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:


    ReleaseTitleSys.First weekEnd-of-year sales
    Feb 2009Street Fighter IVPS386,075131,727
    Feb 2009Street Fighter IV36037,78251,152
    Apr 2010Super Street Fighter IVPS380,882
    Apr 2010Super Street Fighter IV36028,454
    Feb 2011Super Street Fighter IV 3D3DS44,649N/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:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Dynasty Warriors 7253,090NewPS3Tecmo Koei
    01.02.Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy64,996351,113PSPSquare Enix
    03.03.Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle29,157207,8853DSLevel 5
    New04.Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen24,344NewPSPNamco Bandai
    05.05.Nintendogs + cats (all three versions)23,885132,7983DSNintendo
    06.06.Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity20,884269,840PSPSega
    04.07.SD Gundam G Generation World20,410259,380PSPNamco Bandai
    09.08.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd18,5544,370,436PSPCapcom
    New09.Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 218,134NewPSPKonami
    02.10.Way of the Samurai 417,14387,523PS3Spike
    08.11.Samurai Warriors: Chronicles12,72892,1663DSCapcom
    07.12.Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue10,46046,212DSNamco Bandai
    13.13.Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D8,48248,3393DSKonami
    16.14.Pokémon Black/White7,9445,109,047DSNintendo
    17.15.Donkey Kong Country Returns7,919843,848WiiNintendo
    15.16.Samurai Warriors 3Z6,568309,531PS3Tecmo Koei
    21.17.Wii Party6,0721,814,373WiiNintendo
    11.18.Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition5,82167,4443DSCapcom
    14.19.Disgaea 45,76997,655PS3Nippon Ichi
    12.20.Ridge Racer 3D5,71159,7473DSNamco 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 a contributing writer at 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.

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