Media Create Nov 14, 2010 Japan Charts - Wii, PSP Gets a Boost

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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.Media Create 

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:

  1.  Tactics Ogre (Square Enix, PSP): 176,153 (NEW)
  2.  Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 47,610 (NEW)
  3.  Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 43,621 (527,710)
  4.  Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 42,279 (4,410,996)
  5.  Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami, DS): 40,208 (NEW)
  6.  God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 31,372 (356,356)
  7.  Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 30,353 (301,420)
  8.  Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 17,471 (1,191,223)
  9.  Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 14,438 (NEW)
  10.  Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 13,896 (187,778)
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Veterans Day - Nov 11 2010

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Veterans Day 2010 - PPNStudio would like to thank all Veterans for your service to (y)our country. We join the rest of the nation on Veterans Day in remembering the sacrifices of America's 25 million veterans and expressing our appreciation for your service.

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Japanese Game Sales Charts Nov 7, 2010

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PSP and God Eater Burst retained the top spots on the Japanese hardware and software charts in the week ended November 7, 2010.Media Create

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.

Here's the full rundown, with last week's sales are in parentheses, from Media Create via Andriasang:


Software
01. God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 61,834 (324,984)
02. Super Mario Collection (Nintendo, Wii): 56,848 (484,088)
03. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 56,719 (4,368,717)
04. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 55,809 (271,066)
05. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, PS3): 37,249
06. Radiant Historia (Atlus, DS): 32,807
07. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, X360): 24,146
08. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 20,712 (173,882)
09. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 17,788 (1,173,753)
10. Golden Sun (Nintnedo, DS): 12,571 (59,087)

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Oct 31, 2010

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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. Media Create

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.

  1. God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 263,150
  2. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 215,257
  3. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 119,485 (427,240)
  4. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 68,686 (4,311,998)
  5. Golden Sun (Nintendo, DS): 46,516
  6. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 25,257 (153,170)
  7. Solatorobo (Namco Bandai, DS): 21,915
  8. Fable III (Microsoft, Xbox 360): 20,025
  9. Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 19,090 (82,765)
  10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 17,337 (1,155,964)
  11. More data, including this week's hardware numbers, right after the page break..


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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Oct 24, 2010

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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.Media Create

Other debuts in the charts include Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 in 3rd place, Vanquish in 4th, Medal of Honor in 6th, and FIFA 11 World Class Soccer in 9th.

Here's the Media Create Sales top 20 Software Sales chart for 10/18 to 10/24, 2010, last week's sales in parentheses:

1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 307,755 NEW
2. Pokemon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 81,915 (4,243,312)
3. Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 63,675 NEW
4. Vanquish (Sega, PS3): 48,318 NEW
5. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 35,633 (127,913)
6. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts, PS3): 25,365 NEW
7. Lord of Arcana (Square Enix, PSP): 24,939 (94,872)
8. Beat Sketch! (Sony, PS3): 22,165 NEW
9. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (Electronic Arts, PS3): 18,995 NEW
10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 15,895 (1,138,627)

More sales chart data as well as this week's hardware numbers after the page break,, read on.


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Japanese Sales Charts week ending Oct 17, 2010

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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.Media Create

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.

Titles dropping from the top 10 this week include Codemasters' F1 2010 and the Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption.

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

  1.  Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 168,541 (4,161,397)
  2.  Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 92,280
  3.  Lord of Arcana (Square Enix, PSP): 69,932
  4.  Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (Square Enix, DS): 31,247 (126,753)
  5.  Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, PS3): 26,293 (96,892)
  6.  Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 23,304 (1,122,732)
  7.  Macross F (Namco Bandai, PS3): 18,071 (170,769)
  8.  Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega, PSP): 11,263 (247,748)
  9.  Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire, PSP): 9,848 (40,420)
  10.  Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, PS3): 9,761 (113,872)
  11.  K-On! Ater School Live (Sega, PSP): 9,745 (202,048)
  12.  F1 2010 (Code Masters, PS3): 8,680 (33,953)
  13.  Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom, PSP): 8,293 (103,799)
  14.  One Piece Gigant Battle (Namco Bandai, DS): 8,150 (194,869)
  15.  Monster Hunter Portable 3nd G PSP the Best Reprint (Capcom, PSP): 6,529 (449,895)
  16.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 6,270 (855,836)
  17.  Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, X360): 6,203 (31,877)
  18.  Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii): 5,990 (2,092,697)
  19.  NBA 2K11 (Take-Two, PS3): 5,167
  20.  Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 5,023 (2,952,634)

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Japanese Sales Charts week ending Oct 10, 2010

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Not even Mickey or the power of Macross could dethrone Pokemon. Pokemon Black & White continued to dominate the Japanese sales charts selling over 230,000 units last week and getting closer to the 4 million units sold mark.Media Create

Macross F. debuted in second place with 153,000 units while Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded followed in third place with 96,000 units.

Here's the Media Create top 20, for the week of October 4 through October 10, 2010.

  1.  Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 231,638 (3,992,855)
  2.  Macross F Itsuwari no Utahime (Namco Bandai, PS3): 152,699
  3.  Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (Square Enix, DS): 95,505
  4.  Red Dead Redemption (Take Two, PS3): 70,599
  5.  Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire, PSP): 30,572
  6.  Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 26,259 (1,099,428)
  7.  Red Dead Redemption (Take Two, X360): 25,673
  8.  F1 2010 (Code Masters, PS3): 25,273
  9.  Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, PS3): 24,416 (104,111)
  10.  K-On! After School Live (Sega, PSP): 21,454 (192,303)
  11.  Black Panther Yakuza New Chapter (Sega, PSP): 19,109 (236,485)
  12.  Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire, PS3): 14,892
  13.  Okamiden (Capcom, DS): 12,829 (97,300)
  14.  Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP): 11,147 (95,507)
  15.  Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers DS (Rocket Company, DS): 9,510
  16.  H.A.W.X.2 (Ubisoft, PS3): 8,921
  17.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 6,991 (849,567)
  18.  Dragon Ball Tag Versus (Namco Bandai, PSP): 6,734 (25,814)
  19.  Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, X360): 6,279 (50,097)
  20.  Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best Reprint (Capcom, PSP): 6,261 (443,365)

More numbers, including the hardware data, right after the break..


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10/10/10 - TenTenTen Day 2010 - A Special Day

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Once again its that time of year.. the day 10/10 comes around. This year is a special year however, it is 10-10-2010 10/10/10!! so what to make of this significant date / time? Read on..

10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Mathematics

101010 - (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten and is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything). Oddly enough, this is evenly divisible by the number of days in a week (7 (lucky)); and equally oddly, is also evenly divisible by the number 6 (which is generally designated as being unlucky). Both a Ying and Yang situation seem to be incorporated into this date.

10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)

(base ten): 10 x 10 = 100

(base two): 10 x 10 = 100

The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).

An interesting fact about October 2010: This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, all in 1 month. It only happens once in every 823 years.

NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory.

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10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Psychology

The number ten seems to give people that warm, fuzzy feeling:

“I won TEN thousand dollars!”

“I got TEN things done today.”

Then of course, there are the ever ubiquitous Top Ten lists. The top Top-Ten lists are (in no particular order):

Top Ten To Do, Top Ten Reasons, Top Ten Links/Websites, Top Ten Music/Songs, Top Ten Movies, Top Ten Headlines, Top Ten Jokes, Top Ten Mistakes, Late Show Top Ten, Top Ten Reviews/Lists.

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10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Historical

Even when taking into account the differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars:

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Nothing significant appears to have happened a thousand years ago during the year 1010.

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Nothing significant appears to have happened two thousand years ago during the year 10.

The Dark Ages spanned the 5th to 15th centuries (approximately 450 -1450).


10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Singularity Summary

Most predictions and opinions concerning 10/10/10 are based on or are rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.

101010: There are three possible outcomes:

1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.

2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.

3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.

 

And now.. Once again, the famous tententen video:

 

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Japanese Sales Charts week ending Oct 3, 2010

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Another week, another few hundred thousand copies of Pokemon Black and White snapped up by Japanese gamers. The Nintendo DS game appears to be on track to break the 4 million mark any minute now. Media Create

The latest Pokemon double release outsold its nearest competitor — K-On! Houkago Live!!, Sega's music game for the PSP based on the manga and anime K-On! — without much trouble. The majority of the top ten bestselling games in Japan were on portables, including Okamiden and the latest Yakuza game, Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou.

The only console-based games to crack the top ten were Dead Rising 2 and Wii Party.

Check out the top 30 bestselling games in Japan, according to Media Create, and see if you can see how warmly received Tecmo Koei's Quantum Theory was.

01. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 375,000 / 3,760,000
02. K-On! Houkago Live!! (PSP) - 171,000 / NEW
03. Okamiden (DS) - 84,000 / NEW
04. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (PSP) - 84,000 / NEW
05. Dead Rising 2 (PS3) - 80,000 / NEW
06. Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360) - 44,000 / NEW
07. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (PSP) - 43,000 / 217,000
08. Wii Party (Wii) - 33,000 / 1,073,000
09. Starry * Sky: In Summer (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW
10. Dragon Ball Tag VS (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW

More cool data, including last week's hardware numbers, right after the break..


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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Sep 26, 2010

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Nintendo's Pokemon Black/White remains on top of the Japanese hardware charts after its very successful launch, selling more units this week than the combined sales of all other titles. For the week ended September 26, the popular DS duo sold 828,580 units, while Sega's debut Yakuza title on the PSP, Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza, took the number two spot with 174,213 units sold, reports tracking firm Media Create.Media Create

Black Leopard follows in the footsteps of Sega's previous Yakuza titles for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, featuring a new protagonist and marking the first time the series has appeared on the PSP.

Nintendo's Wii Party found its way into the top three this week with 43,007 units sold, a slight bump from its 36,547 units sold last week.

Several other new titles debuted in the top 10 this week, including the visual novel Durarara!! 3-way Standoff, Yeti's tactical strategy game Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi, and Koei Tecmo's Winning Post 7 2010.

Games falling from the top this week include Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! and Super Mario Galaxy 2, which hit the 11th and 12th spots, respectively.

Below are Media Create's top 10 sales chart for the week ended September 26, 2010.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
1 1 Pokemon Black / White Nintendo DS 828,580
NEW 2 Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza Sega PSP 174,213
5 3 Wii Party Nintendo Wii 43,077
NEW 4 Durarara!! 3-way Standoff ASCII Media Works PSP 21,566
6 5 Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village Capcom PSP 18,652
7 6 One Piece: Gigant Battle Namco Bandai DS 14,339
2 7 Front Mission: Evolved Square Enix PS3 10,421
NEW 8 Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi - Wu-Hen Yeti PSP 10,240
3 9 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 Konami PSP 9,805
NEW 10 Winning Post 7 2010 Koei Tecmo PS3 9,714

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