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

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

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tales of the Abyss 74,173 New 3DS Namco Bandai
New 02. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 54,924 New PS3 Capcom
New 03. To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers 37,396 New PSP Aquaplus
New 04. GoldenEye 007 36,174 New Wii Nintendo
04. 05. The Little Battlers 24,471 228,983 PSP Level 5
05. 06. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 24,190 225,753 3DS Nintendo
01. 07. Atelier Meruru 23,756 106,341 PS3 Gust
02. 08. Steins;Gate 21,830 85,388 PSP 5pb
New 09. Mashiro Iro Symphony: *mutsu-no-hana 17,897 New PSP Comfort
New 10. Test Drive Unlimited 2 15,254 New PS3 Cyberfront
03. 11. Gundam Memories: Memories of Battle 13,701 65,768 PSP Namco Bandai
New 12. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 12,326 New 360 Capcom
09. 13. Wii Sports Resort 12,241 375,197 Wii Nintendo
07. 14. Yakuza: Of the End 11,867 388,605 PS3 Sega
08. 15. Bleach: Soul Resurrección
9,050 32,566 PS3 Sony
New 16. Beast Master and Prince Portable
8,910 New PSP Idea Factory
New 17. Ghost Story Resturant Zoku: New Menu With 100 Choices
8,209 New DS Namco Bandai
New 18. Virtua Tennis 4 7,999 New PS3 Sega
New 19. Test Drive Unlimited 2 7,764 New 360 Cyberfront
11. 20. Pokémon Black/White 7,623 5,219,065 DS Nintendo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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