Period: The week of Jun 20th – Jun 26th (2011)

Top-seller: Atelier Meruru – 82,585

Nintendo 3DS sales: 27,905 | Total sales: 1,158,102


Last week saw the release of the last game in the Alchemist of Arland trilogy from Gust, Atelier Meruru. The game sold 82,585 copies in its first week and debuted at the #1 spot. While that may not seem like much, it’s a significant improvement over Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2.


Atelier Totori was released in June last year, and sold 53,871 in its first week. It was handily beaten by Monster Hunter Frontier Online and Love Plus + on the software charts. The year before that, Atelier Rorona released with 43,243 copies sold at launch. This year, Gust’s Atelier game faced relatively little competition, and marks a pretty good upward trend for the Atelier games in general.


Following behind Atelier Meruru was Steins;Gate for the PSP at #2. This sold 63,558 copies in week 1, which in no small part contributed to 5pb’s rejoicing yesterday.


Other games on this week’s top-20 sales chart included Gundam Memories: Memories of Battle, Mass Effect 2, Bleach: Soul Resurrección and Earth Seeker. You can see how they did in the full top-20 chart below:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Atelier Meruru82,585NewPS3Gust
New03.Gundam Memories: Memories of Battle52,067NewPSPNamco Bandai
01.04.The Little Battlers38,326204,513PSPLevel 5
02.05.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D37,452201,5633DSNintendo
New06.Prince of Tennis Tightly! Doki Doki Survival Love Passion of the Sea and Mountains
03.07.Yakuza: Of the End24,247376,738PS3Sega
New08.Bleach: Soul Resurrección23,516NewPS3Sony
11.09.Wii Sports Resort9,874362,957WiiNintendo
New10.Gloria Union8,933NewPSPAtlus
12.11.Pokémon Black/White7,0865,211,443DSNintendo
09.12.Wii Party5,9801,923,731WiiNintendo
New13.Mass Effect 25,885NewPS3Electronic Arts
07.14.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional5,814543,834DSSquare Enix
06.15.Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
New16.Mother Goose’s Secret of the House5,295NewPSPQuinRose
New17.Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition
4,629NewPS3Take Two
10.18.One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP4,289116,4633DSNamco Bandai
15.19.Mario Kart Wii4,1543,249,050WiiNintendo
New20.Earth Seeker4,055NewWiiKadokawa


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 a contributing writer at 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.

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