japanese hardware charts
We expect Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII to be right up there with NSMBW, but those figures won't be in until next week, stay tuned.
Other games that charted well this week, according to Japanese sales monitor Media Create, include Namco Bandai's Tales of Graces for the Wii, the Japanese version(s) of Modern Warfare 2, and the latest Naruto title for PSP.
For the rest of the top thirty games in Japan for the week of December 7 to 13, as well as the hardware numbers, read on after the break..
01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 431,000 / 1,366,000
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 03:46. categories [ ]
Level 5's latest Professor Layton puzzle-adventure, Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue, debuts at the top of Japan's video game software sales charts, another 300,000 Nintendo DS games added to the series' impressive sales.
Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke didn't have much in the way of competition this week, with cute railroad sim Momotaro Dentetsu 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki and Cave shoot 'em up Mushihimesama Futari Ver. 1.5 debuting closest to Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue at spots 5 and 11, respectively.
The top ten is mostly Nintendo platform content, with bestsellers Tomodachi Collection and Pokemons Heart Gold and Soul Silver holding strong in the sales department, with Wii Fit Plus backing them up.
Check out the full top thirty below.
01. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (DS) - 306,000 / NEW
All the rest as well as hardware numbers, after the break
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 01:46. categories [ ]
This week’s tally from sales tracker Media Create pushes the newest Pokemon games past the 3 million mark. Its Nintendo DS compatriot, Tomodachi Collection, continues to sell almost as well. It grabs the number two spot with another 49,000 copies sold. Don’t be surprised to see the Mii collecting game push 2 million by spring of next year.
A trio of games scored top ten debuts this week, including Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2, which sold just a little poorer than Namco Bandai’s newest Wii drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! but better than Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for the Nintendo DS.
For the rest of Japan’s bestselling games in handy list format, read on.
01. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) – 55,000 / 3,036,000
More, including hardware, after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:08. categories [ ]
This week's Japanese sales charts has Sega's J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J scoring big.
The PSP game kicked its way to the top of the Media Create sales charts, pushing past Nintendo's still strong Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, which are destined to cross the 3 million sold mark any day now. The PlayStation Portable's software dominance gives the PlayStation brand more than just a first place showing. It helped games on Sony's trio of platforms score 17 of the top 30 spots this week. (One PlayStation 2 title managed to chart.)
New PlayStation 3 debuts like Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Need for Speed: Shift helped Sony's ratio, but it was the PSP that scored the most spots, with 10 games for the portable platform showing this week. Not all of them showing well, mind you, but enough to secure a top 30 spot.
And look, there's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers, getting the usual Crystal Chronicles response...
01. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (PSP) - 85,000 / NEW
More after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 23:39. categories [ ]
It's been a very slow week in terms of software sales in Japan. Besides the latest Pro Evolution Soccer game (which is a PS3 exclusive in Japan), new releases haven't really ignited the passion of the Japanese gamer. After a shocking knockback to fifth position last week, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver dart up to #2 in the charts this week, but it's not through blazing sales.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 06:10. categories [ ]
PlatinumGames and Sega's Bayonetta kicked her way to the top of the Japanese game charts, moving nearly 200,000 copies during week one, making it the country's bestselling game. So long Pokemons!
It was the PlayStation 3 version of Bayonetta, responsible for 135,000 of those copies sold in Japan, that secured the top spot on's list. It beat new DS release Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden by more than a hair, forcing Square Enix's latest outing to settle for second. The Xbox 360 version of Bayonetta sold a little less than half of its PS3 counterpart, giving it a second top ten spot.
PlatinumGames saw chart-topping success its previous DS release Infinite Space, which debuted at number one in June.
The week was strong with new releases, including Tekken 6 for the PS3 and 360 - again, the PS3 won that contest - Persona 3 Portable and the "Universal Tuning" re-release of Dissidia Final Fantasy. Starting off slowly were two other new releases, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the DS and Sin & Punishment 2 for the Wii. Those games charted at spots 16 and 21, respectively.
01. Bayonetta (PS3) - 135,000 / NEW
More after break.. Stay tuned for the hardware numbers in the UPDATE.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 16:57. categories [ ]
Wii Fit Plus has debuted at number 1 on the Japanese Software Chart. According to the latest Media Create figures the sequel to the popular fitness game from Nintendo sold 340 000 in its opening week.
Inazuma Eleven 2: for the DS also debuted strongly, entering the chart at number 2 with 281,000 copies, while Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver moved down one spot to third with 267,000 copies.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 20:32. categories [ ]