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PS4 dominates Media Create hardware and software charts

Wednesday, 26 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.

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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.

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16 Comments

  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 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Oh yeah, and Knack beasting :lol;

    #2 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  6. Dragon

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

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    @Dragon
    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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  9. dreamcastnews

    @Dragon

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

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dragon

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

    #10 1 year 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 1 year ago
  12. Dragon

    @dreamcastnews,
    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”
    Nope.

    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 1 year ago
  13. dreamcastnews

    @Dragon

    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 1 year ago
  14. Dragon

    @dreamcastnews,
    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 1 year ago
  15. dreamcastnews

    I’ll agree to disagree :)

    #15 1 year 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 1 year ago

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  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

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  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

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  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

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  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

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  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

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  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

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  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

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