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:

 

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Black / White 828,580 3,386,358 DS Nintendo
New 02. Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter 174,213 New PSP SEGA
05. 03. Wii Party 43,077 1,040,102 Wii Nintendo
New 04. Durarara!! 3way Standoff 21,566 New PSP ASCII MW
06. 05. MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura (MonHun Diary) 18,652 447,329 PSP Capcom
07. 06. One Piece: Gigant Battle 14,339 174,316 DS Namco Bandai
12. 07. Front Mission Evolved 10,421 61,504 PS3 Square Enix
New 08. Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran * Sangokushi Engi – Wu-Hen 10,240 New PSP Yeti
03. 09. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5 9,805 55,684 PSP Konami
New 10. Winning Post 7 2010 9,714 New PS3 Konami
09. 11. Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle 9,653 225,166 DS Namco Bandai
10. 12. Super Mario Galaxy 2 9,414 834,955 Wii Nintendo
16. 13. Wii Fit Plus 7,720 2,074,733 Wii Nintendo
15. 14. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best) 7,585 430,362 PSP Capcom
11. 15. Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 7,526 843,883 DS Level 5
New 16. Winning Post 7 2010 6,355 New PSP Konami
17. 17. Art Academy 6,314 180,030 DS Nintendo
20. 18. Mario Kart Wii 6,191 2,937,740 Wii Nintendo
18. 19. Tomodachi Collection 5,999 3,424,869 DS Nintendo
21. 20. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 5,347 2,931,548 Wii Nintendo

 

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 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.