• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Japan Charts: Media Create Weekly Sales (November 14 - 20)

neo2046

Member
Jun 8, 2004
4,797
0
0
http://www.gpara.com/ranking/

01 PS2 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Union vs Z.A.F.T. - 298,000 (298,000)
02 NDS Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Ao no Kyuujotai - 124,000 (124,000)
03 GBA Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Aka no Kyuujoutai - 113,000 (113,000)
04 PS2 J.LEAGUE Winning Eleven 9 Asia Championship - 43,000 (43,000)
05 NDS Daredemo Asobi Taisen - 35,000 (131,000)
06 NGC Mario Party 7 - 30,000 (114,000)
07 NDS Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - 24,000 (763,000)
08 NDS Yawaraka Atamajuku - 17,000 (660,000)
09 PS2 Shinobido Imashime - 17,000 (65,000)
10 PS2 Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator Banchou - 17,000 (142,000)
 

apotema

Member
Jan 22, 2005
1,020
0
1,270
I expected a little more, also Mario Party 7 is falling, but Nintendo rocks the house
 

apotema

Member
Jan 22, 2005
1,020
0
1,270
I have learned from Dengeki that PSP doubled its sales (60k) mainly because of the Giga Pack (Tard Pack Portable)

I hope DS had stronger sales thanks to the Pokemon critters
 

Memles

Member
Jun 9, 2004
7,186
0
0
memles.wordpress.com
apotema said:
I have learned from Dengeki that PSP doubled its sales (60k) mainly because of the Giga Pack (Tard Pack Portable)

I hope DS had stronger sales thanks to the Pokemon critters
That's good news for Sony...the complete and total lack of PSP software in the Top 10 in the same week? Bad news.
 

ziran

Member
Mar 25, 2005
5,155
0
0
CVXFREAK said:
Pokemon Blue is at 153,000 on Dengeki and Red is at 130,000.

Wow.
indeed!

great to see the chunsoft games selling so well. 240k for media create and 280k for dengeki!
 
D

Deleted member 284

Unconfirmed Member
Isn't this only one or two days of sale for Pokemon?
 

ziran

Member
Mar 25, 2005
5,155
0
0
Memles said:
That's good news for Sony...the complete and total lack of PSP software in the Top 10 in the same week? Bad news.
the psp hardware has sold well in japan, but its software sales are low.

psp software's biggest competition could be ps2 (software). psp seems to be bought by ps2 owners, judging by what kinds of games sell on the handheld and there could be the problem. competing with the ps2 line-up psp would struggle.
 

ziran

Member
Mar 25, 2005
5,155
0
0
olubode said:
Isn't this only one or two days of sale for Pokemon?
4 days.

17th - 20th nov.

1st day sales were around 100k for both gba and ds combined, with gundam at 200k, according to the early estimates. over the weekend pokemon outsold gundam (the ds version on saturday then both ds and gba on sunday).
 

mj1108

Member
Jun 8, 2004
14,373
0
0
apotema said:
I have learned from Dengeki that PSP doubled its sales (60k) mainly because of the Giga Pack (Tard Pack Portable)

I hope DS had stronger sales thanks to the Pokemon critters
Hardware sales shall be interesting.
 

Yoshi

Member
May 4, 2005
14,111
2,645
1,570
32
Germany
www.gaming-universe.de
Great sales. But I wonder what the Japanese do with their PSP if Sony really sold 60k PSPs this week. Do they just look at it? I mean, the best selling game sold below 17k units - no way every PSP owner got a game....
 
Jun 19, 2004
1,773
1
0
Japan
Yoshi said:
Great sales. But I wonder what the Japanese do with their PSP if Sony really sold 60k PSPs this week. Do they just look at it? I mean, the best selling game sold below 17k units - no way every PSP owner got a game....
People are buying games, it's just that games in general don't seem to be the focal point of the current ad campaign in Japan. The typical Japanese person knows that it plays games (it is a pureisuteeshon pootaburu after all) but over the last few weeks I've seen mostly ads for media capability, media sharing between devices, and the actual new giga-pack and white psp hardware. I think the fact that you can buy and no games but still enjoy the hardware for a while. You have the freedom to wait for price drops of software or games that you really want. I think with the release of the BEST series (Greatest Hits in America) you'll see software sales pick up. Although I am a bit worried that people will start waiting for stuff to hit discount prices instead of buying stuff new...
 

Doogdogg

Member
Jun 10, 2004
3,507
2
1,270
PezRadar said:
hmm DS sales may not surpass psp sales possibly?

60k for psp is really freakishly high
DS will definitely be within that margin since Pokemon was out. DS was averaging about 50K weekly before.

Don't forget to throw a party in December!
I got enough to last atleast till New year. :)
 
Jun 29, 2004
1,173
0
0
CVXFREAK said:
Pokemon Blue is at 153,000 on Dengeki and Red is at 130,000.

Wow.
I guess the subliminal advertising that the anime series employed paid off.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, the intro credits of the anime in Japan included these scenes which are based on the games boxarts:



These scenes also debuted on the Nov. 17 episode of Pokemon, which so happens to be the release date of the Mysterious Dungeon games.
 

cvxfreak

Member
Jun 7, 2004
31,867
1
1,520
Tokyo
www.twitter.com
Golden Darkness said:
I guess the subliminal advertising that the anime series employed paid off.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, the intro credits of the anime in Japan included these scenes which are based on the games boxarts:



These scenes also debuted on the Nov. 17 episode of Pokemon, which so happens to be the release date of the Mysterious Dungeon games.
I remember hearing about that. Must've been effective.
 

Oblivion

Fetishing muscular manly men in skintight hosery
Jul 17, 2005
42,032
2
0
Wow, those Pokemon numbers are pretty good. But didn't the other Pokemon whatever game that was released a few weeks (or months) ago do similar numbers? And are these "real" Pokemon games, or what?
 
Jun 29, 2004
1,173
0
0
CVXFREAK said:
I remember hearing about that. Must've been effective.
Seems to be. While the anime series has been used to promote new Pokemon, this is the first time the intro credit segment has been used to promote anything besides the anime itself, much less any released games.

Oh well, it isn't the last of this type of thing anyway. An upcoming episode will feature the female character from the yet to have a release date Pokemon Ranger.
 

Izzy

Banned
Jun 8, 2004
4,278
0
0
Hahaha, Gigapack is selling REALLY well in all 3 major territories. This must be the first time that the price increase has led to a significant sales increase.

I just knew Gigapack would sell well - it appeals to a broad range of potential customers. As for the JP PSP sales - it's rather encouraging and in line with Nikkei's latest poll.


Great sales for Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon!
 

thestopsign

Member
Jun 2, 2005
7,839
1
1,325
Oblivion said:
Wow, those Pokemon numbers are pretty good. But didn't the other Pokemon whatever game that was released a few weeks (or months) ago do similar numbers? And are these "real" Pokemon games, or what?
The last two Pokemon games that have come out were both spin-offs. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl should come out Christmas next year or so. Ofcourse I'm just assuming this.
 

Fuzzy

I would bang a hot farmer!
Jan 11, 2005
31,107
0
1,475
It'll be funny if the PSP outsells the DS the same week a Pokemon game is released after being behind for more than half a year. :lol
 

Izzy

Banned
Jun 8, 2004
4,278
0
0
Fuzzy said:
It'll be funny if the PSP outsells the DS the same week a Pokemon game is released after being behind for more than half a year. :lol
Just like DS outsold PSP during the WE/white PSP combo launch! :lol

It'd be funny, but I don't think it'll happen. Pokemon is bound to significantly increase DS hardware numbers.
 

ki/oon

Member
Dec 23, 2004
178
0
0
Maybe PSP has a chance to outsell DS by a few thousand units this week (I don't think it will, but it's possible). But from next week (Animal Crossing), DS will probably sell 100k+ per week until january.
 

bud

Member
Nov 22, 2004
34,569
0
1,540
Sony should sell the PSP for $400,- that way it'll sell even more PSP's.
 

Izzy

Banned
Jun 8, 2004
4,278
0
0
Bud said:
Sony should sell the PSP for $400,- that way it'll sell even more PSP's.
Well, PSP Gigapack bundles are going for that much in the UK, and they're actually flying off the shelves - even though the bundled games are mostly average/nothing special!
 

puck1337

Member
Jun 10, 2004
2,130
0
0
Canada
Fuzzy said:
It'll be funny if the PSP outsells the DS the same week a Pokemon game is released after being behind for more than half a year. :lol
Would be funny, but I don't see it happening without a single PSP title in the top 10.
 

Yoshi

Member
May 4, 2005
14,111
2,645
1,570
32
Germany
www.gaming-universe.de
Izzy said:
Hahaha, Gigapack is selling REALLY well in all 3 major territories. This must be the first time that the price increase has led to a significant sales increase.
Yeah, that might be true but do you remember any occassion at which a game console became more expensive? I don't, maybe it's the console market's future?
 

elostyle

Never forget! I'm Dumb!
Jul 5, 2005
6,927
0
0
Half of these must be living there lifes as portable porn stations now. Especially the giga packs.

Interesting that brain training is up by 5k again.
 

littlewig

Banned
Jun 19, 2005
2,680
0
0
33
People just are't buying the PSP for the games. Sony made a huge mistake by including all that other crap.

Now they are taking a huge hit on hardware sales, and not making it up with software sales. The more the PSP sales, the more money Sony loses.
 

Izzy

Banned
Jun 8, 2004
4,278
0
0
littlewig said:
People just are't buying the PSP for the games. Sony made a huge mistake by including all that other crap.

Now they are taking a huge hit on hardware sales
Or are they?
 

Culex

Member
Jun 7, 2004
6,211
1
0
36
DS' sales streak is at 30 weeks now and I don't see that changing. Pokemon must have boosted hardware sales by at least 10k.
 

Beowvlf

Banned
Jul 25, 2005
1,936
0
0
Culex said:
DS' sales streak is at 30 weeks now and I don't see that changing. Pokemon must have boosted hardware sales by at least 10k.
But wouldn't that make DS sales about ~50-55k, so with the PSP at ~60k...
 

Beowvlf

Banned
Jul 25, 2005
1,936
0
0
Izzy said:
Or are they?
This is what Sony stated before the PSP launched, and I believe it. They said break-even by the 6 month mark, with small profits showing up by the 10-12th month of sales.

I don't think they're losing money on the system still.
 

Deku

Banned
Jan 6, 2005
16,689
0
0
カナダ
Considering the terrible value of their value pack, I'm not really surprised. The Gigapack or the 500 MB pack is what the PSP should have launched with last year.

Sony wanted to launch as cheaply as possible and do a switcharoo once the units are in store by limiting quantities of the standalone units so they can charge $50 for extra 'stuff' that's not worth even half that.
 

Culex

Member
Jun 7, 2004
6,211
1
0
36
Heian-kyo said:
But wouldn't that make DS sales about ~50-55k, so with the PSP at ~60k...
No that would put it at 58-60k at a minimum. I'm betting closer to 65k.
 

Oblivion

Fetishing muscular manly men in skintight hosery
Jul 17, 2005
42,032
2
0
I just want to know how an INCREASE in price makes people want to more of em?