This Week In Sales: Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku



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.


Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 126,096 1,002,601 DS Square Enix
02. 02. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 62,887 637,844 PSP Konami
03. 03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 18,843 3,825,622 Wii Nintendo
04. 04. Tomodachi Collection 16,035 3,206,829 DS Nintendo
New 05. Hakuoki: Yuugi Roku 15,569 New PSP Idea Factory
05. 06. Mario Kart Wii 12,881 2,784,000 Wii Nintendo
10. 07. NieR Replicant 12,662 109,583 PS3 Square Enix
06. 08. Wii Fit Plus 12,536 1,903,297 Wii Nintendo
07. 09. Super Street Fighter IV 12,036 113,183 PS3 Capcom
New 10. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 10,373 New PS3 Electronic 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 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.