This Week In Sales: Fate/Extra Masters The #2 Spot



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:


LwTwTitleTw. SalesSys.Publisher
04.01.Wii Party98,564WiiNintendo
07.03.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber44,451DSLevel 5
01.04.Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow39,459DSNintendo
02.05.Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory35,795WiiSquare Enix
06.06.PowerPros Baseball 201029,184PSPKonami
03.07.PowerPros Baseball 201028,258PS3Konami
11.08.Super Mario Galaxy 221,313WiiNintendo
05.09.Last Ranker20,741PSPCapcom
New10.Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX – Kessen! Shin 6 Chouka19,540DSTakara 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.

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.