170(New)
  7. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls (SCE, 10/17/13) – 22,481 (New)
  8. [PS3] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/10/13) – 11,819 (85,515)
  9. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Namco Bandai, 10/10/13) – 11,212 (88,450)
  10. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) – 9,532 (85,704)
  11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 7,928 (1,474,096)
  12. [PSP] J. League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/17/13) – 7,024 (New)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,937 (3,445,311)
  14. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F (Compile Heart, 10/10/13) – 6,167 (46,833)
  15. [PSV] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou (Sega, 10/10/13) – 5,879 (39,778)
  16. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) – 5,600 (121,655)
  17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 5,451 (296,178)
  18. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 4,552 (204,892)
  19. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) – 4.020 (332,884)
  20. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) – 3,896 (918,767)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 41. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 94,988 (141,245)
  • 3DS – 59,590 (72,325)
  • PSV – 25,763 (60,166)
  • PS3 – 11,643 (12,395)
  • PSP – 3,651 (3,467)
  • Wii U – 2,999 (3,276)
  • Wii – 806 (703)
  • 360 – 539 (575)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. noamlol2

    WOW people bought pokemon more then GTA??

    i’m impressed

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Its Japan charts.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Panthro

    @2 Japanese people are still people

    @3 ohhh you tricked me! I thought that was a picture! you gaht me!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    Stealth GIF?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dragon

    “Japanese people are still people.”
    I never said they were potatoes. :P

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Mmmm, potatoes.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. polygem

    silly japatoes buying stoopid gamez

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Bomba Luigi

    I try to Imagine a Pokemon/GTA Crossover. Don’t know why.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. polygem

    it would be great!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. pcbros

    Nintendo laying down the law with the 3DS. Whooping butt on both ends (software/hardware).

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    What can i say?

    Successes: 3DS, PSV and PS3
    Bombed: PSP, Wii U, Wii and 360

    #12 1 year ago
  13. pcbros

    Wow… not one Wii/Wii U game on there. Japan should be Nintendo’s turf and they are slipping bad.

    I think they need a radical change to survive. Here’s my suggestion…

    The 3D thing is not working too well for them. They are having a real hard time keeping up. I say, go back to 2D. Check it out…

    SNES 2 (could be called UNES, Ultra Nintendo Entertainment System)
    – 32-bit graphics
    – Compatible with all 2D Virtual Console games
    – Card format a la 3DS, no CDs
    – Open for indie development
    – SNES 2 games will retail for $9.99 – $19.99 (VC games will run $0.99 –
    – Controller based on the SNES pad but with improvements if needed
    – System price $49.99 – $99.99

    I say they skip trying to compete with Microsoft and Sony and go for the Ouya market. What do you guys think?

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dragon

    Yes, and knowing how good their online system is, it will sell just like Ouya :P
    Not to mention Sony has already moved in that market with PSVTV.

    ” Japan should be Nintendo’s turf ”
    On handhelds, definitely, as shown in this chart too. Sony never threatened Ninty in that market, and never will in foreseeable future.
    On home consoles, nope. Only time Ninty beat Sony in Japan was with Wii, and that died a long time ago. PS3 may well catch up to it as it now occupies 71% of home console market. Ninty wont threaten Sony in home console market in foreseeable future.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. pcbros

    @14 – The SNES 2 would not require a beefy online system. Just one that allows you to download games and maybe play co-op with friends. No online match-making.

    When I said “should be their turf”, I meant Japan is the one place Nintendo should be doing well.

    While Ouya and PSVTV are competiting in this market, I’m talking about bringing retro 2D gaming back in full glory. Most people love retro-style games and think back to the SNES/Genesis era as one of, if not, the best in gaming.

    They could launch it with Earthbound 2, Super Metroid 2, Super Mario World 2 and F-Zero 2 :D

    #15 1 year ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    @14 Perhaps not on home consoles, although it might happen again anything is possible remember lighting strikes twice, being the wii the first strike :).

    Although on game sales i think it will nintendo titles, on any platform are big sellers probably in the top places of the best selling games of the generation, but for that they need to sell more WiiU. but that will come along

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Dragon

    “Most people love retro-style games.”
    Most? Nope.
    Tell me how many “retro games” sell millions. Your answer lies in that fact.
    Most people play current things, not retro.

    I agree that they need to move away from Sony and MS since they simply lack the muscle to compete with them, but radical ideas are very often just a flash in the pan, like Wii. They live bright and short lives.
    Who knows what the blue ocean may like next?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. pcbros

    @17 – Some of the best indie games are retro looking (Spelunky, Cave Story, Gunpoint, To the Moon, Super Meat Boy, Super Time Force and Samurai Gun).

    Also, don’t forget the UNES will be more advanced than the SNES. So it could produce higher resolution 2D visuals (similar to Blazblue or Bastion) :)

    I just think Nintendo needs to go a different route. I feel if Sony has the balls to release a Vita home console (and I’m pretty sure most of their games aren’t selling like hot cakes), why can’t Nintendo also offer an inexpensive console? I’d love to see Nintendo classics make a 2D return.

    It’s that or they release the Wii Too w/ karaoke mic game pad…

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Francis O

    Lets just call Dragon the spin doctor

    The PS3 was by no means successful in Japan. Its already been outsold by the 3DS, and the Wii has been selling low numbers in Japan for a year or two now….yet the PS3 is still around 2 million units behind.

    71% of the home console market my ass. LOL

    #19 1 year ago

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