This Week In Sales: Red Dead Redemption Beats A Whole Lot Of Local Games



The week of October 4th – 10th. Pokémon Black/White maintain their clear lead over every other game in the race. But wait! What’s this? An impressive performance by Red Dead Redemption on PS3 at #4, coming in at 70,599 units?! That isn’t too far from Dead Rising 2’s debut on PS3 last week.


Combined with sales of the Xbox 360 version, that brings Red Dead’s total up to over 96,000 units.


That’s the big sales story of the day, aside from Kingdom Hearts re:Coded, which moved 95,505 units in its first week. That’s a fairly low figure compared to opening sales of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which debuted at nearly 300,000 units. Unlike 358/2, however, re:Coded isn’t an original title — it’s a remake of a mobile phone game, which Japanese Kingdom Hearts fans have likely already played.


Meanwhile, Class of Heroes 3 moved 30,000 units on PSP and about half that on PS3. The other interesting release was by Rocket Company, who publish the Medabots games in Japan. This week, they released Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers, an otome game for DS, which charted at #15 with 9.5k units.


The top-20 for the week is as follows:

LwTwTitleTw. SalesTot. SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Pokémon Black / White231,6383,992,855DSNintendo
New02.Macross Frontier: The False Diva (Hybrid Pack)152,699NewPS3Namco Bandai
New03.Kingdom Hearts re:Coded95,505NewDSSquare Enix
New04.Red Dead Redemption70,599NewPS3Take Two
New05.Class of Heroes 330,572NewPSPAcquire
08.06.Wii Party26,2591,099,428WiiNintendo
New07.Red Dead Redemption25,673New360Take Two
New08.F1 201025,273NewPS3Codemasters
05.09.Dead Rising 224,416104,111PS3Capcom
02.10.K-On! After School Live21,454192,303PSPSEGA
07.11.Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter19,109236,485PSPSEGA
New12.Class of Heroes 314,892NewPS3Acquire
0414.The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki11,14795,507PSPFalcom
New15.Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers9,510NewDSRocket Company
14.17.Super Mario Galaxy 26,991849,567WiiNintendo
10.18.Dragon Ball Tenkaichi Tag Team6,73425,814PSPNamco
13.19.Dead Rising 26,29750,097360Capcom
16.20.Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)6,261443,365PSPCapcom


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.