This Week In Sales: Ghosts, Samurai And Doctors

By Ishaan . June 25, 2010 . 9:02am

 

Judging by sales of Hakuouki: Junsouroku, for better or worse, it appears Idea Factory have a limited loyal audience that are invested in the series, but expansion beyond this existing demographic doesn’t seem to be taking place.

 

For the sake of comparison, Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku, a minigame compilation released for PSP in May, moved 15,569 units in its first week. Unlike the PSP game, Junsouroku is a mainline visual novel entry, but still debuted with lower numbers. One reason for this could be that Junsouroku is a tweaked compilation of Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan and associated fan-disc, Hakuouki Zuisouroku, both originally released for the PlayStation 2.

 

The top-ten for the week of June 14th – 20th is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Sys. Publisher
02. 01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 52,978 Wii Nintendo
New 02. Ghost Trick 23,977 DS Capcom
New 03. Art Academy 20,949 DS Nintendo
01. 04. Xenoblade 20,810 Wii Nintendo
03. 05. Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City 20,682 PS3 Take-Two
New 06. Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi 17,401 DS Namco Bandai
08. 07. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen 16,055 PS3 Konami
09. 08. Tomodachi Collection 13,953 DS Nintendo
10. 09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen 13,250 PSP Konami
New 10. Hakuouki: Junsouroku 13,076 PS3 Idea Factory

 

Meanwhile, Super Mario Galaxy 2 returned to the #1 spot while Xenoblade took a dip. Interestingly, the game at #3, Art Academy, an art training game, is a DSiWare-to-DS retail port. It contains both Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester and is Nintendo’s first DSiWare-to-retail conversion.

 

Slightly lower in the chart, Konami’s soccer games appear to be benefiting from the World Cup effect. And at the other end of the spectrum is Atlus’ Hospital — you may know it better as Trauma Team — which debuted well outside the top-ten at #19.

 

Thanks to fevh in the comments for reminding us that Hakuouki: Junsouroku is a compilation, not a new game!



  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    I’m very curious about GTA being so high on the list. I wonder, is the Japanese version exactly like the NA version? As in, it’s in English and has all the same licensed music? Or is it dubbed in Japanese with different music on the radio? Does anybody know?

  • fevh

    Hakuouki Junsouroku is not a new game, it is just a PS2 game + fandisc rereleased on PS3

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Added to the post. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Guest

    Well, at least Xenoblade is still in there. That gives me hope.

    • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

      Yeah, the usual high rank drop was delayed (or hopefully: won’t happen at all)

  • malek86

    Those are low numbers overall.

  • Joanna

    I’m glad Xenoblade is still holding in there, but I’m sad to see Ghost Trick doing so poorly. :(

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