This Week In Sales: Black Panther: Yakuza Blows Out Louder

By Ishaan . September 30, 2010 . 2:31pm


The week of September 20th – 26th. Pokémon Black/White once again reside at the very top of the sales chart, unwavering in their resolve to conquer all of Japan. Meanwhile, Ohtani Ikue conquers Japan in her own special way.


The story of the week, of course, is Black Panther: New Yakuza chapter, SEGA’s PSP Yakuza spin-off starring a completely new, younger protagonist. In its first week, Black Panther moved 174,213 units. Not as much as Yakuza 4’s grand debut at 383,972 units, but impressive nonetheless, given how much less the PSP game must have cost to develop.


Meanwhile, ASCII Media Works released Durarara!! 3way Standoff for PSP, which came in at 21,566 units. The top 20 for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Black / White 828,580 3,386,358 DS Nintendo
New 02. Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter 174,213 New PSP SEGA
05. 03. Wii Party 43,077 1,040,102 Wii Nintendo
New 04. Durarara!! 3way Standoff 21,566 New PSP ASCII MW
06. 05. MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura (MonHun Diary) 18,652 447,329 PSP Capcom
07. 06. One Piece: Gigant Battle 14,339 174,316 DS Namco Bandai
12. 07. Front Mission Evolved 10,421 61,504 PS3 Square Enix
New 08. Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran * Sangokushi Engi – Wu-Hen 10,240 New PSP Yeti
03. 09. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5 9,805 55,684 PSP Konami
New 10. Winning Post 7 2010 9,714 New PS3 Konami
09. 11. Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle 9,653 225,166 DS Namco Bandai
10. 12. Super Mario Galaxy 2 9,414 834,955 Wii Nintendo
16. 13. Wii Fit Plus 7,720 2,074,733 Wii Nintendo
15. 14. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best) 7,585 430,362 PSP Capcom
11. 15. Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 7,526 843,883 DS Level 5
New 16. Winning Post 7 2010 6,355 New PSP Konami
17. 17. Art Academy 6,314 180,030 DS Nintendo
20. 18. Mario Kart Wii 6,191 2,937,740 Wii Nintendo
18. 19. Tomodachi Collection 5,999 3,424,869 DS Nintendo
21. 20. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 5,347 2,931,548 Wii Nintendo


Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

  • Tag Force 5 is still chugging along nicely. I can not wait until October to finally play it.

    Durarara, seems interesting to be getting a game. I cant wait to finally see that anime.

  • Not happy to see Front Mission Evolved do as well as it did. Was very much hoping the game would flop so Squeenix would go back to the old school gameplay for the series.

    • Guest

      Front Mission Gun Hazard says hi

      • kupomogli

        Gun Hazard is like Cybernator so of course that one is awesome. I’m kind of interested in Front Mission Evolved anyways. I’m an Armored Core fan and actually used to be a Mechwarrior fan so won’t bother playing a different type. In my opinion Front Mission 3 is the best Front Mission title with strategy gameplay. The original is “decent” but it’s not anything amazing like the third was. The fourth title, the only other Front Mission that we’ve received, was crap when coming from how good the third one was.

        • Guest

          I have Front Mission 5 in English

    • Hraesvelgr

      Haha, you think Square Enix is generous enough to try again after a failure. No, I’m sure they’ll just follow the average SE thought process and drop the series entirely. It’s buy or die with these guys.

      • I’d rather the series die than be made into what they’re making it into.

  • Guest

    Black Panther kicks ass….hopefully SEGA releases it overseas like Yakuza 4

    • kupomogli

      Haven’t played Black Panther but I’m a fan of the Yakuza games so I’m sure I’ll like it. If Sega brings it over here it’ll be another day one purchase.

  • Damn it, blue rose just disappeared from the charts T_T

  • Ohtani-san doing the pikachu voice is so cute (>w<)

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