Sections

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment debut tops Media Create, 3DS LL best-selling hardware

Wednesday, 30th April 2014 14:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment’s debut in Japan landed in the top slot on Media Create’s software chart for the week, and Nintendo fans will be pleased to know 3DS LL was back on top of the hardware charts after being bested by PlayStation Vita for the last few weeks.

SAOHF

Bandai Namco’s Vita title moved 145,029 copies followed by Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call’s debut in second place – which likely helped boost 3DS sales.

Other debuts, Famicom Remix 1+2 for Wii U and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma came in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Monster Hunter Frontier GG Premium Package, Maple Story: Maiden of Fate, If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise It Was Yandere Hell and Muv-Luv: Photonflowers debuts landed in the bottom 10.

Here’s the full software chart for April 21-27. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 145,029 (New)
  2. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, 04/24/14) – 80,523 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 43,136 (798,046)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 15,654 (320,489)
  5. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 12,240 (186,396)
  6. [Wii U] Famicom Remix 1+2 (04/24/14) – 11,079 (New)
  7. [PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (04/24/14) – 10,709 (New)
  8. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/10/14) – 8,678 (154,669)
  9. [3DS] Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection (04/17/14, Capcom) – 6,473 (33,398)
  10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, 03/20/14) – 6,444 (204,498)
  11. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 6,326 (559,903)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,001 (4,040,630)
  13. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo, 04/17/14) – 5,926 (18,241)
  14. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 5,392 (218,011)
  15. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 04/14/14) – 4,858 (36,185)
  16. [PS3] Monster Hunter Frontier GG Premium Package (Capcom, 04/23/14) – 4,689 (New)
  17. [3DS] Maple Story: Maiden of Fate (Nexon, 04/24/14) – 4,203 (New)
  18. [PS3] If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise It Was Yandere Hell (NIS, 04/24/14) – 4,101 (New)
  19. [PS3] Muv-Luv: Photonflowers (5pb., 04/24/14) – 4,090 (New)
  20. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo, 04/03/14) – 4,000 (33,394)

Hardware sales were up across the majority of systems, save for PlayStation 4 – 12,712 (14,396) and PSP – 1,957 (2,094).

3DS LL was up considerable over the week prior with 27,914 (14,023) units moved. The previous reining hardware offering, PS Vita, still showed growth despite coming in second place with 22,394 (17,905) units sold.

As Gematsu points out, it’s Golden Week in Japan at the moment, so next week’s sales chart will prove interesting.

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 17. Last week’s sales are in parenthesis:

  • 3DS LL – 27,914 (14,023)
  • PSV – 22,394 (17,905)
  • PS4 – 12,712 (14,396)
  • PS3 – 6,726 (6,468)
  • 3DS – 6,073 (5,920)
  • Wii U – 5,710 (5,204)
  • PSP – 1,957 (2,094)
  • PSVTV – 1,548 (1,133)
  • 360 – 242 (240)

Latest

6 Comments

  1. Dragon

    @Steph,
    You can also point out that the 3DS boost came from the free games promotion that started this week.
    http://www.vg247.com/2014/04/29/japanese-hardware-sales-hit-five-year-low/

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Dragon

    Looking at this list makes me realise how incompetent Sony is with its Vita promotion. I really feel like going into SCEJA HQ and teabagging their head honchos into submission.

    When Vita was completely down in Japan last year. How did Sony counter that? They released bundles for every.damn,big.game on Vita, from SS to Toukiden to GE2.
    Seeing Vita gaining ground, ninty japan, who arent as incompetent as their international counterparts, started producing 3ds bundles for every.damn.3ds.game, including failure in sales like love live. So, no matter how the game performed, 3ds got a hardware boost when the game released.

    Now, fast forward to this week. Vita had SAO, 3ds had ff spinoff. SAO completely outsold everything else on the list. And guess what? ff spinoff has a 3dsxl bundle and vita doesn’t have a SAO one.
    SAO has probably surpassed all expectations, since it even outsold SAO PSP, with a much much smaller user base. Bodes well for vita games in the future.

    #$#@ you Sony.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. Dragon

    I am mad.
    http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-fuck-sony.png

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Obernox

    Sony isn’t the best when it comes to marketing, and their Vita support sucks.
    I just hope they bundle Minecraft with the Vita.

    #4 4 months ago
  5. Dragon

    @Obernox,
    Minecraft Vita bundle makes so much sense that I am sure Sony wont bundle it.
    *facepalm*

    #5 4 months ago
  6. Obernox

    :D

    #6 4 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.