By Ishaan . March 9, 2011 . 4:32pm
Period: The week of February 28th – March 6thThe game analyses your music, then generates patterns in sync to the beats with complexity to reflect the rhythm. (2011)
Top-seller: Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy – 286,117
Nintendo 3DS sales: 209,623 | Total sales: 584,387
The Dissidia of Duodecim:
The week of February 28th – March 6th saw the release of what one assumed would be a significant game: Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy, the sequel (or chronological prequel) to 2008’s Dissidia: Final Fantasy on the PSP. Unfortunately, the game didn’t make quite as big a splash as one would have hoped.
Dissidia 012 debuted with 286,117 units sold in its first week on the Japanese market — not a bad number by any means, but a far cry from the 489,126 unit debut of its predecessor, which is disappointing given that Dissidia 012 appears to be the richer game. One possible reason for this is competition; Dissidia 012’s release was immediately after that of Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity and the Nintendo 3DS launch.
Nintendo 3DS Week 2:
The Nintendo 3DS is now at a total of 584,387 units sold by its second week in Japan. Nintendo have stated that they believe inbuilt 3DS software such as the Augmented Reality games will be a significant factor in driving people to buy the system early on through word of mouth, and this could very well be the case, although it’s simply too early to make any sort of judgement regarding the 3DS launch.
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle maintained its position as the best-selling piece of 3DS software at 178,728 units by its second week . Nintendo’s only retail 3DS game, Nintendogs + cats is still in second place as far as 3DS software goes with 108,912 copies sold so far across all three versions of the game. Other 3DS releases such as Samurai Warriors: Chronicles and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition can be found below in the top-20 chart.
The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy||286,117||New||PSP||Square Enix|
|New||02.||Way of the Samurai 4||70,380||New||PS3||Spike|
|03.||03.||Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle||59,138||178,728||3DS||Level 5|
|02.||04.||SD Gundam G Generation World||45,989||238,969||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|05.||05.||Nintendogs + cats (all three versions)||44,699||108,912||3DS||Nintendo|
|01.||06.||Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity||43,302||248,955||PSP||Sega|
|New||07.||Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue||35,752||New||DS||Namco Bandai|
|06.||08.||Samurai Warriors: Chronicles||30,112||79,438||3DS||Tecmo Koei|
|09.||09.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||26,210||4,351,882||PSP||Capcom|
|New||10.||Star Driver: Takuto’s Radiance – Legend of the Most Handsome Boy in the Galaxy||21,353||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|07.||11.||Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition||16,974||61,624||3DS||Capcom|
|08.||12.||Ridge Racer 3D||15,810||54,036||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|15.||13.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D||15,301||39,857||3DS||Konami|
|04.||14.||Disgaea 4||12,461||91,886||PS3||Nippon Ichi|
|16.||15.||Samurai Warriors 3Z||12,251||302,963||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|22.||17.||Donkey Kong Country Returns||8,836||835,930||Wii||Nintendo|
|24.||20.||Ace Attorney Investigations 2||6,527||192,440||DS||Capcom|