Japanese sales charts
Nintendo DS remake Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu reigns supreme this week, with Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory, an arcade to Wii port, coming in second. The sales figures may make it look like a tie, but according to sales tracker Media Create, the Fire Emblem re-release outsold everything else.
Konami's latest baseball game, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010, and Capcom's new RPG Last Ranker also managed to crack the top ten. You can see for yourself by checking the full top 30 bestselling games below.
01. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 136,000 / NEW
Much more data, including hardware numbers, after the break..
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The people who make Professor Layton games and the sharp-looking Studio Ghibli game Ni no Kuni have another hit on their hands, the latest sports-themed RPG, Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!!, Japan's bestselling game.
Both versions of Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! for the Nintendo DS toppled last week's champ, the Xbox 360 game Monster Hunter Frontier. That previously bestselling Capcom game slips way down to 14th place on this week's chart, illustrating the staying power of Xbox 360 games. Japan would appear to prefer games like the latest taiko drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! and fighting game Blazblue: Continuum Shift, two chart topping new debuts.
A smattering of other new debuts appear throughout this week's Media Create sales chart. Do your eyes and brain a favor and see what they are.
01. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 505,000 / NEW
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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 continues its reign as the best-selling game in Japan for a second week. The latest Media Create figures show that Mario’s latest intergalactic adventure sold 105,000 copies for the week ending the 6th of June. The title debuted at number 1 last week with 340,000 copies, bringing its life-to-date sales to just shy of half a million, 445,000 to be exact, in just two weeks.
Fairy Tale: Portable Guild for the PSP is new at number 2 with 35,000 copies while Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 for the DS climbs two spots to third with 23,000 copies. Let’s Make a Pro Soccer Club for the DS drops one place to fourth with 18,000 copies after a mediocre debut last week.
Lost Planet 2 for the PS3 moves up one position to finish at number 5 with 16,000 copies. Hisshou Pachinko Pachislot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1 for the PSP enters the chart at number 6 with 14,000 copies while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker remains in seventh with 14,000 copies.
There is much more, including the sales and hardware charts, after the break..
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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 has debuted at number 1 on the Japanese Software Chart. Mario’s new intergalactic adventure is one of the most anticipated titles among Wii gamers for this year so it’s hardly surprising that the latest Media Create figures show that it sold a whopping 340,000 copies for the week ending the 30th of May. Bear in mind that the game launched across Japan on the 27th of May so these sales account for only three days. You may be interested to learn that Super Mario Galaxy 2 performed better in its opening week than the original which sold 250 585 copies in its opening week, but not quite matching the New Super Mario Bros. Wii numbers..
It was a week filled with new debuts, like Cave's new Death Smiles IIX, Alan Wake and a slew of Japanese games that appeal strictly to Japanese tastes.
Last week's champ, Lost Planet 2, managed to stay in the top ten, as did Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which could be a million-seller in Japan, given a few more months.
For the top thirty bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 24 to 30, read on, following the page break.
01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 340,000 / NEW
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The recently stagnant Japanese sales charts finally saw some excitement last week with the release of three high-profile video games for three different platforms.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Super Street Fighter IV debuted in the top three positions on Media Create's weekly Japanese sales charts for the week ended May 2.
Square Enix's DS game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 led the rankings with unit sales of 624,000 units. The game is a spinoff of the highly-popular Dragon Quest role-playing franchise, and involves gathering and raising monsters. The original Joker released in Japan in 2006, and a year later in the U.S.
Following Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 was Konami and Hideo Kojima's latest, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP. While the title enjoyed strong sales, it still came in nearly 200,000 units behind Joker 2, with 434,000 units sold during the week, although it did release a day later.
Super Street Fighter IV also debuted during the week, selling 81,000 units on PS3 and 28,000 on Xbox 360. The title is a substantially updated version of the 2008 hit Street Fighter IV.
Games that fell off the list from the prior week were the PSP games Tokyo Mono Hara Shi: Karasu No Mori Gakuen Kitan from Atlus, Falcom's Ys: The Oathin Felghana, Konami's Pro Baseball Spirits 2010, Nintendo's DS game Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- Game of the Year Edition for PS3.
Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts (thanks this week to andriasang.com):
Weekly Ranking, 04/26/2010 to 05/02/2010
01 Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Square Enix 624000
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Nier Replicant on the Playstation 3, despite some supply problems in its launch week, was still able to become the best-selling game in Japan for the week that ended on April 25th 2010. This knocks New Super Mario Wii off its pedestal as the top game.
There were a handful of other releases and re-releases scoring top ten showings, including the "Game of the Year" edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the latest Ys role-playing game for the PSP. The rest of the Media Create top ten contains mostly evergreen Nintendo titles, like New Super Mario Bros., edging ever closer to the 4 million mark in Japan, and Nintendo DS game Tomodachi Collection.
You can view the top 30 rankings with the estimated sales data below:
1. Nier Replicant (Playstation 3) – 60,000
The Xbox 360 counterpart, Nier Gestalt, was the 11th best-selling game of the week. Nier Gestalt was released in North America for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 27th under the simplified title of “Nier.”
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 19:36. categories [ ]
Nintendo's side-scroller for the Wii clearly has legs. New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been in the top ten since its launch in Japan this past December. But kudos to Mario, Luigi and those Toads for getting back into first after a three-month break.
This week's bestsellers look like last week's bestsellers, with beat 'em up Fist of the North Star, baseball sim Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 and role-playing game Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha sticking around in the top ten.
Read on for the weekly ranking and to see the singular game that made its debut appearance on Media Create's top thirty.
01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 37,000 / 3,655,000
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To Bad Company 2's credit, the PlayStation 3 version of DICE's shooter managed a top ten spot, wedged between Japanese fare like RPG Maker DS and the customization heavy role-playing game Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku. (The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 scored a spot at 14.)
Other new bestsellers on the Media Create chart include Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 3D, part of the Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! series, now known as What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? in English speaking areas of the world. And way down near the bottom of the list? Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the PSP, which debuted slightly better in its DS incarnation late last year.
For the top 30 games for the week of March 8-14, 2010, according to Media Create, look below..
01. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (DS) - 65,000 / 226,000
All the rest as well as hardware data right after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 22:22. categories [ ]
Media Create Japanese Software Sales for week ending 07 March 2010: New Pokemon Ranger tops with 161K
Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light for the DS has debuted at the top of the Media Create Japanese software chart, selling 161,000 copies for the week ending the 7th of March.
.hack//Link for the PSP is also new at number 2 with 60 000 copies while Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the DS enters the chart at number 3 with 41,000 copies.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 17:35. categories [ ]