Weekly Video Game Post – October 12, 2009

Weekly Video Game Podcast – October 12, 2009 45 mins (20.7 MB)

– Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
– Three weeks worth of sales info and analysis
– We examine why Halo 3: ODST was a failure
– We try to figure out a plan for third parties to be able to sell games on
   Nintendo’s consoles
– 30 Helens agree that the PSP Go is a dud.
– Quick peek at the new releases this week.

Continue reading for Oct. 3 sales chart and release list for this week.

Weekly Sales for October 3, 2009 (Top 5 Plus Top 50 New Releases)

All sales figures are from VGChartz.com

Rank

Console

Title

Publisher

Weeks of Release

Sales for the Week

1 Xbox 360 Halo 3: ODST Microsoft 2 314k
2 DS Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Square Enix 1 265k
3 Wii Wii Sports Resort Nintendo 10 131k
4 PS3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Tecmo Koei 1 89k
5 Wii Mario Kart Wii Nintendo 75 46k
9 PSP Gran Turismo SCEA 1 42k
18 DS MySims Agents EA 1 23k
25 Wii Dead Space Extraction EA 1 19k
31 Wii Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010 Activision 1 16k
36 Wii MySims Agents EA 1 14k
39 Xbox 360 BCFX: The Black College Xperience Aspyr 1 13k
40 Xbox 360 Bass Pro Shops: The Strke XS Games 1 13k
49 Xbox 360 Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010 Activision 1 10k
51 Wii Deca Sports 2 Hudson Soft 1 10k
53 Wii Family Feud 2010 Ubisoft 1 10k

 

Game Releases This Week

Monday, October 12

Final Fight 2 (Wii-Virtual Console)
Gravitronix (WiiWare)
Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (DSiWare)

Tuesday, October 13

A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
Brutal Legend (PS3, Xbox 360)
Cake Mania 3 (DS)
Cars Race O Rama (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PSP)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360)
Half-Minute Hero (PSP)
Hero’s Saga: Laevatein Tactics (DS)
JU-ON: The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator (Wii)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii & DS)
Petz Pony Beauty Pageant (DS)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS)
Squeeballs Party (Wii, DS)
Way of the Samurai 3 (PS3, Xbox 360)
Where the Wild Things Are: The Video Game (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS)

Wednesday, October 14

Axel and Pixel (Xbox Live)
Sam & Max: Season 2 (Xbox Live)

Thursday, October 15

Topatoi (PlayStation Network)

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