Japanese PS3 Sales Down Despite Move Launch, Mario Knocks Pokemon Out of Number One

By Kenneth Richardson

October 28, 2010

The PlayStation Move launched last week in Japan, and the new motion control peripheral did little to enthuse gamers to purchase PS3s. For the week, ending on October 24th, the PS3 sold 20,128 units, a solid two thousand units less than in the week before the Move launched.

In other Japanese sales news, the 25th anniversary Super Mario Collection has managed to sell more than three hundred thousand copies, knocking the reigning champion of the chart, Pokémon Black/White, to number two. Nintendo is unmatched in its mastery of the Japanese sales charts. See the charts below for full sales information.


1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 307,755
2. Pokémon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 81,915 (4,243,312)
3. Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 63,675
4. Vanquish (Sega, PS3): 48,318
5. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 35,633 (127,913)
6. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts, PS3): 25,365
7. Lord of Arcana (Square Enix, PSP): 24,939 (94,872)
8. Beat Sketch! (Sony, PS3): 22,165
9. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (Electronic Arts, PS3): 18,995
10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 15,895 (1,138,627)


PSP: 32,591 (37,127)
PS3: 20,128 (22,201)
DSi LL: 15,819 (21,084)
DSi: 14,703 (20,749)
Wii: 11,971 (12,810)
DS Lite: 3,887 (5,268)
X360: 2,162 (2,342)
PS2: 1,222 (1,715)


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Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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