Media Create Japanese Sales Data Week of May 29, 2011

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Fully half of the top 20 selling Japanese games in Japan for the week ending May 29 are new releases, led by Namco Bandai's anime/manga-licensed 3DS game One Piece: Ultimate Cruise SP. One Piece sold more than the next two newcomers to the list combined; Koei Tecmo's Warriors: Legends of Troy on the PS3 and Nintendo's Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your Side on the Wii, which finished second and third respectivelyMedia Create.

Koei Tecmo scored another premiere on the sales charts with fifth place Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven on the PS3, while Bandai Namco's Treasure Report represents the company's second debut on this week's chart.

Other premieres on this week's chart include 5pb.'s Memories Off on the PSP at 13th, GameOn's Red Stone on the Nintendo DS at 14th and Gust's Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 for PS3 in 18th.

Last week's top seller Akiba's Trip dropped to fourth place this week, while 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions dropped precipitously from second place to 17th this week.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended May 29, 2011.

LWTWTitlePublisher PlatformWeekly Sales
NEW 1 One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP Bandai Namco 3DS 80,488
NEW 2 Warriors: Legends of Troy Koei Tecmo PS3 31,428
NEW 3 Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your Side Nintendo Wii 21,455
1 4 Akiba's Trip Acquire PSP 16,582
NEW 5 Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven with Power-Up Kit Koei Tecmo PS3 15,456
NEW 6 Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no Isan Bandai Namco NDS 14,304
3 7 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional Square Enix NDS 13,974
5 8 Patapon 3 SCE PSP 9,134
NEW 9 Iza, Shutsujin! Koisen QuinRose PSP 9,008
7 10 Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 Konami PSP 8,394
8 11 Wii Party Nintendo Wii 7,925
NEW 12 Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS Pokemon Co. NDS 6,443
NEW 13 Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kikou 5pb. PSP 6,310
NEW 14 Red Stone DS: Akaki Ishi ni Michibikareshi Monotachi GameOn NDS 6,062
NEW 15 Akai Katana Shin Cave Xbox 360 5,603
9 16 Pokemon Black / White Pokemon Co. NDS 5,197
2 17 Dead or Alive: Dimensions Koei Tecmo 3DS 5,072
NEW 18 Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 Gust PS3 4,660
16 19 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo Wii 4,518
4 20 Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou Atlus PSP 4,515

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 06:31. categories [ ]

Japanese Sales Charts w/e May 22, 2011

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Acquire's newcomer Akiba's Trip on PSP dominated the Japanese software sales charts last week, shifting more than double the number of units Koei Tecmo's new 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions could manage.

For the week ended May 22, 2011, Neogaf has posted the charts which also saw two more new releases in the top ten. Atlus' Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou settled for fourth place, while EA's Portal 2 jumped in at number six.Media Create

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional's reign over the charts continues, as the title fell only two places to third. SCE's Patapon 3 continued to sell well, staying firmly at position five.  Nintendo's Steel Diver took a hit, dropping to tenth place from third last week, with a 74 percent decrease in sales. Namco Bandai's PS3 title Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou fell from the highest, dropping to seventeenth place from second last week.

Elsewhere, Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 continued to sell, with the PSP and PS3 versions at numbers seven and 11 respectively. Pokemon Black and White also jumped up the charts from fourteen last week to ninth this week.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended May 22, 2011.

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Media Create Japanese Sales Data Week of 15 May 2011

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Software and hardware sales have seen an expected slump in Japan, following the Golden Week series of public holidays, as the PSP continues to outsell the 3DS. Media Create

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional on DS remained the number one selling title, but it achieved this feat with just 20,722 sales - one of the lowest results for a number one title in recent memory. Despite the game now enjoying four non-consecutive weeks at number one it has done so at a slow time of year for Japanese sales and its lifetime total still stands at only 475,503.

The highest new entry of the week was anime tie-in Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuiso, with the PlayStation 3 version at number two with 18,831 sales and the PSP version at number four with 14,953 sales.

Nintendo 3DS title Steel Diver entered the charts at number three with 17,408 units sold, while an earthquake charity edition of the previously released visual novel Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume on PSP debuted at number seven with 9,222 sales.

1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional (Square Enix, Nintendo DS) - 20,722
2. Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou (Bandai Namco, PlayStation 3) - 18,831 (new)
3. Steel Diver (Nintendo, 3DS) - 17,408 (new)
4. Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou (Bandai Namco, PSP) - 14,953 (new)
5. Patapon 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment, PSP) - 12,959
6. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami, PSP) - 10,166
7. Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (Charity Edition) (Prototype, PSP) - 9,222 (new)
8. Final Promise Story (Image Epoch, PSP) - 6,915
9. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami, PlayStation 3) - 6,586
10. Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen (Bandai Namco, PSP) - 6,290

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e May 8, 2011

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With no new releases, there's not much to write home about on the software chart. Media Create

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 came out on top again, with a handful of Nintendo evergreens creeping back into the lower reaches of the top 10.

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix, DS): 43,886 (LTD sales: 454,781)
  2. Patapon 3 (SCEJ, PSP): 21,546 (70,924)
  3. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami, PSP): 20,090 (141,869)
  4. Final Promise Story (Imageepoch, PSP): 18,185 (78,621)
  5. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Hakai Volume (Namco Bandai, PSP): 13,670 (392,674)
  6. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami, PS3): 12,754 (140,478)
  7. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 12,433 (1,881,598)
  8. Pokémon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 9,868 (5,172,829)
  9. nintendogs + cats (Nintendo, 3DS): 9,643 (214,838)
  10. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 9,298 (3,221,200)
  11. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom, PSP): 9,019 (4,466,245)
  12. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo, Wii): 8,944 (892,946)
  13. El Shaddai (Ignition, PS3): 8,579 (66,684)
  14. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo, 3DS): 8,260 (54,407)
  15. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (Nintendo, DS): 7,499 (99,485)
  16. New Super Mario Brothers Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 6,973 (4,281,175)
  17. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 6,809 (329,832)
  18. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix, PSP): 6,560 (186,012)
  19. Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Ronbukyoku (Namco Bandai, DS): 6,253 (34,749)
  20. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (D3 Publisher, PSP): 6,055 (102,261)

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 02:20. categories [ ]

Videogame Industry Sales Data for the USA

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Sales tracking and research firm The NPD Group has released this month’s report on the state of the videogame industry in the US, recording $961.2 million in sales across hardware, software and accessories segments of the market in April 2011 – up from $802.4 million in April of 2010, representing a 20% increase.NPD Group

These results helped the US videogame industry to a 2% year-to-date lead over 2010’s results.

April 2011 Software Sales

Software sales in the US for April 2011 were recorded at $533.6 million, which is up an impressive 24% from the same period last year. More games were sold across every console (excluding the PSP) this past month compared to April 2010, while Xbox 360 saw 3.5 million games sold for the system, which is the highest of any console this month.

Interestingly, this is the first month since November that year-over-year unit and dollar growth has been experienced in the software category.

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e May 1, 2011

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Yes, yes, it was a Nintendo DS game that managed to outsell everything else in Japan this week—Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional—but it was the continued strength of PSP hardware in Japan that seemed most impressive.Media Create

Square Enix's latest Dragon Quest spin-off managed to reclaim the top spot this week against new competition like Patapon 3 and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Last week's champ, the Pikachu teaches typing Nintendo DS game Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS had a short reign at #1, slipping to fifth in its second week.

The Media Create top was dominated by PSP software and represented solely on the console side by two PlayStation 3 games. Not the most exciting of software release weeks, unless you're the maker of Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari.

Anyway! Here are the top 20 games in Japan for the week of April 25 to May 1, 2011.

01. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (DS) - 73,729 / 410,895
02. Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari (PSP) - 60,435 / NEW
03. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3) - 58,105 / NEW
04. Patapon 3 (PSP) - 49,738 / NEW
05. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (DS) - 32,623 / 91,986
06. Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Hakai-hen (PSP) - 27,012 / 379,004
07. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 (PSP) - 22,584 / 121,778
08. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 (PS3) - 16,873 / 127,724
09. Starry * Sky: In Winter (PSP) - 15,389 / NEW
10. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 10,721 / 4,457,225

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 06:31. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales Data (4/18 – 4/24)

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Pokemon Co. took the top spot in the Japanese software sales chart this week, with the debut of Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS on Nintendo DS.Media Create

According to numbers released by tracking firm Media Create (as translated on the NeoGAF forums), last week's robot battler Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen dropped down from first to third place with 44,973 sales, while the Pokemon Typing game sold 59,363 units.

PSP and PlayStation 3 title Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 continued to sell well, dropping only a couple of places to fourth and fifth for the respective platforms.  Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional jumped up a place, selling 45,397 units to reach second place, but down 47 percent in sales from last week.

Meanwhile, the chart also saw several other new entries, including SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4, which only managed to sell 12,613 units, and Otomedius X from Konami, which jumped in at number 10 with 10,502 sales.

Other new additions also include Hudson's Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou, Prototype's Clannad and Bandai Namco's Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku.

Media Create's complete top 20 sales chart, covering boxed console games sold in Japan from April 18 through April 24, follows.

Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 06:22. categories [ ]

Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending April 17, 2011

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The latest in Bandai Namco's long-running Super Robot Wars series made a strong debut in Japan last week, selling over 300,000 units in its first four days on the market according to numbers released by tracking firm Media Create (as translated on the NeoGAF forums).Media Create

Another, even older series -- Konami's Pro Baseball Spirits -- also made a strong debut, selling a combined 109,744 units across its PlayStation 3, PSP and 3DS SKUs.

Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 manages to stay in the top three this week, and even sold more copies than it did last week, thanks in part to a new shipment lining store shelves.

Nintendo's big 3DS release for the week was Pilotwings Resort, which debuted in Japan over two weeks after its initial Western release. The game sold 26,554 units.  Nintendo's most popular 3DS game overall, Nintendogs + Cats, drops from 8th place to 15th this week with only 7,421 units sold. This brings the game's lifetime sales to 189,939.

Interesting, THQ's blockbuster Homefront -- a Western-focused shooter brought over to Japan by publisher Spike -- had a respectable debut, selling just under 30,000 units across both its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

Media Create's complete top 20 sales chart, covering boxed console games sold in Japan from April 11 through April 17, 2011 follows.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 15:37. categories [ ]

Media Create Weekly Japanese Charts - April 10, 2011

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D3 Publisher's monster-based shooter Earth Defense Force 2 Portable debuted atop the Japanese sales charts during a week with few new releases, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended April 10, Earth Defense Force 2 Portable sold 63,795 units, topping Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional, which topped the charts last week.Media Create

Namco Bandai's DS-based visual novel Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings launched at number seven, selling 11,229 units in its first week.

The final new release on the charts this week is Idea Factory's Are You Alice? for PSP, which landed at number 16.

A number of Nintendo titles climbed up several places on the charts this week, with Wii Party jumping to number 11, and Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart Wii returning to the top 20 at numbers 17 and 18, respectively.

A number of last week's new releases, including Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II and the PlayStation 2 version of Kadokawa Shoten's Amagami (EBKore+) fell from the top half of the charts, while titles such as Takara Tomy's Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era and Namco Bandai's Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 dropped from the charts altogether.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended April 10, 2011.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW 1 Earth Defense Force 2 Portable D3 Publisher PSP 63,795
1 2 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional Square Enix DS 42,397
2 3 Amagami (EBKore+) Kadokawa Shoten PSP 23,849
3 4 Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection Square Enix PSP 19,392
4 5 Dynasty Warriors 7 Koei Tecmo PS3 17,002
7 6 Monster Hunter Freedom 3 Capcom PSP 12,060
NEW 7 Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings Namco Bandai DS 11,229
11 8 Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends Nintendo 3DS 10,997
8 9 Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy Square Enix PSP 9,484
10 10 Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity Sega PSP 8,822
16 11 Wii Party Nintendo Wii 8,501
13 12 Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle Level 5 3DS 7,351
14 13 Pokemon Black / White Pokemon Co. DS 7,158
5 14 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Arc System Works PSP 6,398
12 15 Crysis 2 Electronic Arts PS3 5,814
NEW 16 Are You Alice? Idea Factory PSP 5,764
21 17 Donkey Kong Country Returns Nintendo Wii 5,120
23 18 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo Wii 5,019
17 19 SD Gundam G Generation: World Namco Bandai PSP 4,889
6 20 Amagami (EBKore+) Kadokawa Shoten PS2 4,810

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 22:47. categories [ ]

Nintendo Tops March US Video Game Sales with 'Pokemon White' and 'Black'

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The 3DS launched last month to mixed results, as far as we can tell. NPD doesn't report hardware numbers, of course, but the agency reports that in its first seven days on the market, the handheld's performance "compares quite favorably to that of the best-selling dedicated handheld gaming platform of all time, the Nintendo DS." It sold about 100,000 fewer units than the 479,000 DS did in its launch month -- but that was a November.NPD Group

Nintendo previously said the console had the best first day of any handheld in US history. Even so, it managed not to be the top seller of the month. That honor goes to ... the Nintendo DS.

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