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Famitsu Jan - Mar 2008 Sales Report

cvxfreak

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The latest issue of Famitsu this week features sales information for software and hardware from January to the end of March of this year. It even features a graph similar to those Panther makes every week. :lol

12/31/2007 - 3/30/2008

Hardware - 2008 period (2007 period) [% change]

Wii - 1,077,100 (1,005,313) [+7%]
NDS - 1,064,289 (1,948,344) [-46%]
PSP - 1,038,713 (672,823) [+53%]
PS3 - 336,429 (362,647) [-8%]
360 - 54,250 (80,547) [-33%]

Software

1. [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) - 1,554,852
2. [Wii] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 944,027 / 1,762,193
3. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) - 823,265
4. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) - 426,671 / 1,659,315
5. [Wii] Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 375,655 / 2,840,389
6. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger Batonage (Pokemon) - 343,990
7. [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom) - 293,000
8. [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 280,715
9. [Wii] Wii Play (Nintendo) - 270,443 / 2,261,112
10. [PS2] Gundam Musou Special (Bandai Namco) - 258,171
11. [PS3] Yakuza! Kenzan (Sega) - 248,117
12. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) - 222,495 / 2,917,923
13. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom) - 195,111 / 1,685,009
14. [Wii] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 170,653 / 533,754
15. [NDS] Professor Layton & Pandora's Box (Level 5) - 168,452 / 783,790
16. [PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren's Ambition: Axis no Kyoui (Bandai Namco) - 162,313
17. [Wii] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) - 151,308 / 1,205,242
18. [NDS] Final Fantasy IV (Square Enix) - 151,249 / 598,336
19. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven Ubiquitous Evolution 2008 (Konami) - 147,762
20. [Wii] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - 146,029 / 893,713
21. [PS2] Tales of Destiny Director's Cut (Bandai Namco) - 139,408
22. [PS2] Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi (Banpresto) - 137,190
23. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV: Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (Square Enix) - 135,462 / 1,188,289
24. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 134,333 / 5,129,486
25. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey II (Atlus) - 130,078
26. [NDS] DS Beautiful Character Training (Nintendo) - 123,766
27. [PSP] Musou OROCHI (Koei) - 112,895
28. [NDS] Rune Factory 2 (Marvelous Interactive) - 112,362
29. [NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo) 111,714 / 4,625,236
30. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 (Konami) - 106,864 / 651,888

Market Share

System 2008 (2007)

NDS - 37.3% (52%)
Wii - 26.6% (12.1%)
PSP - 13.9% (10.3%)
PS2 - 12.3% (19.4%)
PS3 - 7.4% (3.5%)
360 - 2.2% (1.5%)
ETC - 0.2% (1.3%)

Key Points

- Nintendo Long Sellers: Some Nintendo games in the top 30 for 2008 are from as far back as 2005 (MKDS and ACWW), and quite a few are from 2006 (Wii Sports, Wii Play, NSMB).

- Monster Hunter PSP: Monster Hunter is quite a hit on the PSP, and 2nd G's opening week of 823,265 outdid the original version's opening week of 746,313.

- Wii Ware To Establish New Distribution?: Wii Ware, launched on March 25 with a few titles, can become a big factor in the game market industry and may increase as time goes by. The PS3 and 360 also have their download services that can contribute to this download market.
 

cw_sasuke

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Mr. Pointy said:
Wooooooooooooooooooo! Smash beats Wii Fit at something!


WiiFit - released 07
SSBB - march 08

naything else would be a mayor letdown.... still ssbb won`t match the wiifit ltd :)
 

CrushDance

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C.T. said:
something about a psp which regularly plays wii fit and something about monsters and stuff.
I know about Monster Hunter. But the PSP has been on the heels of the DS for quite a while now, no way one game can turn a whole platform around. Or else you'd think the PS3 could spar with the Wii in the future.

Changing tastes?
Psychotext said:
Sony must be so confused.

PSP: Yay!
PS3: What the hell did we do?
:lol Well to be fair, the PSP wasn't doing that hot in comparison to the DS in the beginning at all either.
 

Visualante

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Cosmonaut X said:
At its current price, perhaps. Still not a single price drop since launch tho...
I was being sarcastic. It sold a million and Nintendo has taken their teams off DS to make Wii games. There's bound to be a transition period before third parties pick up the gauntlet.
 

Yoboman

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Psychotext said:
Sony must be so confused.

PSP: Yay!
PS3: What the hell did we do?

PSP: cheap, small, recently redesigned
PS3: none of the above (yet)
 

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Visualante said:
I was being sarcastic. It sold a million and Nintendo has taken their teams off DS to make Wii games. There's bound to be a transition period before third parties pick up the gauntlet.

Sorry - I just see that kind of comment so often in MC threads (along with other apparently serious ones about PSP "challenging" the DS) that I took it on face value :D
 

donny2112

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CrushDance said:
What ... happened to make PSP jump so high?

PSP Slim was released. The PSP has, for a long time now, not been selling primarily as a video gaming machine. Therefore the current consistently high sales have very little to do with any particular piece of UMD software.
 

Stumpokapow

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Visualante said:
DS has reached saturation point..

I know you're being sarcastic, but in case anyone is reading and thinks this:
The DS is selling better "at its saturation point" than the PS2 ever did at any point in Japan. So if the DS is saturated, the PS2 must have been saturated its whole lifespan.
 

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Stumpokapow said:
For reference, the DS is selling better "at its saturation point" than the PS2 ever did at any point in Japan. PS2 must have been saturated its whole lifespan.
To be fair most households need only one PS2, where as some requires multiple DS.
 

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Thanks. Crazy to see MKDS and ACWW on there.

Yoboman said:
PSP: cheap, small, recently redesigned
PS3: none of the above (yet)
PS3 to become portable confirmed.

monkeylite said:
To be fair most households need only one PS2, where as some requires multiple DS.
I don't think that's the reason it's selling better than PS2 though.
 

Yoboman

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Phife Dawg said:
Thanks. Crazy to see MKDS and ACWW on there.


PS3 to become portable confirmed.


I don't think that's the reason it's selling better than PS2 though.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them release PS3 Slim sooner rather than later
 

Phife Dawg

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Yoboman said:
I wouldn't be surprised to see them release PS3 Slim sooner rather than later
Sure, me neither. It won't ever get as small as a PSP though. That was my point: You can't compare the portable market to the home console market like it was done here.
 

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CrushDance said:
What the hell happened to make PSP jump so high?

While the number of softwares on offer are not as high in quantity, PSP has been getting some good softwares consistently. It builds up over time and gets to the point where it is now.
 

Yoboman

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Phife Dawg said:
Sure, me neither. It won't ever get as small as a PSP though. That was my point: You can't compare the portable market to the home console market like it was done here.
Of course not, but I think PS3's size is a big turn-off for the Japanese market. Making it slimmer would provide a good boost
 

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Yoboman said:
Of course not, but I think PS3's size is a big turn-off for the Japanese market. Making it slimmer would provide a good boost
Sure, it won't give it a boost comparable to PSPS&L though. Home console size may be important in Japan but not as important as portability of a portable console.

Riskbreaker23 said:
the ps3 will probably end up like the psp. a rough two years and then a huge pickup.
PSP never had it as rough as PS3 is having it.
 

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Yoboman said:
PSP: cheap, small, recently redesigned
PS3: none of the above (yet)

Pretty much lol. Drop the price and the size, and the Japanese will flock to it! :D

FFXIII, MGS4 and GT5 wouldn't hurt either!