This Week In Sales: Absolute Hero Modding Project Goes Live

By Ishaan . March 21, 2010 . 1:10pm


Three of the five new releases during the week of March 8th – 14th were on the PSP. The highlight, of course, was Absolute Hero Modding Project, published by Nippon Ichi.


The other interesting release was RPG Maker DS, by Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, which got off to a rather unenthusiastic start at 23,766 units. Although, while it may not seem like much in comparison to some bigger releases, over 20,000 people that will presumably attempt to create their own RPGs is rather impressive, especially considering that one would need to work within the limitations of the DS.


The top-ten sales ranking for the week of March 8th – 14th is as follows. Supplementary numbers outside of the top-ten below, although, we ask readers to note that they’re approximations since they are sourced from a different tracker.


LW TW Title Tw sales Tot. sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light 65,355 227,887 Nintendo DS The Pokémon Company
06. 02. Tomodachi Collection 35,993 2,953,192 Nintendo DS Nintendo
04. 03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 34,795 3,487,145 Wii Nintendo
New 04. What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? 3D 33,920 New PSP SCE
New 05. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce 2 31,674 New PSP Koei
New 06. Absolute Hero Modding Project 31,447 New PSP NIS
New 07. Battlefield Bad Company 2 28,353 New PS3 Electronic Arts
New 08. RPG Maker DS 23,766 New Nintendo DS Enterbrain
03. 09. Dragon Quest IX (Ultimate Hits) 22,013 62,810 Nintendo DS Square Enix
09. 10. Wii Fit Plus 21,085 1,741,303 Wii Nintendo


Just outside the top-ten were God Eater and Kenka Bancho 4: The One Year War at #11 and #12 respectively, both at around 20,000 units.


Meanwhile, .hack//Link managed to sell another 14,000 units in its second week. It should be interesting to see if, like in the case of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, a significant price-drop has any long-term bearing on //Link’s ability to stay on the chart in the weeks ahead. Of course, that also depends on how many units Namco can ship. Zelda was significantly overshipped to retailers, which is why it’s still selling a few thousand copies every week.


I feel especially bad for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on PSP, which Capcom passed up for some reason. The game was published, instead, by Cyberfront and debuted at #28, just below Summon Night Granthese for the Playstation 2.

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