Sure my condescending list. Congratulations on finding 2 Western games (GTA and COD) that are kind of exception to the rule.
Max COD has reached salewise in Japan is 0.55 mil, if that is successful to you, ok then.
Nice shift of the goalposts there.
That's 9 games which do not fit in your " Nintendo platformers, JRPGs and dating sims" list. And isn't a >5% attach rate, for a genre that is not particularly popular in Japan, successful? Tell me why selling the equivalent of 4.5 million globally isn't successful? Based on attach rate, CoD's 0.55 million is more succesful on PS3 in Japan than these games on PS3 globally: AC: revelations, Batman AA, GT5P, GT6, Every Madden game, Fifa 9 and 10, Street Fighter 4, Tekken 6, Every Battlefield except BF3 and several hundred other games. So yes, 0.55 million in Japan is successful by any reasonable measure.
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