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

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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:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional 163,008 New DS Square Enix
New 02. Amagami 69,221 New PSP Kadokawa
01. 03. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection 31,382 135,554 PSP Square Enix
02. 04. Dynasty Warriors 7 26,493 383,606 PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 05. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II 23,808 New PSP Arc System Works
New 06. Amagami 17,261 New PS2 Kadokawa
05. 07. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 15,864 4,417,517 PSP Capcom
04. 08. Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy 15,223 419,135 PSP Square Enix
New 09. Pro Baseball Famista 2011 12,851 New 3DS Namco Bandai
07. 10. Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity 12,002 312,419 PSP Square Enix
08. 11. Nintendogs + cats 10,780 171,522 DS Nintendo
New 12. Crysis 2 10,416 New PS3 Electronic Arts
06. 13. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 10,304 252,953 3DS Level 5
10. 14. Pokémon Black/White 9,306 5,136,984 DS Nintendo
New 15. Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era 8,127 New 3DS Tomy
14. 16. Wii Party 7,998 1,837,933 Wii Nintendo
09. 17. SD Gundam G Generation World 7,900 291,702 PSP Namco Bandai
12. 18. Way of the Samurai 4 6,596 117,079 PS3 Spike
15. 19. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 6,571 38,015 PSP Konami
03. 20. Gundam The 3D Battle 6,521 30,021 3DS Namco 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.