Despite major new entries in series like Gundam Musou and Inazuma Eleven, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd remained atop the Media Create top 10 this week, selling over 580,000 units to bring its sales total above the 3 million mark. This is the third week in a row at the top for Monster Hunter. Of particular note, the game remained basically level with last week's 630,000 units.
Also debuting in the top 10 this week were the PlayStation 3 version of Gundam Musou 3 in second (the Xbox 360 version did not place), Inazuma Eleven 3 The Ogre in third, and Shining Hearts in sixth.
The PS3 version of Castlevania Lords of Shadow debuted down at seventeen, despite a big push from Kojima Productions and the Metal Gear Solid voice cast. The dubbed version of Call of Duty Black Ops debuted at nineteen on the PS3. In contrast, the subtitled version, released last month, topped the charts then with 129,000 sales.
There's one notable absence from the top 20 this week. The Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII failed to make it into the top 20. Xbox 360 hardware was level with last week, suggesting that the RPG's release failed to push the system.
Here's the full Media Create top 20 for 12/13 to 12/19, as relayed through 4gamer. Total sales for older titles are in parentheses.
See more, including hardware data, after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 20:30. categories [ ]
Monster Hunter Freedom 3 topped Japanese software sales for the second straight week, outpacing strong initial sales for the highly anticipated Ni No Kuni, which finished second for the week.
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 08:15. categories [ ]
Two Epic Queen Packs, Featuring Harmonies, Keys and Pro Guitar, Are Available for Rock Band 3 Today!
To help spread the word, check out the Queen trailer below, which features live footage of the band performing “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Tue, 12/07/2010 - 18:19. categories [ ]
PlayStation 3 real driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 is off to a great start in Japan, with first week sales topping 430,000 copies, knocking former champ Call of Duty: Black Ops down to sixth place.
But it wasn't just Gran Turismo 5 making big moves this week in Japan. The latest Super Robot Taisen title for the Nintendo DS and sporty game potpourri Mario Sports Mix for the Wii also sold big. Gran Turismo 5's take also benefited from sales of the PlayStation 3 bundle that sports a sweet blue chassis and a copy of Polyphony Digital's racing game thrown in.
For the top twenty bestselling games in Japan for the week of November 22 to 28, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create, check this out...
01. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - 430,707 / NEW
Much more, including the fabulous hardware numbers, right after the break.. Read on my friends..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 09:55. categories [ ]
PSP's remake of the Super Nintendo classic, Tactics Ogre, debuted in first place in the Japanese sales charts boosting PSP sales, while Wii sees Mario influenced sales surge.
Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 on PS3 (47,610 units) debuted in the second spot (no sign of the Xbox 360 version in the top 20), third place was Super Mario Collection Special Pack (43,621) which surpassed the half million units and Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack sold 14,438 units and debuted at the 9th spot in the chart. God Eater Burst was dethroned this week and was placed at the 6th spot with 31,372 units sold. God of War: Ghost of Sparta only sold 9,406 units and debuted at the 13th spot.
Here's the full top 20 covering 11/8 to 11/14, 2010, LTD sales are in Parenthesis:
More after the break.. read on.
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:02. categories [ ]
PSP and God Eater Burst retained the top spots on the Japanese hardware and software charts in the week ended November 7, 2010.
On the software front, God Eater Burst didn't beat Super Mario Collection and Pokemon Black & White by much. Three new entries made the software top ten - the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Fallout: New Vegas, and DS RPG Radiant Historia.
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 17:55. categories [ ]
Following weeks of Pokemon and Mario dominance, Sony's platforms took back the Media Create top 10 this week, with two highly anticipated series titles placing first and second.
God Eater Burst, a followup to February's God Eater, debuted with over a quarter million units. The game is available as a solo purchase with all the original God Eater content included, or as an Append Disc for those who already own the original. Unlike the original, Namco Bandai also released Burst as a PlayStation Network download, but sales for this version are not included in the Media Create figures.
Winning Eleven 2011 debuted with over 200,000 units on the PlayStation 3. An Xbox 360 version was released simultaneously but did not place in the top 20 (Fable III and the "My Wife" wife simulation game did, however). PS2 and PSP versions of the game are due on November 18. PSP installments in the Konami soccer franchise tend to post impressive sales figures, so expect high placement.
Also notable in these latest sales results, Super Mario Collection Special Pack, the 25th anniversary Mario bundle that combines a Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars with some bonus goods, looks poised to cross the 500,000 mark next week. Pokemon Black & White continue on its steady march to five million.
Here's the full Media Create chart, covering 10/25 to 10/31, 2010.
More data, including this week's hardware numbers, right after the page break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 21:28. categories [ ]
Super Mario Collection, the 25th anniversary commemorative Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars, debuted in first place this week in Japan selling 307,755 units. The game dethroned Pokemon Black & White (81,915 units) from the first place in the charts, position that the Pokémon game had since its debut mid September.
More sales chart data as well as this week's hardware numbers after the page break,, read on.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 17:38. categories [ ]
Pokemon Black & White remains unassailable at the top of the Japanese software chart, beating off stiff competition from Kirby's Epic Yarn and Square-Enix's Lord of Arcana in their opening weeks. Black & White has now sold over four million units, shifting a further 168,541 last week. In second, Kirby managed a total of 92,280.
Handheld games claimed three of the top four spots, reflecting the ongoing dominance of the DS and PSP in the Japanese hardware market.
Kirby and Arcana are two of only three new entries to the chart this week, with NBA 2K11 opening at 19.
No other new titles debuted this week, though Sega's Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza returns to the top 10 after falling from the charts last week.
Full tables follow below. In the software chart, figures in brackets are sales to date. For hardware, figures in brackets are sales last week.
Japanese software chart
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/21/2010 - 17:47. categories [ ]