This Week In Sales: The Legend of Heroes Makes Sales In The Sky


Period: The week of Sep 26th – October 2nd (2011)

Top-seller: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue – 127,938

Nintendo 3DS sales: 58,504 | Total sales: 1,964,105


The biggest release last week was Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue for the PSP. The latest Legend of Heroes game sold close to 128,000 copies in its first week.


Following it at #2 was Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends, an updated expansion to Dynasty Warriors 7. It includes new actions in battle and new weapons, among other features, and is compatible with save data from the original game. At #3 was Dark Souls, dropping significantly in sales from last week, followed by rhythm game, Rebuild of Evangelion: 3nd Impact, at #4.


3DS hardware have settled back at the 58,000 mark, following the sudden boost provided by Senran Kagura upon its release. The one new 3DS game that was released last week was The 3D Illustrated Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna, an interesting title published by Nintendo. We’ll have a feature up on the game this weekend.


The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue127,938NewPSPFalcom
New02.Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends
82,901NewPS3Tecmo Koei
01.03.Dark Souls34,718314,286PS3From Software
New04.Rebuild of Evangelion: 3nd Impact16,477NewPSPNamco Bandai
05.05.Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection16,298334,472WiiSquare Enix
03.06.Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 612,45276,801PSPKonami
11.07.Rhythm Heaven11,468481,382WiiNintendo
12.08.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)10,91725,841PSPCapcom
13.09.Wii Sports Resort10,625577,618WiiNintendo
02.10.Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection Limited Box
06.11.Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls9,91462,1213DSMarvelous AQL
16.12.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D8,830400,5643DSNintendo
New13.Wand of Fortune 2: Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku8,800NewPSPIdea Factory
09.14.Tales of Xillia8,618604,003PS3Namco Bandai
15.15.Kirby: Mass Attack8,219240,034DSNintendo
07.16.Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 27,71440,032PSPKonami
New17.Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward.2 Premium Package6,816New360Capcom
19.18.Pokémon Rumble Blast6,370176,7373DSPokémon Co.
???19.Fishing Resort6,21850,622WiiNamco Bandai
New20.The 3D Illustrated Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna6,034New3DSNintendo


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.