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Lost Odyssey selling very well in the UK

Based on the latest PAL chart posted on NEOGAF, Lost Odyssey is doing very well in the UK marketplace, debuting at #5. If I'm not mistaken the game was released on February 29, so it only had about a day to track on the chart, and it was on #5 right away. That's pretty phenomenal if you ask me. It looks like today's web-aware generation has read the user reviews for the game and are buying it because of that (and not because of the ill-informed paid critics reviews).

http://www.charttrack.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032

UK

TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE - INDIVIDUAL FORMATS (UNITS), WEEK ENDING 1 March 2008

01 (03) [NDS] Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
02 (01) [WII] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
03 (02) [NDS] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
04 (__) [360] Frontlines: Fuel Of War (Thq)
05 (__) [360] Lost Odyssey (Microsoft)
06 (09) [NDS] More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (Nintendo)
07 (__) [PC] The Sims 2: Freetime (Electronic Arts)
08 (10) [NDS] Sight Training (Nintendo)
09 (11) [NDS] Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (Nintendo)
10 (05) [WII] Game Party (Midway)
11 (__) [360] Lost: The Video Game (Ubisoft)
12 (__) [PS3] Lost: The Video Game (Ubisoft)
13 (07) [NDS] Cooking Mama 2 (505 Games)
14 (06) [PS3] Unreal Tournament III (Midway)
15 (15) [PS3] Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
16 (__) [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
17 (24) [WII] Pdc World Championship Darts 08 (Oxygen Interactive)
18 (14) [360] Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
19 (20) [360] Fifa Street 3 (Electronic Arts)
20 (13) [WII] Carnival: Funfair Games (Take 2)
21 (17) [NDS] 42 All-time Classics (Nintendo)
22 (16) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
23 (27) [PS3] Fifa Street 3 (Electronic Arts)
24 (04) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
25 (08 ) [360] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
26 (12) [360] Turok (Disney Interactive Studios)
27 (28 ) [WII] Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo)
28 (30) [NDS] Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)
29 (__) [WII] Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Sega)
30 (21) [WII] Sonic And The Secret Rings (Sega)
31 (23) [PS3] Burnout Paradise (Electronic Arts)
32 (33) [PS3] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Sony Computer Ent.)
33 (31) [NDS] Cooking Mama (505 Games)
34 (__) [PS3] Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Capcom)
35 (19) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
36 (35) [PC] Football Manager 2008 (Sega)
37 (22) [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
38 (29) [360] Burnout Paradise (Electronic Arts)
39 (39) [NDS] Mario Kart Ds (Nintendo)
40 (26) [PS3] Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)

DS = 11
Wii = 9
PS3 = 9
X360 = 8
PC = 2
PSP = 1
PS2 = 0


I also think it's good news for Mistwalker because they originally planned to market Lost Odyssey more for the markets outside Japan and not Japan itself. It looks like their plan is paying off! It's only a matter of time before the February NPD figures get released. For Lost Odyssey to be considered a hit, it has to sell about 100,000 copies. Any lower than that is a miss for the North American market. I don't think it has to chart on the top 10 for Feb. NPD; it just has to sell about 100K to be considered a big seller. If it sells any more than that, a sequel for LO (and franchise-status for the series) is practically guaranteed....and Square Enix will get very, very worried.

Update: I checked it myself via this site : http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/l/lostodyssey/ and yes, the game sold so much on the FIRST DAY that it came out! The game was released on Feb. 29. The chart is for the week of March 1 so it only had one day for the entire week to sell on the market.....then it debuts on #5. Spectacular!

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