Period: The week of May 2nd – May 8th (2011)
Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional – 43,886 | Total sales: 454,781
Nintendo 3DS sales: 29,149 | Total sales: 977,695
Just like the week prior, this week’s sales post also covers the Golden Week period in Japan, which runs from April 29th – May 5th every year. The holiday effect is very evident in the week’s top-20 chart (below), which depicts a number of popular games seeing a boost in sales.
Still at the #1 position, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional continues to sell well, no doubt aided partly by the Golden Week effect. Interestingly, Pokémon Black/White overtook Monster Hunter Portable 3rd during Golden Week, while New Super Mario Bros. Wii shot up from the #30 spot to #16, with Wii Sports Resort close behind it. Donkey Kong Country Returns, too, saw a boost of its own.
Meanwhile, Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 on the PSP has overtaken its PlayStation 3 counterpart, just as one suspected it eventually would. Also on the PSP front, The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z remains in the top-10, at #5.
Behind it at #4, Tale of the Last Promise is now at 78,621 units sold, according to Media-Create. We wonder how much of an effect the PlayStation Network downtime is having on its sales. If you recall, Imageepoch were planning a charity drive with the downloadable version of the game on PSN.
The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional||43,886||454,781||DS||Square Enix|
|07.||03.||Professional Baseball Spirits 2011||20,090||141,869||PSP||Konami|
|02.||04.||Tale of the Last Promise||18,185||78,621||PSP||Imageepoch|
|06.||05.||The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z||13,670||392,674||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|08.||06.||Professional Baseball Spirits 2011||12,754||140,478||PS3||Konami|
|12.||09.||Nintendogs + cats||9,643||214,838||3DS||Nintendo|
|22.||10.||Mario Kart Wii||9,298||3,221,200||Wii||Nintendo|
|10.||11.||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||9,019||4,466,245||PSP||Capcom|
|28.||12.||Donkey Kong Country Returns||8,944||892,946||Wii||Nintendo|
|03.||13.||El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron||8,579||66,684||PS3||Ignition|
|05.||15.||Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS||7,499||99,485||DS||Nintendo|
|30.||16.||New Super Mario Bros. Wii||6,973||4,281,175||Wii||Nintendo|
|29.||17.||Wii Sports Resort||6,809||329,832||Wii||Nintendo|
|16.||18.||Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection||6,560||186,012||PSP||Square Enix|
|15.||19.||Detective Conan: Rondo of the Blue Jewel||6,253||34,749||DS||Namco Bandai|
|21.||20.||Earth Defense Force 2 Portable||6,055||102,261||DS||D3 Publisher|