This Week In Sales: Rhythm Heavens And Red Zones


Period: The week of Jul 18th – Jul 24th (2011)

Top-seller: Rhythm Heaven – 118,173

Nintendo 3DS sales: 31,826 | Total sales: 1,289,741


Last week saw the release of Rhythm Heaven for the Wii in Japan, which grabbed the top spot on the software sales chart with 118,000 copies sold. Following at #2 was Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes for the PSP, and at #3 was No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition.


Red Zone Edition — the second re-release of No More Heroes in Japan after Heroes’ Paradise — greatly outsold its predecessor, at least on a single console. Heroes’ Paradise, released in April 2010, sold around 15,000 units on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (each) in its first week of release. Red Zone Edition is based off the enhanced overseas version of Heroes’ Paradise and contains new features, such as cut levels from the original Wii version.


Other notable releases during the week were Nora and the Time Studio, which is a game developed in collaboration by Gust and Atlus. Nora debuted at #8, followed by Alice: Madness Returns at #9.


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Rhythm Heaven 118,173 New Wii Nintendo
New 02. Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes 82,798 New PSP Capcom
New 03. No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition 40,313 New PS3 Marvelous
03. 04. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 36,555 110,782 Wii Level 5
01. 05. Power Pro Baseball 2011 35,739 153,498 PS3 Konami
02. 06. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX
35,694 115,910 PSP Namco Bandai
04. 07. Power Pro Baseball 2011
27,158 100,405 PSP Konami
New 08. Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest 24,481 New DS Atlus
New 09. Alice: Madness Returns 19,994 New PS3 Electronic Arts
09. 10. Wii Sports Resort 18,666 421,465 Wii Nintendo
05. 11. Puyo Puyo!! 14,877 49,780 DS Sega
10. 12. The Little Battlers
12,098 268,973 PSP Level 5
12. 13. Wii Play: Motion
11,817 39,347 Wii Nintendo
08. 14. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
11,273 267,647 3DS Nintendo
11. 15. Pokémon Black/White
11,147 5,249,434 DS Nintendo
New 16. Sniper: Ghost Warrior
10,772 New PS3 Ubisoft
New 17. Alice: Madness Returns 9,093 New 360 Electronic Arts
15. 18. GoldenEye 007 8,920 67,783 Wii Nintendo
06. 19. Star Fox 64 3D 8,626 41,102 3DS Nintendo
14. 20. Steins;Gate 7,576 116,593 PSP 5pb


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.