Japanese Charts – Grand Knights History knocks Monster Hunter down

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 9 September 2011 03:15 GMT

The PSP absolutely dominated the Japanese software charts this week, but the 3DS maintained a precarious hold over hardware.

Software
Marvelous’s RPG Grand Knights History took out top spot in its debut week, edging out Monster Hunter HD. But the latter remained strong, and may prove a persistent entry over the next few weeks.

Interestingly, the Xbox 360 managed to sneak into the top 20 this week for the first time in ages – unsurprisingly, it was Monster Hunter again.

Elsewhere, a handful of new releases performed reasonably well, with a re-release of Call of Duty: Black Ops drawing interest, and a Corpse Party title confirming interest in the soon to be localised series.

Below you’ll find Media Create’s top 20 sales chart for the week ending September 4, 2011. Last week’s figures can be found here.

    Top 20 Software

  1. Grand Knights History (PSP) – 64,630 (new)
  2. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. (PS3) – 52,792
  3. Rhythm Heaven (Wii) 22,762
  4. Samurai Warriors 3: Empires # (PS3) – 21,604
  5. Devil Survivor: Over Clock (3DS) – 20,809 (new)
  6. Kirby Mass Attack (DS) – 15,804
  7. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows # (PSP) – 15,249 (new)
  8. Mobile Suit Gundam: New Giren’s Ambition (PSP) – 14,656
  9. Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne G (PSP) – 12,924
  10. Dynasty Warriors 7: Special (PSP) 12,209
  11. Pokemon Rumble Blast(3DS) – 11,773
  12. Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus (Wii) – 11,598
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) – 11,430
  14. Black Rock Shooter: The Game # (PSP) – 11,186
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Dubbed Edition (Reprint) (PS3) – 9,104 (new)
  16. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: 2011 Anniversary Premium Package (XBOX 360) – 7,953 (new)
  17. Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat (PSP) – 7,090
  18. Toriko: Gourmet Survival (PSP) – 6,290
  19. Taiko Drum Master Portable DX (PSP) – 6,049
  20. Suite PreCure: Melody Collection (DS) – 5,715

Software top 20 by platform

PSP – 9
3DS – 3
PS3 – 3
DS – 2
Wii – 2
360 – 1

Hardware
The 3DS is still the best-selling hardware this week, but dropped another 6,000 units from late week’s figure as the price cut frenzy continues to wane. It’ll be interesting to see if next week brings less sales for Nintendo, as consumers anticipate a hardware revision, or if the second circle pad peripheral will actually drive interest up.

Overall, year-on-year hardware sales figures are up, with the PlayStation 3 and 3DS’s price-cut bumps creating a small spike. Individually, all other platforms are down, with the PSP and Wii each dropping 5,000 units from 2010’s figures – not that significant given both have successors on the way.

    Japanese hardware sales, August 29- September 4, 2011 (combined SKUs)

  • 3DS – 54,744
  • PS3 – 33,831
  • PSP – 30,199
  • Wii – 11,606
  • DS – 5,710
  • PS2 – 1,394
  • Xbox 360 – 1,228

Thanks, Neogaf.

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