Japanese software sales charts

Japanese Sales Charts for the Week Ending Oct 23, 2011

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The latest Media Create software chart makes for wonderful viewing if you’re affiliated to Namco Bandai. The Japanese publisher has five titles in the top ten this week, including all three of the podium positions.

Media CreateIn first place is the Macross F Hybrid Pack on PS3 with 142,607 units sold during its opening week. This is essentially one Blu-ray disc which combines the Macross F movie with the PS3 game. Buying the hybrid pack is the only way to obtain the Blu-ray version of the film.

Other new entries include Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Impact in second spot. This brawler for PSP sold an impressive 53,148 copies during its first week.

The PS3 versions of two Western games - Dead Island and FIFA 12 - slot into five and six place respectively, while the Xbox 360 version of the former also did well in tenth position with 13,147 copies sold during the latest accounting period.

  1. [NEW] Macross F Hybrid Pack (Bandai Namco) - PS3 - 142,607
  2. [NEW] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Impact (Bandai Namco) - PSP - 53,148
  3. [NEW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco) - Wii - 47,209
  4. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo) - Wii - 45,580
  5. [NEW] Dead Island (Spike) - PS3 - 39,945
  6. [NEW] FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts) - PS3 - 25,640
  7. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami) - PS3 - 22,902
  8. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Bandai Namco) - PS3 - 18,120
  9. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara (Bandai Namco) - PSP - 17,562
  10. [NEW] Dead Island (Spike) - Xbox 360 - 13,147

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Source: Media Create


Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 18:38. categories [ ]

Media Create Weekly Japanese Sales - PSPgo Delisted week of 16 Oct 2011

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Media Create has released sales data for the week of October 10 through 16, 20011 and the Japanese market apparently went fairly nuts over Ace Combat: Assault Horizon in a week full of new releases.Media Create

Namco’s title moved 149,470 units on PS3 during its three days on the market, and the Xbox 360 version landed at number six on the chart with 20,523 units moved.

The Japanese version of Just Dance Wii debuted in second place with 90,039 units moved, and Forza Motorport 4, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Class of Heroes Final and Clock Zero rounded out the week of newcomers in the top 20.

Here is the top 20 as of 16 Oct, 2011 as provided by Media Create and translated on the NeoGAF forums:

1. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Bandai Namco, PS3) 149,470
2. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 90,039
3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, PS3) - 61,787
4. AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara (Bandai Namco, PSP) - 34,114
5. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360) - 24,854
6. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Bandai Namco, Xbox 360) - 20,523
7. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (Capcom, PS3) - 16,913
8. Class of Heroes Final: Shinnyusei wa Ohimesama (Acquire, PSP) - 16,904
9. Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, Wii) 13.202
10. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary (Square Enix, Wii) - 12,987

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 14:59. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales Data for the Week Ending Oct 9, 2011

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Konami's World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 stormed the Japanese weekly software sales charts last week, selling more than quarter of a million copies in its opening weekend.Media Create For the week ended October 9, data from tracking firm Media Create, and as reported by NeoGAF, shows that the PS3 soccer title sold a total of 272,036 units.

Yet it still had competition for the top spot, as Bandai Namco's AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara for PSP sold through a very respectable 236,587 copies.

Other new entries into the charts last week included F1 2011, entering at number three, and then Phantom Kingdom Portable, Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan: Sweet Never Land and God of War: Origins Collection down the bottom of the charts at 16, 18 and 20 respectively.

Both versions of Rage also entered the charts, with the PS3 version at number eight, and the Xbox 360 version sitting lower down at number 14.

Last week's top selling title, Nihon Falcom's RPG The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki, dropped down to number five, while Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends and Dark Souls also hung around the top ten.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below, after the break..


Submitted by PPNSteve on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 18:47. categories [ ]

The Japanese Sales Charts w/e October 2, 2011

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For the week ended October 2, data from tracking firm Media Create, and as reported by NeoGAF, shows that last week's top selling title, From Software's Dark Souls, dropped down to position three after surpassing 250,000 sales in its opening weekend. Media Create

Nihon Falcom's RPG title The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki topped the the Japanese weekly software sales chart last week, with a total of 127,938 units sold.

The top 20 saw a number of new entries other than Nihon Falcom's PSP title. Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends took second place, while Bandai Namco's Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: 3nd Impact settled for position number four.

Lower down the charts, PSP adventure game Wand of Fortune 2: Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku sat at number 13, Capcom's Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Forward .2 Premium Package entered at number 17, and Flora and Fauna 3D Field Guide for the Nintendo 3DS scrapped in at number 20.

Despite the Nintendo 3DS being the top selling console in Japan at the moment, the top 10 contained no 3DS games. However, the likes of Pokemon Rumble Blast and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D held fast at numbers 18 and 12.

There was only one re-entry into the charts last week, with Bandai Namco's Family Fishing jumping back in at number 19.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.



Submitted by PPNSteve on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 17:33. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales Data for the Week Ending Sept 25, 2011

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The PS3 has taken both first and second spots in the Japanese software chart, but failed to translate those sales into new hardware units, remaining in second place to the 3DS.Media Create

From Software's Dark Souls, a PS3 exclusive in Japan but cross-platform elsewhere, romped home to the number one spot with over a quarter of a million sales, far outstripping the combined HD remake of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus in second with 91,902.

Gears of War managed an almost unprecedented fourth place as a 360 exclusive, outdoing MMV's gravure battler Senran Kagura in sixth but getting pipped to third by Yu-gi-oh 5D's Tag Force.

In the hardware chart, the 3DS made further gains, increasing sales by over ten thousand units. PS3 dipped slightly whilst most other platforms remained stable. The 360 made gains thanks to the success of Gears 3.

Eight new titles made the top ten in Japan this week. All charts courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.  Other new releases included Monster Hunter Freedom 3 at 12 and Shadows of the Damned at number 18.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 18:30. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales Data for Week of Sept 18th, 2011

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This week’s Media Create software chart sees just one new entry in the top ten, and once again proves just how commercially successful remakes and re-releases are provided they’re based on an established franchise.Media Create

Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary edition goes straight to number one with a jaw-dropping 263 398 copies sold during its opening week. This compilation of Dragon Quest I, II and III for the Wii includes a trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest X as well as anime intros for each game produced by Kamikaze Douga.

There’s often a large disparity between the respective sales figures for titles in the top two spots, and this week is no exception. In second place we have Tales of Xillia with 47 297 copies sold during the last week. If you’ve visited the Japanese PlayStation Store recently you will have been greeted by the sight of plenty of add-on costumes for the game’s cast, selling for about ¥300 (R30) per item.

The rest of the top ten is made up of evergreen titles like Wii Sports Resort and Rhythm Heaven, although none of them managed to shift more than 16 000 copies during the latest accounting period.

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 19:21. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales Data Week Ending Sept 11, 2011

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Namco Bandai's Tales of Xillia topped the Japanese weekly software sales charts this week, outselling the entirety of the remainer of the top 20 combined. Media CreateAs revealed last week, Tales of Xillia sold over 500,000 copies in its first day on sale, no doubt aiding the PS3 hardware sales surge in the same week.

For the week ended September 11, data from tracking firm Media Create, and as reported by NeoGAF, shows that Capcom's new release Resident Evil: Revival Selection also sold very well, with over 100,000 units sold over both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Other new releases this week included Resistance 3, which entered the charts at number three, Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross at number six, and Hot Shots Golf 5 on PS3 at number eight. Capcom's best-selling Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. remained high in the charts at number four, while last week's number one Grand Knights History dropped down to number five this week.

Nintendo dominated the middle of the top 20, with big sellers such as Rhythm Heaven, Kirby Mass Attack, Wii Sports Resort and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D hanging around as usual.

Despite sales of the Nintendo 3DS still being relatively high each week since the August 12 price drop, the software charts only saw two 3DS titles -- the aforementioned Ocarina of Time 3D, and Pokemon Rumble Blast at number 14.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 06:56. categories [ ]

Media Create Japanese Sales for Week Ending September 4th, 2011

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Marvelous' latest RPG Grand Knights History took the top spot in the Japanese weekly software sales charts, in a week during which new titles were more scarce than usual.Media Create

For the week ended September 4, 2011, data from tracking firm Media Create, and as reported by NeoGAF, shows that the Marvelous title sold a total of 64,630 copies -- just a fraction compared to the 287,829 copies that Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. sold last week.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned Monster Hunter slipped down to number two with 52,792 sales, while Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven continued to hang out the top ten, sitting at number three with 22,762 units sold.

As for other new releases, Atlus' Devil Survivor: Over Clock for Nintendo 3DS launched at number five in the charts, and 5pb's Corpse Party: Book of Shadows entered at number seven. Further down the charts, the dubbed version of Call of Duty: Black Ops jumped in at number 15, while another Monster Hunter title, Monster Hunter Frontier Online: 2011 Anniversary Premium Package for Xbox 360, found a spot at number 16, signalling the first time an Xbox 360 title has entered the top 20 in several weeks.

Despite the fact that the Nintendo 3DS continues to sell strongly in Japan, only three 3DS titles sat in the top 20 -- the new Devil Survivor: Over Clock, Pokemon Rumble Blast and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 19:40. categories [ ]

The Japanese Sales Charts for Week Ending Aug 28, 2011

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For the week ended August 28, PlayStation 3 title Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. sold 287,829 units in total, while last week's number one Rhythm Heaven had to settle for sixth position behind a handful of new releases, according to data from tracking firm Media Create and as reported by NeoGAF.Media Create

The entire top five comprised of new releases, with Black Rock Shooter: The Game, Mobile Suit Gundam: New Giren's Ambition, Samurai Warriors 3: Empires and Dynasty Warriors 7: Special at numbers two to five respectively.

Other new releases this week included Suite PreCure: Melody Collection, Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley and Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Toki to Sekai no Meikyuu at numbers 12 to 14, and down at the bottom, Persona 3 Portable and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves at numbers 18 and 19.

Nintendo didn't have as great a presence in this week's charts as it has in past weeks, with only four titles in the top 20.

Despite its 3DS console still selling by the bucketload, Nintendo's 3DS software was scarce in the charts, with just two 3DS titles on display - Pokemon Rumble Blast and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.



Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 16:38. categories [ ]

The Japanese Sales Charts w/e August 21, 2011

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Despite the Nintendo 3DS dominating the Japanese hardware sales this week following the recent price cut on the console, sales of software for the system were still rather low, with just three 3DS titles featuring in the weekly software sales charts.

Media CreateFor the week ended August 21, Pokemon Rumble Blast, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Nintendogs + Cats all featured in the Japanese top 20, according to data from tracking firm Media Create and as reported by NeoGAF.

There was good news for Nintendo however, as Wii title Rhythm Heaven once again topped the charts, with a total of 48,190 units sold. In fact, Nintendo held half of the top 10 titles, with Kirby Mass Attack, Pokemon Rumble Blast and Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus joining Rhythm Heaven and Zelda.

As for new entries, Compile Heart's PS3 title Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 was the highest new entry, landing in position four, while Atlus' Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded on PSP reached number six.

Lower down the chart, Idea Factory brought Amnesia into the fray at number 13, while FuRyu settled for number 15 with its PSP game Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku. There were no re-entries into the charts this week.

The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 17:39. categories [ ]