Big in Japan May 23-29: One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP
Elastic pirates and Greek version of Dynasty Warriors nab top positions in this week's sales chart.
The vampire-stripping action game Akiba's Trip may have been number one in last week's Japanese charts, but it's been bumped down from last week's pole position in this week's sales positions, according to website Media Create. The PSP action game is now at fourth place with 16,582 units sold.
Taking first place is the 3DS remake of the episodic Wii title based on the One Piece manga/anime series called One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP. The action game, which lets players take control of the Straw Hat Pirates gang in a bevy of fights with the game's iconic villains in 3D fighting combat, sold 80,488 units.
The PlayStation 3 version of Troy Musou, which is essentially a Dynasty Warriors-style action game with Greek warriors and grittier aesthetics, takes second place with 31,428 units sold. Pandora's Tower for the Wii debuts at third place with 21,445 units sold. This newcomer pits players in the role of Ende who has to save his friend Ceres from dying from a curse by feeding her meat from slain beasts and monsters. Ende will have to fight these monstrosities in 13 towers and kill them using his Orichalcum chain and swords.
Other notables include the debut of Namco Bandai's puzzle game Treasure Report: Kikai Jijake no Isan, which resides at sixth place with 14,304 units sold. The former weekly king of the charts, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional, is at seventh place with 13,974 units sold.
While the PSP still remains on top in terms of hardware sales with 33,609 units sold, the 3DS got a big boost thanks to the One Piece title. The portable's sales number jumped from 17,240 last week to 24,283 this week. Otherwise, the numbers for the rest of the consoles have not moved much since last week.
JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF MAY 23-29
1. One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP / Namco Bandai / 3DS / 80,488
2. Troy Musou / Koei / PS3 / 31,428
3. Pandora's Tower / Nintendo / Wii / 21,445
4. Akiba's Trip / Acquire / PSP / 16,582
5. Nobunaga no Yabou Tendou with Power Up Kit / Koei / PS3 / 15,456
6. Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no Isan / Namco Bandai / NDS / 14,304
7. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional / Square Enix / NDS / 13,974
8. Patapon 3 / SCEJ / PSP / 9,134
9. Iza Shutsujin! Koi Ikusa / QuinRose / PSP / 9,008
10. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 / Konami / PSP / 8,394
PSP – 33,609
3DS – 24,283
PS3 – 15,987
Wii – 7,438
DSi XL – 5,197
DSi – 5,106
Xbox 360 – 2,303
PS2 - 1,274
DS Lite – 139
PSP Go - 76