Big in Japan March 5-11: Street Fighter X Tekken

New Capcom fighting game debuts just below One Piece and Project Diva 3DS titles; PS3 sales slowing down.

Even with plenty of new titles to choose from, gamers in Japan can't seem to get enough of the manga/anime franchise known as One Piece. The PlayStation 3 action game One Piece: Kaizoku Musou was still at the top spot of this week's Media Creates sales chart update. The game sold 745,907 units, beating out newcomers like 3DS rhythm game Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai, as well as recent 2D fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken.

Chun-Li and Cammy are definitely mad about not being first in Japan.

Project Mirai came in second place with 86,676 units sold while the PS3 version of Capcom's fighting title debuted at third place with 58,471 units sold. The Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter X Tekken was at 14th place with 8,527 units sold. The game was recently praised for its deep fighting system, stylish visuals, and cast members. For more information, check out GameSpot's review.

One Piece: Kaizoku Musou wasn't the only big earner for Namco Bandai this week. Kidou Senshi Gundam UC (or Mobile Suit Gundam UC) was just below Street Fighter X Tekken with 51,669 units sold. The mech action title covers the first three original video animations of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series in gameplay form. The game also offers three different character routes with their own narrative points and a custom cast mode where players can form their own Gundam squad to use in missions.

The 3DS version of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater also made its entrance this week, coming in at fifth place with 38,374 units sold. The sole PlayStation Vita title for the week, Unit 13, came in at 15th place with 8,089 units sold.

In terms of hardware, the PS3 surge petered out following the launch of One Piece: Kaizoku Musou. Sales units went from 65,116 to 34,816 for the console this week. The 3DS was still on top with 68,951 units sold, while the PS Vita was at fourth place with 10,041 units sold.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF MARCH 5 – MARCH 11

Software
Rank/Title/Publisher/Platform/Unit sales
1. One Piece: Kaizoku Musou / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 90,133
2. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai / Sega / 3DS / 86,676
3. Street Fighter X Tekken / Capcom / PS3 / 58,471
4. Kidou Senshi Gundam UC / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 51,669
5. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D / Konami / 3DS / 38,374
6. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games / Nintendo / DS / 23,587
7. Mario Kart 7 / Nintendo / 3DS / 17,813
8. Super Mario 3D Land / Nintendo / 3DS / 17,336
9. Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin / Marvelous AQL / 3DS / 16,378
10. Monster Hunter 3G / Capcom / 3DS / 14,286

Hardware
3DS – 68,951
PS3 – 34,816
PSP – 16,176
PS Vita – 10,041
Wii – 8,322
PS2 – 1,363
Xbox 360 – 1,290
DSi XL – 850
DSi - 502

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20 comments
Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Now that's a top 10 list in games. No COD or any FPS, just REAL games. Good to see. Both Mario games are STILL in the top 10, amazing. I would consider getting one piece but damn it's pricey.

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

@nate1222 I'm with you on this one,though I don't think it will be possible considering that they will have to remake it it to suit the 3DS's graphics.So it won't be a port.But I'm hoping for TKxSF to be on the 3DS.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

5th place for the best version of MGS3...not bad..

pszone
pszone

I like the layout for street fighter vs takken game like it a lot and thinking of getting it. and go ps2 even there no games for it. psp is beatsing the psp vita no surprise i think reason not selling enough because you got buy menory card and sony need to axe and put a bulid in system menory for psp vita. Gd see ps3 still selling and 3DS

zaiwen
zaiwen

xbox 360 in japan is a joke... we rather play our old yet very reliable ps2 than this low class contraption

PillyChickle
PillyChickle

@amaan4ever It's selling poorly everywhere

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

lets see here a little math: Nintendo launched the 3ds with relaying on 3rd party developers to be a seller of its unit its a bad move. SOny released the vita with too many of its own "brand: software it even do way poorly than the 3ds. so heres the break down the only thing that might save vita is not sony brand games but 3rd party developer titles. in sort until the 3rd party developers A games comes out Sony will loose alot of cash and faster price drop than the 3ds

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

if vita keeps doing poorly then i feels sorry for the US owners they might end up only western game titles hahaha

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Lol psvita is failing in Japan and selling in USA. Isn't it suppose to be the other way

MafiaMusic
MafiaMusic

Japan truly has terrible taste in games. No wonder all the anime fans here in north america are skinny little girly boys lol.

nate1222
nate1222

I want Street Fighter x Tekken to come to the 3DS. As high as the 3DS' software sales have become, Capcom should be pretty tempted by now.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Seem that even Street Fighter and Tekken couldn't knock One Piece down.

kokwey41
kokwey41

can't believe ps2 beat the xbox 360 O_O

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

7 out of 10 are 3DS games,and 3DS still on the top.Serious BEASTING there Nintendo.And lol that SFxTK's bunch of muscular men got owned by just a young and cute little girl.