This past weekend, the Nintendo 3DS officially launched (in Japan), moving more than 350,000 units in just two days on the market. Not bad! Nintendo 3DS games managed to sell pretty well too, with the latest Professor Layton game performing better than anything else for Nintendo's new portable. But it wasn't the week's most popular game.
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask sold nearly 120,000 copies during its debut, enough to nab third place. The top two spots were occupied by two PSP games, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity and SD Gundam G Generation World. A huge install base will do that for you...
Looking through the rest of the top ten, almost everything is new, thanks to strong sales of Nintendo 3DS games, a new Disgaea and a new Idolmaster.
Here are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of February 21 to 27, according to sales tracker Media Create. Welcome to the chart, Nintendo 3DS games.
01. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) - 206,654 / NEW
02. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) - 192,981 / NEW
03. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) - 119,591 / NEW
04. Disgaea 4 (PS3) - 79,425 / NEW
05. nintendogs + cats (3DS) - 64,213 / NEW
06. Samurai Warriors Chronicles (3DS) - 49,327 / NEW
07. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS) - 44,649 / NEW
08. Ridge Racer 3D (3DS) - 38,226 / NEW
09. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 36,323 / 4,325,672
10. The Idolmaster 2 (Xbox 360) 34,621 / NEW
11. Rune Factory Oceans (PS3)
12. SD Gundam G Generation World (Wii)
13. Killzone 3 (PS3)
14. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 5 (PSP)
15. Winning Eleven Soccer 3D (3DS)
16. Samurai Warriors 3 Z (PS3)
17. Catherine (PS3)
18. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus (DS)
19. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3)
20. Rune Factory Oceans (Wii)
On the hardware side, no surprises here. The brand new Nintendo 3DS dominated hardware sales, with the PSP and PlayStation 3 settling for a distant second and third respectively. Don't expect the Nintendo DS Lite to be long for this weekly chart.
- Nintendo 3DS - 374,764
- PSP - 47,955
- PlayStation 3 - 23,654
- Wii - 12,159
- Nintendo DSi LL - 9,093
- Nintendo DSi - 7,802
- Xbox 360 - 3,366
- PlayStation 2 - 1,773
- PSP go - 1,076
- Nintendo DS Lite - 663