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3DS Software Slumps In Japanese Charts Despite Price Cut

3DS Software Slumps In Japanese Charts Despite Price Cut

August 25, 2011 | By Mike Rose

Despite the Nintendo 3DS dominating the Japanese hardware sales this week following the recent price cut on the console, sales of software for the system were still rather low, with just three 3DS titles featuring in the weekly software sales charts.

For the week ended August 21, Pokemon Rumble Blast, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Nintendogs + Cats all featured in the Japanese top 20, according to data from tracking firm Media Create and as reported by NeoGAF.

There was good news for Nintendo however, as Wii title Rhythm Heaven once again topped the charts, with a total of 48,190 units sold.

In fact, Nintendo held half of the top 10 titles, with Kirby Mass Attack, Pokemon Rumble Blast and Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus joining Rhythm Heaven and Zelda.

As for new entries, Compile Heart's PS3 title Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 was the highest new entry, landing in position four, while Atlus' Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded on PSP reached number six.

Lower down the chart, Idea Factory brought Amnesia into the fray at number 13, while FuRyu settled for number 15 with its PSP game Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku. There were no re-entries into the charts this week.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
31Rhythm HeavenNintendoWii48,190
12Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne GCapcomPSP40,997
43Kirby Mass AttackNintendoDS35,235
NEW4Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2Compile HeartPS332,751
25Pokemon Rumble BlastPokemon Co3DS32,144
NEW6Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedAtlus Co.PSP21,896
67The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DNintendo3DS21,465
98Wii Sports Resort with Remote PlusNintendoWii20,969
79J-League Pro Soccer Club! 7: Euro +SegaPSP17,727
810Toriko: Gourmet SurvivalBandai NamcoPSP17,521
511Uta no Prince-Sama: RepeatBroccoliPSP 
1312Taiko Drum Master Portable DXBandai NamcoPSP 
NEW13AmnesiaIdea FactoryPSP 
1214Nintendogs + CatsNintendo3DS 
NEW15Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza IbunrokuFuRyuPSP 
1016Epic MickeyNintendoWii
1117All Kamen Rider: Rider GenerationBandai NamcoDS
1618Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011KonamiPSP
1719Inazuma Eleven StrikersLevel-5Wii
1920Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon CoDS

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