This Week In Sales: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Blazes A Trail To PSP


Period: The week of March 28th – April 3rd (2011)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional – 163,008

Nintendo 3DS sales: 42,979 | Total sales: 835,933


Square Enix released an updated version of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 on the Nintendo DS and, unsurprisingly, it debuted at the top of the chart during the week at 163,000 units sold.


Meanwhile, Arc System Works released BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II on the PSP and Nintendo 3DS.


The latter version failed to chart in the top-20 entirely. Note that the PSP and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game are nearly identical barring minor differences, so there was probably little incentive for anyone to pick the game up on 3DS, given the number of PSP owners in Japan.


Other games that failed to chart in the top-20 for the week included: Onechanbara Special (PSP), Virus Shooter XX (3DS) and Mamoru-kun Has Been Cursed! Meikai Katsugeki Widescreen Edition (PS3).


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional163,008NewDSSquare Enix
01.03.Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection31,382135,554PSPSquare Enix
02.04.Dynasty Warriors 726,493383,606PS3Tecmo Koei
New05.BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II23,808NewPSPArc System Works
05.07.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd15,8644,417,517PSPCapcom
04.08.Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy15,223419,135PSPSquare Enix
New09.Pro Baseball Famista 201112,851New3DSNamco Bandai
07.10.Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity12,002312,419PSPSquare Enix
08.11.Nintendogs + cats10,780171,522DSNintendo
New12.Crysis 210,416NewPS3Electronic Arts
06.13.Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle10,304252,9533DSLevel 5
10.14.Pokémon Black/White9,3065,136,984DSNintendo
New15.Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era8,127New3DSTomy
14.16.Wii Party7,9981,837,933WiiNintendo
09.17.SD Gundam G Generation World7,900291,702PSPNamco Bandai
12.18.Way of the Samurai 46,596117,079PS3Spike
15.19.Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 26,57138,015PSPKonami
03.20.Gundam The 3D Battle6,52130,0213DSNamco Bandai


Sales data obtained 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.