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Legend of Heroes Tops the Charts with 128,000 Sold

 
The new Eva game.

Falcom's latest Legend of Heroes game topped the charts in its first week as 3DS continued to dominate in hardware despite having minimal presence in the software chart.

Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki, the finale of the story that began with Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki (Trails in the Skies), sold nearly 130,000 units. Prior to release, Falcom said the game had received over 200,000 retail orders. The publisher cited strong sales as reason for upping its earnings forecasts for the year.

Also debuting in the top ten were Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends, and Evangelion Sound Impact. The latest Eva adaptation is a rhythm game from Grasshopper Manufacture, Suda 51 and Akira Yamaoka.

Debuting far lower in the chart was a new Nintendo 3DS title whose name translates to "Flowers and Life 3D Reference." You can see videos and screens at the game's official site.

Here's the full Media Create software top 20 for 9/26 to 10/2. Publisher, release date and life to date sales are in parentheses.

  • 01. [PSP] Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki (Falcom, 9/29): 127,938 -- NEW
  • 02. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends (Tecmo Koei, 9/29): 82,901 -- NEW
  • 03. [PS3] Dark Souls (From Software, 9/22): 34,718 (314,286)
  • 04. [PSP] Evangelion Sound Impact (Namco Bandai, 9/29): 16,477 -- NEW
  • 05. [WII] Dragon Quest Collection (Square Enix, 9/15): 16,298 (334,472)
  • 06. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Tag Force 6 (Konami, 9/22): 12,452 (76,801)
  • 07. [WII] Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, 7/21): 11,468 (481,382)
  • 08. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, 9/22): 10,917 (25,841)
  • 09. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 10/11): 10,625 (577,618)
  • 10. [PS3] ICO/Last Guardian Limited Box (Sony, 9/22): 10,306 (102,207)
  • 11. [3DS] Senran Kagura (Marvelous Entertainment, 9/22): 9,914 (62,121)
  • 12. [3DS] Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 6/16): 8,830 (400,564)
  • 13. [PSP] Wand of Fortune 2 (Idea Factory, 9/29): 8,800 -- NEW
  • 14. [PS3] Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, 9/8): 8,618 (604,003)
  • 15. [NDS] Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo, 8/4): 8,219 (240,034)
  • 16. [PSP] Busou Shinki Battle Masters Mk.2 (Konami, 9/22): 7,714 (40,032)
  • 17. [360] Monster Hunter Froniter Online Forward .2 Premium Package (Capcom, 9/28): 6,816 -- NEW
  • 18. [3DS] Super Pokemon Scramble (Pokemon, 8/11): 6,370 (176,737)
  • 19. [WII] Family Fishing (Namco Bandai, 8/4): 6,218 (50,622)
  • 20. [3DS] Hana to Ikimono no Rittaizukan (Nintendo, 9/29): 6,034 -- NEW

In hardware, 3DS continued its reign at the top. All numbers were down for the week, even for the PSP and PS3 which had major new releases.

Here's the hardware chart covering 9/26 to 10/2. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. 3DS: 58,504 (70,159)
  • 2. PS3: 30,362 (39,452)
  • 3. PSP: 25,401 (28,533)
  • 4. Wii: 10,301 (14,034)
  • 5. X360: 2,411 (3,897)
  • 6. DSi LL: 2,382 (2,991)
  • 7. DSi: 1,679 (2,351)
  • 8. PS2: 1,351 (1,517)
  • 9. DS Lite: 52 (86)
  • 10. PSP go: 14 (15)

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