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Japanese charts – PSP and Dragon Quest Monsters tops

Saturday, 9th April 2011 23:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released the unit sales figures for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending April 3, and it finds PSP topping the harware chart for the second week in a row. On the software chart, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional debuted at number one for older NDS systems.

PSP titles rule the software offerings

Square’s Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional was the only NDS in the top 10 for the week, claiming the top spot with 163, 008 units sold, which is quite good for an update instead of direct sequel.

Kadokawa Game’s Ebikore+ Amagami for PSP, which also debuted for the reporting period, moved 69,221 units to land in second place, followed by last week’s winner, Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection on PSP. The former also debuted on PS2 for the week, moving 17,261 units to land in the sixth spot.

BlazBlue Continuum Shift II, which debuted in fifth place, was released for both PSP and 3DS but only the PSP version landed in the top 20. The only 3DS title to land in the top 10 for the week was Namco Bandai’s Pro Baseball Famista 2011, which debuted in ninth place.

Crysis 2 debuted in 12th with 10,416 units moved on PS3. The 360 version landed at number 27, but Media Create doesn’t provide figures for titles that land in spots 21-50.

Big sellers like Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Pokemon Black and White stayed in the top 20, with life-to-date sales hitting 4,417,517 and 5,136,984, respectively.

All in all, six PSP titles made up the top 10 with 8 titles total for the system in the top 20.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending April 3, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (NDS) – 163,008 (New)
  2. Ebikore+ Amagami (PSP) – 69,221 (New)
  3. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP) – 31,382
  4. Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3) – 26,493
  5. BlazBlue Continuum Shift II (PSP) – 23,808 (New)
  6. Ebikore+ Amagami (PS2) – 17,261 (New)
  7. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) – 15,864
  8. Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP) – 15,223
  9. Pro Baseball Famista 2011 (3DS) – 12,851 (New)
  10. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) – 12,002
  11. Nintendogs + Cats (3DS) -10,780
  12. Crysis 2 (PS3) – 10,416 (New)
  13. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) – 10,304
  14. Pokemon Black & White (NDS) – 9,306
  15. Naruto Shippuuden Shinobi Rittai Emaki (3DS) – 8,127 (New)
  16. Wii Party (Wii) – 7,998
  17. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) – 7,900
  18. Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3) – 6,596 )
  19. Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2 (PSP) – 6,571
  20. Gundam The 3D Battle (3DS) – 6,521

Software top 20 chart offerings per system

  • PSP – 8
  • 3DS – 5
  • Wii – 1
  • NDS – 2
  • PS3 – 3
  • 360 – 0
  • PS2 – 1

PSP tops 3DS by 14,400 units

For the reporting period of March 28 through April 3, PSP sold 57,379 units,  besting 3DS’ 42,979 units.

PSPgo manged to move 696 units, and PS2 once again outsold Xbox 360 moving 207 more units than Micorsoft’s offering thanks in part to the release of Ebikore+ Amagami.

Older model DS systems managed to move 19,901 combined units for the week, which is rather flat compared to the week prior’s 19,094 units.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – April 3, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 835,933
  • PSP – 584,585
  • PS3 – 382,624
  • NDS – 330,943
  • Wii – 219,167
  • 360 – 31,815
  • PS2 -23,742

Japanese hardware, March 28 – April 3, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • PSP – 58,075
  • 3DS – 42,979
  • PS3 – 27,453
  • NDS – 19,901
  • Wii – 10,249
  • 360 – 1,789
  • PS2 – 1,996

Japanese hardware, March 28 – April 3, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • PSP – 57,379
  • 3DS – 42,979
  • PS3 – 27,453
  • Wii – 10,249
  • DSi LL – 9,706
  • DSi – 9,566
  • PS2 – 1,996
  • 360 – 1,789
  • PSPgo – 696
  • DSL – 629

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2 Comments

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  1. mathare92

    Do we have a western release date for Pro Baseball Famisuta 2011?

    :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    14k units is a huge difference. Nintendo better hurry with mario & zelda.
    Is it really possible that the only reason to buy nintendo consoles are nintendo games and some other?

    #2 3 years ago