Media Create, a Japanese company which gathers and analyzes data from the video game market recently released the top 20 games sold during the period of March 28 – April 3. In that list is none other then our beloved Naruto in the form of Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era (or just Naruto Shippuden 3DS as we like to call it). The game debuted with 8,127 copies sold, which made it the 15th highest selling game for the week of March 28 – April 3.
The number of copies in it’s first week probably may seem a little low to you, and it is, but part of the reason for it is that it hit Japanese retailers on March 31st. In other words, it really sold 8,127 copies in 4 days. If you do the math, that’s about 2031 copies sold per day. If the game was on sale for on a full week, in theory, it would have sold about 14,222 copies. That would have put it at 9th most sold, but we digress. The official numbers are that Naruto Shippuden 3DS sold 8,127 copies in it’s first week of sales. We just like to think wishfully when it comes to our boy Naruto!
Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a side-scrolling adventure game that features each of the five kage, their right hand men, and an exclusive character with an original storyline. The game takes advantage of the Nintendo 3DS hardware by offering use of 3D projections and gyroscope technology. Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era was released in Japan by publisher Takara Tomy for the Nintendo 3DS on March 31, 2011. The game is slated to be released in Europe by 505 Games sometime later this year. There is currently no word on a North American release.
The top 20 list of games in Japan sold during the week of March 28 – April 3 are listed below. The format, in order, of the data below is Rank [Console] Title – Amount of Copies Sold.
01. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional – 163,008
02. [PSP] Amagami – 69,221
03. [PSP] Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection – 31,382
04. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 – 26,493
05. [PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II – 23,808
06. [PS2] Amagami – 17,261
07. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 – 15,864
08. [PSP] Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy – 15,223
09. [3DS] Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 – 12,851
10. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity – 12,002
11. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog… – 10,780
12. [PS3] Crysis 2 – 10,416
13. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle – 10,304
14. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White – 9,306
15. [3DS] Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era – 8,127
16. [WII] Wii Party – 7,998
17. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: World – 7,900
18. [PS3] Way of the Samurai 4 – 6,596
19. [PSP] Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 – 6,571
20. [3DS] Gundam: The 3D Battle – 6,521