With Metroid: Other M and Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 being the only two significant new releases in the Japanese market, the week of August 30th – September 5th was a relatively slow one.
Other M, promoted as a modern-day Famicom game in Japan, debuted at the #3 position on the sales chart, moving 45,398 units in its first week. Interestingly, the game hasn’t fared much better than Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, a first-person perspective Metroid title, which debuted with 32,388 units.
At #5 was Bleach on the PSP, debuting at 25,374 units, and below it at #9 was a bargain edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the PlayStation 3 at 9,162 units.
Monsters and Samurai:
Outside of new releases, it looks to have been a Capcom-heavy week, with Monster Hunter Diary remaining at the #1 spot for a second week in a row, while Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G continues to sell consistently. In fact, the latter game sold a few hundred copies more than it did during the week prior. Perhaps the release date announcement for Portable 3rd is generating additional excitement?
Most curious, however, were the increased sales of Sengoku Basara 3 on the Wii, which hasn’t even had a presence in the top twenty in recent weeks. Basara 3 on Wii rebounded from the 40s to #14 last week with sales of 7,342 units, bringing the Wii version’s total sales a little closer to a round 100,000.
The top-20 for the week of Aug 30th – Sep 5th is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Tw. Sales||Tot. Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura||88,405||344,480||PSP||Capcom|
|New||03.||Metroid: Other M||45,398||New||Wii||Nintendo|
|02.||04.||Ace Combat: Joint Assault||27,560||85,345||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||05.||Bleach: Heat the Soul 7||25,374||New||PSP||Sony|
|07.||06.||Super Mario Galaxy 2||11,933||807,536||Wii||Nintendo|
|06.||08.||Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber||10,022||820,739||DS||Level 5|
|New||09.||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Bargain Edition)||9,162||New||PS3||Square Enix|
|04.||10.||Another Century’s Episode: R||8,880||257,083||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|16.||12.||Wii Fit Plus||7,902||2,053,170||Wii||Nintendo|
|17.||13.||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)||7,783||408,303||PSP||Capcom|
|43.||14.||Sengoku Basara 3||7,342||92,126||Wii||Capcom|
|15.||15.||Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory||6,468||243,989||Wii||Square Enix|
|14.||16.||Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle||6,359||199,914||DS||Namco Bandai|
|10.||17.||Sengoku Basara 3||6,010||367,463||PS3||Capcom|
|20.||18.||Mario Kart Wii||5,858||2,920,669||Wii||Nintendo|
|13.||19.||Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd||5,676||327,931||PSP||SEGA|
|05.||20.||Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable||5,518||29,986||PSP||Idea Factory|
Media Create sales rankings data sourced from 4Gamer.net.