Period: The week of April 2nd – April 8th (2012)

Top-seller: The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter – 265,439

Nintendo 3DS sales: 72,115 | Total sales: 5,594,703

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,931 | Total sales: 651,421


Last week’s highest-selling game in Japan was a new release—The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter for PSP, at over 265,000 copies sold. Trailing behind it at #2 was Kingdom Hearts 3D, dropping off significantly in its second week at just 42,000 copies sold. Things aren’t looking good for the game’s staying power.


Kinect Star Wars charted in the top-20 as well, with 6,000 copies sold. The only other new release last week was Mahjong Dream Club by D3 Publisher. It was such a slow week that Mario Kart Wii jumped from #30 to #18.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter265,439NewPSPNamco Bandai
01.02.Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance42,231255,8103DSSquare Enix
03.03.Pro Baseball Spirits 201226,90887,049PSPKonami
02.04.Pro Baseball Spirits 201226,886117,319PS3Konami
04.05.Kid Icarus: Uprising25,710205,4153DSNintendo
07.06.Super Mario 3D Land21,9961,486,6923DSNintendo
05.07.Pokémon Conquest17,989285,597DSPokémon Co.
08.08.Monster Hunter Tri G16,7701,375,1793DSCapcom
09.09.Mario Kart 716,0241,637,6553DSNintendo
12.10.Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games10,364122,9673DSNintendo
06.11.Black Panther 2: Yakuza Asura Chapter10,356141,948PSPSega
New12.Kinect Star Wars6,010New360Microsoft
13.13.Devil May Cry HD Collection5,88761,604PS3Capcom
17.14.Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin5,844160,6073DSMarvelous AQL
New15.Mahjong Dream Club5,701NewPS3D3 Publisher
20.16.Wii Sports Resort4,810910,448WiiNintendo
14.17.Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai4,679129,2973DSSega
30.18.Mario Kart Wii4,6223,543,434WiiNintendo
24.19.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)4,387232,809PSPCapcom
27.20.Nintendogs + cats4,299533,0263DSNintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and
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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