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.
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.
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
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 17:12. categories [ ]
Metroid: Other M Review
Written Fri, Sep 3, 2010 by Just Push Start
After almost two decades since the release of Super Metroid on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the true sequel to the long forgotten Super Metroid is finally here. After the long wait, Metroid fans can finally find out what happens to the infamous Samus Aran after the defeat of Motherbrain. Metroid: Other M is nothing like the Super Metroid but instead, it reinvents the game compeltely by taking the features from the past three Metroid games that were released on the Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii. Don’t worry, the Metroid experience is still intact.
Full review after the break.. read on.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 05:40. categories [ ]
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 PS3
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.
You can see the entire chart below:
More numbers, including this week's hardware sales, after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 18:18. categories [ ]
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.
More stuffs, including hardware, after the page break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 22:30. categories [ ]
LEGO STAR WARS Honors 30 Years of The Empire Strikes Back
[16-Aug-2010] -- To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. summoned the force of LEGO® and STAR WARS fans and families to participate in a three-day collaborative build of an eight-foot tall, to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The mural was constructed by attendees of Star Wars Celebration V and a LEGO Master Builder at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center from August 13-15.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 08/16/2010 - 17:50. categories [ ]
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?
More numbers and all the hardware data after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 23:16. categories [ ]
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.
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
More sales data, including the hardware numbers, after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 08/06/2010 - 16:49. categories [ ]
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?
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
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Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 17:16. categories [ ]
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
Much more data, including hardware numbers, after the break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 16:06. categories [ ]
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.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 19:06. categories [ ]