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 Dynasty Warriors 7  Holds Lead On Japanese Sales Charts

Dynasty Warriors 7 Holds Lead On Japanese Sales Charts

March 24, 2011 | By Tom Curtis

Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors 7 held the top spot on the Japanese software sales charts this week despite a notable sales decline, reports tracking firm Media Create.

For the week ended March 20, Dynasty Warriors 7 saw a 75 percent sales drop with 67,475 units sold. This period marks the first full week since Japan was struck by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, and nearly all titles on the charts saw a notable dip in sales.

Square Enix's Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy and Level 5's Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle rounded out the top three, with their rankings left unchanged from last week.

Sega's Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity and Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom 3 climbed their way up the charts to hit numbers four and five, respectively, though sales for both titles were still down from last week.

Two titles debuted in the top 10 this week, with Konami's Powerful Golf at number nine and Idea Factory's Hanaoni: Koisomeru Koku - Eikyuu no Shirushi at number 10.

Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Konami's Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 and Namco Bandai's Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenyaku Romantan - Saisen.

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

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
11Dynasty Warriors 7Koei TecmoPS367,475
22Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final FantasySquare EnixPSP31,058
33Professor Layton and the Mask of MiracleLevel 53DS18,470
64Phantasy Star Portable 2: InfinitySegaPSP16,175
85Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP14,773
56Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New FriendsNintendo3DS14,726
77SD Gundam G Generation: WorldNamco BandaiPSP14,263
108Way of the Samurai 4SpikePS313,807
NEW9Powerful GolfKonamiDS10,125
NEW10Hanaoni: Koisomeru Koku - Eikyuu no ShirushiIdea FactoryPSP10,021
1411Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.DS8,606
1112Samurai Warriors: ChroniclesKoei Tecmo3DS8,252
1513Donkey Kong Country ReturnsNintendoWii7,490
1714Wii PartyNintendoWii7,112
915Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2KonamiPSP7,019
1216Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars - Blue / RedNamco BandaiDS5,651
1317Winning Eleven 3DSoccerKonami3DS5,259
NEW18Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryUbisoft3DS5,139
419Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenyaku Romantan - SaisenNamco BandaiPSP4,981
1620Samurai Warriors 3 ZKoei TecmoPS34,736

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