This Week In Sales: God Eater Burst And Golden Sun: Dark Dawn



The week of October 25th – October 31st, 2010 saw the release of our second contender in the PSP co-op multiplayer division: God Eater Burst. Let’s see how it holds up against the competition:


Title First Week Sales Publisher
Phantasy Star Portable 2 286,896 SEGA
God Eater (original) 295,405 Namco Bandai
Lord of Arcana 69,932 Square Enix
God Eater Burst 263,150 Namco Bandai


Not too shabby, considering the release of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is a month away. Other major releases this week included Solatorobo, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 from Konami.


Oh, and somehow…Idea Factory are still managing to make money off of PS2 games.


More details on these in the top-20 chart for the week:


Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. God Eater Burst (standalone and append editions) 263,150 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 02. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 215,257 New PS3 Konami
01. 03. Super Mario Collection Special Pack 119,485 427,240 Wii Nintendo
02. 04. Pokémon Black / White 68,686 4,311,998 DS Nintendo
New 05. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn 46,516 New DS Nintendo
05. 06. Kirby’s Epic Yarn 25,257 153,170 Wii Nintendo
New 07. Solatorobo: And then to CODA 21,915 New DS Namco Bandai
New 08. Fable III 20,025 New 360 Microsoft
03. 09. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 19,090 82,765 PS3 Namco Bandai
10. 10. Wii Party 17,337 1,155,964 Wii Nintendo
New 11. Dream Club Portable 15,181 New PSP D3 Publisher
New 12. Hakuouki: Reimeiroku 14,864 New PS2 Idea Factory
New 13. Da Capo I & II Plus Situation Portable 14,256 New Wii Kadokawa Shoten
14. 14. Vanquish 14,042 62,360 PS3 SEGA
07. 15. Lord of Arcana 12,056 106,928 PSP Square Enix
New 16. Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran * Sangokushi Engi – Wei-Hen 9,887 New PSP Yeti
11. 17. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded 9,405 151,153 DS Square Enix
New 18. Ore no Yome: Anata Dake no Hanayome 8,369 New 360 Idea Factory
17. 19. Medal of Honor 8,260 33,625 PS3 Electronic Arts
08. 20. Beat Sketcher 7,130 29,295 PS3 Sony


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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.