Nintendo 3DS

This Week In Sales: Namco Retell The Tales of the Abyss


Period: The week of Jun 27th – Jul 3rd (2011)

Top-seller: Tales of the Abyss – 74,173

Nintendo 3DS sales: 30,233 | Total sales: 1,188,335


Tales of the Abyss saw its release in Japan last week. The Nintendo 3DS port of Namco’s PlayStation 2 RPG sold 74,173 units in its first week on shelves, giving 3DS system sales another slight boost. Producer Makoto Yoshizumi has stated that Namco Bandai expect to sell 250,000 copies of Abyss in Japan.


Following behind it was Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition on the PlayStation 3, at nearly 55,000 units. For reference, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition debuted at 44,649 units on the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. For more on Street Fighter IV sales comparisons, take a look at this post.


Finally, Eurocom and Activision’s GoldenEye 007 made its debut in Japan, published by Nintendo, and came in at over 36,000 units. The top-20 list for the week can be perused below:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Tales of the Abyss74,173New3DSNamco Bandai
New02.Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition54,924NewPS3Capcom
New03.To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers37,396NewPSPAquaplus
New04.GoldenEye 00736,174NewWiiNintendo
04.05.The Little Battlers24,471228,983PSPLevel 5
05.06.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 24,190225,7533DSNintendo
01.07.Atelier Meruru23,756106,341PS3Gust
New09.Mashiro Iro Symphony: *mutsu-no-hana17,897NewPSPComfort
New10.Test Drive Unlimited 215,254NewPS3Cyberfront
03.11.Gundam Memories: Memories of Battle13,70165,768PSPNamco Bandai
New12.Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition12,326New360Capcom
09.13.Wii Sports Resort12,241375,197WiiNintendo
07.14.Yakuza: Of the End11,867388,605PS3Sega
08.15.Bleach: Soul Resurrección
New16.Beast Master and Prince Portable
8,910NewPSPIdea Factory
New17.Ghost Story Resturant Zoku: New Menu With 100 Choices
8,209NewDSNamco Bandai
New18.Virtua Tennis 47,999NewPS3Sega
New19.Test Drive Unlimited 27,764New360Cyberfront
11.20.Pokémon Black/White7,6235,219,065DSNintendo


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.