This Week In Sales: Radiant Historia Doesn’t Radiate Very Brightly



In terms of major releases, the week of November 1st – 7th saw the release of Radiant Historia on the DS and Fallout: New Vegas on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


Radiant History didn’t do all that great, but again, it’s a good thing to keep market conditions and development budgets in mind before considering any game a commercial failure.


New Vegas, on the other hand, did pretty well across both platforms it released on. Neither title even came close to removing God Eater Burst, Mario All-Stars and Pokémon from their positions though.


Here’s the top-20 for the week:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.God Eater Burst (standalone and append editions)61,834324,984PSPNamco Bandai
03.02.Super Mario All-Stars Collector’s Edition56,848484,088WiiNintendo
04.03.Pokémon Black / White56,7194,368,717DSNintendo
02.04.Pro Evolution Soccer 201155,809271,066PS3Konami
New05.Fallout: New Vegas37,249NewPS3Bethesda
New06.Radiant Historia32,807NewDSAtlus
New07.Fallout: New Vegas24,146New360Bethesda
06.08.Kirby’s Epic Yarn20,712173,882WiiNintendo
10.09.Wii Party17,7881,173,753WiiNintendo
05.10.Golden Sun: Dark Dawn12,57159,087DSNintendo
09.11.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 28,56791,332PS3Namco Bandai
07.12.Solatorobo: And then to CODA6,92728,841DSNamco Bandai
17.13.Kingdom Hearts Re:coded6,319157,472DSSquare Enix
07.15.Lord of Arcana5,388112,316PSPSquare Enix
21.16.Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP The Best)5,062467,600PSPCapcom
29.17.Wii Fit Plus5,0282,106,504WiiNintendo
27.18.Mario Kart Wii4,9102,966,082WiiNintendo
17.19.Medal of Honor4,69938,324PS3Electronic Arts
08.20.Beat Sketcher4,63233,927PS3Sony


Sales data sourced from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

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.