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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Japanese Sales Charts Week Ending 25July 2010

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After taking a breather from dominating Japan's sales charts, Nintendo's Wii Party continues to party hard at the top of the list. Wii Party could be a great game, so why shouldn't it sell really well? Media Create

Well, it didn't have much strong competition this week, with PSP role-playing game Fate/Extra coming closest to threatening Wii Party's first place finish. The rest of the stuff is purely Japanese fare, with the exception of Ninety Nine Nights II. It debuted unimpressively in 17th place. Not surprising for an Xbox 360 game, but surely not good news for publisher Konami.

Games like the latest Inazuma Eleven, Fire Emblem and Super Mario Galaxy 2 continue to sell well overseas. To see how your favorite Japanese train simulator or portable game show performed, read on.

These are the bestselling games in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week of July 19 to 25.

01. Wii Party (Wii) - 99,000 / 446,000
02. Fate/Extra (PSP) - 72,000 / NEW
03. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 44,000 / 693,000
04. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 39,000 / 176,000
05. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii) - 36,000 / 172,000
06. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) - 29,000 / 81,000
07. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3) - 28,000 / 148,000
08. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 21,000 / 714,000
09. Last Ranker (PSP) - 21,000 / 81,000
10. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX - Kessen! Shin 6 Chouka (DS) - 20,000 / NEW

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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts for week ending 18 July 2010

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Last week's Japanese software champ, the brand-new Wii Party, had its first place festivities cut short this week after a strong showing from two other games, both on Nintendo's platform.Media Create

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
02. Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Wii) - 136,000 / NEW
03. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3) - 120,000 / NEW
04. Wii Party (Wii) - 113,000 / 348,000
05. Last Ranker (PSP) - 61,000 / NEW
06. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) - 52,000 / NEW
07. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 46,000 / 649,000
08. White Knight Chronicles II (PS3) - 34,000 / 210,000
09. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS) - 20,000 / 84,000
10. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 16:06. categories [ ]

Media Create's Japanese Sales Charts w/e July 11, 2010

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Nintendo's newest mini-game good time, Wii Party, makes it debut in Japan, handily defeating its competitors with a strong first week. Does the Wii have a new multi-million-seller on its hands?Media Create

With 235,000 copies of Wii Party sold in the first week, it doesn't seem unreasonable for the first-party game to be well on its way to cross the million sold mark. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 may be slowly approaching the million mark after nearly two months on the chart—it debuted with 340,000 in sales during week one—the Wii's more casual-focused games tend to fare a bit better.


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NPD: Nintendo Titles Rule U.S. Top 20 in June 2010 Sales

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Nintendo had the largest presence on NPD Group's Top 20 June U.S. video game retail charts, as Mario titles on Wii and Pokemon games on Nintendo DS proliferated the rankings, the tracking firm announced on Friday.NPD Group

Nintendo had a total of eight out of 20 titles on the list, compared to other publishers like Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft that had one or two titles each that made the chart.

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Media Create Japanese Sales for Week Ending July 4th, 2010

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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.Media Create

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.

Software Chart

01. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 505,000 / NEW
02. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) - 70,000 / NEW
03. Blazblue: Continuum Shift (PS3) - 50,000 / NEW
04. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 35,000 / 648,000
05. Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (DS) - 34,000 / NEW
06. Love Plus+ (DS) - 22,000 / 106,000
07. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (DS) - 20,000 / 72,000
08. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 19,000 / 160,000
09. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 19,000 / 60,000
10. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 16,000 / 101,000

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Sun, 07/04/2010 - 16:05.

Nintendo Does Well In May 2010 NDP Charts

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Nintendo's sales juggernauts sit atop the video gaming world for another month.

The NPD Group has released its sales number for the month of May (5/2/2010 - 5/29/2010), and Nintendo leads the charts once again.NDP Group

The Nintendo DS led hardware sales for the month, moving 383,700 units.  The Wii wasn't far behind at 334,800 units sold.  For comparision, the PlayStation 3 (154,500) and Xbox 360 (194,600) combined sold 349,100 units for the period.  In other words, Nintendo is still handily outselling every competitor in the United States in both the console and portable arenas.

NPD US Video Game System Sales - May 2010

383.7K - Nintendo DS   
334.8K - Wii
194.6K - Xbox 360
154.5K - PlayStation 3 
059.4K - PSP           

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New Debuts Flood Japanese Charts - w/e June 27, 2010

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So, a Xbox 360 game rests the top of the Japanese sales charts.. that Xbox 360 game is, of course, a Monster Hunter title, the only game powerful enough to defeat Love Plus+. Media Create

Yes, Monster Hunter Frontier did big numbers in its debut week in Japan, moving more than 90,000 copies in its first days on the market. Hey, they're not Monster Hunter 3 numbers, but cut Frontier some slack! It's not on the Wii, y'know.

And yes, Love Plus+, the virtual girlfriend sim for the Nintendo DS did just fine if you're wondering, joining more PSP adventure games and dating simulations in the Media Create top ten. Former chart topper Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still in there. The chart is just flooded with new debuts, many of which you'll never play unless you have command over the Japanese language.

The full week, below and hardware and more below that.

01. Monster Hunter Frontier (Xbox 360) - 93,000 / NEW
02. Love Plus+ (DS) - 84,000 / NEW
03. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (PS3) - 54,000 / NEW
04. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (DS) - 52,000 / NEW
05. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 42,000 / 614,000
06. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (Ohaidoku-han) (PSP) - 29,000 / NEW
07. White Album: Tsuzurareru Fuyu no Omoide (PS3) - 26,000 / NEW
08. Starry * Sky: In Spring - PSP Edition (PSP) - 22,000 / NEW
09. Ghost Trick (DS) - 20,000 / 44,000
10. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 20,000 / 41,000

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending 20 June 2010

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After taking a week off to give Wii role-playing game Xenoblade a moment in the sun, Super Mario Galaxy 2 returns to its first place spot in Japan. Two new Nintendo DS games came closest to threatening Mario's chances.

Media CreateThose two games were Capcom's Ghost Trick, a clever-looking adventure game from the creator of the Ace Attorney series, and Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS, Nintendo's new painting tool that falls under the "non-game" category. Wonder if we'll see the latter come stateside...

There's at least one new PlayStation 3 game on the list, the debut of Trauma Team in Japan, a new Tamagotchi title and a new contender for longest game title ever. That'd be Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo: Machiteba Tengoku! Makereba Jigoku! Ryoutsuryuu Ikkakusenkin Daisakusen!

01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 53,000 / 572,000
02. Ghost Trick (DS) - 24,000 / NEW
03. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 21,000 / NEW
04. Xenoblade (Wii) - 21,000 / 104,000
05. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3) - 21,000 / 85,000
06. Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (DS) - 17,000 / NEW
07. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 16,000 / 122,000
08. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 14,000 / 3,277,000
09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 13,000 / 69,000
10. Hakuoki: Junsouroku (PS3) - 13,000 / NEW

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


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