Period: The week of May 16th – May 22nd (2011)
Top-seller: Akiba’s Trip – 58,150
Nintendo 3DS sales: 17,240 | Total sales: 1,013,259
The week of May 16th – 22nd saw the Nintendo 3DS finally cross the 1 million mark. Weekly sales remained slow at 17,240 units, however, owing to the as yet unchanged lack of popular software to persuade consumers to invest in the system.
Software-wise, Akiba’s Trip occupied the top spot in the software sales chart, with 58,150 copies sold. That’s 58,150 people learning to protect Akihabara against a potential vampire threat…and learning to perform continuous strip combos.
At #2 was Dead or Alive: Dimensions for the Nintendo 3DS. The Team Ninja game sold 23,078 copies in its first week on store shelves. For comparison, Dead or Alive 4 for the Xbox 360 debuted at 44,853 copies at the end of 2005. It launched a month after the release of the Xbox 360 in Japan, and was an anticipated game for the system.
Following at #4 was Gungnir, while Portal 2 also charted at #6 (PS3) and #20 (360). The full top-20 chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||02.||Dead or Alive: Dimensions||23,078||New||3DS||Tecmo Koei|
|01.||03.||Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional||19,290||494,793||DS||Square Enix|
|New||06.||Portal 2||8,942||New||PS3||Electronic Arts|
|06.||07.||Professional Baseball Spirits 2011||8,032||160,066||PSP||Konami|
|09.||11.||Professional Baseball Spirits 2011||4,401||151,465||PS3||Konami|
|10.||12.||The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z||4,100||403,064||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|12.||13.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||3,902||4,474,713||PSP||Capcom|
|04.||14.||Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya||3,758||18,711||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||15.||Eliminage Original||3,625||New||PSP||Starfish SD|
|18.||16.||Mario Kart Wii||3,562||3,228,399||Wii||Nintendo|
|02.||17.||Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya||3,529||22,360||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|08.||18.||Tale of the Last Promise||3,518||89,054||PSP||Imageepoch|
|New||19.||Portal 2||3,468||New||360||Electronic Arts|
|16.||20.||Nintendogs + cats||3,192||221,708||3DS||Nintendo|