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Famitsu Digital Tracked Sales

hiska-kun

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Since September 2013 Famitsu is estimating digital sales in Japan, based on its own research. I think we need a database with the accomulated total, and that's the purpose of thid thread.

First of all, you need to be aware of:

1. This digital sales are from September 2013. There's no data available before that time.
2. November 2013 sales are missing. That means we have no data for games like God Eater 2, Lightning Returns or Project Mirai 2. Moreover, sales for other games, like Monster Hunter 4, are also missing on that month.
3. This digital sales come from a monthly retail and digital Top 30 Ranking. That means that if the game doesn't chart in that ranking, there's no way to know its digital sales. So, a game can sell decently digital, but if it doesn't reach the 30 position in that ranking, there's no way to know how well or bad is selling digital.
So, we should consider this numbers as the minimum digital sales, instead of a total sales.
4. This thread will be updated every month. Last update is September 2014 (new monthly updates games in bold)

I hope that makes sense.

Famitsu Digital Sales:

01. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} - 289.477
02. [3DS] Pokemon Battle Link! <PZL> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.03.12} - 166.051
03. [PS3] Minecraft: Play Station 3 Edition <ADV> (Mojang) {2014.06.24} - 157.468
04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 90.538
05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 71.636

06. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} – 66.072
07. [3DS] Kirby Fighters Z <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.07.23} - 61.278
08. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} – 51.564
09. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} – 49.920
10. [PSV] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} - 47.490

11. [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} - 46.353
12. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} – 38.838
13. [PS3] Rain <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.03} – 36.488
14. [PS4] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} - 36.203
15. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} - 29.323
16. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} – 28.577
17. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 25.632
18. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} - 25.103

19. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} – 22.725
20. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} – 22.580

21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} – 22.245
22. [PS4] Destiny <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} - 22.029
23. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} - 21.413

24. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 20.209
25. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} - 19.695
26. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} – 15.777
27. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} - 15.597
28. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.07.17} - 15.349
29. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} - 14.609
30. [PS3] Destiny <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} - 14.048

31. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} - 12.782
32. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2014.06.05} - 12.541
33. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice &#916; <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} - 12.437
34. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 12.252
35. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} – 11.773
36. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} - 11.696
37. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} - 11.562
38. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} - 10.728
39. [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} - 10.390
40. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Super Price Series) <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.06.26} - 10.357

41. [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} – 10.131
42. [PS3] Diablo III <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.01.30} - 10.127
43. [3DS] Tomodachi Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} – 9.853
44. [3DS] Yoshi's New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} - 9.831
45. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV <FTG> (Capcom) {2014.08.07} - 9.622
46. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} - 9.370
47. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} - 9.256
48. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} – 9.165
49. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.04.14} - 8.766
50. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} - 8.714

51. [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 8.506
52. [WIU] Wii Party U <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} – 8.091
53. [PSV] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! <SLG> (Sega) {2013.10.10} – 7.462
54. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} – 7.375
55. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2014.05.15} - 6.946
56. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} – 6.925
57. [PSV] htoL NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.06.19} - 6.884
58. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} - 6.882
59. [PS4] Watch Dogs <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 6.845
60. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} – 6.765

61. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} – 6.696
62. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace <ACT> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.08.29} – 6.595
63. [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 6.554
64. [PSV] Bullet Girls <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2014.08.21} - 6.491
65. [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.09.05} – 6.403
66. [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} – 6.330
67. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.12.19} – 6.312
68. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} – 6.296
69. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} - 6.209
70. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} – 6.201

71. [PS4] Infamous: Second Son <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.05.22} - 6.168
72. [PS3] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.07.24} - 6.128
73. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.08.21} - 6.006
74. [PSV] Dangan-Ronpa 1-2: Reload <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} – 5.697
75. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} - 5.696
76. [PS3] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! <SLG> (Sega) {2013.10.10} – 5.614
77. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.09.04} - 5.292
78. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.01.30} - 5.254
79. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} - 5.206
80. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} - 5.199

81. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} - 5.145
82. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} - 5.140
83. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.15} - 5.057
84. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} - 5.044
85. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} - 4.983
86. [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition: Creativity <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.12.12} – 4.957
87. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} - 4.948
88. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} - 4.925
89. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2014.09.25} - 4.839

90. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.01.23} - 4.817

91. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} – 4.666
92. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} – 4.515
93. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} – 4.411
94. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax <FTG> (Atlus) {2014.08.28} - 4.347
95. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} - 4.160
96. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chronophantasma <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2013.10.24} – 4.156
97. [PSV] Kagero: Darkside Princess <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.27} - 4.132
98. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} – 4.024
99. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour <SPT> (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} - 3.976
100. [PSV] Persona 4: Golden <RPG> (Atlus) {2012.06.14} - 3.974

101. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} - 3.928
102. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} - 3.755
103. [PS3] Kagero: Darkside Princess <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.27} - 3.737
104. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} - 3.612
105. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. <RPG> (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} - 3.576
106. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} - 3.572
107. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 3.318
108. [PSV] Shin Hayari Gami <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.08.07} - 3.307
109. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} - 3.299
110. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.05} – 3.262

111. [3DS] Gundam Tri Age SP <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.07.17} - 3.237
112. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} – 3.170
113. [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U <ACT> (Compile Heart) {2014.08.28} - 3.165
114. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} – 3.104
115. [PSP] Saki: Achiga-Hen Episode of Side-A Portable <TBL> (Kaga Create) {2013.08.29} – 3.049
116. [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven <ADV> (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} - 3.024
117. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2013.10.10} – 2.971
118. [WIU] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.09.20} - 2.899
119. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson <ACT> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.08.07} - 2.839
120. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} - 2.808

121. [PSV] Super Heroine Chronicle <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.06} - 2.787
122. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2013.09.26} – 2.778
123. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge <SPT> (Konami) {2014.05.22} - 2.745
124. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.05.29} - 2.705
125. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.09.26} – 2.659
126. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.10} – 2.585
127. [PS3] Lost Planet 3 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.08.29} – 2.574
128. [PSV] Tokyo Shinseiroku: Operation Abyss # <RPG> (5pb.) {2014.07.24} - 2.537
129. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} – 2.519
130. [PS3] Watch Dogs <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 2.495

131. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea # <RPG> (Gust) {2014.07.17} - 2.487
132. [WIU] Wii Fit U <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.02.01} - 2.478
133. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} – 2.453
134. [PS3] Puppeteer <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.09.05} – 2.379
135. [PS3] Drakengard 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.19} – 2.375
136. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1-2-3 - Naruhodo Selection <ADV> (Capcom) {2014.04.17} - 2.351
137.[PSV] Girls & Panzer: Senshado, Kiwamemasu! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} - 2.341
138. [PS3] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2013.09.05} – 2.324
139. [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} - 2.273
140. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} - 2.208

141. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart <SLG> (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} - 2.145
142. [PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} - 2.143
143. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} - 2.141
144. [3DS] Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} – 2.097
145. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Revolution <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.11} - 2.071
146. [PSV] Amagami (EBKore+) <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.01.30} - 2.014
147. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution <RPG> (Kadokawa Shoten) {2014.06.12} - 1.916
148. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} - 1.786
149. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.772
150. [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.06} - 1.706

151. [PSV] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome Hamachi Gatteiru. <ADV> (5pb.) {2013.09.19} – 1.607
152. [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F - Coffin of the End <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.28} - 1.549
153. [PS3] AKB1/149: Love Election <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.12} – 1.542
154. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.12} - 1.512
155. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} – 1.479
156. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White <ACT> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} - 1.475
157. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 <SPT> (Konami) {2013.10.24} – 1.472
158. [PS3] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute. Happy End <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.09.26} – 1.454
159. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.02.22} (¥8.190) - 1.452
160. [PSV] Amnesia World <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.05.22} - 1.344

161. [3DS] Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Victory <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.20} - 1.333
162. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.12} - 1.330
163. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} - 1.312
164. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive # <ADV> (5pb.) {2014.07.24} - 1.308
165. [3DS] Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.25} - 1.296
166. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 1.275
167. [PS3] Saints Row IV <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.01.23} - 1.267
168. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} – 1.261
169. [3DS] Toushin Toshi <RPG> (Image Epoch) {2014.01.30} - 1.261
170. [PS3] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2013.10.17} – 1.083

171. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts - Subtitled Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} – 1.069
172. [PSV] To Love Ru Trouble: Darkness - Battle Ecstasy <ADV> (FuRyu) {2014.05.22} - 1.053
173. [3DS] Magi: A New World <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.13} - 1.007
174. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} – 968
175. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} - 957
176. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} – 870
177. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Lock on Victory!! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2014.06.05} - 862
178. [PS4] Knack <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.02.22} - 691
179. [3DS] Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} - 649
180. [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} - 398

181. [XB1] Titanfall <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.04} - 126
182. [XB1] Kinect Sports Rivals <SPT> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2014.09.04} - 119


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catmario

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That's cool. :D

Finally aggregator is tracking digital sales data!

And Monster Hunter 4's Digital sales data is also good for capcom.
 

killatopak

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damn at Pokemon and MH having such long legs.

Amazed at Terraria.

69. [38S] Mario Golf: World Tour <SPT> (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} - 3.976
Where do I buy a 38S?! I must have it!
 

Kysen

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I was one of those mh4 downloads, easily the most value for money on 3ds. Online was incredible. Having the game always on the 3ds instead of having to switch carts is a bonus too.
 

Earthpainting

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MH4 just KILLS this list, any explanation for this high an amount of eShop sales?
It's a pretty popular game, and it's ideal to have installed on your system. Since hunts are short, having it on your system at all times is very convenient when you've got some time to kill during a commute. You'd also be playing for many many months, so it's possible other games you'd like to play will come out in this timeframe. You can swap out whatever new game you get, but you still have HM for when you feel the need or you have someone around that wants to play. Digital distribution aren't all that big in Japan, so 280k is a very good number.
 

TheChaos0

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I know digital download isn't really popular but those are really low numbers. Even for Monster Hunter :eek:
Japan prefers physical editions, which is why stuff like Phantasy Star Online 2 physical edition sold really well, even though it's a f2p game.
 

cw_sasuke

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MH4 just KILLS this list, any explanation for this high an amount of eShop sales?
It was sold out for a time as well, so buying the eShop version was the only way to hop on the train ASAP.

Japan prefers physical editions, which is why stuff like Phantasy Star Online 2 physical edition sold really well, even though it's a f2p game.
So does the west - you dont see major sales for digital retail games if they arent part of a bomba/steam sale. In japan they dont tend to often drop the price for digital copies on the mayor releases.
 

NEO0MJ

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I'm surprised that the 3DS has more games on the list than the PSV. They're even the best selling ones.
 

NewGame

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Monster Hunter being at the top of the list pleases me greatly.

Look Capcom, non-mobile phone game performing well. Good Capcom, good.
 

Shantom

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You should also note that Famitsu only give digital sales if the title also had a physical release, so there's a lot of games missing from this list.
Edit: It seems I'm wrong.
 

Sho_Nuff82

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You should also note that Famitsu only give digital sales if the title also had a physical release, so there's a lot of games missing from this list.
There's our caveat. Otherwise I'd say these sales are flat out terrible.
 

hiska-kun

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You should also note that Famitsu only give digital sales if the title also had a physical release, so there's a lot of games missing from this list.
Mmm, but Rain didn't get a retail release until june, and we have its digital sales from last october.
 

Shantom

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Mmm, but Rain didn't get a retail release until june, and we have its digital sales from last october.
Ah, you're correct. I would've thought games like Denpa Men would show up if this was a full chart, but it seems not.
 

jett

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I wonder how accurate their tracking is. Those are some horrible numbers.
 

Kresnik258

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Nice job Hiska.

I've had one of these going on... another website that can't be named... for quite some time. I find it useful to have all the info in once place.

It's a shame we're missing November 2013 though. We had a nice run going otherwise.
 

zeromcd73

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Would be interesting to see comparison numbers for retail sale for top10 or so.
Here you go (pretty sure Pokemon Battle Link is download only):

01. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} - 3,480,099

03. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} &#8211; 4,389,411
04. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} &#8211; 1,415,166
05. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.12.05} &#8211; 68,560
06. [PS3] Rain <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.03} &#8211; 9,585
07. [PSV] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} (¥2.980) - 25,061
08. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} - 256,062
09. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} &#8211; 393,803
10. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} &#8211; 1,107,307
 

DaBoss

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Do we know how they obtained these numbers?

I remember that is a question that was frequently asked in MC threads.
 

Hasney

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Aren't these download cards only rather than actual sales from the eShop and PSN? Think that was the last clarification I read, unless September 2013 was the time they had real digital sales.
 

Kresnik258

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Aren't these download cards only rather than actual sales from the eShop and PSN? Think that was the last clarification I read, unless September 2013 was the time they had real digital sales.
Famitsu counts download cards in their physical sales iirc, these are pure downloads.
 

CANLI

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Because it can't be resold. Also it doesn't help that retail slashes the prices on physical so your wallet will speak volumes.

Sometimes I feel like the only person buying digital here. Lol
Digital is just good for people like us living outside Japan in affort to avoid tax fees.
most every week, we have nice sales . Now we have Rhythm Thief for only 1000 yens.
I bought all denpa games when those were at 500 yens for a week.
 

SmokyDave

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Very strange, eshop sales seem to be considerably better than PSN.
Remember that the 3DS has pretty much all of the 'big' Japanese titles, and by far the biggest install base. If you look at these numbers as a percentage of their overall LTDs, the picture looks different.

For example, I release my game and sell 10 copies on the Nintendo Playbox, 4 of which are digital. I also sell 5 copies on the Sony GameCircle, of which 3 are digital. The e-shop version would chart higher, even though I have a higher engagement rate on PSN.

Complicated shit, man.

Edit: I probably should've used Freedom Wars and Monster Hunter 4 to give an illustration with actual numbers.
 

Takao

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Do we know how they obtained these numbers?

I remember that is a question that was frequently asked in MC threads.
I remember reading that they're based off of surveys? I'm not sure where I got that from. If true, that does make question the validity of Famitsu's data. We know how accurate their Most Wanted poll is ...
 

DaBoss

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I remember reading that they're based off of surveys? I'm not sure where I got that from. If true, that does make question the validity of Famitsu's data. We know how accurate their Most Wanted poll is ...
Yea, I remember reading that as well, but there was more to it as well.
 

sense

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so i guess like there is no way to get persona 4 golden digital sales unless we get lucky and atlus releases it?