So, How’d The Nintendo 3DS Do In Its First Week On The Charts?

So, How’d The Nintendo 3DS Do In Its First Week On The Charts?

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.

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. Welcome, 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.

  • Nintendo 3DS – 374,764
  • PSP – 47,955
  • PlayStation 3 – 23,654
  • Wii – 12,159
  • Nintendo DSi LL – 9093
  • Nintendo DSi – 7802
  • Xbox 360 – 3366
  • PlayStation 2 – 1773
  • PSP go – 1076
  • Nintendo DS Lite – 663


  • Of course 3DS sold well in Japan. It’s reasonably priced and has a large library of games.

    I really wonder how well the Australian launch will go…

    • Actually, at 25,000 yen; thats a little over $300AUD. Which whilst being below our RRP, is close to what most of our retailers are charging, and more than what America and Europe(?) will be paying.
      Whats more, the game line-up, whilst appealing more to the Japanese to than to use westerners, is probably even less interesting than ours (with the exception of the popular Professor Layton).

    • Trade the other DS’s in now, before everyone else does. Trade value is going to drop off big time.

  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

    Wonder how long before I can buy it off the american psn store.

    Monster Hunter Portable 3rd < still in the top ten!!

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