This Week In Sales: The Roughneck Teacher Goes To High School

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Period: The week of April 18th – April 24th (2011)

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Top-seller: Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS – 59,363

Nintendo 3DS sales: 23,038 | Total sales: 920,133


Two months since launch, and the Nintendo 3DS is still under a million units sold in Japan. Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, recently addressed the system’s cooling sales at a company investor briefing, citing the challenges associated with conveying the immediate appeal of the device and its features. The rest of the year should be interesting to watch as more and more high-profile 3DS software is released to draw attention to the system.


As far as software sales go, the week of April 18th – 24th saw the debut of Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS. As reported previously, the game comes with a wireless mini-keyboard that can be used with other bluetooth-compatible devices such as iPhones.


The same week, Spike released Gachitora: The Roughneck Teacher in High School. A spin-off of sorts if Spike’s Kenka Bancho series, Gachitora debuted at a fraction of the sales of Kenka Bancho 4, which moved 71,504 copies in its first week.


The top-20 for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS 59,363 New DS The Pokémon Co.
03. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional 45,397 337,166 DS Square Enix
01. 03. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z
44,973 351,992 PSP Namco Bandai
04. 04. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 27,931 99,195 PSP Konami
02. 05. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 24,365 110,851 PS3 Konami
New 06. Detective Conan: Rondo of the Blue Jewel 19,786 New DS Namco Bandai
New 07. Gachitora: The Roughneck Teacher in High School 13,560 New PSP Spike
New 08. SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs 12,613 New PS3 Sony
06. 09. Pilotwings Resort 10,675 37,228 3DS Nintendo
New 10. Otomedius Excellent 10,502 New 360 Konami
05. 11. Persona 2: Innocent Sin 10,400 73,122 PSP Atlus
New 12. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward.1 Premium Package) 10,393 New 360 Capcom
13. 13. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 8,558 4,446,505 PSP Capcom
New 14. Original Story from Fairy Tail Clash! Cardia Cathedral 8,376 New DS Hudson
08. 15. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable 8,207 88,900 PSP D3 Publisher
New 16. Clannad 7,466 New PS3 Prototype
12. 17. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection 7,369 171,311 PSP Square Enix
11. 18. Amagami 7,016 109,463 PSP Konami
16. 19. Wii Party 6,748 1,860,133 Wii Nintendo
15. 20. Nintendogs + cats 6,303 196,242 3DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer,, and Media-Create.

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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.