According to numbers released by tracking firm Media Create (as translated on the NeoGAF forums), last week's robot battler Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen dropped down from first to third place with 44,973 sales, while the Pokemon Typing game sold 59,363 units.
PSP and PlayStation 3 title Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 continued to sell well, dropping only a couple of places to fourth and fifth for the respective platforms. Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional jumped up a place, selling 45,397 units to reach second place, but down 47 percent in sales from last week.
Meanwhile, the chart also saw several other new entries, including SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4, which only managed to sell 12,613 units, and Otomedius X from Konami, which jumped in at number 10 with 10,502 sales.
Other new additions also include Hudson's Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou, Prototype's Clannad and Bandai Namco's Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku.
Media Create's complete top 20 sales chart, covering boxed console games sold in Japan from April 18 through April 24, follows.
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The latest in Bandai Namco's long-running Super Robot Wars series made a strong debut in Japan last week, selling over 300,000 units in its first four days on the market according to numbers released by tracking firm Media Create (as translated on the NeoGAF forums).
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Namco Bandai's DS-based visual novel Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings launched at number seven, selling 11,229 units in its first week.
The final new release on the charts this week is Idea Factory's Are You Alice? for PSP, which landed at number 16.
A number of Nintendo titles climbed up several places on the charts this week, with Wii Party jumping to number 11, and Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart Wii returning to the top 20 at numbers 17 and 18, respectively.
A number of last week's new releases, including Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II and the PlayStation 2 version of Kadokawa Shoten's Amagami (EBKore+) fell from the top half of the charts, while titles such as Takara Tomy's Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era and Namco Bandai's Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 dropped from the charts altogether.
Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended April 10, 2011.
More after the break, including the hardware numbers..
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Nintendo previously said the console had the best first day of any handheld in US history. Even so, it managed not to be the top seller of the month. That honor goes to ... the Nintendo DS.
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The latest Media Create software figures are out and are sure to have Sony executives smiling. Indeed, 8 out of the top 10 games are for a Sony platform.
There’s a plethora of RPGs this week, including a new Dragon Quest game for the DS (in first place with 163,008 units) as well as some older titles such as Monster Hunter Freedom 3 and Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity.
There are five new entries in the top ten this week, including a new Japanese dating sim called Amagami (EBKore+) which enters the charts at number 2 and 6 for the PSP and PS2 systems respectively. Only one 3DS title is able to crack the top ten and that game is Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 - it managed to shift 12,851 copies during the last week.
Nintendo is in dire need of some triple A releases for their new handheld (such as a new Super Mario game) which should provide the catalyst for the platform’s overall success in Japan.
01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS) – 163,008 / NEW
More after the page break.. including this weeks' hardware data.
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More than 100,000 copies of the FFIV collection sold during week one in Japan. (PSP owners in North America get it on April 19, by the way.) That’s more than enough to best the week’s other new debut, Gundam the 3D Battle for the Nintendo 3DS.
That software victory for Square Enix gave the PSP a boost this week, coming within spitting distance of the newly launched 3DS.
For the rest of the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of March 21 to 27, courtesy of Media Create, read on.
01. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP) – 104,173 / NEW
More, including hardware data, right after the page break..
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Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors 7 held the top spot on the Japanese software sales charts this week despite a notable sales decline, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended March 20, Dynasty Warriors 7 saw a 75 percent sales drop with 67,475 units sold. This period marks the first full week since Japan was struck by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, and nearly all titles on the charts saw a notable dip in sales.
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Tecmo Koei's historical PS3 hack-and-slash title Dynasty Warriors 7 premiered atop the Japanese software sales for the week ending March 13, 2011. The title sold over 250,000 units in its first week on sale, nearly quadrupling second-week sales for last week's leader, Square Enix's Dissidia: 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy, which fell to second in this week's chart.
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While Thursday will herald St. Patrick's Day celebrations with verdant inebriation, and on Tuesday, fans of Caesar will beware the Ides of March, today is a special day reserved for math geeks to relish in the glory of pi.
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Level 5's Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle remains the best selling title for the Nintendo 3DS, claiming the number three spot and selling 59,138 units this week.
Namco Bandai's Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars - Blue / Red and Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu also grabbed a spot on the charts within their first week, landing at numbers seven and 10, respectively.
Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer 3D, and Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea 4.
Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended March 6, 2011.
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