Konami had three games in the top-ten for the week, which is a rather nice way to start off one’s new fiscal year. While Tecmo’s Dead or Alive Paradise didn’t entice too many people, Konami’s Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 showed made it into the top-ten on all three Sony platforms. Meanwhile, Fist of the North Star: Musou on the PS3 hung on at the #2 spot, with another solid week of sales.
The big success story of the week, though, is Etrian Odyssey III, which debuted higher than both its predecessors at 87,765 units. Something Atlus and Lancarse did appealed to a ton of people.
The top-ten for the week of March 29th – April 4th is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Tw. Sales||Tot. Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Etrian Odyssey III||87,765||New||DS||Atlus|
|01.||02.||Fist of the North Star: Musou||71,629||456,924||PS3||Koei|
|New||03.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2010||57,136||New||PS3||Konami|
|New||04.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2010||50,726||New||PSP||Konami|
|04.||05.||New Super Mario Bros. Wii||42,415||3,617,387||Wii||Nintendo|
|03.||08.||Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light||33,510||360,178||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||09.||Dead or Alive Paradise||32,271||New||PSP||Tecmo|
|New||10.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2010||21,002||New||PS2||Konami|
Additionally, on April 9th, Enterbrain conducted the Spring session of their semi-annual games industry seminar (other being held in Fall). The lecture on industry trends, given by the firm’s Mr. Hamamura Hirokazu, revealed interesting additional numbers for the top-ten titles on each platform. Following are a few that might interest industry-watchers. Keep in mind Enterbrain use their own sales tracker, entirely separate from Media-Create.
First up is Square Enix’s big PSP push:
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) – 720,470
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) – 809,825
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) – 902,398
And now, for a look at Capcom. Note the very impressive Resident Evil 5 performance on Xbox 360.
Resident Evil 5 (PS3) – 520,480
Resident Evil 5 (360) – 123,817
Monster Hunter Tri (Wii) – 1,016,812