PSP tops Media Create hardware and software charts
Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes sells to female audiences.
The PlayStation brand dominated the Media Create top ten software charts over the period covering April 6 through April 12 in what was a generally slow week for game sales. PSP also managed to top the hardware charts, barely beating out the DS.
Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (Capcom, PSP) was the number one game for the week, with 85,731 units. Media Create reports a high sales ratio for female players, apparently owing to strong popularity amongst females with an interest in history. An anime kicked off earlier this month, and could end up giving the game continued sales.
In second place for the week was another newbie, Marvelous Entertainment's Oboro Muramasa for the Wii. The 2D Vanillaware title, which has received strong acclaim for its visuals, sold 28,807 units. Media Create views this figure as a sign that the Wii user base may have a low percentage of core gamers.
Following Oboro Muramasa were Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (Nintendo, DS) in 3rd with 25,194 units, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP) in 4th with 17,942 units, Pro Baseball Famisuta DS 2009 (Namco Bandai, DS) in 5th with 16,676 units, and Gundam Senjo no Kizuna Portable (Namco Bandai, PSP) in 6th with 15,614 units.
AQ Interactive's PS2 port of its arcade Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2 fighter debuted this week in 7th with 10,880 units. It was followed by Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 (Konami, PS2) at 10,346 units, Musou Orochi Z (Koei, PS3) with 10,340 units, and Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) with 8,951 units.
Debuting outside of the top ten this week were Kanken DS 3 Deluxe (Rocket Company, DS) in 16th and Evangelion Iron Girlfriend Special Edition Portable (Cyberfront, PSP) in 27th.
PSP managed to take the top spot from the DSi this week, but just barely. PSP sold 40,886 units this week, down from last week's 48,118 units. DSi fell further, down to 40,673 units from last week's 53,680 units. DS Lite sold 6,869 units, down from last week's 8,729 units.
PS3 lead the consoles once again this week at 16,701 units, down from last week's 20,362 units. Wii fell from last week's 15,525 units to 13,349 units. Xbox 360 saw another rise from last week's 7,812 units to 10,134 units.