This Week In Tales: Sales of Phantasia



    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:


    LwTwTitleTw. SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X108,356PSPNamco Bandai
    03.02.Wii Party82,698WiiNintendo
    01.03.Sengoku Basara 357,021PS3Capcom
    02.04.Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd35,865PSPSega
    07.05.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber24,224DSLevel 5
    New06.StormLover20,087PSPD3 Publisher
    13.07.Super Mario Galaxy 216,695WiiNintendo
    10.08.Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow15,845DSNintendo
    05.09.Sengoku Basara 315,387WiiCapcom
    New10.Battle Spirits: Digital Starter15,338DSNamco 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 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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