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Call of Duty Beats One Piece and Ni no Kuni For Top Sales Spot

 

Despite major Japanese releases like Ni no Kuni and One Piece Gigant Battle, the big sales story this week was Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. The PS3 version of the game sold 180,372 units, easily topping the Media Create software chart. The Xbox 360 version contributed an additional 30,467 units, managing seventh place.

Strong sales perfomance for Call of Duty isn't unprecedented. Last year, Black Ops topped the charts in its first week, selling 128,922 units on PS3 and 30,279 units on Xbox 360. (see the sales report here).

Similar to Black Ops, Square Enix is giving Modern Warfare 3 separate subtitled and dubbed releases. The version that placed in the charts this week is the subtitled version. The dubbed version will be released in mid December. Black Ops' dubbed version sold 23,253 units in its first week on PS3 (see the sales report here).

Call of Duty beat out Japanese offerings like Ni no Kuni on PS3 and One Piece Gigant Battle on 3DS. The PS3 version of Ni no Kuni sold 67,032 units, far short of the DS version last year, which debuted with 170,548 units (see the sales report here).

Ni no Kuni (left) and One Piece (right) were no match for Call of Duty (pictured above).

Other newcomers in the top 20 this week included Saints Row the Third, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Here's the full top 20 Media Create sales chart covering November 14 through November 20.

  • [PS3] 01. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Square, 11/11/17): 180,372 -- NEW
  • [NDS] 02. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/11/17): 116,062 -- NEW
  • [PS3] 03. Ni no Kuni (Level-5, 11/11/17): 67,032 -- NEW
  • [3DS] 04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/11/03): 62,318 (499,250)
  • [PS3] 05. Saints Row The Third (THQ Japan, 11/11/17): 36,222 -- NEW
  • [PSP] 06. Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 11/10/27): 30,543 (682,173)
  • [360] 07. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Square Enix, 11/11/17): 30,467 -- NEW
  • [PSP] 08. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend (Sega, 11/11/10): 30,042 (214,715)
  • [PS3] 09. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (Capcom, 11/11/10): 25,771 (149,968)
  • [PS3] 10. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom, 11/11/17): 22,436 -- NEW
  • [PSP] 11. Ore no Shi wo Koete Yuke (Sony, 11/11/10): 21,497 (115,582)
  • [WII] 12. Pokepark 2 Beyond the World (Pokemon, 11/11/12): 19,246 (55,031)
  • [WII] 13. Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 11/10/27): 18,671 (236,039)
  • [360] 14. Saints Row The Third (THQ Japan, 11/11/17): 15,380 -- NEW
  • [360] 15. Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary (Microsoft, 11/11/17): 13,106 -- NEW
  • [PS3] 16. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (Konami, 11/11/10): 12,721 (52,464)
  • [WII] 17. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 11/10/13): 12,477 (216,255)
  • [PSP] 18. Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/11/03): 9,742 (69,362)
  • [WII] 19. Wii Party (Nintendo, 10/07/08): 8,559 (2,022,866)
  • [PS3] 20. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts, 11/11/02): 8,094 (150,265)

In hardware, the 3DS was once again the top selling system, although it didn't outsell all other systems combined this week. PS3 and PSP both saw double the sales this week, presumably due to the release of new colors. For PS3, Level-5 released a Ni no Kuni hardware bundle featuring a gold colored system and Sony released Splash Blue and Scarlet Red color variations. PSP saw a new Red/Black Value Pack.

Here's the full hardware chart covering November 14 through November 20.

  • 1. 3DS: 96,219 (103,962)
  • 2. PSP: 41,069 (23,472)
  • 3. PS3: 40,085 (22,919)
  • 4. Wii: 13,613 (11,782)
  • 5. DSi LL: 1,813 (1,751)
  • 6. X360: 1,763 (1,531)
  • 7. PS2: 1,291 (1,294)
  • 8. DSi: 897 (909)
  • 9. DS Lite: 31 (20)

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