Japanese Charts: Yakuza on PSP debuts at #2, Shining Blade still charting


The weekly Japanese charts came in and have Black Panther 2: Yakuza Ashura Chapter debuting at number 2. The Black Panther series is a spin-off of the Yakuza series on the PSP. This is the second title. Unlike console versions of Yakuza, the handheld version features its own playable main character and not Kazuma Kiryu. The game sold 104,937 units. The game came out March 22nd and since the chart ended on the 25th, the game only got 3 days of sales counted. We should be seeing it next week.

The second SEGA title to chart this week was another PSP game, this one Shining Blade. It’s funny actually, Shining Blade came out a week ago and charted at number 2 when it was out selling 122,257 units. So yeah, Shining Blade debuted better than Black Panther 2. This week Shining Blade dropped to number 10 and pushed an additional 19,032 units. So far Shining Blade has sold  141,289 units.

Not bad at all. I guess SEGA was in the right when they decided to still release PSP games in Japan instead of moving development to Playstation Vita.

Media Create Sales: Week 12, 2012 (Mar 19 – Mar 25) 

01./00. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800) – 132.526 / NEW 
02./00. [PSP] Black Panther 2: Yakuza Ashura Chapter <ADV> (Sega) {2012.03.22} (¥6.279) – 104.937 / NEW 
03./01. [NDS] Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition <SLG> (Pokemon Co.) {2012.03.17} (¥5.800) – 65.046 / 237.073 (-62%)
04./00. [PS3] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.03.22} (¥4.990) – 43.791 / NEW 
05./00. [PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190) – 29.797 / NEW 
06./00. [PS3] Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2012.03.22} (¥7.329) – 23.004 / NEW 
07./09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G # <ACT> (Capcom) {2011.12.10} (¥5.800) – 22.402 / 1.337.122 (+32%)
08./08. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 20.890 / 1.601.979 (+22%)
09./11. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.800) – 20.305 / 1.439.760 (+29%)
10./02. [PSP] Shining Blade <RPG> (Sega) {2012.03.15} (¥6.279) – 19.032 / 141.289 (-84%)
11./00. [PSP] Hakuoki: Bakumatsu Musou Roku # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090) – 17.817 / NEW 
12./10. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2012.03.01} (¥4.800) – 16.731 / 99.656 (+3%)
13./04. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.03.01} (¥8.190) – 16.243 / 796.751 (-53%)
14./00. [PSP] Fairy Tail: Zelef Kakusei <ACT> (Konami) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800) – 15.377 / NEW 
15./06. [3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai # <ACT> (Sega) {2012.03.08} (¥6.090) – 11.334 / 116.351 (-38%)
16./12. [3DS] Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2012.02.23} (¥5.040) – 9.889 / 147.106 (-20%)
17./00. [PSV] Little Busters! Converted Edition <ADV> (Prototype) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090) – 8.372 / NEW 
18./03. [PSP] Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.03.15} (¥6.480) – 8.138 / 70.546 (-87%)
19./00. [PSP] Hanaoni: Yume no Tsudzuki # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090) – 8.023 / NEW 
20./00. [PS3] Do Love Me Seriously! R <ADV> (Minato Station) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190) – 6.834 / NEW 

Top 20 

3DS – 7
PSP – 6
PS3 – 5
NDS – 1
PSV – 1

HARDWARE

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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
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|  3DS  |     94.011 |     64.017 |     50.710 |  1.118.524 |    792.954 |   5.400.667 |
|  PS3  |     25.750 |     27.900 |     28.973 |    396.851 |    355.171 |   8.033.236 |
| PSP # |     19.875 |     18.633 |     51.095 |    259.618 |    584.585 |  18.989.002 |
|  PSV  |     10.302 |     10.021 |            |    190.399 |            |     630.385 |
|  WII  |      9.270 |      8.127 |     11.808 |    150.875 |    208.918 |  12.314.096 |
| NDS # |      1.836 |      1.470 |     19.094 |     26.781 |    311.042 |  32.835.267 |
|  PS2  |      1.333 |      1.165 |      1.862 |     13.365 |     21.746 |  21.787.472 |
|  360  |      1.084 |      1.145 |      1.963 |     16.859 |     30.026 |   1.552.904 |
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|  ALL  |    163.461 |    132.478 |    165.505 |  2.173.272 |  2.304.442 | 101.543.029 |
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| DSiLL |      1.058 |        853 |      9.760 |     15.362 |    160.938 |   2.309.681 |
|  DSi  |        778 |        617 |      8.604 |     11.419 |    134.713 |   5.845.469 |
|  PSP  |     19.875 |     18.633 |     50.479 |    259.618 |    571.782 |  18.813.015 |
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2 responses to “Japanese Charts: Yakuza on PSP debuts at #2, Shining Blade still charting

  1. blarghen says:

    Sweet. Glad to see Shining Blade doing good.

    Though, considering the whole Force Song stuff.. it seems like Sega should start doing what they do for Yakuza, or we will never see a new stateside Shining.

    Tales of the Heroes however.. Tales fans, forever unfortunate. US, at least.

  2. Andy C says:

    Sega seems determined to destroy the Shining franchise. Glad this stuff never leaves Japan.

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