This Week In Sales: The Radiant Mythology Of Samurai Warriors 3


The week of February 7th – 15th saw yet another Tales game published by Namco Bandai in Japan, in the form of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, which debuted at the top of the weekly sales chart at 222,000 units.


Following closely behind it was Samurai Warriors 3Z, the enhanced port of Samurai Warriors 3 on PlayStation 3 at 208,000 units. The Wii version of the same game debuted at far lower numbers at the #6 position.


Meanwhile, Ace Attorney Investigations 2 dropped from its #1 position the week prior, but managed to stay in the top 5, just below Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which saw a nice boost in sales, which we assume was due to the release of Sony’s new PSP bundles for the game.


The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3222,068NewPSPNamco Bandai
New02.Samurai Warriors 3Z208,548NewPS3Tecmo Koei
06.03.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd93,4834,249,622PSPCapcom
01.04.Ace Attorney Investigations 230,910163,176DSCapcom
New05.LittleBigPlanet 224,648NewPS3Sony
New06.Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends22,598NewWiiTecmo Koei
New07.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare21,718NewPS3Take-Two
09.08.Donkey Kong Country Returns15,971806,357WiiNintendo
05.09.Kenka Bancho 514,372101,350PSPSpike
03.10.White Knight Chronicles Episode.Portable: Dogma Wars11,22951,832PSPSony
11.11.Pokémon Black/White10,4335,071,867DSNintendo
04.12.Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden10,34141,449DSNamco Bandai
13.13.Wii Party10,2391,787,341WiiNintendo
07.14.The Last Story9,052142,952WiiNintendo
02.15.Macross Triangle Frontier8,40963,922PSPNamco Bandai
14.16.Pro Evolution Soccer 20117,575170,477PSPKonami
08.17.Valkyria Chronicles 37,491128,196PSPSega
17.18.Pro Evolution Soccer 20117,379442,500PS3Konami
18.19.Ni no Kuni: The Jet-Black Sorcerer7,267474,828DSLevel 5
New20.Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare7,180New360Take-Two


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.