This Week In Sales: Konami Take A Swing With Powerful Golf


Period: The week of March 14th – March 20th (2011)

Top-seller: Dynasty Warriors 7 – 67,475 | Total Sales: 320,565

Nintendo 3DS sales: 61,394 | Total sales: 742,244


The week of March 14th – 20th didn’t see much in the way of new releases, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about. Dynasty Warriors 7 hung on to its #1 position for a second week in a row, and Dissidia 012 and Professor Layton stood their ground as well. Meanwhile, Disgaea 4 has dropped off the top-20 chart.


A couple 3DS games dropped out of the top-20 this week as well, including Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, but you can get an idea for how that was doing by looking at last week’s sales chart. Ridge Racer 3D isn’t in the top-20 either.


In terms of new releases, Konami released Powerful Golf — you can read about the golf adventure game here — while sold 10,125, and was followed closely by an Idea Factory title, Hanaoni: Begin to Carve the Mark of Eternity, at 10,021. Finally, further down the chart was Splinter Cell 3D by Ubisoft.


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Dynasty Warriors 767,475320,565PS3Tecmo Koei
02.02.Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy31,058382,171PSPSquare Enix
03.03.Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle18,470226,3553DSLevel 5
06.04.Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity16,175286,014PSPSega
08.05.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd14,7734,385,209PSPCapcom
05.06.Nintendogs + cats (all three versions)14,726147,5233DSNintendo
07.07.SD Gundam G Generation World14,263273,643PSPNamco Bandai
10.08.Way of the Samurai 413,807101,330PS3Spike
New09.Powerful Golf10,125NewDSKonami
New10.Hanaoni: Begin to Carve the Mark of Eternity10,021NewPSPIdea Factory
14.11.Pokémon Black/White8,6065,117,653DSNintendo
11.12.Samurai Warriors: Chronicles8,252100,4183DSTecmo Koei
15.13.Donkey Kong Country Returns7,490851,339WiiNintendo
14.14.Wii Party7,1121,821,485WiiNintendo
09.15.Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 27,01925,153PSPKonami
12.16.Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue5,65151,864DSNamco Bandai
13.17.Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D5,25953,5983DSKonami
11.18.Splinter Cell 3D5,139New3DSUbisoft
04.19.Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen4,98129,325PSPNamco Bandai
16.20.Samurai Warriors 3Z4,736314,266PS3Tecmo Koei


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.