Atelier Meruru tops Japanese software sales
posted on 06.29.11 at 01:19 PM EST by (@salromano)

During its first week of release, Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3, the final entry in the Atelier series’ Arland subseries, sold a notable 82,585 copies, topping Media Create’s software sales chart.

Coming in second, 5pb.’s Steins; Gate for PSP sold 63,558 copies, trailed by Gundam Memories: Memories of the Battle at 52,067 sold. Making the top five, Level-5’s Little Battle eXperience and Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D took the fourth and fifth spots at 38,326 and 37,452 sold, respectively.

See the full list below, as provided by Andriasang. Games labelled “NEW!” have just come out.

[PS3] 1. Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3 (Gust, 06.23.11): 82,585 NEW!
[PSP] 2. Steins; Gate (5pb., 06.23.11): 63,558 NEW!
[PSP] 3. Gundam Memories: Memories of the Battle (Namco Bandai, 06.23.11): 52,067 NEW!
[PSP] 4. Little Battle eXperience (Level 5, 06.16.11): 38,326 (204,513)
[N3DS] 5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D (Nintendo, 06.16.11): 37,452 (201,563)
[NDS] 6. Tennis no Oujisama Gyutto! Doki Doki Survival Umi to Yama no Love Passion (Konami, 06.23.11): 30,234 NEW!
[PS3] 7. Yakuza Of The End (Sega, 06.09.11): 24,247 (376,738)
[PS3] 8. Bleach Soul Ignition (SCEJ, 06.23.11): 23,516 NEW!
[WII] 9. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) (Nintendo, 11.11.10): 9,874 (362,957)
[PSP] 10. Gloria Union (Atlus, 06.23.11): 8,933 NEW!
[NDS] 11. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, 09.18.10): 7,086 (5,211,443)
[WII] 12. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07.08.10): 5,980 (1,923,731)
[PS3] 13. Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts, 06.23.11): 5,885 NEW!
[NDS] 14. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix, 03.31.11): 5,814 (543,834)
[N3DS] 15. Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, 06.02.11): 5,633 (89,038)
[PSP] 16. Mother Goose no Himitsu no Kan Nursery Rhymes for You (QuinRose, 06.23.11): 5,295 NEW!
[PS3] 17. Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition (Take-Two, 06.23.11): 4,629 NEW!
[N3DS] 18. One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (Namco Bandai, 05.26.11): 4,289 (116,463)
[WII] 19. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04.10.08): 4,154 (3,249,050)
[WII] 20. Earth Seeker (Kadokawa Games, 06.23.11): 4,055 NEW!

  • talesoffan

    Meruru has the highest selling first week ever for the Atelier Series. Gust did a great job marketing and the game is apparently really good.

    Earth Seeker on the other hand is just sad.

  • legendarydynasty1992

    MAN, i wished i was at Japan. I want Atelier Meruru and Steins;GAte for psp so badly. I watching the anime Stein;Gate right now and i’m enjoying it. Gust did a great job with Meruru, so they deserve praise.

    • Sal Romano

      @legendarydynasty1992: Play-Asia, yo.

      • legendarydynasty1992

        @Sal Romano: I know play-asia has them available. I forgot to mention that i am beyond broke right now. I am resorting to selling all of my COD games and Street fighter games to avoid paying full price.

  • whiteferrero

    kewl!