You only have to look back at past Media Create software charts to see that Namco Bandai excels at adapting popular cross-media Japanese franchises for the videogame market. Based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is the latest example of the publisher’s acumen in this regard, with the PS3 exclusive selling 425 718 copies during its first four days on store shelves.
Second-placed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also sold well on PS3, partly due to its modest price point and a free 30-day subscription being bundled with this long-awaited MMO. The game’s first-week sales seem even more impressive when you consider the universally negative reception the original FFXIV received.
Capcom will no doubt be disappointed with Lost Planet 3′s initial reception in Japan after the game sold just 27 503 copies during its debut week at retail. Lost Planet 3 is the first entry in the series which wasn’t developed in-house at Capcom so perhaps this kind of poor performance will encourage the publisher to be more wary of outsourcing its key franchises to Western developers.
Here are the ten best-selling titles during the past week:
- [NEW] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (Namco Bandai) – PS3 – 425 718
- [NEW] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix) – PS3 – 184 018
- [NEW] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (GungHo Online Entertainment) – PS Vita – 31 622
- [NEW] Lost Planet 3 (Capcom) – PS3 – 27 503
- Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai) – 3DS – 17 061
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo) – 3DS – 16 723
- Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo) – 3DS – 14 420
- [NEW] Saki: Achiga-Hen Episode of Side-A Portable (Kaga Create) – PSP – 13 806
- Youkai Watch (Level-5) – 3DS – 10 895
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) – 3DS – 8 702
Head over here for this week’s hardware chart.
Source: Media Create