This Week In Sales: Black Panther: Yakuza Blows Out Louder

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    The week of September 20th – 26th. Pokémon Black/White once again reside at the very top of the sales chart, unwavering in their resolve to conquer all of Japan. Meanwhile, Ohtani Ikue conquers Japan in her own special way.

     

    The story of the week, of course, is Black Panther: New Yakuza chapter, SEGA’s PSP Yakuza spin-off starring a completely new, younger protagonist. In its first week, Black Panther moved 174,213 units. Not as much as Yakuza 4’s grand debut at 383,972 units, but impressive nonetheless, given how much less the PSP game must have cost to develop.

     

    Meanwhile, ASCII Media Works released Durarara!! 3way Standoff for PSP, which came in at 21,566 units. The top 20 for the week is as follows:

     

    LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Pokémon Black / White828,5803,386,358DSNintendo
    New02.Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter174,213NewPSPSEGA
    05.03.Wii Party43,0771,040,102WiiNintendo
    New04.Durarara!! 3way Standoff21,566NewPSPASCII MW
    06.05.MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura (MonHun Diary)18,652447,329PSPCapcom
    07.06.One Piece: Gigant Battle14,339174,316DSNamco Bandai
    12.07.Front Mission Evolved10,42161,504PS3Square Enix
    New08.Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran * Sangokushi Engi – Wu-Hen10,240NewPSPYeti
    03.09.Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 59,80555,684PSPKonami
    New10.Winning Post 7 20109,714NewPS3Konami
    09.11.Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle9,653225,166DSNamco Bandai
    10.12.Super Mario Galaxy 29,414834,955WiiNintendo
    16.13.Wii Fit Plus7,7202,074,733WiiNintendo
    15.14.Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)7,585430,362PSPCapcom
    11.15.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber7,526843,883DSLevel 5
    New16.Winning Post 7 20106,355NewPSPKonami
    17.17.Art Academy6,314180,030DSNintendo
    20.18.Mario Kart Wii6,1912,937,740WiiNintendo
    18.19.Tomodachi Collection5,9993,424,869DSNintendo
    21.20.New Super Mario Bros. Wii5,3472,931,548WiiNintendo

     

    Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.




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