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Japanese charts: Modern Warfare 3 bests high-profile regional favorites

Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 18:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released its weekly sales chart, and Modern Warfare 3 topped the software chart, besting high-profile Japanese debuts Ni no Kuni and One Piece Gigant Battle

The shooter’s debut moved 180,372 units on PS3 and 30,467 units on Xbox 360 for a combined 210,839 units sold. Last year, Black Ops debuted with 159,201 combined units on both platforms.

Modern Warfare 3′s distributor in Japan is Square Enix, and the version topping the charts this week is subtitled, with a dubbed version expected for a mid-December release.

Nacmo’s One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 came in second to the shooter with 116,062 units moved on NDS, and Level-5′s lovely PS3 title, Ni no Kuni came in third with 67,032 units.

Other top 20 debuts for the week were Saints Row: The Third, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

The full top 20 Media Create sales chart for the week ending November 20 is below. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  • [PS3] 01. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Square, 11/11/17): 180,372 — NEW
  • [NDS] 02. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/11/17): 116,062 — NEW
  • [PS3] 03. Ni no Kuni (Level-5, 11/11/17): 67,032 — NEW
  • [3DS] 04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/11/03): 62,318 (499,250)
  • [PS3] 05. Saints Row The Third (THQ Japan, 11/11/17): 36,222 — NEW
  • [PSP] 06. Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 11/10/27): 30,543 (682,173)
  • [360] 07. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Square Enix, 11/11/17): 30,467 — NEW
  • [PSP] 08. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend (Sega, 11/11/10): 30,042 (214,715)
  • [PS3] 09. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (Capcom, 11/11/10): 25,771 (149,968)
  • [PS3] 10. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom, 11/11/17): 22,436 — NEW
  • [PSP] 11. Ore no Shi wo Koete Yuke (Sony, 11/11/10): 21,497 (115,582)
  • [WII] 12. Pokepark 2 Beyond the World (Pokemon, 11/11/12): 19,246 (55,031)
  • [WII] 13. Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 11/10/27): 18,671 (236,039)
  • [360] 14. Saints Row The Third (THQ Japan, 11/11/17): 15,380 — NEW
  • [360] 15. Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary (Microsoft, 11/11/17): 13,106 — NEW
  • [PS3] 16. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (Konami, 11/11/10): 12,721 (52,464)
  • [WII] 17. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 11/10/13): 12,477 (216,255)
  • [PSP] 18. Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/11/03): 9,742 (69,362)
  • [WII] 19. Wii Party (Nintendo, 10/07/08): 8,559 (2,022,866)
  • [PS3] 20. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts, 11/11/02): 8,094 (150,265)

3DS was still the top selling system in the hardware sector for the week, and both PS3 and PSP saw double sales growth over the prior week. New colors for both systems were attributed to the rise in sales.

The hardware chart is below, with last week’s sales in parenthesis.

  • 1. 3DS: 96,219 (103,962)
  • 2. PSP: 41,069 (23,472)
  • 3. PS3: 40,085 (22,919)
  • 4. Wii: 13,613 (11,782)
  • 5. DSi LL: 1,813 (1,751)
  • 6. X360: 1,763 (1,531)
  • 7. PS2: 1,291 (1,294)
  • 8. DSi: 897 (909)
  • 9. DS Lite: 31 (20)

Thanks, Andriasang.

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5 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    Oh for fuck sake, you gotta be kidding me :(

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gheritt White

    Assassin’s Creed doesn’t even make the list!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    I mean, it’s not shocking to me it topped the charts, but Level-5 have a massive following over there, and One Piece is, well, One Piece.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    3DS sales are really bad considering that Mario was a system seller.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. John117

    WTF?! Halo got on the list? Now that’s a surprise… Make no mistake, I have it myself but never thought there were enough japanese pleying Xbox that there would be enough people to hit the top 20 mark xP

    #5 3 years ago

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