This Week In Sales: Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku

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    Coming out of Golden Week, sales for the week of May 10th – 16th dropped rather precipitously, as Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker clung to the top two spots for a third week in a row.

     

    The only real notable release for the week was Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku, a new entry in one of Idea Factory’s otome series, which, unlike past games in the franchise, looks to be more of a minigame collection of sorts.

     

    LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2126,0961,002,601DSSquare Enix
    02.02.Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker62,887637,844PSPKonami
    03.03.New Super Mario Bros. Wii18,8433,825,622WiiNintendo
    04.04.Tomodachi Collection16,0353,206,829DSNintendo
    New05.Hakuoki: Yuugi Roku15,569NewPSPIdea Factory
    05.06.Mario Kart Wii12,8812,784,000WiiNintendo
    10.07.NieR Replicant12,662109,583PS3Square Enix
    06.08.Wii Fit Plus12,5361,903,297WiiNintendo
    07.09.Super Street Fighter IV12,036113,183PS3Capcom
    New10.2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa10,373NewPS3Electronic Arts

     

    For reference, fan disc Hakuouki: Zuisouroku on PS2 moved 16,937 units in its opening week, while Hakuouki Portable, a remake of a PS2 game from 2008, seemingly sold less than Yuugi Roku. The next mainline game in the series, Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan, is set to release on the PlayStation 3 in June.

    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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