This Week In Tales: Sales of Phantasia

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Namco smartly timed the release of Narikiri Dungeon X to coincide with their recent Tales announcements, while the series is fresh on everyone’s minds. Amidst little competition, the game topped the sales charts upon release last week.

 

The other two new releases in the top-ten were StormLover — a highschool otome game for the PSP — and Battle Spirits: Digital Starter, at #6 and #10 respectively.

 

The top-ten chart for the week of August 2nd – 8th is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X 108,356 PSP Namco Bandai
03. 02. Wii Party 82,698 Wii Nintendo
01. 03. Sengoku Basara 3 57,021 PS3 Capcom
02. 04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd 35,865 PSP Sega
07. 05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 24,224 DS Level 5
New 06. StormLover 20,087 PSP D3 Publisher
13. 07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 16,695 Wii Nintendo
10. 08. Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow 15,845 DS Nintendo
05. 09. Sengoku Basara 3 15,387 Wii Capcom
New 10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter 15,338 DS Namco Bandai

 

Outside of the top-ten were Tetris Party Deluxe by Hudson at #11, the Assassin’s Creed II: Special Edition at #26, and a “PS2 The Best” re-release of Persona 4 at # 36.

 

Sales information obtained from the Media Create rankings.

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.