This Week In Sales: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Breaks Out In Japan


    Period: The week of May 30th – Jun 5th (2011)

    Top-seller: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – 58,792

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 27,357 | Total sales: 1,064,899

    Ishaan’s note: This column usually goes up on Wednesdays, but had to be pushed back due to E3. Apologies for the delay; regular schedule will resume next week.


    Last week saw the release of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – find our recent playtest here — providing the Nintendo 3DS with another slight boost of about 3,000 units as compared to the week prior. The Mercenaries 3D held the top spot in the software sales chart at nearly 59,000 units, followed by One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP.


    5pb’s all-gals fighter, Phantom Breaker, also made its debut during the week at 9,960 units, while several of the more popular usual contenders in the software chart (such as Pokémon and Monster Hunter) rose up in position due to it being a relatively slow week with few new releases.


    The top-20 sales chart for the week is as follows:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D58,792New3DSCapcom
    01.02.One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP16,75397,2413DSNamco Bandai
    12.12.Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS11,014119,391DSNintendo
    07.04.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional10,729519,496DSSquare Enix
    02.05.Warriors: Legends of Troy10,30641,734PS3Tecmo Koei
    New06.Phantom Breaker9,960New3605pb
    04.07.Akiba’s Trip9,22283,954PSPAcquire
    03.08.Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side8,43629,881WiiNintendo
    08.09.Patapon 37,018111,493PSPSony
    05.10.Nobunaga’s Ambition: Tendou with Power-Up Kit6,39021,846PS3Tecmo Koei
    10.11.Professional Baseball Spirits6,305174,765PSPKonami
    06.12.Treasure Report6,15820,461DSNamco Bandai
    11.13.Wii Party5,7031,904,952WiiNintendo
    16.14.Pokémon Black/White5,5135,192,693DSNintendo DS
    21.15.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd4,0514,483,072PSPCapcom
    19.16.Mario Kart Wii3,9913,236,908WiiNintendo
    25.17.Wii Fit Plus3,3652,320,606WiiNintendo
    24.18.Nintendogs + cats3,349228,8033DSNintendo
    27.19.Super Robot Taisen: The Second Z3,235409,847PSPNamco 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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