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.
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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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.
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
Submitted by PPNSteve on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 16:28. categories [ ]
With no new releases, there's not much to write home about on the software chart.
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.
More data, including the hardware numbers, right after this break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 02:20. categories [ ]
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.
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
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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.
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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).
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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.
More after the break, including the hardware numbers..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 22:47. categories [ ]
The latest Media Create software figures are out and are sure to have Sony executives smiling. Indeed, 8 out of the top 10 games are for a Sony platform.
There’s a plethora of RPGs this week, including a new Dragon Quest game for the DS (in first place with 163,008 units) as well as some older titles such as Monster Hunter Freedom 3 and Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity.
There are five new entries in the top ten this week, including a new Japanese dating sim called Amagami (EBKore+) which enters the charts at number 2 and 6 for the PSP and PS2 systems respectively. Only one 3DS title is able to crack the top ten and that game is Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 - it managed to shift 12,851 copies during the last week.
Nintendo is in dire need of some triple A releases for their new handheld (such as a new Super Mario game) which should provide the catalyst for the platform’s overall success in Japan.
01. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (DS) – 163,008 / NEW
More after the page break.. including this weeks' hardware data.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 05:42. categories [ ]
More than 100,000 copies of the FFIV collection sold during week one in Japan. (PSP owners in North America get it on April 19, by the way.) That’s more than enough to best the week’s other new debut, Gundam the 3D Battle for the Nintendo 3DS.
That software victory for Square Enix gave the PSP a boost this week, coming within spitting distance of the newly launched 3DS.
For the rest of the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of March 21 to 27, courtesy of Media Create, read on.
01. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP) – 104,173 / NEW
More, including hardware data, right after the page break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 14:34. categories [ ]
Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors 7 held the top spot on the Japanese software sales charts this week despite a notable sales decline, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended March 20, Dynasty Warriors 7 saw a 75 percent sales drop with 67,475 units sold. This period marks the first full week since Japan was struck by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, and nearly all titles on the charts saw a notable dip in sales.
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