This Week In Sales: An Army Of Kirbys And Kamen Riders

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Period: The week of Aug 1st – Aug 7th (2011)

Top-seller: J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus – 101,022

Nintendo 3DS sales: 4,132 | Total sales: 1,310,288

 

Last week saw the release of a fairly large number of summer games in Japan.

 

Amongst the notable titles were:

#2 Kirby: Mass Attack (74,915 sold)

#5 All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation (52,575 sold)

#17 Half-Minute Hero Second (10,991 sold)

 

The top spot was grabbed by Sega’s J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus on the PSP, at 101,022 copies sold. Also on PSP, Namco Bandai’s  Toriko: Gourmet Survival came in at #3 with 62,882 sold.

 

Finally, Epic Mickey, published by Nintendo, sold 27,257 copies and Fishing Resort (being localized by Xseed in North America) sold 22,365 copies. The poor 3DS spent another week in limbo, during the time between the recent price cut announcement and the actual date that it goes into effect. We’ll see the effects of the price drop next week.

 

The complete top-20 software chart can be perused below:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus 101,022 New PSP Sega
New 02. Kirby: Mass Attack 74,915 New DS Nintendo
New 03. Toriko: Gourmet Survival 62,882 New PSP Namco Bandai
01. 04. Rhythm Heaven 62,597 262,709 Wii Nintendo
New 05. All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 52,575 New DS Namco Bandai
New 06. Epic Mickey 27,257 New Wii Nintendo
New 07. Fishing Resort
22,365 New Wii Namco Bandai
06. 08. Wii Sports Resort 18,945 460,834 Wii Nintendo
05. 09. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX 14,872 152,697 PSP Namco Bandai
03. 10. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 12,904 75,912 DS Atlus
New 11. Storm Lover: Summer Love!! 12,477 New PSP D3 Publisher
07. 12. Power Pro Baseball 2011
12,467 185,668 PS3 Konami
02. 13. Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos
12,445 79,404 PSP Namco Bandai
09. 14. Power Pro Baseball 2011
12,369 131,023 PSP Konami
08. 15. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 12,369 142,092 Wii Level 5
New 16. Elminage III: The Disciple of Darkness and the Solar Palace 11,954 New PSP Starfish SD
New 17. Half-Minute Hero Second 10,991 New PSP Marvelous
04. 18. Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes 10,374 115,692 PSP Capcom
13. 19. Wii Play: Motion 8,925 58,450 Wii Nintendo
12. 20. Puyo Puyo!! 8,748 69,616 DS Sega

 

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

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.