Period: The week of Jul 25th – Jul 31st (2011)

Top-seller: Rhythm Heaven – 81,938

Nintendo 3DS sales: 16,415 | Total sales: 1,306,156


No new games in Japan managed to grab the top spot away from Rhythm Heaven last week. The Wii game held onto its #1 spot on the chart for the second week in a row, with nearly another 82,000 copies sold.


Under it at #2 was Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos by Namco Bandai, selling close to 67,000 copies on the PSP.


At #3 was Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (pictured above), sold in Japan without “Shin Megami Tensei” in its name. Devil Survivor 2 sold 63,000 copies. That’s a better debut than its predecessor, which sold 55,466 copies in its first week back in 2009.


Nintendo also announced its Nintendo 3DS price cut last week, which goes into effect on August 11th. As a result, Nintendo 3DS sales dipped well below average. One can probably expect to see low 3DS hardware sales numbers (for this week) in next week’s chart as well, until the price drop’s effect is reflected in the August 18th chart.


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Rhythm Heaven81,938200,112WiiNintendo
New02.Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos66,959NewPSPNamco Bandai
New03.Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 263,008NewDSAtlus
02.04.Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes22,520105,318PSPCapcom
06.05.Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX21,915137,825PSPNamco Bandai
02.06.Wii Sports Resort20,424441,889WiiNintendo
05.07.Power Pro Baseball 2011
04.08.Inazuma Eleven Strikers18,941129,724WiiLevel 5
07.09.Power Pro Baseball 201118,248118,653PSPKonami
New10.Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Portable16,414NewPSPIdea Factory
New11.Operation Flashpoint: Red River13,331NewPS3Codemasters
11.12.Puyo Puyo!!
13.13.Wii Play: Motion
12.14.The Little Battlers
10,070279,043PSPLevel 5
15.15.Pokémon Black/White
14.16.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
24.17.Wii Party6,8661,951,859WiiNintendo
New18.Dungeon Siege 36,576NewPS3Square Enix
17.19.Alice: Madness Returns6,26126,255PS3Electronic Arts
18.20.GoldenEye 0076,20473,986WiiNintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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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