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Japanese charts – Tales of the Abyss brings 3DS back to the top

Thursday, 7th July 2011 20:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Japanese hardware and software charts for the week ending July 3 finds 3DS back on top after being pushed out last week by PSP, and it’s all thanks to Namco’s Tales of the Abyss.

Luke, Natalia, Guy and co. win

Tales of the Abyss, which had a solid debut, moved 74,173 units during its first three days at market, beating out other chart newcomers Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers, Goldeneye 007, Mashiroiro Symphony, and TDU2, respectively.

Still, second place SSFIV:AE didn’t do too shabby, as it moved 54,924 units during the same period.

All in all, there were 11 new releases in the top 20 for the week, which look quite a bit better than last week’s report.

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

  1. Tales of the Abyss (3DS) – 74,173 (New)
  2. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3) – 54,924 (New)
  3. To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers (PSP) – 37,396 (New)
  4. GoldenEye 007 (Wii) – 36,174 (New)
  5. Little Battle eXperience (PSP) – 24,471
  6. The Legend of Zelda- Ocarina of time 3D (3DS) – 24,190
  7. Atelier Meruru- Alchemist of Arland 3 (PS3) – 23,756
  8. Steins; Gate (PSP) – 21,830
  9. Mashiroiro Symphony Mutsu-no-Hana (PSP) – 17,897 (New)
  10. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PS3) – 15,254 (New)
  11. Gundam Memories- Memories of the Battle (PSP) – 13,701
  12. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (360)  - 12,326 (New)
  13. Wii Sports Resort (Wii ) – 12,241
  14. Yakuza Of The End (PS3) – 11,867
  15. Bleach Soul Ignition (PS3) – 9,050
  16. Moujuuzukai to Oujisama Portable (PSP) – 8,910 (New)
  17. Kaidan Restaurant Zoku! New Menu 100 Selection (NDS) – 8,209 (New)
  18. Power Smash 4 (PS3) – 7,999 (New)
  19. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (360) – 7,764 (New)
  20. Pokemon Black & White (NDS) – 7,623

Software top 20 chart offerings per system:

  • PSP – 6
  • PS3 – 6
  • Wii – 2
  • NDS – 2
  • 3DS – 2
  • 360 – 2
  • PS2 – 0

3DS steals top spot back from PSP

3DS was back on top of the Media Create charts after last week’s vacation, with 30,233 units moved. However, it was a narrow victory as combined PSP hardware moved 29,871 units – a difference of only 362 units.

Other Nintendo hardware fared rather well too, with Wii moving 12, 423 units compared to last week’s 9,511 which can likely be attributed to GoldenEye 007 finally seeing a release in Japan.

Sales of older DS models were up as well, but not enough to raise the red line too much. Figuratively, the increase was so low, the line would be flat if you were to create a graph.

Xbox 360 moved 92 units more than the week prior, PS2 sales were down by a little over 100 units, and PSPgo managed to sell 7 units for the week.

PS3 sales were up 9,448 units compared to the prior reporting period, thanks to three software debuts in the top 20.

Japanese hardware sales, June 27 – July 3, 2011 (separate SKUs)

  • 3DS – 30,233
  • PSP – 29,871
  • PS3 – 26,441
  • Wii – 12,423
  • DSi LL – 4,963
  • DSi – 4,504
  • 360 – 2,244
  • PS2 -1,222
  • DSL – 138
  • PSPgo – 7

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3 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Are ports the only things that come to 3DS and sell? The first Zelda 64 and now this, port of an average PS2 title. Star Fox 64 is also on the way.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    AVERAGE? are you takiing the piss?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @2
    Yes, average. At least I remember the OPM score was average (5 out 10). Both Abyss and Legendia were considered disappointing (Gotta confess that I really liked Legendia though).

    #3 3 years ago

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