Japan charts: Media Create 20 - 26 June (free surprise inside!)

Jun 8, 2004
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1. GBA Mushiking: Greatest Champion no Michi - Sega - 208,000 (NEW)
2. NDS Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - Nintendo - 32,000 (219,000)
3. PS2 Zill O'll infinite - Koei - 31,000 (NEW)
4. NGC Chibi Robo! - Nintendo - 29,000 (NEW)
5. PS2 Drag-on Dragoon 2 - Square Enix - 27,000 (153,000)
6. PS2 Rakushou! Pachislot 3 - Tecmo - 25,000 (NEW)
7. PSP Coded Arms - Konami - 14,000 (NEW)
8. PS2 FutaKoi Alternative - Marvellous Interactive - 13,000 (NEW)
9. NDS Famicom Wars DS - Nintendo - 12,000 (NEW)
10. PS2 Kenka Banchou - Spike - 12,000 (72,000)

Hardware:
DS 32,789
PS2 28,515
GBASP 21,904
PSP 20,862
GC 2,649
GBA 452
Xbox 184
 
Jun 8, 2004
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Brain Training:

5/16 - 5/22 43,000 (first week out)
5/23 - 5/29 48,000
5/30 - 6/5 30,000
6/6 - 6/12 33,000
6/13 - 6/19 34,000
6/20 - 6/26 32,000

Legs.

Jonnyram said:
Coded Arms > Famicom Wars DS
That's a shitty surprise. :(
 

DCharlie

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"7. PSP Coded Arms - Konami - 14,000 (NEW)
9. NDS Famicom Wars DS - Nintendo - 12,000 (NEW)"
since when did the japanese like shitty FPS's over tactical strategy games?!?

"1. GBA Mushiking: Greatest Champion no Michi - Sega - 208,000 (NEW)"

GO SEGA!
 

Kiriku

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Doesn't the low sales for Advance Wars DS have to do with the series not being very popular in Japan? How much did the GBA release (Advance Wars 1 + 2 IIRC) sell in Japan?

But to put matters into perspective....I don't think Coded Arms is doing very well either...it's more like two games putting up crap numbers. Unless they were released on June 26 or something...
 
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Maybe game number one selling 170,000 more than game number 2 has an effect on the other poor showings for DS/GBA. The "Wars" is popular enough a franchise to have been Japan-only until Advance Wars 1.

Not to mention that a shitload of good games have come out in Japan recently, surely they're all busy playing and/or ran out of money.

Surprised to see Nintendogs completely out of there though...
 

heidern

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Aww man, Famicom Wars and Goemon both bombed out. I guess that's what happens when you don't protect your franchises. It's a pretty cool chart this week with 5 systems represented and Coded Arms doing surprisingly well. Brain Training is also continuing its inexorable rise to power. Anyway, hardware predictions:
DS: 32,000
PS2: 27,000
PSP: 21,000
GBA+SP: 17,000
GC: 4,000
XBOX: 666
 
Mar 9, 2005
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Aw, hell, why not. My predictions:
DS: 31K Train your brain and your puppies!
PS2: 26K Soft week
GBA/SP: 20K Fear the Beetle
PSP: 20K Coded Arms != hardware seller
GC: 6K Chibi Robo Power
XBox: 1K Didn't an XBox game make the top 20 on release day?
 
Feb 28, 2005
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heidern said:
Aww man, Famicom Wars and Goemon both bombed out. I guess that's what happens when you don't protect your franchises. It's a pretty cool chart this week with 5 systems represented and Coded Arms doing surprisingly well. Brain Training is also continuing its inexorable rise to power. Anyway, hardware predictions:
DS: 32,000
PS2: 27,000
PSP: 21,000
GBA+SP: 17,000
GC: 4,000
XBOX: 99
it will go below 100...
 
Dec 3, 2004
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I guess non-games are the future at least in Japan. When you see "games" like Nintendogs and Brain Training take off and more traditional stabilished name titles flop all in the same, number one selling platform in Japan you know that market will change.

I guess the paradigm of success for game design in Japan is shifting.
 

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I thought Goemon was popular in Japan...?

What was the release date? Maybe it hasnt been out a whole week yet. Hopefully it will appear next week.
 
Apr 15, 2005
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Jonnyram said:
Dengeki in with the reversal...
http://www.dengekionline.com/soft/ranking/ranking.htm

Mushiking 234000 (55% sell through)
Zill O'll 43000
Chibi Robo 37000
Rakushou Pachislot 3 28000
FutaKoi Alternative 14000
Famicom Wars DS 13000 (#9) > Goemon (#11) > Coded Arms (#12)

Just goes to show the volatile nature of different research sources.
DS brain training is #2 in media create, but #5 in dengeki...
 
Jun 8, 2004
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Prediction time:

DS: 31,000
PS2: 24,,000
PSP: 19,000 <--- Yes, I'm taking a gamble...PSP could break below the 20k mark.
GBASP: 17,000
GC: 3,000
XBOX: 100
 
Jun 8, 2004
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mutsu said:
If MC survey more stores, how can Chibi robo sell 29,000 copies according to MC and 37,000 according to dengeki? :D
No company surveys every single store - they all estimate based on a sample. The company that surveys the most stores would presumably be more accurate... depends on the way they estimate the total from their sample, I guess.
 
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Drinky Crow said:
The DS hasn't exactly sold to the demographic that likes military strategy games, unless yer little sister and her pals are closet Panzer General fiends.
Actually in general Doug, Wars isn't as revered in Japan as it is in America.