This Week In Sales: Last Week Final Mix+



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
06. 05. Tomodachi Collection 22,563 3,090,041 DS Nintendo
08. 06. Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light 20,359 380,537 DS Nintendo
01. 07. Etrian Odyssey III 19,257 107,022 DS Atlus
07. 08. Yakuza 4 17,788 518,883 PS3 Sega
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.

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.