Wednesday, June 25, 2014

htoLNiQ ghosts into the Japanese Charts

This week's Media Create chart is hopefully the last quiet one for a while, as the big releases roll out across Japan from tomorrow. Just missing the herd is the enigmatic new entry htoLNiQ, picking up nearly 9,750 sales and landing at No. 6. Not bad for what looks like a fairly mild piece of entertainment. Deeper into the Vita games in the chart, Sword Art Online closes in on 250,000 sales, while Terraria is past 50,000.

06./00.  htoL NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki (Nippon Ichi Software) - 9.744 / NEW
11./05.  Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Kadokawa Shoten) - 5.657 / 25.316 (-71%)
14./07.  One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco) - 4.072 / 14.421 (-61%)

21./00.  Protect Flower Oath (System Soft Alpha) - 2,904 / 2,904 / NEW
27./00.  Durarara 3-Way Stand-Off (Kadokawa) - 2,267 / 2,267 NEW
29./28.  Sword Art Online (Namco Bandai) - 1,972 / 225,395 
37./29.  Goddess Faith God Black Heart (Compile Heart) 1,547 / 36,618
40./33.  Limit Totsu-ki model erotic Chronicle (Compile Heart 1,393 / 53,882
42./34.  Terraria (Spike Chunsoft) 1,267 / 54,609
47./39. Nobunga's Ambition (Tecmo) 1,144 / 10,665

 On the hardware side, sales dropped around 1,000 units, and the little green line now intersects with sales for the past two years for the first time ever. The Vita (and Vita TV) is ahead of all the big consoles, but still selling only half of what the 3DS manages. Will the launch of Freedom Wars and Panzer Girls among others give the Vita a rocket? 




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