This Week In Sales: A Double Dose Of Final Fantasy IV

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    Period: The week of March 21st – March 27th (2011)

    Top-seller: Dynasty Warriors 7 – 67,475 | Total Sales: 320,565

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 50,710 | Total sales: 792,954

     

    The biggest release in Japan during the week of March 21st – 27th was Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, following shortly after the release of Dissidia 012. Square Enix’s packaging of their PSP Final Fantasy IV remake and its After Years sequel convinced 104,173 people to pick it up in its first week.

     

    The next new release on the list was a Gundam game for the Nintendo 3DS, far below Final Fantasy IV’s numbers at the #3 position. Finally, the last notable release of the week was ClaDun 2, which sold 5,956 copies.

     

    We also see the slight rise of games with long tails, such as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Pokémon Black/White, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Wii Party, Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, all of which saw an increase in sales over the past week.

     

    The top-20 chart for the week of March 21st – 27th is as follows:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection104,173NewPSPSquare Enix
    01.02.Dynasty Warriors 736,548357,113PS3Tecmo Koei
    New03.Gundam The 3D Battle23,500New3DSNamco Bandai
    02.04.Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy21,741403,912PSPSquare Enix
    05.05.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd16,4444,401,653PSPCapcom
    03.06.Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle16,294242,6493DSLevel 5
    04.07.Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity14,403300,418PSPSega
    06.08.Nintendogs + cats (all three versions)13,219160,7423DSNintendo
    07.09.SD Gundam G Generation World10,160283,802PSPNamco Bandai
    11.10.Pokémon Black/White10,0255,127,678DSNintendo
    New11.Gakuen Hetalia Portable9,729NewPSPIdea Factory
    08.12.Way of the Samurai 49,153110,483PS3Spike
    13.13.Donkey Kong Country Returns8,526859,865WiiNintendo
    14.14.Wii Party8,4501,829,936WiiNintendo
    15.15.Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 26,29131,444PSPKonami
    New16.ClaDun 25,956NewPSPNippon Ichi
    16.17.Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red/Blue5,81257,676DSNamco Bandai
    27.18.Mario Kart Wii5,7623,186,971WiiNintendo
    12.19.Samurai Warriors: Chronicles5,641106,0593DSTecmo Koei
    16.20.New Super Mario Bros. Wii5,5744,253,995WiiNintendo

     

    Sales data obtained from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.




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