Big in Japan Feb. 7-13: Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3

Namco Bandai RPG, Sengoku Musou 3 Z both score 200K-plus debuts; PSP outsells PSP Go 1,000 to 1.

Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 3 may no longer be at the top of Media Create's weekly Japanese sales charts, but software for Sony's console and portable continues to reign supreme. For the week of February 7-13, Media Create reports that Namco Bandai's role-playing game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 for the PSP sold 222,068 units, followed closely by Koei Tecmo's PlayStation 3 beat-'em-up Sengoku Musou 3 Z, which sold 208,548 units.

Japanese gamers turned out in droves for Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3.

Both Namco Bandai's and Koei Tecmo's titles launched during the week, but they weren't the only debuts to crack Media Create's top 10. Sony's customization-heavy platformer Little Big Planet 2 scored a fifth-place debut, selling 24,648 units, while fellow PS3 title Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, from Take-Take, finished seventh with 21,718 units sold. Koei Tecmo's Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden for the Wii slotted in at sixth, selling 22,598 units.

It was a tale of two PSPs on the hardware chart. Sony's flagship handheld led hardware during the week, selling 106,893 units, while its UMD-less cousin, the PSP Go, sold 1/1,000th of that figure. The remaining systems had decidedly average sales weeks, with the PS3 shifting 26,706 consoles, the Wii logging 15,028 units, and the DSi line combining to sell 22,108 units.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7-13, 2011
Software:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Platform / Unit sales
1. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 / Namco Bandai / PSP / 222,068
2. Sengoku Musou 3 Z / Koei Tecmo / PS3 / 208,548
3. Monster Hunter Portable 3 / Capcom / PSP / 93,483
4. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 / Capcom / DS / 30,910
5. Little Big Planet 2 / Sony / PS3 / 24,648
6. Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden / Wii / Koei Tecmo / 22,598
7. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare / Take-Two / PS3 / 21,718
8. Donkey Kong Country Returns / Nintendo / Wii / 15,971
9. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku / Spike / PSP / 14,372
10. White Knight Chronicles Episode: Dogma Wars / Sony / PSP / 11,229

Hardware:
PSP - 106,893
PS3 - 26,766
Wii - 15,028
DSi LL - 12,069
DSi - 10,039
Xbox 360 - 2,118
PS2 - 1,665
DS Lite - 1,003
PSP Go - 107

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49 comments
Yannick_18
Yannick_18

I don't understand why we, Playstation 3 users get Dynasty Warriors ... and we don't get Samurai Warriors .... Here, in the North American, at least...for myself, prefers NINJAS and SAMURAI rather than these guys in Dynasty Warriors. And at least in Samurai Warriors... they don't play with "heros weapons" they don't change weapons each sequel ...

Mr_Manikin52
Mr_Manikin52

Sweet looking games. I got to drive to my Import videogame store in L.A. HYPER GAME!

majere613
majere613

It's certainly quite suprising to see such strong sales for the PSP models with the NGP and Experia on the way, but then you could say the same for DS sales with the 3DS incoming. One element of worry for Sony is that people are still not touching the PSP Go, when they're pushing the move to downloadable media in the next gen.

lowkey254
lowkey254

wow, they should just stop development and shipment on the go. Especially with the NGP coming out.

Vengeful_Angel
Vengeful_Angel

It would be nice if North America could license more Tales games... :(

mariomaster16
mariomaster16

Sony is on top. It's strange how many solid games Sony has released in the past six months. It's like they're trying to get as many more quality games on the PSP as they can to better their image and thus bolster sales for the NGP. I'm not knocking them for it, it's a smart strategy. I just wish they'd hurry up with MHP3.

zzamaro
zzamaro

@Gezo24 I have a PSP 3k but UMD sucks, simple as that. If you ask me, UMD was a mistake to begin with. And NGP looks more promising.

Tenaku
Tenaku

I think it's kind of weird that the PSP is selling so well now of all times: not long after the NGP was announced. If I didn't have a PSP now, I'd save for an NGP instead, which should be available this holiday. But that's just me. In any case, hooray to Sony. But I hope sales for NGP goes well too, even if a lot of people are getting the PSP now.

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

@CodyTG But these Japan numbers are for one week, NPD numbers are for the whole month.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

@CodyTG: The US has a higher population, and therefore a smaller market. Your statistics are based purely on numbers, when in this case, only percentages hold relevance. Consider that the highest-selling game on that list sold 220k. In the US, that's pitiful. But Japan's lower population makes that number more impressive. On another note, while I'm a huge Tales fan, Radiant Mythology isn't the right game to bring to the US. I cant' wait for Graces F though. The Tales series is severely under-appreciated in the US.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Please bring that Tales game here to the US.

CodyTG
CodyTG

Not to start any flaming but.. I like how people rave that the PS3 out sells Xbox 360 in Japan with comments like "Xbox 360 sells better in the US, but Sony owns Japan!". While that is in fact true, if you go by numbers, 360 outsells PS3 by about 100,000 consoles in the US and the PS3 outsells the 360 by about 25,000. So that at 75,000 console difference. To Take the US market would be a smarter thing to do, so if Microsoft stays on top of the US market, they will always succeed. Just a fact I wanted to point out. Not picking sides, just justifying.

Kratos_Kills
Kratos_Kills

lol almost even ps2 would sell more than 360 in japan

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

@HaloPimp978 But why buy it now and not before it was announced? Just seems strange the numbers don't decline a little bit atleast.

cameio
cameio

Sony is killing Nintendo in Japan and killing XJunk360 in USA :)

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see the PSP is still getting some love

Crazyholic
Crazyholic

now THAT is just sad, come on Sony, save some cash and just drop that abomination like Nintendo dropped the Virtual Boy

Gezo24
Gezo24

Psp Go is a joke, no one wanted to disband all of their UMD games. Im very dissapointed the NGP will not use UMDs.

ChargeMan1991
ChargeMan1991

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Cillerboy
Cillerboy

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! OMG! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 107 PSPGo's sold!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

icekids
icekids

NGP will sell billions in Japan :)

basikninja2
basikninja2

I feel bad for the PSP Go lol,I think that one japanese person has about 5 copies of monster hunter,and woo TOTW:RM 3

pakrulz
pakrulz

106893! Damn PSP really rocks in Japan :)

zaiwen
zaiwen

Just how many PSPs can 1 japanese individual own? Lol they probably consume as much time buying & playing PSPs as they consume ramen

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

The PSP and the PS3 sold better than the 360 because it's Japan. 360s are more popular in the west while PS3s are more popular in the east. Now, if only Namco Bandai could make US ports of their Japanese Tales games...

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

mario-nin-freak Posted Feb 18, 2011 2:50 pm PT WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD PEOPLE HOARD THE PSP AFTER THE NGP WAS ANNOUNCED!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- because everyone want's to feel th AURA of the NGP

LordelX
LordelX

Here in Japan, PSP is king. I'm disappointed Valkyria Chronicles 3 disappeared from the charts so quickly.

AnimeKen15
AnimeKen15

LOL @ the sales for the PSP GO thats just sad. Wow I didn't know the PSP sold so much, Oh it might be because they get a ton of good games here in America we barely see as much good ones

soulless4now
soulless4now

lol I love seeing PSP Go sales. It's the highlight of the week.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

@mario-nin-freak The PSP is considered a main platform and a lot of games are made just for it not to mention Monster Hunter is of WoW in Japan cause almost everyone plays it there.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

i find it funny how sony and nintendo dominate japan ms and nintendo dominate us its wierd , im not sure whos dominating europe but vg charts tells me nintendo and sony are there as well , and ya why are people hoarding psps when 3ds and psp 2 /ngp are around the corner/out?

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

wow the ps2 an x360 are almost toe to toe!!!

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

nice numbers :) keep striving for more numbers PS2!! that damn 360 is going down one of these days! Nice to see LBP2 on the list as well, that game is great!

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

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elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

nice that Sengoku Musou 3 Z is selling well so far

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

ps3 is still behind wiis overall numbers lol , in japan

zzamaro
zzamaro

PSP - 106,893 + PSP Go - 107 = ---------107 ,000 Isn't that funny/weird?

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

PS3 just won. It will win in Japan just like in the rest of the world. Its awesome that America is the decider and for that the xbox 360 will win the console war / From here, the Wii will go downhill as more people can buy HDTV's worldwide and why the ps3 wins everywhere except the Americas and U.K

ChaosDynasty
ChaosDynasty

impressive. the psp is on top even with all the ds lite, dsi, dsi ll combine together.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

The PS3 and PSP both sold better than the 360.. :)

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

Take-take. is this intentional or a typo XD

AnonYC
AnonYC

Guess PSP is the way to go in Japan. No wonder why there's so many Japanese PSP games.

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

Nice ! Go LBP2 !! Japanese gamers appreciate quality games ..