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3D Dot Game Heroes high on Amazon's bestseller list, Lost Planet 2 not so much

We all enjoy spitting NPDs at y’all but there’s a problem with that sales chart: it takes too long! We don’t want to know April’s best sellers mid-May, we want it now. Which is why Amazon’s bestseller list is so useful. That mother-effer is updated hourly and tells you right now what the best sellers are. And especially when compared to other games released this week, 3D Dot Game Heroes is looking good.

As of right now, Atlus’s niche title is at number 14 on the bestseller list, putting it ahead of most of its competition. If you remove unreleased games, consoles, and other non-game knickknacks from consideration, it’s fourth after such biggies as Pokemon and (sigh) Just Dance. It’s really cool to see this great title get such a positive early reaction. And 3D Dot is killing the other games that launched this week, with Skate 3’s 360 version ranking at 89, and Lost Planet 2 for 360 at 48 currently.

But if there’s a positive aspect of these seemingly slow initial sales, it’s that Amazon has already knocked $12 off the price of Lost Planet 2. So if you were interested in the bugs vs mercenaries shooter but weren’t feeling $60, now’s the time to get it. We’re curious to see where 3D Dot is next week after the bonanza of major releases like Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake and Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands.

May 14, 2010

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  • garfunkling - May 16, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    I'm a 360 owner and ive really been clamoring for some monster hunter so when the first news of lost planet 2 came out i was really hoping it could be the next best thing. I just got done playing the demo. Boo.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 16, 2010 3:17 p.m.

    @cwf2008: Erm, the editors don't really get to choose which games are advertised... I'm surprised that this is selling so much... jeesh. They must be advertising it well!
  • n00b - May 16, 2010 1:20 a.m.

    sad not many ppl is buying skate 3 even sadder that tony hawk ride probably sold more than skate 3 up to this point
  • Hexar - May 15, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    @cwf2008 HA! You think GR really cares about this shit? It's all about the paycheck and Capcom wants to advertise. Like they have any moral stance on this, they are sellouts just like the rest of us.
  • 2dboy - May 15, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    I'm currently playing 3ddgh, the tower defense mini game is very addicting. I love this game.
  • Axcle - May 15, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    I actually bought 3DDGH from Amazon. Other than that, Tenfey said all that needed to be said.
  • Clovin64 - May 15, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    Its great to see a truly special game like 3D Dot Heroes beating the crap out of (sigh) another sci fi shooter game like Lost Planet 2. I'm intending to buy 3DDH very soon. I'm afraid that 3DDH's time in the charts may be limited however.
  • CrashmanX - May 15, 2010 7:38 a.m.

    3DDGH is pretty beast, though I can easily see the sales falling with the release of RDR and others. LP2 apparently isn't bad but isn't great either, Ill have to play it before I decided myself.
  • garnsr - May 15, 2010 4:38 a.m.

    So many Wii things in the top 25, and they've been there since time began (thousands of days, at least.) Sad, sad.
  • Tenfey - May 15, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    Well one of those games, while a rehash of the original Zelda, is at least unique among the current gamescape. The other is "Hey guys lets shoot giant shit with guns and also look at dem graphics I tell ya what." So yeah, I guess the sales data is appropriate.
  • garnsr - May 15, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    Hooray, I contributed to 3DDGH getting that high! Go me!
  • FEMINISTBONER - May 15, 2010 2:36 a.m.

    3D Dot Game Heroes being as high as it is on the sales list makes me happy but the fact that fucking Just Dance is higher than a real fucking game that is actually fun pisses me off beyond words.
  • Cwf2008 - May 15, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    So why is GR still running LP2 ads if the game sucks
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - May 15, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    3D Dot is amazing. Lost Planet 2 isn't. It's that simple.
  • Hypermonkey262 - May 15, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    Ahh, the game industry as it should be.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - May 15, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    i never wanted lost planet 2. 3d dot game heroes won't continue to sell well past may. all the ppl who were interested in 3d dot game heroes probably already bought it. and once reviews for RDR start poring in it's gonna sell like crazy.

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