This Week In Sales: Danganronpa And Gran Turismo 5 Speed To Release

By Ishaan . December 1, 2010 . 4:29pm


Spike’s Danganronpa debuted in Japan, the week of November 22nd – 28th. The game came in at 25,564 units, which is a slight increase over Capcom’s latest adventure game, Ghost Trick. The latter debuted at 23,977 units in June.


Other notable releases during the week were Gran Turismo 5, which stole the #1 spot on the weekly sales charts by a wide margin, and Super Robot Wars L at #2.


Meanwhile, the Square Enix-developed Mario Sports Mix debuted at #3, while Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, published by Tecmo Koei, landed at #15.


The top-20 for the week of November 22nd – 28th was as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Gran Turismo 5 430,707 New PS3 Sony
New 02. Super Robot Wars L 129,054 New DS Namco Bandai
New 03. Mario Sports Mix 84,983 New Wii Nintendo
04. 04. Super Mario All-Stars Collector’s Edition 47,487 613,415 Wii Nintendo
03. 05. Pokémon Black/White 43,227 4,494,106 DS Nintendo
07. 06. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Subtitled) 31,354 160,275 PS3 Square Enix
02. 07. Super Fossil Fighters 26,195 69,024 DS Nintendo
New 08. Danganronpa 25,564 New PSP Spike
New 09. Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 24,717 New DS Konami
14. 10. Wii Party 24,525 1,232,562 Wii Nintendo
08. 11. Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery 22,395 87,521 DS Konami
New 12. Little Busters! Converted Edition 20,066 New PSP Prototype
18. 13. Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus) 17,325 43,509 Wii Nintendo
05. 14. Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together 16,794 230,296 PSP Square Enix
New 15. Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll 16,551 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
09. 16. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 16,371 340,175 PS3 Konami
06. 17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 15,832 51,332 PSP Konami
17. 18. Kirby’s Epic Yarn 13,878 213,495 Wii Nintendo
New 19. Minna to Kimi no Piramekino! 13,197 New DS Namco Bandai
11. 20. God Eater Burst (standalone and append editions) 12,983 388,065 PSP Namco Bandai


Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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  • Good for Sony, I guess, but I’ve personally never been able to get into the Gran Turismo games, at all. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any interest in real cars, but they always seemed boring to me. But to those who love ’em, enjoy, I guess.

    • Its pretty cool. You didnt try NFS: Hot Pursuit? The autolog truly revolutionizes these racing games and makes them pretty cool if you have other friends that play it. Gran Turismo 5 is pretty awesome (Im not a hardcore car enthusiast but it is fun). Online could use more…Split/Second is the only racing game this year I played that doesnt have real cars (well not counting Sonic All Stars Racing and ModNation)

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Riiiiidge Raaaceeerrr…?

      I’m kind of strange when it comes to cars. I love real cars (for looking at, reading magazines about, keeping up with news), but I have a hard time driving them in video games. In fact, I don’t get too much enjoyment out of sim racers. I’d much prefer fantasy cars, and arcade style games. Might you be a Hot Wheels fan, by any chance?

  • shy_mel

    I think Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll has an extra 1 in its number.

    • Wow Trinity: Souls of Zill O’lll sold so low, even CoD:BLOPS did better than it. I hope that doesnt mean the game was bad, I was hoping it were to be good as it will need to be a quality game to convince me to pick it up in such a competitive season it releases.

      • Guest

        It came out the week GT5 came out. That counts for nothing?

        • I cant imagine that the RPG fan would be conflicted with the decision of GT5 versus Trinity. Though like we always say good games beget popularity, so perhaps one of those two games in question just isnt good.

          • Guest

            or perhaps if you look at the list again those two are the only two new PS3 games that came out this week and its not impossible to say a RPG or hack n slash fan can’t also be a GT fan.

  • TRINITY flopped!?

    • Ereek

      100,000 sales isn’t necessarily a flop. Actually, for Japanese first-week sales 100,000 is quite good.0Edit: Though now that I look perhaps that 100,000 is a typo in the article; there’s an extra 1 on there. Silly me, I need to learn to read better. Disregard the above.

      • Ack, I’m an idiot. Sorry about that. Fixed.

  • AdamBoy64

    Fantastic to see GT5 start off well.

    • Good games beget popularity. I think it stands as a testament to the quality of the game. It is perhaps the second best racing game this year.

      • AdamBoy64

        .. perhaps. perhaps it’s first.. perhaps.

        I don’t know how many sales they’ll be hoping for, but I don’t think they’ll be able to make what they need.

        • Europe will give them their money back. lol

        • I think they will, it seemed to drive sales of the console, and has a 100% guarantee of being a multimillion unit seller.

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    And Danganronpa still hasn’t been announced outside of Japan.

    I grieve.

    • urbanscholar

      Danganronpa concept & design really is interesting.

      • Guest


        One thing we could all do is visit Atlus forum and put a request topic out if there isn’t one there already since Atlus has published some Spike games before…if not them Aksys

        • [The Hunter] Doomrider

          Does that work though? =P

          I’m still hopeful someone will pick it up!

          • Guest

            Yeah sometimes it does. Atlus listens to its fans

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            …but doesn’t always follow their wishes BWAHAHAAHAA
            Kidding. I’d say they do… 50% of the time, give or take 10% (unscientific guesstimate)… either way, their continual feedback and interaction is still far and away better than most game companies.

            They have a bigger audience to appeal to out there than just the most vocal ones on their forums, that’s all.

            (I’ve put a Disaster Report 4 thread on there but I let it die because not many people seem to care.)

          • Ladius

            Not anymore, sadly. As much as I’m happy regarding Radiant Historia’s announcement, Atlus USA has completely changed its offer by drastically reducing its jrpg (and japanese games in general) output in the last year and a half, tossing away many niche fanbases it had previously contributed to create.

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        You bet, it looks so slick <3 We gotta play this!

  • HarryHodd

    Trinity Zill is not a big selling series but these sales are still a bit low. Maybe the westernish look turned some gamers away.

  • joesz

    I wonder why Gran Turismo 5 is the 1st…

  • Souji Tendou

    Hmmm…. why did I have this feeling that GT5 won’t sells over million…? :

    • You do not think it will get 1 mln units?

      • Souji Tendou

        Just my feeling but, I’m seeing this as a slow start. I mean, only 400k copies sold in the first week…? I was actually expecting somewhere around 700k-800k.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I wonder what the US sales numbers are…

  • Fonic

    Figured Black Ops would stay a bit higher but I guess it just doesn’t quite have the legs in Japan that it has elsewhere.
    Not a big racing game fan but GT5 does look nice. Haven’t gone near the series since the second one though.

  • Exkaiser

    SRW L sold pretty well. About 5k more than SRW K’s first week.

    It’s also a pretty good game, though I haven’t really gotten to dig into it yet.

  • malek86

    Good number for GT5, but the bulk of the sales should come from Europe.

    On a side note, the game would be so much better if it weren’t such an obvious beta.

    • The game is simply fantastic, though, the online mode could use some free enhancements.

      • malek86

        It’s not just the online (which is pretty archaic btw). It’s just that there are some clear visual bugs (texture loading, flickering shadows), sound bugs (no collisions in some tracks), some tracks look gorgeous and others look like crap, and then, the fact that they already released two patches in a week. And there’s gonna be a lot more, some of which for stuff that should have been there from the beginning (G25/G27 support, or mechanical damage).It seems pretty clear to me, that the game wasn’t quite ready yet, but Sony still wanted to release it before Christmas. So they made a quick wrap-up and now they’re gonna use patches to fix what couldn’t be done in time.

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