Japanese charts – PSP and Dragon Quest still winning

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 14 May 2011 22:45 GMT

Media Create has released the unit sales chart for Japanese hardware and software for the week ending May 8, and it finds PSP and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 still topping each’s respective chart.

Can’t get enough of Dragon Quest Monsters

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional for NDS was once again the top software mover of the week, selling 43,886 units.

Patapon 3, which debuted in fourth place last week, moved up the chart to claim second.

There weren’t any new titles in the top 20 for the week, but thanks to the holiday in Japan last weekend, Constitution Memorial Day, sales in party titles and Nintendo offerings surged over the prior week. We’re assuming, that like in the US on Memorial Weekend, there were some nice sales going on.

Below is Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending May 8 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional (NDS) – 43,886
  2. Patapon 3 (PSP) – 21,546
  3. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PSP) – 20,090
  4. Final Promise Story (PSP) – 18,185
  5. Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen (PSP) – 13,670
  6. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3) – 12,754
  7. Wii Party (Wii)  – 12,433
  8. Pokemon Black / White (NDS) – 9,868
  9. Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog/ Shiba/Toy Poodle (3DS) – 9,643
  10. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)  – 9,298
  11. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP)  – 9,019
  12. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)  – 8,944
  13. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3) – 8,579
  14. Pilotwings Resort (3DS)  – 8,260
  15. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (NDS) – 7,499
  16. New Super Mario Bros, Wii (Wii) – 6,973
  17. Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) (Wii) – 6,809
  18. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP) – 6,560
  19. Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku (NDS) – 6,253
  20. Earth Defence Force 2 Portable (PSP) – 6,055

Software top 20 chart offerings per system:

  • PSP – 7
  • Wii – 5
  • NDS – 4
  • 3DS – 2
  • PS3 – 2
  • 360 – 0
  • PS2 – 0

Nintendo’s DS hardware does the business

PSP continued its reign at the top of the hardware charts this week, moving 54,882 units despite a significant drop over last week, when it moved 76,974 units.  PSPgo manged to move seven units more over last week, and PS3 and extra 1,006 units over last week’s 23,954 units.

3DS sales this week were down a few hundred over the week prior, but its other family members saw number grow over last week. DSiXL moved an extra 1,284 units for the week, and DSi moved 1,124 more units compared to last week. DS Lite sales were rather flat, with the aging system moving 30 units more than the prior period.

Wii sales were a bit flat as well, as the console moved an extra 631 units over last week’s 10,889 units.

Xbox 360 sales were down 663 units for the week, and PS2 managed to moved 114 units more than last week.

All-in-all, nothing spectacular happened on the charts this week.

Japanese hardware, January 3 – May 8, 2011 (combined SKUs, ytd):

  • 3DS – 977,695
  • PSP – 884,339
  • PS3 – 491,190
  • NDS – 413,049
  • Wii – 266,389
  • 360 – 45,011
  • PS2 – 30,839

Japanese hardware, May 2 – May 8, 2011 (combined SKUs):

  • PSP – 55,140
  • 3DS – 29,149
  • PS3 – 20,883
  • NDS – 19,516
  • Wii – 11,520
  • 360 – 3,419
  • PS2 – 1,696

Japanese hardware, May 2 – May 8, 2011 (separate SKUs):

  • PSP –  54,882
  • 3DS – 29,149
  • PS3 – 20,883
  • Wii – 11,520
  • DSi LL – 10,519
  • DSi – 8,708
  • 360 – 3,419
  • PS2 – 1,696
  • DSL – 289
  • PSPgo – 258

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments