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Modern Warfare 3 takes number one in Japan

PS3 and Xbox 360 SKUs sell combined total of 210,000 units

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 entered the Japanese software chart at number one, Andriasang reports.

According to data from Media Create, during the seven-day period ending November 20, the PlayStation 3 version sold 180,372 copies, while the Xbox 360 version charted in seventh place after selling 30,467 copies.

Modern Warfare 3 broke records in Europe and North America, and while the same can't be said of its performance in Japan, it beat out competition from anticipated home-grown releases One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 and Ni no Kuni.

Another notable new entry was THQ's Saints Row: The Third, which charted at number five after selling 36,222 units on PlayStation 3.

The 3DS remained the top-selling hardware, despite both the PlayStation 3 and the PSP selling almost double their totals from the previous week.

The full software chart is listed below. Last week's totals are in parentheses.

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

The full hardware chart is listed below. Last week's totals are in parentheses.

  • 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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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
Honestly, I find it a little depressing that MW3 sold three times as many copies as Ni No Kuni. I thought the Japanese weren't even that interested in FPSs?

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