PS4 dominates Media Create hardware and software charts

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 13:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PlayStation 4 launched in Japan over the weekend, and according to figures posted by Media Create, the console moved 309,154 landing in the top slot on the hardware charts. There were also 10 titles for the system in the top 20, with Knack selling the most due to being included as part of the PS4 starter bundle. Full thing is below.


The second best-selling title was Yakuza: Ishin, which when PS3 and PS4 units are combined moved 220,698 units. Last week’s number one, Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys fell to a respectable third place considering the competition, and moved an additional 72,350 units on 3DS.

Other new titles for the week included: Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki (3DS), and the PS4 titles Killzone: Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider, FIFA 14 and Need for Speed: Rivals.

On the hardware end, the only systems to show growth over the prior week were PSP – 3,171 (2,944) and PlayStation Vita TV – 1,383 (1,267).

Other systems were down slightly or quite a bit week-over-week.

PS4, according to Famitsu numbers, sold an estimated 322,083 units during its first two days on the market.

Media Create’s 309,154 unit estimate is around 12,929 less than Famitsu.

Here’s the full software chart for February 17-23. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [PS4] Knack (PS4 Starter Pack Version included) (SCE, 02/22/14) – 309,304 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 138,158 (New)
  3. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 82,540 (New)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys (Square Enix, 02/06/14) – 72,350 (634,433)
  5. [3DS] Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki (Namco Bandai, 02/20/14) – 45,681 (New)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 35,125 (458,961)
  7. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE, 02/22/14) – 32,336 (New)
  8. [PS4] Battlefield 4 (EA, 02/22/14) – 24,799 (New)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 17,665 (457,796)
  10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 15,092 (1,374,333)
  11. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Tecmo Koei, 02/22/14) – 14,356 (New)
  12. [WiiU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 02/13/14) – 14,330 (50,047)
  13. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft, 02/22/14) – 13,862 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Square Enix, 02/22/14) – 13,701 (New)
  15. [PS4] Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 02/22/14) – 12,093 (New)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/133) – 11,302 (3,961,624)
  17. [3DS] Puyopuyo Tetris (Sega, 02/06/13) – 8,859 (67,204)
  18. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 8,808 (New)
  19. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost (Namco Bandai, 01/30/14) – 7,763 (321,054)
  20. [PS4] Need for Speed: Rivals (EA, 02/22/14) – 6,602 (New)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 8. Last week’s sales are in parenthesis:

  • PS4 – 309,154 (N/A)
  • 3DS LL – 22,253 (27,650)
  • PSV – 16,857 (17,081)
  • PS3 -9,983 (10,226)
  • 3DS – 9,898 (12,066)
  • WiiU – 8,407 (8,782)
  • PSP – 3,171 (2,944)
  • PSVTC – 1,383 (1,267)
  • 360 – 241 (256)

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. Dragon

    Good numbers for PS4, Vita stable, 3DS tanking.
    Surprisingly, Vita lineup for next few months is way stronger (and with more games) than 3DS one in Japan.

    PS4 numbers should drop to sub 100k levels next week. It doesn’t have enough software to hold itself above 20k every week. I would guess less than 15k would be the baseline after launch.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Dragon

    Oh yeah, and Knack beasting :lol;

    #2 10 months ago
  3. polygem

    @Dragon the fanboywar commentator
    good numbers for ps4, it easily outplayed the wiiu there – what a weak offensive work that was anyway, such a gimmicky play, totally backwards, i can´t believe they even made it to the final – team´s a mess for quite some time now ………pass to vita sales – ohhhhh – miss! but only because of that nasty foulplay of the xbox. that must be a red card! xbox has gone too far this time, must be red. yes it is. free kick playstation………GOAAAAL!

    #3 10 months ago
  4. stealth

    Mobile has basically decimated the Japanese Hardware Market. Absolutely terrible hardware numbers all around.

    3DS has 3 big releases next week and through the beginning of March so that system has some hope, and will rebound.

    At least that system has the excuse of already selling a mega ton.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. The_Red

    Forget about PS4, look at the freaking PS Vita.
    Japanese gamers really love 3DS and Vita. Hopefully they show similar love towards PS4 in the coming weeks.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Dragon

    They wont. I am quite sure the baseline will be significantly less than Vita.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. The_Red

    It’s just sad because it means most Japanese devs will focus on 3DS and Vita. Not too many weird handheld games make it to the west. The only way we can get them, is to have another PS2 type machine which does insanely good in AND out of Japan.

    I still can’t believe how many crazy and weird Japanes games were released outside that country. While many of them didn’t reach US, at least Europe got some in English which was heavenly. It was the first time since NES days where I got to enjoy their more unique and niche games.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Dragon

    @The_Red ,
    Heh. I don’t care though, since I am handheld gamer :lol:
    But I agree its been a bit sad how precious little Japanese games get localised. So, I am planning on cutting the chase and learning Japanese better this year. Hopefully 1-2 months will be enough for that.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. dreamcastnews


    3DS tanking……? I’m not sure 30,000 units constitutes tanking.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Dragon

    About half the sales compared to last year. So yeah, tanking is the right word.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. dreamcastnews

    Why is it that everybody becomes an armchair analyst when it comes to YTD and LTS, people are even comparing to previous systems, the Vita for example, maybe showing growth year to date, but it’s no where close to 3DS sales LTS so where does that leave it…?

    Tanking almost certainly isn’t the word, once it gets to the point where the 3DS hits say, Wii U level of sales, I’ll agree with your statement.

    I worked 10 years for GAME who used similar logic to how you’re using YTD and it’s frustrating that these people aren’t aware of factors like key release cycles and month specific promotions via retail – YTD isn’t an exact science and honestly, it proves very little apart from performance is rarely replicated year in year out. As far as 3DS goes, it’s certainly still selling great numbers week to week, the Vita is showing a great uptake after a slow start, agree?

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Dragon

    When a topper who got 90% his entire life, gets 60%, will he console himself by saying “look that kid got 10%, I am still top”

    And that is exactly how sales are measured. Dont agree? Just look at 3DS and Vita lineup for the year in Japan. And look what shareholders feel about sales. Ninty has said themselves 3DS sales are below expectations, and this is even worse.
    As for Vita, its only saving grace is Japan, its almost dead everywhere else.

    “Tanking almost certainly isn’t the word, once it gets to the point where the 3DS hits say, Wii U level of sales, I’ll agree with your statement.”
    Then no console will fail, ever. So, I disagree with that logic, and most will do the same. Wii U is just dead.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. dreamcastnews


    Don’t get me wrong, I agree with most of your thoughts apart from the terminology of this situation, the 3DS was selling crazy numbers last year at times it was 90,000 units. That’s pretty unusual for how the market is these days so when it drops down to 30,000 – I really don’t think that’s tanking, more sales normalising, coming back down to earth.

    Nintendo will always be a victim of their own silly hardware projections, I bet the Wii in 2007-8 wasn’t where they projected their sales either, they are never happy. The 3DS is still doing well – just not the heady heights it has been at.

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Dragon

    Thing is, “selling well” is always based on what is expected of it. If Sony sold 42 million smartphones (their projections), they and almost everyone concerned will be satisfied, if not happy.
    Now, if apple sells that any iphones? Chaos, destruction, Apple doomed, and so on.

    Plus, 3DS has peaked way sooner than DS and sales are now at an alarming rate (50% YoY is very bad, especially in just the 3rd year). So, I will still stand by “tanking”, because it is.

    Your mileage may vary though.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. dreamcastnews

    I’ll agree to disagree :)

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    My word! Knack outsold PS4 by 150 copies! Thats the real eye opener here :D

    Um ignoring that for a moment Yakuza: Ishin PS3 outsold the PS4 version, interesting. I would say install base doesn’t matter (it doesn’t) but i can only imagine what the individuals with PS3 do if it a were a PS4 exclusive. Which is why i doubt cross gen games will take lead on next gen. Western titles? Should it be worrying that DKC Wii U and Killzone SF launch sales are slightly similar? Although worrying for whom?

    Hardware sales, besides PS4 things are as expected on a downwards trends barring platforms selling less than 4k. PS4 should start decreasing until new software (Natural Doctrine) which arrives? April? Which is on PSV/PS3/PS4, expect leading numbers elsewhere. Same with Wii U until May. PS Vita and 3DS? They are handhelds, its Japan things will be cool.

    #16 10 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.