This Week In Tales: Sales of Phantasia

By Ishaan . August 13, 2010 . 1:42pm

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Namco smartly timed the release of Narikiri Dungeon X to coincide with their recent Tales announcements, while the series is fresh on everyone’s minds. Amidst little competition, the game topped the sales charts upon release last week.

 

The other two new releases in the top-ten were StormLover — a highschool otome game for the PSP — and Battle Spirits: Digital Starter, at #6 and #10 respectively.

 

The top-ten chart for the week of August 2nd – 8th is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X 108,356 PSP Namco Bandai
03. 02. Wii Party 82,698 Wii Nintendo
01. 03. Sengoku Basara 3 57,021 PS3 Capcom
02. 04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd 35,865 PSP Sega
07. 05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 24,224 DS Level 5
New 06. StormLover 20,087 PSP D3 Publisher
13. 07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 16,695 Wii Nintendo
10. 08. Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow 15,845 DS Nintendo
05. 09. Sengoku Basara 3 15,387 Wii Capcom
New 10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter 15,338 DS Namco Bandai

 

Outside of the top-ten were Tetris Party Deluxe by Hudson at #11, the Assassin’s Creed II: Special Edition at #26, and a “PS2 The Best” re-release of Persona 4 at # 36.

 

Sales information obtained from the Media Create rankings.



  • DudeOnly

    I never thought Phantasia would do good on it first week :)

    now i bet someone will say that this is a good reason for a localization XD

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      This is a terrible reason for localization!

      Naw, just kidding. I’d love to see this game… especially ’cause the demos were fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AllenSmithee Samuel Smithee Bateman

    Amazing pun, I think I love you, Ish :P

    Man, I’ve not been around here too much… DCAU’s been taking up all my time.

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

      Don’t sweat it! I fell horribly ill last week, which is why I wasn’t in the last Facebook discussions myself. And juggling classes at the same time gets kind of dicey, too, so…

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Great work!!

  • epy

    So… Namco Bandai IS capable of timing their releases in a smart fashion.

  • holyPaladin

    Congrats to Tales Studio although it’s a remake

  • joesz

    lol! there’s a high sale difference between the wii version and the ps3 version of sengoku basara.most likely due to the high graphic of the ps3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Lex/100000442356406 Christopher Lex

      Afaik, the PS3 version has online. The graphics are not as important as you think.

      • http://honorless.net honorless

        In the last sales thread, nyoron said neither version had online.

    • Hraesvelgr

      I thought the graphics weren’t much different?

      • joesz

        Some people thinks oppositely.I got this theory from my friends.every time I play a game with them on the wii the yconstantly complains about the wii being a crappy console that does not support high graphics.

        Also I gave one of my friends the phantasia’s demo 2 weeks ago and again,he complained.

  • TomSkylark

    Deprivation breeds fanboyism; I’m suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome of localization woes. Whenever I see a post about Tales games I get depressed because I know that Namco Bandai will never bring the damn things here.

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