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Japan’s Top-Selling Games Of 2010

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Japanese sales tracker Media-Create has published the list of the top-selling games from November 30th, 2009 – November 28th, 2010 in Japan (narrowly missing the release of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which released three days later). Media Create

Unsurprisingly, Pokémon Black / White took the #1 spot on the chart, followed by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Total sales take a dive from #3 onward, with Final Fantasy XIII selling close to 2 million copies.


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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

More numbers, including this week's hardware sales, after the break..


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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 Chart w/e June 06 2010

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 continues its reign as the best-selling game in Japan for a second week. The latest Media Create figures show that Mario’s latest intergalactic adventure sold 105,000 copies for the week ending the 6th of June. The title debuted at number 1 last week with 340,000 copies, bringing its life-to-date sales to just shy of half a million, 445,000 to be exact, in just two weeks.Media Create

Fairy Tale: Portable Guild for the PSP is new at number 2 with 35,000 copies while Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 for the DS climbs two spots to third with 23,000 copies. Let’s Make a Pro Soccer Club for the DS drops one place to fourth with 18,000 copies after a mediocre debut last week.

Lost Planet 2 for the PS3 moves up one position to finish at number 5 with 16,000 copies. Hisshou Pachinko Pachislot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1 for the PSP enters the chart at number 6 with 14,000 copies while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker remains in seventh with 14,000 copies.

There is much more, including the sales and hardware charts, after the break..


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Japanese Media Create Charts for week ending 30th May 2010

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 has debuted at number 1 on the Japanese Software Chart. Mario’s new intergalactic adventure is one of the most anticipated titles among Wii gamers for this year so it’s hardly surprising that the latest Media Create figures show that it sold a whopping 340,000 copies for the week ending the 30th of May. Bear in mind that the game launched across Japan on the 27th of May so these sales account for only three days. You may be interested to learn that Super Mario Galaxy 2 performed better in its opening week than the original which sold 250 585 copies in its opening week, but not quite matching the New Super Mario Bros. Wii numbers.. Media Create

It was a week filled with new debuts, like Cave's new Death Smiles IIX, Alan Wake and a slew of Japanese games that appeal strictly to Japanese tastes.

Last week's champ, Lost Planet 2, managed to stay in the top ten, as did Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which could be a million-seller in Japan, given a few more months.

For the top thirty bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 24 to 30, read on, following the page break.

01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 340,000 / NEW
02. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental (DS) - 81,000 / NEW
03. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (DS) - 50,000 / NEW
04. Medarot DS: Kabuto / Kuwagata (DS) - 50,000 / NEW
05. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 34,000 / 1,099,000
06. Lost Planet 2 (PS3) - 34,000 / 118,000
07. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) - 25,000 / 698,000
08. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 22,000 / 79,000
09. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 16,000 / 3,860,000
10. Death Smiles IIX (Xbox 360) - 16,000 / NEW


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Japanese Sales Charts Week Ending May 16, 2010

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Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 saw a drop in weekly sales in Japan, but was able to lead charts for the third week in a row, followed once again by Konami and Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

For the week ended May 16, tracking firm Media Create said the DS role-playing game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 sold 126,000 units. That's down from the game's debut week, which saw 624,000 in unit sales, and its second week, which saw 253,000 units.

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Coming in second was Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP, selling 63,000 units during the week, versus 434,000 when the game debuted and 141,000 units last week.

To date, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 has sold just over 1 million units in Japan, while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has sold 638,000 units. Both games launched on April 28 in the country.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released in Japan in December last year, continued to hang near the top of the charts with 19,000 units sold during the week. The game has sold over 3.8 million units in Japan.

Games that fell off of the top 10 list include the DS game Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light and Wii Sports Resort, which were ousted from the top 10 by new entries Haku Ouki Yugiroku from Idea Factory and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa from EA.

Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts for the week ended May 16, 2010:


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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts for the Week of 3/28/2010

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Koei’s Fist of the North Star: Warriors for the PSP debuted at number 1 on the Japanese software chart for the week ending the 28th of March, selling 385,000 copies in its opening week. It knocks Yakuza 4 for the PS3 into second place, selling 83,000 copies this week after debuting at the top with 384,000 copies last week.Media Create

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.

Software Chart

  1. Fist of the North Star: Warriors (Koei) - PS3 - 385 000 (New)
  2. Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend (Sega) - PS3 - 83 000
  3. Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light (Pokemon Co.) - NDS - 51 000
  4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - Wii - 51 000
  5. Friend Collection (Nintendo) - NDS - 44 000
  6. God of War III (SCE) - PS3 - 43 000 (New)
  7. Fist of the North Star: Warriors (Koei) - Xbox 360 - 30 000 (New)
  8. Gundam: Assault Survive (Namco Bandai) - PSP - 27 000
  9. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - Wii - 21 000
  10. Saki Portable (Alchemist) - PSP - 20 000 (New)

The rest of the charts and hardware after the break.. 


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Rangers Lead the Way! [Japanese Sales, Mar 14, 2010]

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Just like last week, Nintendo's latest Pokemon spin-off, Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki for the Nintendo DS, tops Japan's weekly software chart, fending off a long list of newcomers, including Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Media Create

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
02. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 36,000 / 2,953,000
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 35,000 / 3,487,000
04. Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 3D (PSP) - 34,000 / NEW
05. Dynasty Warriors Multi Raid 2 (PSP) - 32,000 / NEW
06. Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku (PSP) - 31,000 / NEW
07. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) - 28,000 / NEW
08. RPG Maker DS (DS) - 24,000 / NEW
09. Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Ultimate Hits) (DS) - 22,000 / 63,000
10. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 21,000 / 1,741,000

All the rest as well as hardware data right after the break..


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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Nov 15, 2009 [UPDATED]

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This week's Japanese sales charts has Sega's J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J scoring big.

The PSP game kicked its way to the top of the Media Create sales charts, pushing past Nintendo's still strong Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, which are destined to cross the 3 million sold mark any day now. The PlayStation Portable's software dominance gives the PlayStation brand more than just a first place showing. It helped games on Sony's trio of platforms score 17 of the top 30 spots this week. (One PlayStation 2 title managed to chart.)Media Create

New PlayStation 3 debuts like Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Need for Speed: Shift helped Sony's ratio, but it was the PSP that scored the most spots, with 10 games for the portable platform showing this week. Not all of them showing well, mind you, but enough to secure a top 30 spot.

And look, there's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers, getting the usual Crystal Chronicles response...

01. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (PSP) - 85,000 / NEW
02. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) - 63,000 / 2,980,000
03. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3) - 58,000 / NEW
04. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 56,000 / 1,639,000
05. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 53,000 / 903,000
06. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3) - 49,000 / 267,000
07. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire/Blizzard (DS) - 37,000 / 607,000
08. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers (Wii) - 35,000 / NEW
09. Mega Man Battle Network: Operating Shooting Star (DS) - 23,000 / NEW
10. Persona 3 Portable (PSP) - 17,000 / 158,0000

More after the break..


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Japanse Sales Charts, w/e Nov 8, 2009

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It's been a very slow week in terms of software sales in Japan. Besides the latest Pro Evolution Soccer game (which is a PS3 exclusive in Japan), new releases haven't really ignited the passion of the Japanese gamer. After a shocking knockback to fifth position last week, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver dart up to #2 in the charts this week, but it's not through blazing sales.Media Create


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