Japanese charts, March 7-13: 3DS still tops, Dynasty Warriors 7 crowned winner

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 19 March 2011 21:25 GMT

Media Create has released the units sales chart for hardware and software amid the harrowing tsunami disaster in Japan last week. For the week ending March 13, Dynasty Warriors 7 came out tops, along with 3DS.

Dramatic battles with cool music

Koei’s Dynasty Warriors 7 topped the software chart with its debut, selling 253,900 units.

Dissidia: 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy dropped to second place, and Professor Layton maintained the third spot for the third week in a row.

Other debuts for the week of March 7 -13 were Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen in fourth with 24,344 units moved, and Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2 in ninth place moving 18,134 units.

The chart didn’t deviate much from the week prior, however, Way of the Samurai 4 dropped drastically from second place to tenth.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending March 13, 2011.

  1. Dynasty Warriors 7 Tecmo (PS3) –  253,900 (NEW)
  2. Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy (PSP) –  64,996
  3. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) 29,157
  4. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (PSP) –  24,344 (NEW)
  5. Nintendogs + Cats Nintendo (3DS) – 23,885
  6. Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (PSP) – 2,0884
  7. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) – 20,410
  8. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP)  -18,554
  9. Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2 (PSP) – 18,134 (NEW)
  10. Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3) – 17,143
  11. Samurai Warriors Chronicle (3DS) -12,728
  12. Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue/Red (DS) – 10,460
  13. Winning Eleven 3D Soccer (3DS) – 8,482
  14. Pokemon Black/White (DS) – 7,944
  15. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) – 7,919
  16. Samurai Warriors 3 Z  (PS3) – 6,568
  17. Wii Party (Wii) – 6,072
  18. Super Street Fighter IV 3D (3DS) – 5,821
  19. Disgaea 4 (PS3) 5,769
  20. Ridge Racer 3D Namco Bandai (3DS) 5,711

Software chart offerings per system

  • 3DS – 6
  • PSP – 6
  • PS3 – 4
  • DS – 2
  • Wii – 2
  • Xbox 360 – 0

3DS and PSP down, PS3 up

3DS sales were down 50 percent over the week prior, with the handheld moving 96,463 units for the period. Lifetime sales of the device are reaching 681,000.

Dynasty Warriors 7 did well for PS3 allowing the consoles to move 6,488 units more than last week. PSP sales dropped considerably, as it moved 44,646 units compared to last week’s 76,246 units.

Despite the debut of the hack and slash, it wasn’t enough to topple 3DS or PSP, and both were number one and two, respectively, on the chart despite the drop in sales.

Xbox 360, older DS models, PSPgo and PS2 sales didn’t change much over last week, nor the week prior to that.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – March 13, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd)

  • 3DS – 680,850
  • PSP – 607,229
  • PS3 – 299,575
  • DS – 277,358
  • Wii – 187,386
  • Xbox 360 –26,444
  • PS2 –18,246

Japanese hardware, March 7 – March 13, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • 3DS – 96,463
  • PSP – 45,577
  • PS3 – 32,406
  • DS – 13,255
  • Wii – 9,519
  • 360 – 1,796
  • PS2 – 1,348

Japanese hardware, March 7 – March 13, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • 3DS – 96,463
  • PSP – 44,646
  • PS3 – 32,406
  • Wii – 9,519
  • DSi LL – 6,836
  • DSi – 5,888
  • 360 – 1,796
  • PS2-  1,348
  • PSP go-  931
  • DS Lite -531

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