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Japanese charts – PSP and Yakuza: of the End take retail

Friday, 17th June 2011 22:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released the unit sales chart for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending June 12, and it finds PSP still the clear winner and Yakuza: of the End debuting in first place on the software chart.

Yazuka vs Zombies

SEGA’s Yakuza: of the End hit the top of the Japanese retail charts at number one, moving 298,717 units in three days, while last week’s top earner, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, fell to second place with 15,551 units moved which is a drop of 74 percent.

Four titles in total debuted on the top 20 for the week, with Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Portable Vol, 1 and Vol. 2 hitting the sixth and 20th spot, respectively.

Red Faction: Armageddon was one of those debuts as well, hitting PS3 with 5,436 units moved. The Xbox 360 equivalent debuted at number 30.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending June 12, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Yakuza: Of the End (PS3) – 298,717 (New)
  2. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS) – 15,551
  3. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (NDS)  - 11,421
  4. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional (NDS) – 10,526
  5. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (3DS)  - 8,384
  6. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Portable Vol, 1 (PSP)  - 6,808 (New)
  7. Wii Party (Wii)  - 6,243
  8. Akiba’s Trip (PSP) – 5,523
  9. Red Faction: Armageddon (PS3)  - 5,436 (New)
  10. Patapon 3 (PSP)  - 5,306
  11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP) – 5,302
  12. Pokemon Black / White (NDS)  - 5,230
  13. Warriors: Legends of Troy (PS3)  - 5,128
  14. Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus (Wii)  - 4,960
  15. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Way of Heaven with Power-Up Kit (PS3)  - 4,087
  16. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)  - 4,050
  17. Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side (Wii)   - 4,005
  18. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)   - 3,938
  19. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP)  - 3,919
  20. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Vol, 2 (PS3)  - 3,558 (New)

Software top 20 chart offerings per system:

PSP – 5
PS3 – 5
WII – 5
NDS – 3
3DS – 2
360 – 0
PS2 – 0

PSP still tops despite decrease in sales over last week

PSP was once again the top seller for the week, moving 26,681 units which is a bit of drop from last week’s 30,155 units.

3DS came in second for the week, with 24,649 units moved, which is only 2,032 units less than PSP.

PS3, Wii and PS2 were the only consoles to show growth over the week, while the rest of hardware was down anywhere from a few thousand units to a few hundred units over the week prior.

Handhelds DSi, DSL, and PSPgo were also up over last week, with the later moving an extra 7 units over the prior week.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – June 12, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 1,089,548
  • PSP – 1,040,345
  • PS3 – 567,515
  • NDS – 466,059
  • Wii – 299,104
  • 360 – 57,132
  • PS2 – 37,080

Japanese hardware, June 6 – June 12, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • PSP – 26,750
  • 3DS – 24,649
  • PS3 – 17,104
  • NDS – 10,661
  • Wii – 6,357
  • 360 – 2,370
  • PS2 – 1,291

Japanese hardware, June 6 – June 12, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • PSP – 26,681
  • 3DS – 24,649
  • PS3 – 17,104
  • Wii – 6,357
  • DSiLL – 5,283
  • DSi – 5,232
  • 360 – 2,370
  • PS2 – 1,291
  • DSL – 146
  • PSPgo – 69

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5 Comments

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  1. Espers

    wait till final fantasy type-0 hits the shelves … I really regret not making it for PS3 >_< The game looks epic and huge, 2 UMDs, it will easily top the Japanese game charts

    Just watch the trailer in HD at the Japanese official website

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    It will be really interesting to see how Zelda Ocarina 3DS’ release affects the hardware sales balance.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Didnt even know Yakuza: of the End was out. I really should look into picking up the last one which came out here (5, is it?). Theres so much out right now, mu back-log is massive. I’ve almost ‘platt’ed’ IF2, then i want to get WKC2 which is 2, over 50 hour games in one. Then all of that stuff i got for free, plus the stuff i brought off PSN. Then the last Yakuza… Jeesh…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Noodlemanny

    Is Yakuza: of the End just a Japanese thing cos I can’t find it selling anywhere. Apart from on google shopping for 60 quid (not dollars).

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    ^ Yeah, its not out in the west. Yet.

    #5 3 years ago