Period: The week of November 14th – November 20th (2011)
Top-seller: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Subtitled) – 180,372
Nintendo 3DS sales: 96,219 | Total sales: 2,557,096
Last week was an interesting ones for video game sales in Japan. Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, published in Japan by Square Enix, topped the chart, with 180,000 copies sold in its first week on the PlayStation 3. Lower in the chart, the Xbox 360 version sold another 30,000 copies.
That’s a higher number than the previous game, Call of Duty: Black Ops, sold within the same timeframe. Black Ops sold 129,000 copies in its first week, back in November 2010.
At #2 was One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 for the Nintendo DS, pulling in some very impressive numbers of its own. Then, at #3, was Level 5’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This game…didn’t do well, all things considered.
Wrath of the White Witch sold just 67,000 copies in its first week on the PlayStation 3. For the sake of comparison, the Nintendo DS version of Ni no Kuni, released in 2010, sold 170,548 copies in its first week. It eventually went on to sell over 500,000 copies in total, albeit after a few price cuts. This has probably given Level 5 a few things to think about.
The complete top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Subtitled)||180,372||New||PS3||Square Enix|
|New||02.||One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World||116,062||New||DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||03.||Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch||67,032||New||PS3||Level 5|
|04.||04.||Super Mario 3D Land||62,318||499,250||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||05.||Saints Row: The Third||36,222||New||PS3||THQ|
|05.||06.||Final Fantasy Type-0||30,543||682,173||PSP||Square Enix|
|New||07.||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Subtitled)||30,467||New||360||Square Enix|
|01.||08.||Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend||30,042||214,715||PSP||Sega|
|02.||09.||Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Party||25,771||149,968||PS3||Capcom|
|New||10.||Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||22,436||New||PS3||Capcom|
|03.||11.||Over My Dead Body||21,497||115,582||PSP||Sony|
|08.||12.||PokéPark 2: Beyond the World||19,246||55,031||Wii||Nintendo|
|06.||13.||Kirby’s Return to Dreamland||18,671||236,039||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||14.||Saints Row: The Third||15,380||New||360||THQ|
|New||15.||Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary||13,106||New||360||Microsoft|
|07.||16.||Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition||12,721||52,464||PS3||Konami|
|12.||17.||Just Dance Wii||12,477||216,255||Wii||Nintendo|
|13.||18.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2012||9,742||69,362||PSP||Konami|
|10.||20.||Battlefield 3||6,178||150,265||PS3||Electronic Arts|