This Week In Sales: Red Dead Redemption Beats A Whole Lot Of Local Games

By Ishaan . October 13, 2010 . 4:34pm


The week of October 4th – 10th. Pokémon Black/White maintain their clear lead over every other game in the race. But wait! What’s this? An impressive performance by Red Dead Redemption on PS3 at #4, coming in at 70,599 units?! That isn’t too far from Dead Rising 2’s debut on PS3 last week.


Combined with sales of the Xbox 360 version, that brings Red Dead’s total up to over 96,000 units.


That’s the big sales story of the day, aside from Kingdom Hearts re:Coded, which moved 95,505 units in its first week. That’s a fairly low figure compared to opening sales of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which debuted at nearly 300,000 units. Unlike 358/2, however, re:Coded isn’t an original title — it’s a remake of a mobile phone game, which Japanese Kingdom Hearts fans have likely already played.


Meanwhile, Class of Heroes 3 moved 30,000 units on PSP and about half that on PS3. The other interesting release was by Rocket Company, who publish the Medabots games in Japan. This week, they released Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers, an otome game for DS, which charted at #15 with 9.5k units.


The top-20 for the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Black / White 231,638 3,992,855 DS Nintendo
New 02. Macross Frontier: The False Diva (Hybrid Pack) 152,699 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 03. Kingdom Hearts re:Coded 95,505 New DS Square Enix
New 04. Red Dead Redemption 70,599 New PS3 Take Two
New 05. Class of Heroes 3 30,572 New PSP Acquire
08. 06. Wii Party 26,259 1,099,428 Wii Nintendo
New 07. Red Dead Redemption 25,673 New 360 Take Two
New 08. F1 2010 25,273 New PS3 Codemasters
05. 09. Dead Rising 2 24,416 104,111 PS3 Capcom
02. 10. K-On! After School Live 21,454 192,303 PSP SEGA
07. 11. Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter 19,109 236,485 PSP SEGA
New 12. Class of Heroes 3 14,892 New PS3 Acquire
03. 13. Okamiden 12,829 97,300 DS Capcom
04 14. The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki 11,147 95,507 PSP Falcom
New 15. Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers 9,510 New DS Rocket Company
New 16. H.A.W.X.2 8,921 New PS3 Ubisoft
14. 17. Super Mario Galaxy 2 6,991 849,567 Wii Nintendo
10. 18. Dragon Ball Tenkaichi Tag Team 6,734 25,814 PSP Namco
13. 19. Dead Rising 2 6,297 50,097 360 Capcom
16. 20. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best) 6,261 443,365 PSP Capcom


Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    I am somewhat surprised that Red Dead Redemption is doing well in Japan.

    • GTA actually does reasonably well, too.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Huh. Somehow I got the impression Japan didn’t really like sandbox games… But then stuff like Harvest Moon and Yakuza does really well, so it makes a bit more sense I guess.

        • Aoshi00

          I think Jpn gamers are more open to western games in recent years, like all the FPSs, Heavy Rain, or Enslaved, even though they don’t sell like Pokemon. Well, good western is good western, and Jpn gamers seem to recognize and appreciate the high production value of these titles too, instead of just dismissing them as western games like before.

  • How well did re:Chain of Memories sell compared to the original? I imagine it sold better compared to its original than re:coded to its original, mainly because r:CoM was on the PS2, which made it feel like turning a side-game into a full game, instead of a side-game into a slightly more advanced side-game.

    • re:CoM was a huge, huge upgrade. GBA to PS2 is massive compared to mobile phone to DS, even if they did add a lot under the surface.

      I think it comes down to advertising, too. If I recall correctly, I remember seeing re:CoM advertised alongside Final Mix 2 a lot (or was that in the U.S?). Plus, after all the hype they built up for Birth by Sleep, re:Coded kind of pales in comparison in terms of the marketing message…

      • re:CoM was packed into KH2:Final Mix+… -_- it made me sad…

        • Well, that explains it. Yea, re:Coded isn’t nearly on the same scale. That secret movie they talked about landed up on the net the same day the game was released, too. But then, I don’t know if Square really expected re:Coded to move too many units in the first place.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Oh Christ, Pokemon.

    Well, that’s great for RDR. Definitely deserves the sales, as I’d say it’s definitely a contender for best game of 2010. Definitely.

  • Wow Class of Heroes 3 on PS3! Er Galaxy 2 still hasnt hit 1 mllion? Its that bad?

  • Instant Karma

    I’m glad RDR is doing so well. I wonder what the promos were like in Japan.

  • Localizing Class of Heroes 2 and 3 might be out of ATLUS’ priority now.

  • cmurph666

    Oh man~! Pokémon Black / White at 3,992,855. It hasn’t even hit NA yet.

  • I wonder if Zero no Kiseki sold “enough” I really want Falcom to do well.

  • joesz

    lol,pokemon still eats us all

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