This Week In Sales: Dynasty Warriors 7 Performs A Variable Attack


Period: The week of March 7th – March 13th (2011)

Top-seller: Dynasty Warriors 7 – 253,090

Nintendo 3DS sales: 96,463 | Total sales: 680,850


Sales of Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy in its second week were close to 65,000, bringing the game to a total of 351,113 units sold so far. Dissidia 012 was the second best-selling game for the week of March 7th – 13th, being beaten out by the newly-released Dynasty Warriors 7, which pulled in impressive sales of 253,090 units.


For the sake of comparison, Samurai Warriors 3Z, an enhanced port of Samurai Warriors 3, sold 208,548 units in its first week when it debuted in February. If you combine the first week sales of the Samurai Warriors 3 enhanced versions on both Wii and PlayStation 3, it puts the game at 231,146 units.


Meanwhile, Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen made its debut lower down the chart at #4, and sold 24,344 units. There’s no way of knowing just how much the recent tragedies in Japan have affected sales of these titles, as well as of Nintendo 3DS hardware and software. Perhaps next week’s sales chart will give us a better idea of this.



Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition:

Something we did look up just for fun, however, were first week sales of the original Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for a quick comparison with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, now that it’s been on shelves for a couple of weeks. Here’s a look:


Release Title Sys. First week End-of-year sales
Feb 2009 Street Fighter IV PS3 86,075 131,727
Feb 2009 Street Fighter IV 360 37,782 51,152
Apr 2010 Super Street Fighter IV PS3 80,882
Apr 2010 Super Street Fighter IV 360 28,454
Feb 2011 Super Street Fighter IV 3D 3DS 44,649 N/A


Total sales of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition are currently at 67,444 units, which isn’t bad at all, considering the game is a year (or two years, if you count the original) old at this point, and available on a wide range of platforms, including the iPhone.


The top-20 chart for the week of March 7th – 13th is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Dynasty Warriors 7 253,090 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
01. 02. Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy 64,996 351,113 PSP Square Enix
03. 03. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 29,157 207,885 3DS Level 5
New 04. Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen 24,344 New PSP Namco Bandai
05. 05. Nintendogs + cats (all three versions) 23,885 132,798 3DS Nintendo
06. 06. Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity 20,884 269,840 PSP Sega
04. 07. SD Gundam G Generation World 20,410 259,380 PSP Namco Bandai
09. 08. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 18,554 4,370,436 PSP Capcom
New 09. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 18,134 New PSP Konami
02. 10. Way of the Samurai 4 17,143 87,523 PS3 Spike
08. 11. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 12,728 92,166 3DS Capcom
07. 12. Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue 10,460 46,212 DS Namco Bandai
13. 13. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D 8,482 48,339 3DS Konami
16. 14. Pokémon Black/White 7,944 5,109,047 DS Nintendo
17. 15. Donkey Kong Country Returns 7,919 843,848 Wii Nintendo
15. 16. Samurai Warriors 3Z 6,568 309,531 PS3 Tecmo Koei
21. 17. Wii Party 6,072 1,814,373 Wii Nintendo
11. 18. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition 5,821 67,444 3DS Capcom
14. 19. Disgaea 4 5,769 97,655 PS3 Nippon Ichi
12. 20. Ridge Racer 3D 5,711 59,747 3DS Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired 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.