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Media Create Weekly Japanese Charts - April 10, 2011

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D3 Publisher's monster-based shooter Earth Defense Force 2 Portable debuted atop the Japanese sales charts during a week with few new releases, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended April 10, Earth Defense Force 2 Portable sold 63,795 units, topping Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 – Professional, which topped the charts last week.Media Create

Namco Bandai's DS-based visual novel Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings launched at number seven, selling 11,229 units in its first week.

The final new release on the charts this week is Idea Factory's Are You Alice? for PSP, which landed at number 16.

A number of Nintendo titles climbed up several places on the charts this week, with Wii Party jumping to number 11, and Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart Wii returning to the top 20 at numbers 17 and 18, respectively.

A number of last week's new releases, including Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II and the PlayStation 2 version of Kadokawa Shoten's Amagami (EBKore+) fell from the top half of the charts, while titles such as Takara Tomy's Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era and Namco Bandai's Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 dropped from the charts altogether.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended April 10, 2011.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW 1 Earth Defense Force 2 Portable D3 Publisher PSP 63,795
1 2 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional Square Enix DS 42,397
2 3 Amagami (EBKore+) Kadokawa Shoten PSP 23,849
3 4 Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection Square Enix PSP 19,392
4 5 Dynasty Warriors 7 Koei Tecmo PS3 17,002
7 6 Monster Hunter Freedom 3 Capcom PSP 12,060
NEW 7 Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings Namco Bandai DS 11,229
11 8 Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends Nintendo 3DS 10,997
8 9 Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy Square Enix PSP 9,484
10 10 Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity Sega PSP 8,822
16 11 Wii Party Nintendo Wii 8,501
13 12 Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle Level 5 3DS 7,351
14 13 Pokemon Black / White Pokemon Co. DS 7,158
5 14 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Arc System Works PSP 6,398
12 15 Crysis 2 Electronic Arts PS3 5,814
NEW 16 Are You Alice? Idea Factory PSP 5,764
21 17 Donkey Kong Country Returns Nintendo Wii 5,120
23 18 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo Wii 5,019
17 19 SD Gundam G Generation: World Namco Bandai PSP 4,889
6 20 Amagami (EBKore+) Kadokawa Shoten PS2 4,810

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3DS Storms the Japanese Sales Charts Feb 27, 2001

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This past weekend, the Nintendo 3DS officially launched (in Japan), moving more than 350,000 units in just two days on the market. Not bad! Nintendo 3DS games managed to sell pretty well too, with the latest Professor Layton game performing better than anything else for Nintendo’s new portable. But it wasn’t the week’s most popular game. Media Create

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask sold nearly 120,000 copies during its debut, enough to nab third place. The top two spots were occupied by two PSP games, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity and SD Gundam G Generation World.

Looking through the rest of the top ten, almost everything is new, thanks to strong sales of Nintendo 3DS games, a new Disgaea and a new Idolmaster. Komami's latest YuGiOh Champ Series game, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus, debuts at a respectable 18th place.

Here are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of February 21 to 27. Welcome, Nintendo 3DS games.

Media Create Sales: Week 08, 2011 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)

01. / 00. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega) {2011.02.24} - 206.654 / NEW
02. / 00. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: World (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 192.981 / NEW
03. / 00. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26} - 119.591 / NEW
04. / 00. [PS3] Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi Software) {2011.02.24} - 79.425 / NEW
05. / 00. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog, Shiba, Toy Poodle & New Friends) (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 64.213 / NEW
06. / 00. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.26} - 49.327 / NEW
07. / 00. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44.649 / NEW
08. / 00. [3DS] Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.26} - 38.226 / NEW
09. / 04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {2010.12.01} - 36.323 / 4.325.672 (-9%)
10. / 00. [360] The Idolmaster 2 (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 34.621 / NEW

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Japanese Charts 2010 Into 2011

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January 7, 2011 - Capcom's ever-popular Monster Hunter Freedom 3 led the Japanese sales charts into the new year during a week with very few new releases, reports tracking firm Media Create.Media Create

For the week ended January 2, the monster slaying action RPG sold 283,931 units, and Nintendo titles Donkey Kong Country Returns and Wii Party rounded out the top three with 107,487 and 102,933 units sold, respectively.

Namco Bandai saw two of its titles reach the top 10 this week, with its PSP dating sim AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol at number four, and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 at number 10.

Square Enix's Mario Sports Mix landed at number five, and The 3rd Birthday, the latest entry in the Parasite Eve series, hit number nine.

Pokemon Black/White, one of 2010's post popular titles, dropped from number four to number six this week, and Level 5 titles Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard and Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre filled out the seventh and ninth spots in the top 10.

While no new titles made top 10 this week, games such as Spike's Dangan-Ronpa and Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts: ReCoded made their debut in the upper 30s.

Below the page break is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended January 2, 2011.

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending November 28th 2010

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PlayStation 3 real driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 is off to a great start in Japan, with first week sales topping 430,000 copies, knocking former champ Call of Duty: Black Ops down to sixth place.Media Create

But it wasn't just Gran Turismo 5 making big moves this week in Japan. The latest Super Robot Taisen title for the Nintendo DS and sporty game potpourri Mario Sports Mix for the Wii also sold big. Gran Turismo 5's take also benefited from sales of the PlayStation 3 bundle that sports a sweet blue chassis and a copy of Polyphony Digital's racing game thrown in.

For the top twenty bestselling games in Japan for the week of November 22 to 28, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create, check this out...

01. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - 430,707 / NEW
02. Super Robot Taisen L (DS) - 129,054 / NEW
03. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 84,983 / NEW
04. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Wii) - 47,487 / 613,415
05. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 43,227 / 4,494,106
06. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3) - 31,354 / 160,275
07. Super Kasekihorida (DS) - 26,195 / 69,024
08. Dangan-Ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei (PSP) - 25,564 / NEW
09. Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (DS) - 24,717 / NEW
10. Wii Party (Wii) - 24,525 / 1,232,562

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Japanese Game Sales Charts Nov 7, 2010

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PSP and God Eater Burst retained the top spots on the Japanese hardware and software charts in the week ended November 7, 2010.Media Create

On the software front, God Eater Burst didn't beat Super Mario Collection and Pokemon Black & White by much. Three new entries made the software top ten - the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Fallout: New Vegas, and DS RPG Radiant Historia.

Here's the full rundown, with last week's sales are in parentheses, from Media Create via Andriasang:

01. God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 61,834 (324,984)
02. Super Mario Collection (Nintendo, Wii): 56,848 (484,088)
03. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 56,719 (4,368,717)
04. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 55,809 (271,066)
05. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, PS3): 37,249
06. Radiant Historia (Atlus, DS): 32,807
07. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda, X360): 24,146
08. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 20,712 (173,882)
09. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 17,788 (1,173,753)
10. Golden Sun (Nintnedo, DS): 12,571 (59,087)

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Oct 31, 2010

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Following weeks of Pokemon and Mario dominance, Sony's platforms took back the Media Create top 10 this week, with two highly anticipated series titles placing first and second.

God Eater Burst, a followup to February's God Eater, debuted with over a quarter million units. The game is available as a solo purchase with all the original God Eater content included, or as an Append Disc for those who already own the original. Unlike the original, Namco Bandai also released Burst as a PlayStation Network download, but sales for this version are not included in the Media Create figures. Media Create

Winning Eleven 2011 debuted with over 200,000 units on the PlayStation 3. An Xbox 360 version was released simultaneously but did not place in the top 20 (Fable III and the "My Wife" wife simulation game did, however). PS2 and PSP versions of the game are due on November 18. PSP installments in the Konami soccer franchise tend to post impressive sales figures, so expect high placement.

Also notable in these latest sales results, Super Mario Collection Special Pack, the 25th anniversary Mario bundle that combines a Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars with some bonus goods, looks poised to cross the 500,000 mark next week. Pokemon Black & White continue on its steady march to five million.

Here's the full Media Create chart, covering 10/25 to 10/31, 2010.

  1. God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 263,150
  2. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 215,257
  3. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 119,485 (427,240)
  4. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 68,686 (4,311,998)
  5. Golden Sun (Nintendo, DS): 46,516
  6. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 25,257 (153,170)
  7. Solatorobo (Namco Bandai, DS): 21,915
  8. Fable III (Microsoft, Xbox 360): 20,025
  9. Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 19,090 (82,765)
  10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 17,337 (1,155,964)
  11. More data, including this week's hardware numbers, right after the page break..

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Oct 24, 2010

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Super Mario Collection, the 25th anniversary commemorative Wii version of Super Mario All-Stars, debuted in first place this week in Japan selling 307,755 units. The game dethroned Pokemon Black & White (81,915 units) from the first place in the charts, position that the Pokémon game had since its debut mid September.Media Create

Other debuts in the charts include Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 in 3rd place, Vanquish in 4th, Medal of Honor in 6th, and FIFA 11 World Class Soccer in 9th.

Here's the Media Create Sales top 20 Software Sales chart for 10/18 to 10/24, 2010, last week's sales in parentheses:

1. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 307,755 NEW
2. Pokemon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 81,915 (4,243,312)
3. Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 63,675 NEW
4. Vanquish (Sega, PS3): 48,318 NEW
5. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 35,633 (127,913)
6. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts, PS3): 25,365 NEW
7. Lord of Arcana (Square Enix, PSP): 24,939 (94,872)
8. Beat Sketch! (Sony, PS3): 22,165 NEW
9. FIFA 11 World Class Soccer (Electronic Arts, PS3): 18,995 NEW
10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 15,895 (1,138,627)

More sales chart data as well as this week's hardware numbers after the page break,, read on.

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Japanese Sales Charts week ending Oct 10, 2010

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Not even Mickey or the power of Macross could dethrone Pokemon. Pokemon Black & White continued to dominate the Japanese sales charts selling over 230,000 units last week and getting closer to the 4 million units sold mark.Media Create

Macross F. debuted in second place with 153,000 units while Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded followed in third place with 96,000 units.

Here's the Media Create top 20, for the week of October 4 through October 10, 2010.

  1.  Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 231,638 (3,992,855)
  2.  Macross F Itsuwari no Utahime (Namco Bandai, PS3): 152,699
  3.  Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (Square Enix, DS): 95,505
  4.  Red Dead Redemption (Take Two, PS3): 70,599
  5.  Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire, PSP): 30,572
  6.  Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 26,259 (1,099,428)
  7.  Red Dead Redemption (Take Two, X360): 25,673
  8.  F1 2010 (Code Masters, PS3): 25,273
  9.  Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, PS3): 24,416 (104,111)
  10.  K-On! After School Live (Sega, PSP): 21,454 (192,303)
  11.  Black Panther Yakuza New Chapter (Sega, PSP): 19,109 (236,485)
  12.  Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire, PS3): 14,892
  13.  Okamiden (Capcom, DS): 12,829 (97,300)
  14.  Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP): 11,147 (95,507)
  15.  Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers DS (Rocket Company, DS): 9,510
  16.  H.A.W.X.2 (Ubisoft, PS3): 8,921
  17.  Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 6,991 (849,567)
  18.  Dragon Ball Tag Versus (Namco Bandai, PSP): 6,734 (25,814)
  19.  Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, X360): 6,279 (50,097)
  20.  Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best Reprint (Capcom, PSP): 6,261 (443,365)

More numbers, including the hardware data, right 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

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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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