Japanese charts – Pokemon Typing and PSP on top

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:42 GMT

Media Create has released the unit sales chart for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending April 24, and it finds PSP back in the top spot, and Pokemon gets to typing on the software charts.

Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing debuts at the top

Nintendo’s Pokemon typing title hit the software chart in the number one spot moving 59,363 units for the week. The game, which comes bundled with a wireless keyboard, is meant to teach children how to type. Pokemon already teaches children in Japan how to read, so why not?

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.

SOCOM: US Navy SEALs 4 was another debut for the week, moving 12,613 units for PS3.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has a rather good software week compared to the weeks prior, as it has not one, but tow titles in the top 20. Otomedius X from Konami launched at number 10 moving 10,502 units, and Capcom’s Monster Hunter Frontier Online debuted at number 12, moving 10,393 units.

All in all, eight new titles hit the top 20 this week, 17 total on the full 50.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending April 24, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (NDS) – 59,363 (New)
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (NDS) – 45,397
  3. Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Hakai-hen (PSP) – 44,973
  4. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP) – 27,931
  5. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3) – 24,365
  6. Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku (NDS) – 19,786 (New)
  7. GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High School (PSP) – 13,560 (New)
  8. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4 (PS3) – 12,613 (New)
  9. Pilotwings Resort (3DS) – 10,675
  10. Otomedius X (360) – 10,502 (New)
  11. Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP) – 10,400
  12. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Premium Package) (360) – 10,393 (New)
  13. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) – 8,558
  14. Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou (NDS) – 8,376 (New)
  15. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP) – 8,207
  16. Clannad (PS3) – 7,466 (New)
  17. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP) – 7,369
  18. Amagami EBKore+ (PSP) – 7,016
  19. Wii Party (Wii) – 6,748
  20. Nintendogs + Cats (3DS) – 6,303

Software top 20 chart offerings per system:

  • PSP – 7
  • 3DS – 4
  • NDS – 4
  • PS3 – 2
  • 360 – 2
  • Wii – 1
  • PS2 – 0

PSP steals the top spot back from 3DS

PSP was back on top of the hardware charts after losing its three-week winning streak to 3DS last time out. Combined units for the two Sony handhelds came in at 49,427 units moved, with PSP moving 49,162 and PSPgo 265 units, respectively.

PS3 moved 19,033 consoles, and PS2 moved 1,163.

3DS moved 23,038 units for the week, which is 5,214 units shy of last week’s figures. Older NDS models were back up, moving 1,395 units over the week prior -thanks in part to Pokemon Typing.

Wii sales declined by 256 units over the prior week.

Xbox 360 managed to move an extra 7 units for the reporting period, compared to last week.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – April 24, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 920,133
  • PSP – 751,974
  • PS3 – 446,353
  • NDS – 376,395
  • Wii – 243,980
  • 360 – 37,510
  • PS2 – 27,561

Japanese hardware, April 18– April 24, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • PSP – 49,427
  • 3DS – 23,038
  • PS3 – 19,033
  • NDS – 13,561
  • Wii – 7,866
  • 360 – 1,891
  • PS2 – 1,163

Japanese hardware, April 18 – April 24, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • PSP – 49,162
  • 3DS – 23,038
  • PS3 – 19,033
  • Wii – 7,866
  • DSi LL – 7,064
  • DSi – 6,214
  • 360 – 1,891
  • PS2 – 1,163
  • DSL – 283
  • PSPgo – 265

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