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Japanese hardware and software charts Jan 24 -30: The Last Story and PSP reign supreme

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 17:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released its sales charts for Japanese hardware and software for the week of January 24 – 30, and it finds Mistwalker’s The Last Story debuting in the top spot as was expected by anyone with a pulse. PSP continued to be the hardware of choice for the periods, thanks to the debut of Valkyria Chronicles 3 and a game about having a little sister on the system.

Debuts dominate the chart’s top 10

The top ten spots on the software chart were dominated by new releases for the reporting period.

Mistwalker’s lovely RPG The Last Story moved 114,722 units its first three days at retail while SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles 3 moved 102,779 units in just four days. Namco’s My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute moved 88,493 units proving virtual sisters are more popular than real ones, and Dragon Age: Origins took the sixth spot on PS3 , moving over 42,000 units.

All in all, there were a total of 12 debuts for the top 20, with seven taking up spots in the top 10.

Here’s the full software chart for the week. The previous week’s figures can be found here.

  1. The Last Story (Wii)  – 114,722 (New)
  2. Valkyria Chronicles 3 (PSP) – 102,779 (New)
  3. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute Portable (PSP) – 88,493 (New)
  4. Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (PSP) – 58,977 (New)
  5. Magical Index Term (PSP) – 56,017 (New)
  6. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)- 42,854 (New)
  7. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) – 33,338
  8. Dream Club Zero (D3 Publisher) – 21,734 (New)
  9. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep – Final Mix (PSP) – 20,528
  10. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) – 19,214
  11. Dragon Age: Origins (360) – 14,000 (New)
  12. Tsuku Monogatari (PSP) – 13,329 (New)
  13. Gal Gun (360) – 12,419 (New)
  14. Wii Party (Wii) – 10,778
  15. Chaos; Head – Love Chu Chu! (PSP) – 10,753 (New)
  16. Pokemon Black and White (DS) – 10,654
  17. Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (DS)  – 10,437
  18. Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (DS) – 8,814
  19. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Season 10 PP)  (360) – 8,055 (New)
  20. AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol (PSP) – 7,916

Software chart offerings per system

  • PSP – 9
  • 360 – 4
  • NDS – 3
  • Wii – 3
  • PS3 – 1

PSP continues to dominate thanks to software offerings

PSP maintained its throne for the period, and while not still riding the Kingdom Hearts wave from the week prior, it caught a new one with Valkyria Chronicles 3 and the aforementioned little sister title. Thanks to having nine titles on the software chart, Sony moved 34,648 PSP units for the week. PSPgo moved a paltry 280 units, and PS3 was the dominate home console on the chart as it moved over 25, 000 units.

The debut of The Last Story wasn’t enough to keep Wii out of third place, but the game was only out for three days during the reporting period, so these figures may go up next week. DSi LL was still the best seller for the DS family of handhelds, and was just a few hundred units shy of the 12,000 mark for the week which is surprising considering 3DS is set to launch in Japan this month.

Sales of Xbox 360 were up over the prior week, thanks in part to software debuts for Dragon Age: Origins and Gal Gun.

The full hardware figures are below, with the prior week’s figures here.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – January 30, 2011 (combined SKUs, running tally):

  1. DS – 164,771
  2. PS3 – 141,743
  3. PSP – 134,678
  4. Wii – 111,833
  5. Xbox 360 – 12,346
  6. PS2 – 7,950

Japanese hardware, January 24 – January 30, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  1. PSP –  34,989
  2. PS3 – 25,149
  3. DS – 22,561
  4. Wii – 19,448
  5. Xbox 360 – 3,513
  6. PS2 – 1,938

Japanese hardware, January 24 – January 30, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  1. PSP- 34,648
  2. PS3 – 25,149
  3. Wii – 19,448
  4. DSi LL – 11,891
  5. DSi- 9,611
  6. Xbox 360 – 3,513
  7. PS2 -1,938
  8. DS – 1,059
  9. PSPgo – 280

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3 Comments

  1. Elven_Star

    I hope they release VC3 over here too. The fact that they haven’t announced anything regarding the western release, has got me worried.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I want Valkyria Chronicles NGP

    Do it peaches, it is your DESTINY!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Holy hell, Dragon Age Origins’ sales aren’t too bad. Awesome!

    #3 4 years ago

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