Fate/Extra wasn’t a huge breakout hit, but it didn’t do terribly either. The Imageepoch-developed RPG based on Type-Moon’s popular franchise debuted at the #2 spot in last week’s sales rankings.
While Extra couldn’t crash Nintendo’s Wii Party — going strong at #1 in its third week at retail — the 72,000 units it moved is very respectable, especially for Marvelous Entertainment. For comparison, just two weeks prior, MMV published Harvest Moon: Twins’ Village — one of their better known franchises — which debuted at 63,610 units.
The only other new release to debut in the top-ten for the week of July 19th – 25th was Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX. Rankings were as follows:
|07.||03.||Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber||44,451||DS||Level 5|
|01.||04.||Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow||39,459||DS||Nintendo|
|02.||05.||Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory||35,795||Wii||Square Enix|
|06.||06.||PowerPros Baseball 2010||29,184||PSP||Konami|
|03.||07.||PowerPros Baseball 2010||28,258||PS3||Konami|
|11.||08.||Super Mario Galaxy 2||21,313||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||10.||Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX – Kessen! Shin 6 Chouka||19,540||DS||Takara Tomy|
Amidst last week’s notable underperformers were poor Lost in Shadow on Wii (#39) and Densha de Go! Tokubetsu-hen: Fukkatsu Shouwa no Yamatesen on DS (#30). Blur, published by Square Enix in Japan, debuted at the very bottom, at #50.
Not much luckier was Class of Heroes 2G (PS3), which debuted at #23 despite receiving a price-drop even before release. Then again, 2G is a port of a PSP game.
Data sourced from Media-Create rankings.