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This Week In Sales: Slowing To A Crawl

By Ishaan . April 18, 2012 . 2:30pm

Period: The week of April 9th – April 15th (2012)

Top-seller: The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter – 34,403

Nintendo 3DS sales: 63,796 | Total sales: 5,658,499

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,250 | Total sales: 659,671


Last week was a slow one in Japan, with no real high-profile releases to speak of. There were only two new games from Idea Factory in the top-20—Atelier Elkrone at #11 and Armen Noir Portable at #20, both for the PSP.


The rest of the top-20 consisted primarily of popular titles that have been showing an impressive ability to stand their ground as the go-to videogame products that more and more casual buyers continue to purchase week after week. For instance, Konami’s Pro Baseball Spirits titles on PSP and PS3 are still in the top-10, while Monster Hunter Portable 3rd continues to sell to PSP owners.


On the Nintendo 3DS front, Super Mario 3D Land, Monster Hunter Tri G and Mario Kart 7 continue to perform admirably, while newer releases such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin and Hatsune Miku and Future Stars still remain on the charts. Expect to see some of these receive a boost from Golden Week holiday, which is coming up soon in Japan, as well.


The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter 34,403 299,842 PSP Namco Bandai
02. 02. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 20,907 276,788 3DS Square Enix
06. 03. Super Mario 3D Land 18,119 1,504,812 3DS Nintendo
03. 04. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 17,037 104,086 PSP Konami
05. 05. Kid Icarus: Uprising 15,228 220,643 3DS Nintendo
08. 06. Monster Hunter Tri G 15,047 1,390,226 3DS Capcom
04. 07. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 14,485 131,804 PS3 Konami
09. 08. Mario Kart 7 12,212 1,649,867 3DS Nintendo
07. 09. Pokémon Conquest 10,377 295,974 DS Pokémon Co.
10. 10. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 8,254 131,222 3DS Nintendo
New 11. Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate 8,012 New PSP Idea Factory
11. 12. Black Panther 2: Yakuza Asura Chapter 5,882 147,829 PSP Sega
14. 13. Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin 4,574 165,182 3DS Marvelous AQL
16. 14. Wii Sports Resort 4,243 914,691 Wii Nintendo
19. 15. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 3,658 236,467 PSP Capcom
13. 16. Devil May Cry HD Collection 3,641 65,245 PS3 Capcom
18. 17. Mario Kart Wii 3,505 3,546,938 Wii Nintendo
22. 18. Wii Party 3,446 2,328,169 Wii Nintendo
17. 19. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 3,392 132,689 3DS Sega
New 20. Armen Noir Portable 3,254 New PSP Idea Factory


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.

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