This Week In Sales: Imageepoch Tell The Tale of the Last Promise

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Period: The week of April 25th – May 1st (2011)

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Top-seller: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional – 73,729 | Total sales: 410,895

Nintendo 3DS sales: 28,413 | Total sales: 948,546


Golden Week ended today in Japan. Since Golden Week kicks off on April 29th every year, this week’s sales chart for the week of April 25th – May 1st included three of the seven days days of the Japanese holiday.


To kick things off, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 saw a rather significant boost in sales from last week, jumping back to the top of the sales chart.


At the #2 position was Tale of the Last Promise, Imageepoch’s dungeon crawler RPG, and also their very first self-published game. Imageepoch president, Ryoei Mikage, hopes to ultimately sell 150,000 copies of the game. Following very closely behind it was El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron on PlayStation 3. Not far behind El Shaddai was Patapon 3 for the PSP.


The complete top-20 chart for the week is as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
02. 01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional 73,729 410,895 DS Square Enix
New 02. Tale of the Last Promise 60,435 New PSP Imageepoch
New 03. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron 58,105 New PS3 Ignition
New 04. Patapon 3 49,378 New PSP Sony
01. 05. Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS 32,623 91,986 DS The Pokémon Co.
03. 06. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z 27,012 379,004 PSP Namco Bandai
04. 07. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 22,584 121,778 PSP Konami
05. 08. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 16,873 127,724 PS3 Konami
New 09. Starry☆ Sky: In Winter Portable 15,389 New PSP Asgard
13. 10. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 10,721 4,457,226 PSP Capcom
19. 11. Wii Party 9,033 1,869,166 Wii Nintendo
20. 12. Nintendogs + cats 8,953 205,195 3DS Nintendo
09. 13. Pilotwings Resort 8,919 46,147 3DS Nintendo
New 14. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron 8,823 New 360 Ignition
06. 15. Detective Conan: Rondo of the Blue Jewel
8,709 28,496 DS Namco Bandai
17. 16. Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection 8,141 179,451 PSP Square Enix
New 17. Otome wa Oanesama ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no Elder 7,848 New PSP Alchemist
07. 18. Gachitora: The Roughneck Teacher in High School 7,801 21,361 PSP Spike
New 19. Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS 7,507 New DS Idea Factory
23. 20. Pokémon: Black/White 7,469 5,162,962 DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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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.