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Endymion said:

Donkey Kong Land shipped in total 1.08 million units in Japan.

Donkey Kong 64 too was a million seller in Japan.

Shipment totals in Japan:

Donkey Kong Country (SNES): 3.00M
Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES): 2.21M
Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES): 1.77M
Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (PS1): 1.45M
Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1): 1.33M
Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS): 1.31
Donkey Kong 64 (N64): 1.10M
Donkey Kong Land (GB): 1.08M
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii): 1.00M
Luigi's Mansion 3 (NSW): 0.92M (soon to be announced as a million seller)

Can you share your source?



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konnichiwa said:

Western = not japanese? And where are the mobile games?

It looks like the original post uses West as a euphemism "foreign" regarding Japan.
But West typically refers to the blue area on this map.


Last edited by Jumpin - on 28 January 2021

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Jumpin said:
konnichiwa said:

Western = not japanese? And where are the mobile games?

It looks like the original post uses West as a euphemism "foreign" regarding Japan.
But West typically refers to the blue area on this map.


So you're saying "West" is not a geographical term but is instead defined by the average income per capita of the country?

Last edited by TruckOSaurus - on 28 January 2021

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wait i thought Greece and Croatia were considered part of the west.



Chicho said:

wait i thought Greece and Croatia were considered part of the west.

They are. I think Jumpin is just using an economic map to illustrate a broad difference between what is tradionally western vs eastern Europe.

Note that for this thread, all of Europe counts as Western.



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Chicho said

wait i thought Greece and Croatia were considered part of the west.

Greece had its chance!

On a serious note. There are many definitions of East and West depending on purpose and/or time in history. Sometimes Croatia and Greece are associated with the West, and sometimes with the East. I think if we stick to two geographic halves, Greece (at least) is in the East. They would also be Eastern considering Greek is a geographically Eastern culture, it fell into the Byzantine Empire, and religiously Eastern (Croatia would fall Western in this case). Ancient Greece was the first significant nation of European culture (unless you include the Hittites, which were technically the first major Euro-culture civilization) - but the Greek world is the birthplace of both Eastern and Western European civilization as we know it (although some will say the Minoans and Nuragic civilizations, but neither are technically Indo-European, but IMO that doesn't matter as some modern European cultures are not Indo-European either; and Indo European also includes Iranian and Indian, which are not European)

The important thing is no one has been passed back and forth more than Poland.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 29 January 2021

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does the sale inculding digital



VGChartz_gamrConnect said:

does the sale inculding digital

Only were digital sales are available. I break down the numbers below each entry.



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most of this list I consider to be Japanese games. (Donkey Kong)


so ya.

1. Minecraft
2. GTA5

shocked.



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

bigjon said:

most of this list I consider to be Japanese games. (Donkey Kong)

The DKC games were developed in England and Texas, they're Western.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.