Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Was The Best-Selling PSP Game In February


Square Enix released Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together on the PSP in February, and while the game didn’t crack the top-10 best-sellers list in the U.S., it was the best-selling PSP game for the month, according to Square and the NPD Group.


The catch is that Square Enix haven’t provided any sales numbers for Tactics Ogre. This means we don’t know how well it really did, as opposed to how it did in comparison to other PSP software, which has a reputation for not selling very well in general, due to the large-scale piracy situation on the system.


That said, Square Enix’s high-profile PSP games have a reputation for doing well. When it released in March 2008, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII sold 301,600 units in its first month on the market. In August of 2009, Dissidia: Final Fantasy sold 130,000 units in its first month. Finally, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, released in October 2010, drew in 225,000 sales.


Square Enix have even more PSP games slated for the rest of 2011. March 29th will see the release of The 3rd Birthday, with Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection showing up soon after. Finally, Final Fantasy Type-0 is slated for a summer release in Japan this year, and given Square’s newfound love for quick localizations, we can probably expect to see that published overseas not too far in the future as well.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.