Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending March 18th, 2012

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Pokemon Company's crossover of Pokemon and Tecmo Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series topped the charts in its first week of sales. Its 172,000 units was enough to beat Shining Blade, the latest PSP entry in Sega's Shining series, which sold 122,000 units in its first week, and the PSP conversion of the popular Madoka Magika franchise, which sold 62,000.Media Create

Other debuts this week include the PSP version of Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story (originally released on DS), 3DS escape game If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX, horse racing game Winning Post 7 2012, and visual novel/adventure game Amnesia Later.

Nippon Ichi's PS3 RPG Legasista saw a low debut with under 10,000 units sold. The PS3 version of Mass Effect 3 narrowly made it into the top 20 with 8,124 units sold.

Here's the full top 20 Media Create sales chart covering March 12 through March 18. Life to date sales are in parentheses.

  1. [NDS]  Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition(Pokemon Co., 12.03.17): 172,027 (NEW)
  2. [PSP]  Shining Blade (Sega, 12.03.15): 122,257 (NEW)
  3. [PSP]  Madoka Magika Portable (Namco Bandai, 12.03.15): 62,408 (NEW)
  4. [PS3]  One Piece Pirate Musou (Namco Bandai, 12.03.01): 34,600 (780,508)
  5. [PSP]  Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story (Konami, 12.03.15): 27,717 (NEW)
  6. [3DS]  Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega, 12.03.01): 18,341 (105,017)
  7. [3DS]  If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX (D3, 12.03.15): 18,291 (NEW)
  8. [3DS]  Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.12.01): 17,064 (1,581,089)
  9. [3DS]  Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 11.12.10): 16,924 (1,314,720)
  10. [NDS]  Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 12.03.01): 16,183 (82,924)
  11. [3DS]  Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.11.03): 15,801 (1,419,455)
  12. [3DS]  Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi (Marvelous AQL, 12.02.23): 12,331 (137,217)
  13. [PS3]  Street Fighter x Tekken (Capcom, 12.03.01): 11,611 (70,082)
  14. [PS3]  Winning Post 7 2012 (Tecmo Koei, 12.03.15): 11,524 (NEW)
  15. [PSP]  Amnesia Later (Idea Factory, 12.03.15): 10,936 (NEW)
  16. [PS3]  Legasista (Nippon Ichi, 12.03.15): 9,820 (NEW)
  17. [3DS]  Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D (Konami, 12.03.01): 9,027 (47,401)
  18. [PS3]  Gundam UC (Namco Bandai, 12.03.01): 8,871 (60,540)
  19. [PSP]  Winning Post 7 2012 (Tecmo Koei, 12.03.15): 8,455 (NEW)
  20. [PS3]  Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts, 12.03.15): 8,142 (NEW)

Lacking big crossover titles or any new significant releases, Sony's PS Vita had its third straight week of selling around 10,000 units in Japan -- far behind its main competitor, Nintendo's 3DS, which moved 64,017 systems last week.

PSP, however, experienced a slight increase in hardware sales to 18,633 handhelds, boosted by several new titles that performed well last week, including Sega's Shining Blade, Namco Bandai's Madoka Magika Portable, Konami's Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story.

Here's the hardware chart for the same period. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  1.  3DS: 64,017 (68,951)
  2.  PS3: 27,900 (34,816)
  3.  PSP: 18,633 (16,176)
  4.  PSV: 10,021 (10,041)
  5.  Wii: 8,127 (8,322)
  6.  PS2: 1,165 (1,363)
  7.  X360: 1,145 (1,290)
  8.  DSi LL: 853 (850)
  9.  DSi: 617 (502)

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