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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:

 

LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Etrian Odyssey III87,765NewDSAtlus
01.02.Fist of the North Star: Musou71,629456,924PS3Koei
New03.Pro Baseball Spirits 201057,136NewPS3Konami
New04.Pro Baseball Spirits 201050,726NewPSPKonami
04.05.New Super Mario Bros. Wii42,4153,617,387WiiNintendo
05.06.Tomodachi Collection35,5513,067,478DSNintendo
02.07.Yakuza 433,936501,095PS3Sega
03.08.Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light33,510360,178PSPNamco Bandai
New09.Dead or Alive Paradise32,271NewPSPTecmo
New10.Pro Baseball Spirits 201021,002NewPS2Konami

 

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

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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