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.


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
03.01.Rhythm Heaven48,190374,489WiiNintendo
01.02.Monster Hunter Diary G40,997139,265PSPCapcom
04.03.Kirby: Mass Attack!35,235162,323DSNintendo
New04.Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-2
32,751NewPS3Compile Heart
02.05.Pokémon Rumble Blast32,144118,4373DSNintendo
New06.Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded21,896NewPSPAtlus
06.07.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D21,465335,5403DSNintendo
09.08.Wii Sports Resort20,969502,326WiiNintendo
0709.J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus17,727149,040PSPSega
08.10.Toriko: Gourmet Survival17,521108,550PSPNamco Bandai
05.11.Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat
13.12.Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX12,107179,027PSPNamco Bandai
New13.Amnesia11,841NewPSPIdea Factory
12.14.Nintendogs + cats11,690283,5623DSNintendo
New15.Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku11,462NewPSPFuRyu
10.16.Epic Mickey10,97053,763WiiNintendo
11.17.All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation10,03577,913DSNamco Bandai
16.18.Power Pro Baseball 201110,016151,910PSPKonami
17.19.Inazuma Eleven Strikers9,891162,565WiiLevel 5
19.20.Pokémon Black/White9,4135,286,915DSNintendo


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.