Japanese charts – Super Robot Taisen Z and 3DS win

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 April 2011 22:05 GMT

Media Create has released the unit sales chart for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending April 17. 3DS is back in the top spot, and Komani takes the units moved crown with Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 despite Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Hakai-hen debuting at the top.

The top 20 loves PSP titles

Once again, the majority of titles in the top for the reporting period where for PSP. The one that came out on top, was the debut of Namco’s Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Hakai-hen which moved over 307,000 units.

Another debut this week which did rather well, was Konami’s Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 which took three spots in the top 10 and sold a combined total of 169,394 units, making it the clear winner of the top 20  in terms of sales. Out of versions available for it in the top 20, the preferred format was PS3.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin also entered the top 20 for the week, moving 62,721 units on PSP and outselling another debut, Pilotwings Report on 3DS by 36,167 units.

THQ’s North Korean-fee version of Homefront also debuted in Japan, moving 22,111 units on PS3 and 7,752 on Xbox 360.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending April 17, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Hakai-hen (PSP, Bandai Namco) – 307,019 (New)
  2. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3, Konami) – 86,486 (New)
  3. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (NDS, Square Enix) – 86,364
  4. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP, Konami) – 71,264 (New)
  5. Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP, Atlus) – 62,721 (New)
  6. Pilotwings Resort (3DS, Nintendo) – 26,554 (New)
  7. Homefront (PS3, Spike) – 22,111 (New)
  8. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP, D3 Publisher) – 16,898
  9. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (3DS, Konami) – 11,644  (New)
  10. Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3, Koei Tecmo) – 10,369
  11. Amagami EBKore+ (PSP, Kadokawa Shoten) – 9,378
  12. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP, Square Enix) – 8,996
  13. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP, Capcom) – 8,371
  14. Homefront (360, Spike) – 7,752 (New)
  15. Nintendogs + Cats (3DS, Nintendo) – 7,421
  16. Wii Party (Wii, Nintendo) – 6,950
  17. Pokemon Black / White (NDS, Pokemon Co.) – 5,881
  18. Dissidia Duodecim 012: Final Fantasy (PSP, Square Enix) – 5,706
  19. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP, Sega) – 5,524
  20. Professor Layton & the Mask of Miracle (3DS, Level 5) – 4,921

Software top 20 chart offerings per system:

  • PSP – 9
  • 3DS – 4
  • PS3 – 3
  • NDS – 2
  • Wii – 1
  • 360 – 1
  • PS2 – 0

3DS takes back the top hardware spot

PSP had a good three week run at the top, but Nintendo’s new handheld was back at number one this week. Likely, this is all thanks to the release of Pilotwings Report which moved 26,554 units and the fact that 3DS is backwards compatible so the 86,364 folks who purchased Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional can play on either the DS or 3DS.

However, PSP was not far behind 3DS’s 28,252 units as it sold 23,846 units. Add in sales of PSPgo, and the unit sales jump to 24,053.

PS3 moved 22,265 units for the week, and the little engine that could, otherwise known as PS2, moved and addition 1,261 units for the week.

Older model DS systems managed to move 14,956 combined units for the week, which is down 1, 979units over the week prior, showing the older handhelds are still in decline, albeit a slow one. Wii 8,122 units, a decline of 703 units over the week prior pushing the console further into market saturation.

Xbox 360 sold 8 units less during the reporting period compared to the week prior.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – April 17, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 897,095
  • PSP – 702,547
  • PS3 – 427,320
  • NDS – 362,834
  • Wii – 235,843
  • 360 – 35,619
  • PS2 -26,398

Japanese hardware, April 11– April 17, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • 3DS – 28,252
  • PSP – 24,053
  • PS3 – 22,265
  • NDS – 14,956
  • Wii – 8,122
  • 360 – 1,898
  • PS2 – 1,261

Japanese hardware, April 11 – April 17, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • 3DS – 28,252
  • PSP – 23,846
  • PS3 – 22,265
  • Wii – 8,122
  • DSi LL – 7,724
  • DSi – 6,809
  • Xbox 360 – 1,898
  • PS2 – 1,261
  • DS Lite – 423
  • PSP go – 207

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