This Week In Sales: Sales Dive Along With Steel Diver


Period: The week of May 9th – May 15th (2011)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional – 20,722 | Total sales: 475,503

Nintendo 3DS sales: 18,324 | Total sales: 996,019


Golden Week is over and done with, so this week’s chart represents a bit of a cooldown period. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional remained at the top of the chart for another week, and was followed closely by The Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya for the PlayStation 3 at #2.


Nintendo’s Steel Diver also saw its release, debuting at a modest 17,408 units, as did Doki Doki Suikoden, at a tiny 4,559 units. The full chart for the week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional20,722475,503DSSquare Enix
New02.Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya18,831NewPS3Namco Bandai
New03.Steel Diver17,408New3DSNintendo
New04.Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya14,953NewPSPNamco Bandai
02.05.Patapon 312,95983,883PSPSony
03.06.Professional Baseball Spirits 201110,166152,034PSpKonami
New07.Planetarian: Dream of a Little Planet9,222NewPSPPrototype
04.08.Tale of the Last Promise6,91585,536PSPImageepoch
06.09.Professional Baseball Spirits 20116,586147,064PS3Konami
22.10.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z6,290398,964PSPNamco Bandai
07.11.Wii Party4,6821,886,280WiiNintendo
11.12.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd4,5674,470,812PSPCapcom
New13.Doki Doki Suikoden4,559NewPSPIrem
08.14.Pokémon Black/White4,3865,177,215DSNintendo
20.15.Earth Defense Force 2 Portable
3,919106,181PSPD3 Publisher
09.16.Nintendogs + cats3,678218,5163DSNintendo
18.17.Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection3,676189,687WiiNintendo
10.18.Mario Kart Wii3,6363,224,837WiiNintendo
14.19.Pilotwings Resort3,43957,8463DSNintendo
12.20.Donkey Kong Country Returns3,356896,302WiiNintendo


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.