This Week In Sales: Another Idolm@ster Makes Its Debut

By Ishaan . May 21, 2014 . 12:30pm

Period: The week of May 12th – May 18th (2014)

Top-seller: Idolm@ster: One for All (PS3) – 83,395

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,529 | Total sales: 9,491,380

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 18,350 | Total sales: 6,066,132

PlayStation Vita sales: 12,810 | Total sales: 2,794,972

Vita TV sales: 1,055 | 112,035

Wii U sales: 6,716 | Total sales: 1,736,530

PlayStation 4 sales: 6,792 | 573,639

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Last week saw the release of Idolm@ster: One for All for PlayStation 3. The game sold 83,395 copies in its first week. At #2 was Moero Chronicle, at 32,957 copies sold.

 

Other new releases for the week were far slower. Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed sold a mere 2,339 copies while God of War Collection on Vita sold 2,265 copies.

 

Hardware sales for the week, dropped, too, particularly in the case of both the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Total 3DS sales dropped to 25,879 units during the week, while Vita sales fell to 13,865.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Idolm@ster: One for All 83,395 New PS3 Bandai Namco
New 02. Moero Chronicle 32,957 New PSV Compile Heart
01. 03. Yo-kai Watch 30,305 950,035 3DS Level 5
02. 04. Mario Golf: World Tour 9,439 86,210 3DS Nintendo
03. 05. Mario Party: Island Tour 8,049 371,184 3DS Nintendo
04. 06. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment 7,868 201,381 PSV Bandai Namco
07. 07. Pokémon X and Y 5,553 4,063,466 3DS Pokémon Co.
05. 08. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 4,594 120,549 3DS Square Enix
06. 09. Kirby Triple Deluxe 4,504 584,509 3DS Nintendo
13. 10. Monster Hunter 4 3,386 3,277,125 3DS Capcom
14. 11. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 3,360 219,568 PS3 Konami
15. 12. Mario Kart 7 3,345 2,318,577 3DS Nintendo
08. 13. Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki UP! 3,161 36,149 3DS Nintendo
10. 14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3,040 3,734,701 3DS Nintendo
20. 15. Grand Theft Auto V 2,968 775,741 PS3 Take 2
11. 16. Super Mario 3D World 2,697 544,874 WiiU Nintendo
16. 17. Puzzle & Dragons Z 2,658 1,454,778 3DS GungHo
18. 18. Attack on Titan 2,363 294,700 3DS Spike Chunsoft
New 19. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2,339 New PS3 Sega
New 20. God of War Collection 2,265 New PSV Sony

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



  • Satori Satya

    Well look at that. The PS4 and Wii U are basement buddies.

    And Yo-kai Watch is about to join the 3DS’ exclusive million selling club.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Mario Kart 8 next week in Japan. After the next chart. They are waiting for that bundle and Free games deal.

      • Guest

        I concur, next week will be interesting at least.

        But just to add something, that Mario Kart promo is different in Japan, they get two titles to try free for a month then they can choose to buy one with a 40% discount, so in about a month on the charts we’ll see how effective this was.

      • Alter

        don’t forget Infamous SS also releasing this week. let’s see what happens with next week chart.

        • otakumike

          not enough blue shells in infamous unfortunately. :(

  • Smooosh

    Youkai watch is also available on the eShop, right? Pretty insane how popular it got. Also, obligatory it could be even more popular if you release it overseas *wink wink*.

    Looks like PS4 sold on hype alone, I honestly don’t get how it sold 600k in the first place with its current line-up, but to each their own I guess. Might be just me.

    WiiU still looking pretty bad, I hope MK and especially SSB will be able to raise those numbers for a longer period of time. I’d get one myself if I didn’t have so many games to buy in the coming months, there are actually a lot of titles I’d love to play. There’s no doubt that I’ll have to get one for Bayonetta 2 some time anyway.

    • darke

      Wouldn’t surprise me if most of those were console FFXIV fans really…

      But yeah, it doesn’t make any sense.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Hopefully Berserk has not been delayed D:

    • TheRealMalek

      Wait what ? a new berserk game ?

      Oh wait no you just talk about the “pause” that was done when the previous idolmaster was out.

      Seing how he has sloaed down his release since it would not suprise me that much (we are at 1 volume a year now ?)

  • Shippoyasha

    So nice to see Idolmaster has still got it.

    Still wishing for a Love Live vs Idolmaster.

    • Cazar

      This happened.

      • MrTyrant

        Fighting game? lol

        • Cazar

          Lol no, it was a live event. That could be amusing though. I’d probably get a twisted sense of enjoyment out of beating up the LL characters with the iM@S characters.

          • MrTyrant

            Yeah I kinda like the iM@S characters more. Would love that.

      • Daniel Gulyas

        That’s incredible.

    • SupaPhly

      is love live any good? never watched it

      • John Hayabusa

        You are missing out all the Nico Nico Smile. Love Live is good. Give it a try.

        (Apologies for the guest post. Something went bad.)

      • Shippoyasha

        I would say so. It can be saccharine sweet at times, but it has very high production values, pretty nice animation, a lot of cute moments each episode and many episodes ends in a unique music video ender. Some episodes are pretty much like concerts. I was skeptical but quickly warmed to it.

  • Ethan_Twain

    These are the weeks that make one despair for the Japanese video game industry. Not much releasing, not much broad appeal for what IS releasing, not many consoles of any sort being sold… I mean, 40% of the list is just old Nintendo games. Not games that have any particular momentum, just Nintendo games that are keeping up their slow steady sales.

    And there’s nothing wrong with Nintendo games selling for a long time, but there IS something wrong with those games ranking so highly on the charts.

  • Anesia Hunter

    i already liked moero chronicle and wanted, but after seeing a bit of gameplay of it i want it even more.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Oh come on, didn’t Berserk just get off a hiatus?

  • hng qtr

    Grand Theft Auto V – 2,968 – 775,741 – 3DS – Take 2
    Japan really gets a lot of games we never heard about, huh?

  • wererat42

    Isn’t it about time we got an IM@S game? I mean, we’ve got Project Diva and we’re getting Neptunia PP. It’s not like they’d have to re-record the music in English or anything.

    • Keko

      Sadly, we did get an IM@S game already…on iOS devices.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        with high prices bcos licensing the songs

    • MrTyrant

      I agree with you I really would like to see this in english. Been hoping for that when all the Namco localization storm happened D:

    • SupaPhly

      or if they made a whole new game for the purpose of a worldwide release called World Idolm@ster, features different characters that represent different countries and they all form up the 765 world branch :P

      • Renaldi Saputra

        im@s is only popular in asia region especially Japan Taiwan China Hongkong, so I doubt much

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s different comparing to project diva, many ppl are still taboo with this kind of game, licensing the songs aren’t easy things, requests are very rare. Many ppl rather imported it (for the previous games)

      NISA just did that for neptune fans

  • Eder García

    as expected, Idolm@ster still strong. Mario Golf with those slow sales… bad news. those GTA5 sales must have made Sony to think is OK with release the PS4 now in japan with western focused only games…
    also MK8 is coming next week so… it will be interesting to see how it does in Japan.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I just see Yokai Watch and laugh every week. I mean, hell, there were more copies of the game sold than there were 3DSs sold this week. Two more weeks and that mil shipment will be done.

  • Samuel

    Japanese sales are just getting worse every week.

  • Roberto

    i still find funny that gta5 is still there

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, welp- this wasn’t a very interesting week sales-wise. Mostly old faithfuls and little new and/or exciting, but I admit that I’m curious how well the new Idolmaster game is selling compared to how previous versions sold- is 80K+ copies a good thing, a bad thing, or a “business as usual” thing?

    Also, Mario Kart 8 next week. That’ll be interesting…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      for them, it was kinda worse than previous series…
      im@s usually sold 100k++ first week IIRC

      • darke

        Yeah, I had to double check the sales for Idolmaster were actually on the PS3. SAO on the Vita had better 1st week sales then that from memory. :(

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

        Not really, Imas 2 sold about 65k+ in its first week(PS3).

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh maybe I mentioned the wrong one

        • Keksus

          Imas 2 also had all the fun drama with Jupiter and the removal of 3 of the idols.

          This time they have Leon and I think all Idols are produceable again.

  • Namuro

    Well, well. Good to see Monster Hunter 4 in the top 10 again.

  • awang0718

    Yokai Watch will hit a million in maybe 2 weeks. I imagine Yokai Watch 2 hitting 1 million copies sold much faster than the first game.

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