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Inconceivable! It’s a Marvelous Entertainment game in the top-ten. Twice! It looks like porting No More Heroes to the HD systems was the right choice after all. The series is more popular now, and the added exposure probably created a bit of an additional audience for it, especially since MMV made the effort to add Japanese voices to the game. Hopefully, they’ll fix the issues with the ports and find a publisher in the West willing to bring them over.

 

…no, Ignition. You stop eyeing them right now. *smacks hand*

 

The top-ten for the week of April 12th – 18th was as follows:

 

LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.New Super Mario Bros. Wii32,1083,686,739WiiNintendo
05.02.Tomodachi Collection20,8833,110,984DSNintendo
03.03.Pro Baseball Spirits 201020,880102,733PSPKonami
04.04.Pro Baseball Spirits 201019,104106,864PS3Konami
02.05.Fist of the North Star Musou18,866510,052PS3Koei
06.06.Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light15,961396,498DSNintendo
New07.No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise15,763NewPS3Marvelous
New08.No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise15,153New360Marvelous
09.09.Wii Fit Plus14,6851,832,540WiiNintendo
08.10.Yakuza 411,094529,977PS3Sega

 

It seems the uncensored nature of the Xbox 360 version of No More Heroes allowed it to debut neck-in-neck with the PS3 port. Speaking of neck-in-neck, the PSP and PS3 versions of Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 continue to sell very close to each other for yet another week. While the PSP version might have a “portable” advantage, the PS3 version has an exclusive online mode that allows for downloading of updated stats as the game season progresses.

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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