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Japanese Sales Data Week Ending March 27, 2011

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This week’s Japanese bestsellers list will likely be filed under “Why We Should Continue To Re-release Remakes of Final Fantasy Games” at Square Enix. The latest collection, the PSP release of Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection – containing Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years – is this week’s top game in Japan.Media Create

More than 100,000 copies of the FFIV collection sold during week one in Japan. (PSP owners in North America get it on April 19, by the way.) That’s more than enough to best the week’s other new debut, Gundam the 3D Battle for the Nintendo 3DS.

That software victory for Square Enix gave the PSP a boost this week, coming within spitting distance of the newly launched 3DS.

For the rest of the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of March 21 to 27, courtesy of Media Create, read on.

01. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP) – 104,173 / NEW
02. Dynasty Warriors 6 (PS3) – 36,548 / 357,113
03. Gundam the 3D Battle (3DS) – 23,500 / NEW
04. Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP) – 21,741 / 403,912
05. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) – 16,444 / 4,401,653
06. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) – 16,294 / 242,649
07. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) – 14,403 / 300,418
08. nintendogs + cats (3DS) – 13,219 / 160,742
09. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) – 10,160 / 283,802
10. Pokemon Black / White (DS) – 10,025 / 5,127,678

More, including hardware data, right after the page break..


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Japanese Sales Charts - Week of Mar 20, 2011

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Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors 7 held the top spot on the Japanese software sales charts this week despite a notable sales decline, reports tracking firm Media Create.Media Create For the week ended March 20, Dynasty Warriors 7 saw a 75 percent sales drop with 67,475 units sold. This period marks the first full week since Japan was struck by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, and nearly all titles on the charts saw a notable dip in sales.

Square Enix's Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy and Level 5's Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle rounded out the top three, with their rankings left unchanged from last week.


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Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending Mar 6, 2011

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Square Enix's PSP-exclusive fighting game Dissidia: 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy premiered on top of the Japanese sales charts this week, reports tracking firm Media Create.Media Create Dissidia: 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy pits a number of the RPG franchise's most popular characters against each other using a one-on-one 3D battle system, and boasts a more robust single player campaign than its 2008 predecessor, Dissidia Final Fantasy. For the week ended March 6, Dissidia sold 286,117 units, followed by Spike's Way of the Samurai 4 for PlayStation 3, which debuted at 70,380 units sold.

Level 5's Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle remains the best selling title for the Nintendo 3DS, claiming the number three spot and selling 59,138 units this week.

Namco Bandai's Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars - Blue / Red and Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu also grabbed a spot on the charts within their first week, landing at numbers seven and 10, respectively.

Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer 3D, and Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea 4.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended March 6, 2011.

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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

More data, including 3DS sell out sales figures and all of the rest right after the page break..


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Japanese Sales Data week of Feb 20, 2011

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The PS3 version of the much-hyped, Atlus-published adventure game Catherine was the top selling title in Japan last week, selling over twice as many units as its nearest competition, the PS3's Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Catherine also handily outsold Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Xbox 360, with those versions of the titles finishing 7th and 8th for the week, respectively.Media Create

Last week's top-selling premiere Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 fell sharply to 5th place this week, selling barely 10 percent of what it did during its launch.  Other previous top performers Samurai Warrios 3 Z and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd showed more modest drops to 3rd and 4th place this week, respectively.  Western-developed RPG Two Worlds II made a relatively strong debut in the usually insular country, finishing in 6th place on the PS3 and 15th on the Xbox 360.

Other newcomers to the weekly top 20 sellers this week include DS adventure title Hakuouki: Zuisouroku in 9th and PSP rhythm title DJ Max Portable 3 in 14th.

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


LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW 1 Catherine Atlus PS3 141,826
NEW 2 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Capcom PS3 67,187
2 3 Samurai Warriors 3 Z Koei Tecmo PS3 58,089
3 4 Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Capcom PSP 39,727
1 5 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 Namco Bandai PSP 26,504
NEW 6 Two Worlds II Southpeak PS3 24,324
NEW 7 Catherine Atlus Xbox 360 21,936
NEW 8 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Capcom Xbox 360 13,779
NEW 9 Hakuouki: Zuisouroku DS Idea Factory DS 13,373
4 10 Gyakuten Kenji 2 Capcom DS 13,186
8 11 Donkey Kong Country Returns Nintendo Wii  
6 12 Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends Koei Tecmo Wii  
11 13 Pokemon Black / White Nintendo DS  
NEW 14 DJ Max Portable 3 CyberFront PSP  
NEW 15 Two Worlds II Southpeak Xbox 360  
9 16 Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku Spike PSP  
20 17 Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Take-Two PS3  
13 18 Wii Party Nintendo Wii  
18 19 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 Konami PSP  
19 20 Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard Level 5 DS  

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Japanese Sales Charts w/e Feb 13, 2011

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Japan continues to show a lot of love for the PlayStation Portable, with Namco’s Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 securing the top spot on the country’s bestsellers list. Media Create

That’s followed closely by more Japanese-centric fare, Sengoku Musou 3 Z for the PlayStation 3. Along with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in third, the PlayStation family scores the top three spots in Japan.

And speaking of threes, a trio of Western developed games manages to score top ten placement this week, according to Media Create. Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet 2, Retro’s Donkey Kong Country Returns and Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare managed impressive sales this week.

Here are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of February 7 to 13.

01. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (PSP) – 222,068 / NEW
02. Sengoku Musou 3 Z (PS3) – 208,548 / NEW
03. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) – 94,483 / 4,249,622
04. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS) – 30,910 / 163,176
05. LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) – 24,648 / NEW
06. Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden (Wii) – 22,598 / NEW
07. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (PS3) – 21,718 / NEW
08. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) – 15,971 / NEW
09. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku (PSP) – 14,372 / 101,350
10. White Knight Chronicles: Episode Portable – Dogma Wars (PSP) – 11,229 / 51,832

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Japanese Sales Charts week ending Jan 30, 2011

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In a plentiful week for new releases, the Nintendo-published The Last Story debuted on top of the Japanese retail game charts, reports tracking firm Media Create. Created by Nintendo and Blue Dragon developer Mistwalker, The Last Story is an action role-playing game from Hironobu Sakaguchi, perhaps best known as the creator of the Final Fantasy series.Media Create

For the week ended January 30, 2011, Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Namco Bandai's visual novel My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable rounded out the top three.

Spike's PSP brawler Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood debuted at number four, followed by ASCII Media Work's fighting game Magical Index Term at number five.

For the first time since its launch, Capcom's popular Monster Hunter Freedom 3 fell from the top three amidst the slew of new releases, and landed at number seven.

Last week's top-selling title, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Final Mix slipped down the charts to number nine.

Other new titles this week include the Spike-published Dragon Age: Origins and D3 Publisher's Dream Club Zero.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended January 30, 2011.


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Japanses Sales Charts w/e Jan 16, 2011

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Namco Bandai's Another Century's Episode Portable usurped long-time sales leader Monster Hunter Portable 3 on the Japanese weekly sales charts, reports tracking firm Media Create.Media Create

For the week ended January 16, Namco's PSP mech action title led the charts with 70,217 units sold in its first week, while Capcom's monster-hunting title sold 68,274 units, down roughly 50 percent from last week.

Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns rounded out the top three, and Level 5's Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard jumped from number six to number four.

Namco Bandai's PSP dating sim AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol returned to the top 10 at number five, followed by Arc System Works' 2D fighter Arcana Heart 3 at number six.

Nintendo titles Wii Party and Pokemon Black/White slipped down the charts and fell to numbers seven and eight, respectively.

The PS3 version of Bioware and Microsoft Game Studios' Mass Effect 2 made its debut this week, and landed at number 15 with 8,864 units sold.

Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday and SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light, and Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Full charts, hardware data and more after the break..


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Japanese Charts For First Full Week Of 2011

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The Monster Hunter dynasty continues its proud rein in Japan this week with the latest entry in Capcom's beast slaying sensation managing to win over more PSP fans to its brand of hack and slash action.Media Create

It may have had something to do with the fact that only one key release managed to sell well enough in Japan to crack the top ten. That would be Square Enix's SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light for the Nintendo DS. Slow releases means one thing — the chart is dominated by "evergreen" Nintendo releases like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit Plus. Finally, those Wii games are getting some recognition!

Below are the bestselling video games in Japan for the week of January 3 to 9, 2011, according to sales tracker Media Create.

01. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 134,000 / 3,983,000
02. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 67,000 / 705,000
03. Wii Party (Wii) - 53,000 / 1,730,000
04. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 46,000 / 5,012,000
05. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 40,000 / 534,000
06. Ni no Kuni (DS) - 37,000 / 420,000
07. Gundam Musou 3 (PS3) - 30,000 / 319,000
08. SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light (DS) - 27,000 / NEW
09. The 3rd Birthday (PSP) - 27,000 / 213,000
10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 25,000 / 4,202,000

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Submitted by PPNSteve on Tue, 01/18/2011 - 18:09. categories [ ]

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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