This Week In Sales: Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-2 And Growlanser IV


Period: The week of Aug 15th – Aug 21st (2011)

Top-seller: Rhythm Heaven – 48,190

Nintendo 3DS sales: 105,639 | Total sales: 1,612,004


Last week saw the release of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-2 and Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded in Japan. Neptunia Mk-2 sold 32,751 copies, which is higher than its predecessor’s 22,574 debut. Mk-2 ranked #4 on the top-20 sales chart. Meanwhile, Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded sold 21,900 units, coming in at #6.


Another new PSP game, Amnesia (above), published by Idea Factory, sold 11,841 units at #13. Amnesia is an otome game. You wake up one morning with no recollection of who you are, who your friends are, or what caused your memory loss. To complicate matters further, your boyfriend doesn’t know that you can’t remember him.


As for just who this boyfriend is…it sounds like that might be up for the player to decide. Choices you make in the game influence your relationships, creating both friends and enemies. Regardless of who it is, though, the catch is that you have to make sure your chosen love interest doesn’t figure out that you can’t remember him.


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
03. 01. Rhythm Heaven 48,190 374,489 Wii Nintendo
01. 02. Monster Hunter Diary G 40,997 139,265 PSP Capcom
04. 03. Kirby: Mass Attack! 35,235 162,323 DS Nintendo
New 04. Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-2
32,751 New PS3 Compile Heart
02. 05. Pokémon Rumble Blast 32,144 118,437 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded 21,896 New PSP Atlus
06. 07. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 21,465 335,540 3DS Nintendo
09. 08. Wii Sports Resort 20,969 502,326 Wii Nintendo
07 09. J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus 17,727 149,040 PSP Sega
08. 10. Toriko: Gourmet Survival 17,521 108,550 PSP Namco Bandai
05. 11. Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat
16,311 48,491 PSP Broccoli
13. 12. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX 12,107 179,027 PSP Namco Bandai
New 13. Amnesia 11,841 New PSP Idea Factory
12. 14. Nintendogs + cats 11,690 283,562 3DS Nintendo
New 15. Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku 11,462 New PSP FuRyu
10. 16. Epic Mickey 10,970 53,763 Wii Nintendo
11. 17. All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 10,035 77,913 DS Namco Bandai
16. 18. Power Pro Baseball 2011 10,016 151,910 PSP Konami
17. 19. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 9,891 162,565 Wii Level 5
19. 20. Pokémon Black/White 9,413 5,286,915 DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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.