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Japanese charts – PSP and Earth Defense Force 2 tops

Saturday, 16th April 2011 23:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released its sales chart for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending April 10, and it finds PSP topping the harware chart for the third week in a row. On the software chart, Earth Defense Force 2 Portable debuted at number one.

PSP titles make up most of the top 20

D3 Publisher’s Earth Defence Force 2 Portable debuted at the top of the software chart with 63,795 units sold, while Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional hung on to the two spot for the second week in a row.

The latest Professor Layton title and Nintendogs + Cats, were the only titles keeping the top 20 relatively bare of 3DS games, and the PS2 title Amagami came in last in the top 20. Still, a PS2 title in on the charts in this day and age is a rather momentous feat in and of itself.

Other debuts for the week were Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings for NDS, and Are You Alice? for PSP.

All in all, nine PSP titles made up the top 20, which is almost half the offerings on the chart.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending April 10, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP) – 63,795 (New)
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional (NDS) – 42,397
  3. Amagami (EBKore+) (PSP) – 23,849
  4. Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (PSP) – 19,392
  5. Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3) – 17,002
  6. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) – 12,060
  7. Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings (NDS) – 11,229 (New)
  8. Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog/Shiba/Toy Poodle (3DS) – 10,997
  9. Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (PSP) – 9,484
  10. Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (PSP) – 8,822
  11. Wii Party (Wii) – 8,501
  12. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS) – 7,351
  13. Pokemon Black / White (NDS) – 7,158
  14. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (PSP) – 6,398
  15. Crysis 2 (PS3) – 5,814
  16. Are You Alice? (PSP) – 5,764 (New)
  17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) – 5,120
  18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 5,019
  19. SD Gundam G Generation: World (PSP) – 4,889
  20. Amagami (EBKore+) (PS2) – 4,810

Software top 20 chart offerings per system

  • PSP – 9
  • Wii – 3
  • NDS – 3
  • 3DS – 2
  • PS3 – 2
  • PS2 – 1
  • 360 – 0

PSP tops 3DS by only 2,568 units

PSP only bested 3DS by 2,568 units during the reporting period, which is a fair shade better than last week’s 14,400 units.

PSPgo manged to move 356 units, and PS2′s winning streak over Xbox 360 ended this week when the former moved 511 units less than Microsoft’s offering.

Older model DS systems managed to move 16,935 combined units for the week, which is down 2,966 units over the week prior.

3DS sale continued to decline this week, with the new handheld moving 10,069 units less than the week ending April 3.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – April 10, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 868,843
  • PSP – 678,494
  • PS3 – 405,055
  • NDS – 347,878
  • Wii – 227,992
  • 360 – 33,721
  • PS2 -25,137

Japanese hardware, April 4– April 10, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • PSP – 35,834
  • 3DS – 32,910
  • PS3 – 22,431
  • NDS – 16,935
  • Wii – 8,825
  • 360 – 1,906
  • PS2 – 1,395

Japanese hardware, April 4 – April 10, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • PSP – 35,478
  • 3DS – 32,910
  • PS3 – 22,431
  • Wii – 8,825
  • DSi LL – 8,386
  • DSi – 8,035
  • 360 – 1,906
  • PS2 – 1,395
  • DSL – 514
  • PSPgo – 356


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6 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    3DS is not doing great in Japan…

    Until New Mario games of course :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Cozzy

    I love how the PS2 has a game in the top 20 while the 360 doesn’t, Japan really don’t like the Xbox do they!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dralen

    Wow! They love their handhelds don’t they :P.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. SOMI

    yay! Nintendo are on a downward spiral and can’t wait till they finally die.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @4 just like your mother?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @5: Incredible. Your comment is the perfect mix between idiocy and distastefulness.

    #6 3 years ago

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