This Week In Sales: Yakuza vs. Zombies

By Ishaan . June 15, 2011 . 4:33pm

Period: The week of Jun 6th – Jun 5th (2011)

Top-seller: Yakuza: Of the End – 298,717

Nintendo 3DS sales: 24,649 | Total sales: 1,089,548


While everyone else was busy with E3, Yakuza: Of the End made its debut in Japan last week. How did it do? It (naturally) debuted at the top of the chart, and sold close to 300,000 units in a week.


For comparison, Yakuza 4 sold a far higher 383,972 units during the week of its own debut in March 2010. Eventually, Yakuza 4 went on to become the best-selling PlayStation 3 game of 2010, with 577,199 units sold by the end of the year.


Yakuza: Of the End aside, it was a slow week in Japan. The rest of the top-20 software sales chart is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Yakuza: Of the End 298,717 New PS3 Sega
01. 02. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 15,551 74,343 3DS Capcom
02. 03. Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS
11,421 130,812 DS The Pokémon Co.
04. 04. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional 10,526 530,022 DS Square Enix
02. 05. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 8,384 105,625 3DS Namco Bandai
New 06. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Vol. 2: CR Evangelion – Shinjitsu no Tsubasa 6,808 New PSP Fields
13. 07. Wii Party 6,243 1,911,195 Wii Nintendo
07. 08. Akiba’s Trip 5,523 89,477 PSP Acquire
New 09. Red Faction: Armageddon 5,436 New PS3 Spike
09. 10. Patapon 3 5,306 116,798 PSP Sony
11. 11. Professional Baseball Spirits 5,302 180,066 PSP Konami
14. 12. Pokémon Black/White 5,230 5,197,923 DS Nintendo
05. 13. Warriors: Legends of Troy 5,128 46,862 PS3 Tecmo Koei
25. 14. Wii Sports Resort 4,960 346,607 Wii Nintendo
10. 15. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Tendou with Power-Up Kit 4,087 25,933 PS3 Tecmo Koei
16. 16. Mario Kart Wii 4,050 3,240,957 Wii Nintendo
08. 17. Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side 4,005 33,885 Wii Nintendo
17. 18. Wii Fit Plus 3,938 2,324,544 Wii Nintendo
15. 19. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 3,913 4,486,990 PSP Capcom
New 20. Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Vol. 2: CR Evangelion – Shinjitsu no Tsubasa 3,558 New PS3 Fields


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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  • shion16

    Alien vs Yakuza would be better 

    • godmars

      Naw, alien vs ninja.

      • Or Ninja Aliens VS. Zombie Yakuza?

        • shion16

          a Yakuza is too manly to be a zombie

          • godmars

            Pretty sure a Yakuza gets turned into a zombie.

            Too manly to simply shamble while mumbling for brains of course.

      • That’s an actual film, a pretty fun one too :D

        • Barrit

          LOL, I just saw that about 2 weeks ago! It was on Netflix, dubbed in English. The dub probably just added to the comedy though.

    • malek86

      Yakuza vs Predator?

      I guess that scene in the new movie doesn’t count.

  • Not holding my breath for it but I really hope Of the End comes to NA!

  • One Piece is doing mighty fine, epic.

  • Akiba’s trip is doing great, as expected

  • An Evangelion slot machine game sold over 3,500 copies in its first week.I’m really not sure what to make of that…

    I absolutely loved Y4, so I’m hoping Of The End makes it over here!

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Pandora’s Tower is still clinging on. Maybe it’ll pull a Ni no Kuni?

    • Aoshi00

      I dunno, Ni no Kuni hanging around was most likely due to being slashed to half price shortly after release and the Ghibli recognition..  I finally got my copy of Pandora’s Tower 2 days ago (customs was hogging it), but don’t have time to try yet until this weekend.. doesn’t seem like it would stay for too long like most other new IPs.. game’s rated very highly though, 4-5 out of 5 stars across the board on Amazon Jpn, so hope it would continue to sell..

      So behind w/ Yakuza games :(.. didn’t even beat 2 yet, and only played the demo of 3 and Kenzan…

  • DanteJones

    Ahh, I’d love to play as Akiyama during a zombie outbreak. Here is to hoping we get the game as well. :D

  • Yukito

    OTE’s demo was very underwhelming. Really disliked how the game is Yakuza, yet, you cannot even have it an option to use fists at all. Sort of glad it saw a decline from 3 and 4.

    • its just a spin-off buddy as they craft the story for Yakuza 5. I’m expecting that one to sale like hotcakes. Sega West need to increase localization speed as well since quite a few things carry over in the series.

      • Yukito

        I am aware. Doesn’t make up for the fact the demo was terrible, and Binary Domain doesn’t look like it would make up for it.

  • badmoogle

    I enjoyed OTE’s demo quite much so it seems Japan agrees with me.^_^Hopefully if it continues to sell a lot we’ll get it in the west as well.

  • d19xx

    I hope Akiba’s Trip break 100k by the end of the month. 

  • blah blah

    Does OTE have zombie hostesses?

    • From screens I’ve seen they do!

    • Barrit

      They do. In the demo, you are able to play ping pong and go on a date with one.

  • Jeebs

    Pandora’s Tower :-(

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