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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

More data, including the latest Hardware sales, after the break..


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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Sept 19, 2010

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With the release of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White in Japan last week, there was never even a glimmer of hope for any other title, and the very best position on the weekly sales chart that any game could have dreamed of achieving would be second. Taking the combined sales of the Pokemon games into consideration, second may as well be first, because the number of units Nintendo and Game Freak’s latest titles managed to sell is… unnatural.Media Create

According to Media Create, over 2.5 million copies of Pokemon Black and White were sold for the week ending September 19th. The next best-selling game?

Debut title Front Mission: Evolved for PS3, with a (comparatively) pitiful 51,000 units sold. Why did they even bother… Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5 for PSP also debuted on the Japanese Software Sales Chart this week, and sold almost 46,000 copies to place in third.

Another newcomer to the chart, and another heavy-hitter (only in other regions of the world), Halo: Reach launched in Japan and sold 45,000 copies to chart at No. 4, helping the Xbox 360 sell 3,000 more units than the usual weekly total.

Wii Party was semi-oblivious to all of the action taking place further up the listing and continued to do business as usual, this week selling 36 500 copies and charted at No. 5, down from No. 3 last week. Just a few thousand more units to go until that one million life-to-date mark…

One-time chart dominator Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Ailu Village slipped down to No. 6 from No. 2 and sold 28,000 units for its trouble, while last week’s No. 1, One Piece: Gigant Battle, sold just over 28,000 units to place in at No. 7.

Debut title Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi for PSP landed on the chart at No. 8 with nearly 10,000 copies sold, Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! for the DS sold almost 9,000 units to sit at No. 9 (up from No. 13 last week), and Super Mario Galaxy 2 held on at No. 10 with 8,000 units sold.

Software Chart

  1.  Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) - NDS – 2,557,779 / NEW
  2.  Front Mission: Evolved (Square Enix) - PS3 – 51,084 / NEW
  3.  Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5 (Konami) – PSP - 45,879 / NEW
  4.  Halo: Reach (Microsoft Game Studios) – 360 – 44,413 / NEW
  5.  Wii Party (Nintendo) - Wii – 36,547
  6.  Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom) - PSP – 28,627
  7.  One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) - NDS – 28,123
  8.  Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi (Nippon Ichi Software) - PSP – 9,846 / NEW
  9.  Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) - NDS – 8,729
  10.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) – Wii – 8,178

More wonderful sales numbers, including this week's hardware winners, right after the page break..


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Media Create Japanese Charts Week Ending Sept 12, 2010

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Namco Bandai's One Piece: Gigant Battle for Nintendo DS debuted on top of the Japanese retail game sales charts this week, outselling all other games by a wide margin. For the week ended September 12, the DS title sold 131,854 units, with the number two title, Capcom's Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village, immediately following with 55,569 units sold, announced tracking firm Media Create.Media Create

One Piece: Gigant Battle is a fighting game based on the popular manga series One Piece, and features gameplay similar to that of Smash Bros. or the Japanese-only Jump Superstars, which also included characters from the One Piece manga.

Nintendo's Metroid: Other M, which made its debut last week at number three, dropped to number five this week with just 11,239 units sold—only 24% of what it sold the previous week.

Other new titles this week include Vitamin X: Evolution Plus and Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan for PSP, which landed at numbers eight and 10, respectively.

Games that fell from the top 10 include Square-Enix's reprint of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and PSP fighting game Bleach: Heat the Soul 7.

Yuke published UFC 2010 Undisputed 2010 made its debut this week, but failed to reach the top 10, landing at number 16.

1 One Piece: Gigant Battle – Namco Bandai (DS) – 131,854 / NEW
2 Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village – Capcom (PSP) – 55,569
3 Wii Party – Nintendo (Wii) – 44,908
4 Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault – Namco Bandai (PS3) – 12,667
5 Metroid: Other M – Nintendo (Wii) – 11,239
6 Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Nintendo (Wii) – 9,827
7 Art Academy – Nintendo (DS) – 8,172
8 VitaminX Evolution Plus – D3 Publisher (PSP) – 7,975 / NEW
9 Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark/Bomber – Level-5 (DS) – 7,640
10 Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Taira – Irem (PSP) – 7,407

More data and this week's hardware numbers right after the break..


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Japanese Hardware/Software Sales - Aug. 30th to Sept. 5th, 2010

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Capcom’s cutesy Monster Hunter spin-off title, Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Ailu Village, is once again the top-selling game in Japan this past week, managing to occupy the No. 1 spot on the sales chart for the second week in a row after selling an impressive 88,000 units. Media Create

Wii Party muscles its way into No. 2 on the listing from No. 3, with almost 56,000 copies sold for the week, inching ever closer to an amazing life-to-date sales number of 1 million units.

Debut title Metroid: Other M sold 45 000 copies to occupy No. 3 on the chart, while Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault slips to No. 4 from No. 2, as 27,000 units of the PSP game make their way into Japanese gamers’ hands.

Another new title on the chart this week, Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 for PSP, sold 25,000 copies and debuts at No. 5, while Super Mario Galaxy 2 hangs tough at No. 6, up from No. 7 last week with almost 12,000 copies.

Art Academy also steps up by one spot to No. 7 with 10,000 units sold, but Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark/Bomber slips down two places to No. 8 with a little over 10,000 copies.

A reprint of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (distributed by Square Enix) debuts at No. 9 by selling 9,000 units, and Another Century’s Episode R for PS3 tumbles to No. 10 from No. 4 last week, selling nearly 9,000 units.

Media Create Software August 30 - September 5,2010

01. / 01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom) - 88.405 / 344.480 (-65%)
02. / 03. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 55.837 / 915.570 (+2%)
03. / 00. [WII] Metroid: Other M (Nintendo) - 45.398 / NEW
04. / 02. [PSP] Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Bandai Namco) - 27.560 / 85.345 (-52%)
05. / 00. [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (SCE) - 25.374 / NEW
06. / 07. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 11.933 / 807.536 (+0%)
07. / 08. [NDS] Art Academy (Nintendo) - 10.248 / 159.007 (-1%)
08. / 06. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (Level 5) - 10.022 / 820.739 (-22%)
09. / 00. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Reprint] (Square Enix) - 9.162 / NEW
10. / 04. [PS3] Another Century's Episode R (Bandai Namco) - 8.880 / 257.083 (-69%)
11. / 12. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) - 8.052 / 3.405.925 (-1%)
12. / 16. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 7.902 / 2.053.170 (+9%)
13. / 17. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best Reprint] (Capcom) - 7.783 / 408.303 (+11%)
14. / 43. [WII] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) - 7.342 / 92.126
15. / 15. [WII] Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Square Enix) - 6.468 / 243.989 (-13%)
16. / 14. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) - 6.359 / 199.914 (-15%)
17. / 10. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) - 6.010 / 367.463 (-32%)
18. / 20. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 5.858 / 2.920.669 (-5%)
19. / 13. [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 (Sega) - 5.676 / 327.931 (-28%)
20. / 05. [PSP] Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable (Idea Factory) - 5.518 / 29.986 (-77%)

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending 29th August 2010

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After Namco’s dominance in the Japanese software sales arena last week with Another Century’s Episode R on PS3, it’s now Capcom’s turn to take the crown and sell a whopping amount of games with debut title Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village for the PSP.Media Create

This past week in Japan, Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village sold an incredible 256,000 units to easily become the top selling game in Media Create’s Japanese Software Sales Chart.

Another debut title, Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (also for PSP) sold an admirable 58,000 units to place in second on the sales chart.

Wii Party keeps on trucking, now sitting at No. 3 from No. 2, and selling almost 55,000 units this past week in Japan to bring its life-to-date sales total in the country to 860,000 copies, while last week’s chart topper, Another Century’s Episode R, moves down to No. 4 on the chart and sells 28,000 copies.

Another new title, Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable for the PSP, sold 24,500 units to occupy fifth place, as Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber sells almost 13,000 copies and shifts down from No. 4 last week to No. 6.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a non-mover at No. 7 with 12,000 units sold (with a life-to-date sales total of 795,000 units), while Art Academy for DS is another stubborn title, content to remain at No. 8 with 10,000 units sold.

Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X takes a walk down to No. 9 from No. 6 this week with 9000 copies, and Sengoku Basara 3 is forced down to No. 10 from No. 5 after selling only 9000 units.

Software Chart

For the bestselling games in Japan for the week of August 23 to 29, here you go.

01. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) - 256,000 / NEW
02. Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP) - 58,000 / NEW
03. Wii Party (Wii) - 55,000 / 860,000
04. Another Century's Episode: R (PS3) - 28,000 / 248,000
05. Hakuoki: Zuisouroku Portable (PSP) - 24,000 / NEW
06. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 13,000 / 811,000
07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 12,000 / 796,000
08. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 10,000 / 149,000
09. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 9,000 / 162,000
10. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 9,000 / 361,000

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending August 22, 2010

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Bandai Namco’s Another Century’s Episode R for the PS3 is this weeks Japanese video game sales chart topper according to tracker, Media Create, selling about 220,000 copies and beating previous entries in the series first sales weeks by a fair margin. The game is the fourth entry in the action series featuring mechs and robots from various Japanese anime series like Mobile Suit Gundam, Macross Zero and Code Geass, and is the first entry on the PS3Media Create

After the success of Sengoku Basara 3 a few weeks ago and this week’s Another Century’s Episode R, Japanese publishers of smaller franchises such as these must be more optimistic about achieving success on PS3 as their recent PS3 instalments have sold more copies in their first weeks on sale than their previous PS2 ones.

Wii Party continues selling well for Nintendo, dropping 45% to 69,000 copies this week and falling to second place in the chart. Meanwhile Compile Heart’s Super Dimensional Game Neptune for PS3 sneaks in at number 3 with 23,000 copies sold in its first week. This game is certainly interesting and… different. It features four continents named Planetune, Lastation, Rinnebox and Ruwii in the world of Game Industry and is an RPG in which the goddesses of these continents battle each other in human form, hardware form or hardware personification form.

Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven 3 (NDS) continues selling well, dropping just 36% (remember last week was Obon, so most games got a boost to sales) to 18,000 for a total of almost 800k so far. Capcom’s Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) continues its strong run with 18,000 copies sold this week for a total of just over 350 000. The rest of the top 10 is pretty uneventful, with most games falling one or two spots because of the new entries.

You can see the entire chart below:

  1. Another Century’s Episode R (Bandai Namco) - PS3 - 220 000
  2. Wii Party (Nintendo) - Wii - 69 000
  3. Super Dimensional Game Neptune (Compile Heart) - PS3 - 23 000
  4. Inazuma Eleven 3 (Level 5) - NDS - 18 000
  5. Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) - PS3 - 18 000
  6. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (Bandai Namco) - PSP - 16 000
  7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - Wii - 14 000
  8. Art Academy (Nintendo) - NDS - 13 000
  9. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 (Sega) - PSP - 13 000
  10. Friend Collection (Nintendo) - NDS - 10 000

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Japanese Sales Data for Week Ending Aug 15, 2010

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Nintendo's latest Wii hit shows its impressive legs once again this week, with mini-game collection Wii Party returning to its first place spot on the Japanese video game sales charts. Almost zero competition certainly helped.Media Create

Really. There wasn't much in the way of competition for Wii Party — or anything else for that matter. New PSP game Corpse Party: Blood Covered - Repeated Fear may have a great title, but it didn't crack the top ten. The same for Kazoku Keikaku.

That stagnant release week helped keep games like Sengoku Basara 3 and Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X near the top of the charts, making for a relatively unexciting week, sales competition-wise.

For the bestselling games in Japan for the week of August 9 to 15, courtesy of Media Create, read on.

01. Wii Party (Wii) - 124,000 / 736,000
02. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 35,000 / 335,000
03. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 28,000 / 780,000
04. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 28,000 / 136,000
05. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 24,000 / 301,000
06. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 21,000 / 770,000
07. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (DS) - 17,000 / 125,000
08. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 15,000 / 3,379,000
09. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii) - 15,000 / 220,000
10. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) - 14,000 / 176,000

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 22:30. categories [ ]

Japan's Weekly Sales w/e Aug 8, 2010

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Last week's sales champ, Sengoku Basara 3, was soundly defeated by Namco's latest Tales game, which draws upon the powers of a big PSP install base and Japan's love of doe-eyed anime-style characters. How well did Tales of Phantasia do?Media Create

Well enough to outsell Wii Party! Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X moved an impressive, first place spot-winning 108,000 copies during its debut week, enough to force Wii Party to settle for second. Not bad for a PSP remake... of a remake? Honestly, I'm thoroughly confused by just how deeply the remakes go for Tales of Phantasia. Any superfans that can provide more insight?

There are a handful of other new entries on this week's chart, including the sexy-sounding StormLover, Tetris Party Premium and the "special edition" release of Assassin's Creed II.

Japan's bestselling games for the week of August 2 to 8, according to Media Create, is below.

01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 108,000 / NEW
02. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 612,000
03. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 57,000 / 300,000
04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 36,000 / 277,000
05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 24,000 / 752,000
06. StormLover (PSP) - 20,000 / NEW
07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 17,000 / 749,000
08. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 16,000 / 213,000
09. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 15,000 / 65,000
10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter (DS) - 15,000 / NEW

More numbers and all the hardware data after the break..


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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts week ending Aug 01, 2010

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What does Japan like this week? Feudal Japanese fantasy battles in the form of Sengoku Basara 3 and rhythm games starring vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Yep, shirtless samurai warriors and sexy singing robots are just what Japan needed more of. Media Create

The PlayStation 3 wins this week's software war, thanks to Capcom's Sengoku Basara 3, which moved close to a quarter million copies to Japanese gamers. (We knew the series as Devil Kings when it made its Western debut.) The Wii version of that game also charted, moving 50,000 copies. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd, the previously mentioned vocaloid-starring rhythm game from Sega, sold 241,000 copies to PSP owners.

Last week's champ, Wii Party, is still hangin' tough, crossing the half-million mark this week. A handful of new debuts, from Metal Max 3 to the latest Ys game, also appear in the top ten.

Check the full list for all the new recruits. According to Media Create, these are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of July 26 to August 1, 2010.

01. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 243,000 / NEW
02. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 241,000 / NEW
03. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 529,000
04. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (DS) - 64,000 / NEW
05. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 50,000 / NEW
06. Metal Max 3 (DS) - 47,000 / NEW
07. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 34,000 / 727,000
08. Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga (PSP) - 30,000 / NEW
09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) - 22,000 / 103,000
10. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 21,000 / 197,000

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


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