This Week In Sales: Pirates And More Samurai, This Time From Irem



The week of September 6th – 12th saw four new games in the top-20 chart, with One Piece: Gigant Battle leading the way at the #1 spot. Interestingly, at #10 is Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan, a strategy card-based battle game developed by Irem, set in Japan’s warring states period.


Sengoku Efuda Yuugi’s play mechanics are designed by Matsuo Goro, the Japanese champion of the Magic: The Gathering series. Irem, known best for creating the R-Type series of shoot-em-ups, are also presently working on Disaster Report 4, which is on display at ongoing Tokyo Game Show.


The top-20 sales ranking for the week of September 6th – 12th is as follows:


LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
New01.One Piece: Gigant Battle131,854NewDSNamco Bandai
01.02.MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura55,569400,050PSPCapcom
02.03.Wii Party44,908960,478WiiNintendo
04.04.Ace Combat: Joint Assault12,66798,012PSPNamco Bandai
03.05.Metroid: Other M11,23956,637WiiNintendo
06.06.Super Mario Galaxy 29,827817,363WiiNintendo
07.07.Art Academy8,172167,179DSNintendo
New08.Vitamin X Evolution Plus7,975NewPSPD3 Publisher
08.09.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber7,640828,379DSLevel 5
New10.Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan7,407NewPSPIrem
13.11.Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)7,360415,663PSPCapcom
12.12.Wii Fit Plus6,9102,060,081WiiNintendo
16.13.Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle6,870206,784DSNamco Bandai
09.14.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Bargain Edition)6,77915,941PS3Square Enix
05.15.Bleach: Heat the Soul 76,55231,926PSPSony
New16.UFC Undisputed 20106,524NewDSYukes
11.17.Tomodachi Collection6,4293,412,354DSNintendo
18.18.Mario Kart Wii5,5322,926,201WiiNintendo
17.19.Sengoku Basara 34,318371,780PS3Capcom
14.20.Sengoku Basara 34,28196,406WiiCapcom


Sales data sourced from Media-Create and 4Gamer.

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.