When our “This Week In Imports” column for the week of April 5th – 11th went up, I wondered why it was subtitled “Atelier Judie Or Bust.” It wasn’t like Spencer to be extremist. Once read the post, I realized it was because Atelier Judie was virtually the only notable “new” release in Japan for the week.
Unfortunately, it debuted outside of the top-ten at the #12 position on the weekly Media Create software sales ranking, with 9,000 units sold. The top-ten itself is mostly a re-shuffling of last week’s sales report.
|Lw||Tw||Title||Tw. Sales||Tot. Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|05.||01.||New Super Mario Bros. Wii||37,244||3,654,631||Wii||Nintendo|
|02.||02.||Fist of the North Star: Musou||34,262||491,186||PS3||Koei|
|04.||03.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2010||31,127||81,853||PSP||Konami|
|03.||04.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2010||30,624||87,760||PS3||Konami|
|08.||06.||Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light||20,359||380,537||DS||Nintendo|
|01.||07.||Etrian Odyssey III||19,257||107,022||DS||Atlus|
|11||09.||Wii Fit Plus||15,380||1,818,000||Wii||Nintendo|
|14.||10.||Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (The Best)||11,240||246,000||PSP||Capcom|
On a slightly bright note, the lack of new releases gave games like Yakuza 4 and Fist of the North Star: Musou another week to shine in the top-ten rankings. It’s also interesting that the PSP version of Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 rose higher up on the chart, while the PS3 version went down.