This Week In Sales: Women And Football


Period: The week of October 3rd – October 9th (2011)

Top-seller: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – 272,036

Nintendo 3DS sales: 53,540 | Total sales: 2,017,645


Sports and idols were the big sellers in Japan last week. Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 topped the software sales chart, followed closely by AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam at the #2 spot.


Sales figures took a dip at #3, with F1 2011 far behind both of those games. Id Software’s Rage was published in Japan last week, too, and sold 11,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 and close to another 8,000 on the Xbox 360. At the lower end of the chart were Makai Kingdom Portable at #16 and God of War Origins Collection at #20.


In hardware news, the Nintendo 3DS finally broke the 2-million-sold mark in Japan and maintained another week of more or less steady sales, thanks to anticipation of the upcoming flood of popular games, beginning next month. Additionally, this month will see the release of the pink Nintendo 3DS.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 272,036 New PS3 Konami
New 02. AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam
236,587 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 03. F1 2011 26,574 New PS3 Codemasters
02. 04. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends 18,305 101,206 PS3 Tecmo Koei
01. 05. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue 16,423 144,361 PSP Falcom
03. 06. Dark Souls 15,853 330,139 PS3 From Software
05. 07. Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection 15,338 349,810 Wii Square Enix
New 08. Rage 11,320 New PS3 Bethesda Softworks
07. 09. Rhythm Heaven 10,731 492,112 Wii Nintendo
09. 10. Wii Sports Resort 10,295 587,913 Wii Nintendo
08. 11. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best) 8,901 34,742 PSP Capcom
15. 12. Kirby: Mass Attack 8,786 248,820 DS Nintendo
06. 13. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6 8,671 85,472 PSP Konami
New 14. Rage 7,853 New 360 Bethesda Softworks
12. 15. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 7,559 408,123 3DS Nintendo
New 16. Makai Kingdom Portable
7,350 New PSP Nippon Ichi
19. 17. Fishing Resort 7,252 57,874 Wii Namco Bandai
New 18. Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan: Sweet Never Land
6,265 New PSP QuinRose
18. 19. Pokémon Rumble Blast 6,008 182,746 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 20. God of War Origins Collection
5,727 New PS3 Sony


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 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.