This Week In Sales: Konami Take A Swing With Powerful Golf

By Ishaan . March 23, 2011 . 4:02pm

Period: The week of March 14th – March 20th (2011)

Top-seller: Dynasty Warriors 7 – 67,475 | Total Sales: 320,565

Nintendo 3DS sales: 61,394 | Total sales: 742,244


The week of March 14th – 20th didn’t see much in the way of new releases, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about. Dynasty Warriors 7 hung on to its #1 position for a second week in a row, and Dissidia 012 and Professor Layton stood their ground as well. Meanwhile, Disgaea 4 has dropped off the top-20 chart.


A couple 3DS games dropped out of the top-20 this week as well, including Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, but you can get an idea for how that was doing by looking at last week’s sales chart. Ridge Racer 3D isn’t in the top-20 either.


In terms of new releases, Konami released Powerful Golf — you can read about the golf adventure game here — while sold 10,125, and was followed closely by an Idea Factory title, Hanaoni: Begin to Carve the Mark of Eternity, at 10,021. Finally, further down the chart was Splinter Cell 3D by Ubisoft.


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Dynasty Warriors 7 67,475 320,565 PS3 Tecmo Koei
02. 02. Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy 31,058 382,171 PSP Square Enix
03. 03. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 18,470 226,355 3DS Level 5
06. 04. Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity 16,175 286,014 PSP Sega
08. 05. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 14,773 4,385,209 PSP Capcom
05. 06. Nintendogs + cats (all three versions) 14,726 147,523 3DS Nintendo
07. 07. SD Gundam G Generation World 14,263 273,643 PSP Namco Bandai
10. 08. Way of the Samurai 4 13,807 101,330 PS3 Spike
New 09. Powerful Golf 10,125 New DS Konami
New 10. Hanaoni: Begin to Carve the Mark of Eternity 10,021 New PSP Idea Factory
14. 11. Pokémon Black/White 8,606 5,117,653 DS Nintendo
11. 12. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 8,252 100,418 3DS Tecmo Koei
15. 13. Donkey Kong Country Returns 7,490 851,339 Wii Nintendo
14. 14. Wii Party 7,112 1,821,485 Wii Nintendo
09. 15. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 7,019 25,153 PSP Konami
12. 16. Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue 5,651 51,864 DS Namco Bandai
13. 17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D 5,259 53,598 3DS Konami
11. 18. Splinter Cell 3D 5,139 New 3DS Ubisoft
04. 19. Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen 4,981 29,325 PSP Namco Bandai
16. 20. Samurai Warriors 3Z 4,736 314,266 PS3 Tecmo Koei


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

  • They still sold about 250K pieces of software even after that event? I guess entertainment is as vital as ever. RK is more popular than Fairy Tail? Hiro Mashima is awesome, why arent more people buying this epic series! It has my Natsu and Gray (That gray) and possibly the precious and lovely Ultear and Juvia.

    • Aoshi00

      You do know that Rurouni Kenshin is a classic and was really really big right? Chances are any regular person in Japan would know about the title, just like Dragonball, Saint Seiya, YuYu Hakusho, Slam Dunk, it had taken a generation by storm. Think of it as Bleach or Naruto for that time except better. Wish Saisen was a better game though.. but it isn’t.. not even fans liked it…

      • mirumu

        Yeah, there still seem to be quite a few Kenshin fans around. I’d seen your other comments about the game. Shame they didn’t put a bit more effort into it as none of the previous RK games seemed to be very good. I could see a Way of the Samurai style game based on it working, but the combat would definitely have to be well polished.

        • Aoshi00

          I just want them to retell the main story and recreate every single fight instead of making an original story though like the PS1 RPG.. shame indeed the PSP game was pretty sloppy as they just milked Kenshin’s 15th anniversary.. There actually weren’t that even much spoken dialogue other than a few lines, most of it was just text…

          They better use the money to finish Jinchuu TV :(.. but even then I’m not so sure how the animation today would hold up (it’s like the Dragonball Kai eyecatches look so weird compared to the old animatoin). If they could make a BlazBlue/MvC3 kind of game for Kenshin, I think Watsuki and many fans would be very happy..

  • Subsenix

    Men all those 360 games on that list so awesome*gggg*

    Japan knows their stuff…Should be everywhere like this.

    And people buy DW7 – Its amazing.

  • Would love to see Powerful Golf brought to the west.

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