Weekly Japanese Charts - July 17, 2011

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Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 topped the Japanese software sales charts in its debut week, while the majority of the top 10 was new software last week. Media CreateFor the week ended July 17, according to data from Media Create and as reported by Andriasang, the PlayStation 3 version of the sports game sold a total on 117,759 units, while the PSP version had to settle for fourth place with 73,247 units.

Namco Bandai's Taiko Drum Master Portable DX entered the charts at number two with 80,215 units sold, and Level-5 added another entry to the top 20 with its Inazuma Eleven Strikers at number three.

Nintendo's highly anticipated N64 remake Star Fox 64 3D hit Japan this week, but only managed to reach number six in the charts, just missing out on position five to Sega's Puyo Puyo!!.

However, Nintendo continued to dominate the charts with five entries in the top 20, and Pokemon Company's Black and White still sitting high at number 11.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended July 17, 2011.


LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW 1 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 Konami PS3 117,759
NEW 2 Taiko Drum Master Portable DX (Deluxe) Namco Bandai PSP 80,215
NEW 3 Inazuma Eleven Strikers Level-5 Wii 74,227
NEW 4 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 Konami PSP 73,247
NEW 5 Puyo Puyo!! Sega DS 34,903
NEW 6 Star Fox 64 3D Nintendo 3DS 32,475
NEW 7 UnchainBlades Rexx Furyu PSP 18,256
7 8 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D Nintendo 3DS 15,636
10 9 Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) Nintendo Wii 14,725
6 10 Little Battle eXperience Level-5 PSP 12,085
17 11 Pokemon Black & White Pokemon Company DS ?
5 12 Wiimote Plus Variety Pack Nintendo Wii ?
1 13 L.A. Noire Rockstar Games PS3 ?
8 14 Steins; Gate 5pb PSP ?
9 15 007 Goldeneye Nintendo Wii ?
12 16 Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Capcom PS3
2 17 inFamous 2 SCEJ PS3
15 18 To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers AquaPlus PSP
3 19 Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon D3 Publisher PS3
NEW 20 UnchainBlades Rexx Furyu 3DS

Over in the hardware arena, Nintendo saw its 3DS handheld console double in hardware sales this week, selling nearly as much as the PSP and PlayStation 3 combined, according to the Japanese dedicated video game charts.

For the week ended July 17, data from tracking firm Media Create, as translated by Andriasang, showed the Nintendo 3DS bump its sales up to 46,637 units, from 22,942 units last week.

The PSP was forced to drop down to second place, with 26,565 total unit sales, while the PlayStation 3 saw sales raise slightly to 23,322 units.

The Wii also saw a rise in sales, up 1,000 units to 14,237, while the Xbox 360 declined slightly, down from 2,016 to 1,734 units for this week.

Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended July 17, 2011. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
2 1 3DS 46,637 22,943
1 2 PSP 26,551 26,373
3 3 PS3 23,322 22,900
4 4 Wii 14,237 13,068
5 5 DSi LL 4,693 4,811
6 6 DSi 4,384 4,725
7 7 360 1,734 2,016
8 8 PS2 1,405 1,309
9 9 DS Lite 131 56
10 10 PSP Go 14 34

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