Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light for the DS continues to sell well in third with 51,000 copies while New Super Mario Bros. Wii hangs on to fourth with 51,000 copies. Friend Collection for the DS is a non-mover at number 5 with 44,000 copies.
The PS3 exclusive God of War III debuts at number 6 with 43,000 copies, Sony no doubt will be happy to earn a spot in the Top 10 at all. Meanwhile Fist of the North Star: Warriors for the Xbox 360 is new at number 7 with 30,000 copies.
Gundam: Assault Survive for the PSP drops six places to number 8 with 27,000 copies while Wii Fit Plus moves down to ninth position with 21,000 copies. Saki Portable for the PSP is also new at number 10 with 20,000 copies.
A few Top 10 regulars drop out of the spotlight this week: Dragon Quest IX is at number 15 (last week’s number 9), God Eater at number 17 (last week’s number 10), Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2 at number 19 (last week’s 6) and Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman at number 20 (last week’s number 8).
There are also a number of new entries in the Top 30 this week. Pro Baseball Family Stadium DS 2010 is new at number 11, Chaos: Head – Love Chu Chu! For the Xbox 360 debuts at number 13 and God of War Trilogy for the PS3 enters the charts at number 16.
The rest of the charts and hardware after the break..
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Yakuza 4 has debuted at number 1 on the Media Create Japanese software charts for the week of March 15 - 21, 2010 with a whopping 384,000 copies. The PS3 exclusive just managed to beat the opening sales for its predecessor, Yakuza 3, which sold 372,301 copies.
Gundam: Assault Survive for the PSP is also new at number 2, scoring slightly less sales of 91,000 copies while Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light for the DS, falls to third with 49,000 copies after a number of weeks spent in the number 1 spot.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii drops one place to number 4 with 37,000 copies while Friend Collection slips three places to fifth with 35,000 copies. Dynasty Warriors for the PSP is at number 6 with 19,000 copies and Wii Fit Plus climbs three spots to number 7 with 19,000 copies.
Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman for the PSP drops to number 8 with 18,000 copies after debuting in fourth last week, while Dragon Quest IX for the DS remains at number 9 with 15,000 copies sold this week. God Eater for the PSP re-enters the Top 10, selling 15,000 copies to earn tenth place. It’s interesting to see that God of War Collection for the PS3 debuts at number 13.
Source: Media Create
More after the break..
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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..
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During February video games sales dropped 15% in the United States. Most credit goes to a large drop in sales of Nintendo Wiis after their post-holiday shortage, and therefore a continuation of the normal post-holiday gloom in the video game market as a whole.
Even with big name titles like Bioshock 2, market performance did not meet expectations. Bioshock 2 arguably helped Xbox 360 sales take the lead in February. The down and dirty information is below.
Here’s the February 2010 hardware sales breakdown, with growth compared to February 2009.
Sales - Item - % change
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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.
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Four new games arrived in Media Create's top 10 weekly sales rankings, including Spike's action game Kenka Bancho 4: Ichinen Sensou and Namco Bandai's Super Robot Taisen OG: Saga Endless Frontier Exceed.
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The re-release of Resident Evil 5 — aka Biohazard on that side of the Pacific — looks like it has already paid for itself, the zombie hunting adventures of Chris and Jill delivering another 143,000 scares to Japanese gamers.
This week also saw another PlayStation 3 exclusive or two arrive in Japan, Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, selling well enough to score a top ten showing, but unable to push past the long term appeal of Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection. Man, that thing can sell.
Some of the week's other new debuts, like Dante's Inferno for the PS3 and Hyakumanton no Bara Bara for the PSP couldn't muster enough interest in the Japanese consumer to put them in the top ten.
Here are this week's Media Create software numbers..
01. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3) - 143,000 / NEW
The rest, as well as hardware, after the break.
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Namco Bandai’s God Eater manages to hold on to the number 1 spot for a second week. The PSP title sells 110 000 copies for the week ending the 14th of February, after having debuted in the top spot with 295 405 copies last week.
Dragon Quest IV: Realms of Reverie continues to sell well in second place with 79 000 copies while New Super Mario Bros. Wii climbs one spot to number 3 with 59 000 copies. Prince of Tennis: Prince of School Festival for the DS debuts at number 4 with 44 000 copies and Friend Collection is still at number 5 with 38 000 copies.
Quiz Magic Academy DS is new at number 6 with 32 000 copies while Wii Fit Plus drops to number 7 with 29 000 copies. Star Ocean: The Last Hope for the PS3 drops to number 8 with 26 000 copies after debuting at number 3 last week with 72 026 copies.
Zangeki no Reginkleiv for the Wii enters the charts at number 9 with 22 000 copies and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel for the PS3 is also new at number 10 with 22 000 copies, bringing the total number of Top 10 new entries this week to four.
More, including the charts along with hardware data, after the break..
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Namco Bandai's God Eater for the PSP is off to a good start in Japan, giving 295,000 PlayStation Portable owners another taste of Monster Hunter-like hack and slash action.
God Eater's number one debut pushes last week's software winner, Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi for the Nintendo DS to second place, beating out the PlayStation 3 port of Star Ocean 4. That leaves long-legged bestsellers New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tomodachi Collection settling for lower spots on the chart, but both titles are still selling like the Japanese equivalent of hotcakes.
This week's new debuts, Pop 'n Music Portable and Kunio-kun Nekketsu! Daiundoukai, didn't make much of a stir, but they've got some decent competition.
For Media Create's top 30 games for the week of February 1 to 7, 2010, read on.
01. God Eater (PSP) - 295,000 / NEW
Much more, including hardware data, after the break..
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Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi debuted to more than 900,000 copies sold in Japan this week, according to Media Create. Its nearest competitor was Sega's aforementioned futuristic RPG End of Eternity (known as Resonance of Fate around these parts) with more than 145,000 copies sold across the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku also repped the RPG genre, debuting in the top ten with 82,000 units sold.
The PlayStation 3 was thrice represented in Media Create's top ten by Zipper Interactive's MAG, adding another 19,000 players to the war. Top software sales in Japan for the week of Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2020 are as follows:
01. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 906,000 / NEW
Full listing and hardware data after the break..
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