By Ishaan . November 2, 2011 . 4:32pm
Period: The week of October 24th – October 30th (2011)
Top-seller: Final Fantasy Type-0 – 472,253
Nintendo 3DS sales: 65,041 | Total sales: 2,211,644
The top-seller in Japan last week was the long-awaited Final Fantasy Type-0, originally announced as a mobile phone game (Final Fantasy Agito XIII) in 2006, and later moved to the PSP. Final Fantasy Type-0 sold 472,253 copies in its first week.
Want to see how that compares to previous Final Fantasy games released for PSP? Take a look at their first-week sales in ascending order:
|01.||Dissidia: Final Fantasy
|02.||Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
|03.||Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy||286,117||Mar 2011|
|04.||Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection||104,173||Mar 2011|
The question now is whether or not Type-0 can continue to sell consistently amidst the upcoming flood of year-end releases, including Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3G. Watching it over the next few weeks should be interesting.
At #2 was Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, followed by The Idolm@ster at #3. Konami’s Terror of the Stratus was on the chart as well, coming in at #9.
Finally, at #18 was another interesting game: Arcana Famiglia (trailer above – seriously, watch it), a PSP otome(?) adventure starring a girl named Felicita. It was developed by HuneX and published by Comfort. Characters for the game were designed by Yomi Sarachi, who also adapted Steins;Gate into a manga.
The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Final Fantasy Type-0||472,253||New||PSP||Square Enix|
|New||02.||Kirby’s Return to Dreamland||136,811||New||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||03.||The Idolm@aster 2||65,512||New||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|04.||04.||Just Dance Wii||27,832||163,451||Wii||Nintendo|
|03.||05.||Go Vacation||25,259||72,468||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|New||06.||Disgaea 4: The Fuka & Desco Chapters||19,460||New||PS3||Nippon Ichi|
|01.||08.||Macross F: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack||16,741||159,348||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|New||09.||Terror of the Stratus||15,623||New||PSP||Konami|
|New||10.||Ragnarok: The Imperial Princess of Light and Dark||15,559||New||PSP||GungHo|
|07.||12.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2012||13,796||370,521||PS3||Konami|
|09.||13.||AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam||13,480||301,743||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|12.||14.||Wii Sports Resort||12,377||625,522||Wii||Nintendo|
|02.||15.||Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact||12,082||65,230||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|06.||17.||FIFA 12||8,255||33,894||PS3||Electronic Arts|
|New||18.||Arcana Famiglia: La storia della Aracana Famiglia||7,890||422,495||PSP||Comfort|
|08.||19.||Ace Combat: Assault Horizon||7,222||174,813||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|17.||20.||Kirby: Mass Attack||6,373||272,043||DS||Nintendo|