Big in Japan Oct. 24-30: Final Fantasy Type-0

Square Enix's long-awaited PSP RPG top seller for the week; 3DS outsells PSP.

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History has proven that any game with the words "Final" and "Fantasy" in the title will start off strong when it comes to sales in Japan. Unsurprisingly, then, Final Fantasy Type-0 placed highly in the Media Create charts for the week of October 24 to October 30.

Square Enix's latest triumphs in sales for the week of October 24.

The PSP role-playing game was at first place with 472,253 units sold. The action RPG was first unveiled at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo under the moniker Final Fantasy Agito XIII, with its gameplay design going through numerous changes until its release last October in Japan. For comparison's sake, Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII sold close to 470,000 on its first week, while Dissidia Final Fantasy sold 500,000. For more information, check out GameSpot's recent preview on the import copy of the title.

The latest Final Fantasy title also beat out other high-profile new releases like Kirby: Return to Dreamland for the Wii and the PS3 version of The Idolmaster 2. The former was at second place with 136,811 units sold, while the latter was at third place with 65,512 units sold.

Newcomer Senritsu no Stratus for the PSP was at ninth place with 15,623 units sold. The game is a blend of 2D side-scrolling and top-down isometric-view action where players control a trio of future cops called the Imperial Task Force 6 to fight off monsters spawning from the Lunar Stratus base. For more information, check out GameSpot's preview of the title.

On the hardware side of things, the 3DS still outsold the PSP despite the release of Final Fantasy Type-0. Nintendo sold 65,041 of its newest portable system, while Sony sold 30,605 units of the PSP. The rest of the systems dropped a little in sales; Sony sold 25,217 units of the PS3 while Nintendo sold 11,784 units of the Wii for the week.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF OCTOBER 24-30

Software
Rank/Title/Publisher/Platform/Unit sales
1. Final Fantasy Type-0 / Square Enix / PSP / 472,253
2. Kirby's Return to Dreamland/ Nintendo / Wii / 136,811
3. The Idolm@ster 2 / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 65,512
4. Just Dance Wii / Nintendo / Wii / 27,832
5. Go Vacation / Namco Bandai / Wii / 25,259
6. Disgaea 4: Fuuka & Desco-hen Hajimemashita / Nippon Ichi / 19,460
7. Ro-Kyu-Bu! / Kadokawa Games / PSP / 17,593
8. Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa Hybrid Pack / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 16,741
9. Senritsu no Stratus / Konami / PSP / 15,623
10. Ragnarok Hikari to Yami no / GungHo / PSP / 15,559

Hardware
3DS - 65,041
PSP - 30,605
PS3 - 25,217
Wii - 11,784
DSi XL - 2,009
Xbox 360 - 1,704
PS2 - 1,228
DSi - 1,061
DS Lite - 55

Discussion

19 comments
Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Can't wait to see how many copies of Mario 3DS sold! It just got released on Friday! Gonna be a hell of a lot! And then skyward sword is gonna sell like crazy!!! Go Japan ^^ also. Battlefield 3 is noticeably harder against Japanese opponents...:(

franzito
franzito

Type-0 is the proof that, for japanese folks, FF is still a great RPG. I prefer the good old ones. GO KIRBY!

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

The sales of the 3DS will be even more crazy when MH3G is released and there's even a bundle for it which will have Monster Hunter MARKINGS ON THE 3DS.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Final Fantasy Type-0 top seller? Unsurprising, ha ppl only bought it cuz of the name. I bet if Ragnarok Hikari to Yami no (PSP) is named Final Fantasy: Ragnarok Hikari to Yami no, it'll be no. 1 instead of no. 10.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I hope Final Fantasy Type-O comes stateside.

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

Imagine the 3DS sales for next week? Thats when the big Nintendo games start to come, its going to shoot up.

metalkitten
metalkitten

i want the ff for psp! and nice going 3ds - i never had any doubt in the 3ds - i just figured it would pick up in sales around x mas when mario is released (not that ill get that one but i know its a huge deal for most)

comb5
comb5

There's a new traditional Kirby game for the consoles? Sweeeeet. It's been way too long since the Crystal Shards.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

I'm looking forward to this but I'm still a bit disappointed about the whole "control one person and if they die its game over" thing.

zzamaro
zzamaro

I want Type-0 to come to the US. Well, in fact, to the rest of the world so all of us can enjoy it :D

white_wind
white_wind

if this comes to europe it will be my first psp game I buy at day one of release.

FusionRain
FusionRain

I've played FF Type-0 and I think it's really cool. That needs to be ported over here!

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

they need to release it outside for maximum gain

EPaul
EPaul

Impressive sales for Final fantasy type 0

pszone
pszone

Yet again sony take crown for final fansty type 0 .for psp only by sqaureenix.will come close of there game. Dsi lite an dsi and ps2 are dieing out fast . but i dont understand no ds3d no games in chart again shame.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Now only if SE could released the game to the west

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

PS2 sales is seeing a steady decrease so maybe it will finally die out.And seems to me like the DS Lite is also going to die out soon like PSP Go.Looking good for 3DS too with SM3DL releasing there tomorrow(lucky them) and MK7 in a few weeks.

benleslie5
benleslie5

Would be nice to see a release of Final Fantasy Type-0 outside of Japan, played the demo for this looked pretty awesome.