This Week In Sales: Etrian Odyssey III Surfs The Wave Of Success

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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:

 

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
05. 06. Tomodachi Collection 35,551 3,067,478 DS Nintendo
02. 07. Yakuza 4 33,936 501,095 PS3 Sega
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

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.