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TheSource said:

Be patient Ail. Media Create and Famitsu showed opposite results last week - MC had Wii up to 32k Famitsu had it at 24k. One was up 3k, the other down 3k. Famitsu covers more Gamestop like specialist retailers than Media Create does, while MC has more big box retailers for "ordinary shoppers" which is why you have MC 30% higher than Famitsu last week.


Media Create also had PS3 higher than in Famitsu. Software sales were also a lot lower.


It switches week in, week out, and it usually evens out by the end of the year.

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3D Dot Game Heroes out of the top 30 already? Shameful.

PS3 will most likely also be on top at Media Create. However according to Famitsu PS3 is down 10k from last week which is quite a big fall (even if somewhat expected since last week saw a softwarepush from World Soccer). My guess is Wii is flat this week overall but will start to grow this forthcoming weeks thanks to a seasonal surge in sales (those are usually very good for Nintendosystems) and compelling software releases. Next week is Taiko 2 I believe. It will be interesting to see what that one does (and if it could have a slight effect on hardware sales).

DS may seem low now but will get a big lift next week thanks to the DSi LL. Reports are suggesting that it will do 100k or so the first week. After that it´s anyones guess how it will hold up but it will surely easily outperform PSPgo anyway.

It bears repeating what a monster Tomodachi Collection is saleswise. This title has outlived titles like Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus (and those has still had good legs, better than most other games). I just wonder what Tomodachi will reach in the end.

Inazuma Eleven 2. Could this be Level 5´s first millionseller in Japan? I thought it was impossible at first. I actually thought Level 5 were crazy with expecting the game to sell 800k. I now think 800k is a done deal with the legs the game is having and the forthcoming holidaypush which should be good for games with legs like these. But the question is, could it reach the million? What do you think?

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01./00. [PSP] J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (SEGA) - 85,000 / NEW
02./02. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 63,000 / 2,980,000 (-14%)
03./00. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Namco Bandai) - 58,000 / NEW
04./04. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Friend Collection) (Nintendo) - 56,000 / 1,639,000 (-12%)
05./03. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 53,000 / 903,000 (-24%)
06./01. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami) - 49,000 / 267,000 (-78%)
07./06. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire/Blizzard (Level 5) - 37,000 / 607,000 (-12%)
08./00. [WII] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers (Square Enix) - 35,000 / NEW
09./00. [NDS] Mega Man Battle Network: Operation Shooting Star (Capcom) - 23,000 / NEW
10./05. [PSP] Persona 3 Portable (Atlus Co.) - 17,000 / 158,000 (-63%)

11./10. [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo)
12./08. [PS3] Bayonetta (SEGA)
13./12. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
14./00. [PSP] Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star (GungHo)
15./00. [PSP] Hexyz Force (Atlus Co.)
16./07. [NDS] Final Fantasy Gaiden: 4 Warriors of Light (Square Enix)
17./00. [PSP] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan (AQ Interactive)
18./11. [PS3] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai)
19./17. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channel (Namco Bandai)
20./00. [PS3] Need for Speed: Shift (Electronic Arts Victor)
21./00. [PSP] Battle Spirits: Kiseki no Hasha (Namco Bandai)
22./14. [PS3] Infamous (SCEI)
23./19. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (BEST) (Capcom)
24./00. [PSP] Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi (War Princess) (SystemSoft Alpha)
25./18. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (Square Enix)
26./13. [PSP] Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Universal Tuning (Square Enix)
27./09. [NDS] Summon Night X: Tears Crown (Namco Bandai)
28./00. [360] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Namco Bandai)
29./00. [PS2] Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi (War Princess) (SystemSoft Alpha)
30./00. [PSP] Warship Gunner 2 Portable (Koei)


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I think that the first professor Layton has 1 million copies in japan alone. So, inazuma 11 won't be the first. I think that is a little difficult to reach to 1 million sales, but possible.

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thanks for MC figure :)


Has it really? Maybe according to VGChartz? I haven´t looked at the numbers for a while =) but according to Famitsu the latest figures are around 950k I believe. Very close and it would be wonderful if you´re right about this one. Level 5 is the smartest thirdparty developer this generation in Japan I must say (for chosing wisely to support the marketleading platform DS, with very good games that also suit the platform and it´s public) and they truly deserves all the succes they get.

Ail said:

So much for The Source preview and Wii sales rising on FFCC and seasonal demand..

Wii is 2k lower than last week.......

Listen, you're attitude is getting pretty annoying, both in threads and in news articles.

You know that in the Japan preview the hardware estimates are just pure estimates based on how software is performing. On the release of Final Fantasy this week hardware would have been expected to go up a little - it is a reasonable estimate.

It is totally unneccesary to come in and attack Jacob because he made a reasonable call (that hardware would go up slightly) when according to one tracker it went down slightly. Wii has essentially been flat this week (given margins of error), it will start increasing due to the holidays but not for a couple of weeks yet as things start later in Japan.

Lay off the attitude.

I dont know why PS3 Fanboy are fighting over every 1k over or underestimation of Wii or PS3... It is good that in this generation we are seeing lot of competition between all three consoles... The committment shown by the three manufacturers is appreciatable... N it is helping the customers in the end..

So if Wii had not been such a success Sony would never have decreased the price to $300 by now... n quality of new IPs Sony is putting out n providing free PSN would have been a dream.. Similarly the role of XBOX360 in making the console as a preferred choice of game development is another great achievement for all the console owners.. More n more developer n publisher are making console only games now..

So this has been a very good battle n it should not be made as war between owners of the console.. If PS3 move 8 - 10M consoles by the end of the generation in Japan only than it will mean a lot of HD quality JRPGs for the system.. n similarly the success of Wii has helped customers to get cheaper consoles early in this generation..

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And i still bet FF13 outsells MH3. On a much lower userbase too.

By the end of this gen, the top 3 best selling 3rd party games will look like this...

  1. Dragon Quest IX (DS)
  2. Dragon Quest X (Wii)
  3. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)

i believe it will be more like this:



3. DQIX (DS)

4. DQX (Wii)

Aren´t MHP2 and MHP2G two different games?  At least Famitsu and Media Create counts them as such. I could see MHP2G being on top though by itself with the legs it having thanks to the best price release and the fact that it´s bundled with the PSP hardware.

MHP2G is just MHP2+extra content. It's really just an expansion pack where MHP2 players could transfer their character, and new players can just start from the beginning of MHP2.

That's not quite true, it's not just a simple expansion (ie: more mosters, weapons, missions, etc) but there's lots of remixed content (new monster placement, rebalanced weapons, changed missions, etc).  It's almost like comparing Metal Slug 2 to Metal Slug X.


hanafuda said:
'I still think there is a big advantage to put big titles on Wii instead of PS3 in Japan because they sell very well with the big userbase on Wii (see MH3 and DQX will also sell huge no doubt) and the development costs are lower than for the HDconsoles.'.


Conclusive proof right there!

Two of the biggest IPs in Japan, and one of those games not even released yet.

Dragon Quest is essentially mainstream, it pretty much demands a 10m+ userbase to sell in to.  Larger IPs do tend to inherently benefit from larger insalled bases.

Also, DQ Swords released on Wii and it's the best selling (console) DQ spinoff in history in Japan.