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Chris1964

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The file I had shared in 2010 surely looks like work from amateur now that I saw it again.

Besides everything else I think I updated rankings manually back then and it's inevitable there would be many errors.
 
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Thanks Chris! Looking at the GBC LTD starting in Oct 2000 (at 8.1m) did you by chance come across a famitsu revised LTD? (Hopefully so, I'd think the GBC would follow the same formula as N64 [x1.3, x1.6 etc.] which might fit perfectly in that spot)
 
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While I no longer participate in sales discussion/sales-gaf, the culmination of years of work into collecting and collating data is always a work of passion when it's not your job.

I respect the dedication and thank you for the effort, Chris.

The fact that something like this can exist shows how powerful public dissemination of sales data can be for consumers interested in products they're passionate about. A real pity it never caught on anywhere else.
 

Chris1964

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While I no longer participate in sales discussion/sales-gaf, the culmination of years of work into collecting and collating data is always a work of passion when it's not your job.
The big problem and effort wasn't and isn't collecting data from recent years. Most of them can be found easily. I don't need anymore more than one hour per week to compile weekly sales.

There are numerous public data from last decade(s) which weren't saved from anyone and are lost. Even at this version of the database, with all the cuts I have done, it's impossible to find most of the numbers at internet.
 
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Thank you for the admirable job, Chris.
Will download the thing after work *wink*

The fact that something like this can exist shows how powerful public dissemination of sales data can be for consumers interested in products they're passionate about. A real pity it never caught on anywhere else.
Yeah, I wish companies would be more open to share (old) shipment data.
 
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Much appreciated, Chris. I won't have the opportunity to dig into it until I get home, but know that you fill the void Garaph left in my heart.

Have you ever considered porting it to a publicly viewable Google Document? It might be easier to maintain, archive and share, and even allows for some trusted collaborators if you ever needed a break.
 

Chris1964

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Have you ever considered porting it to a publicly viewable Google Document? It might be easier to maintain, archive and share, and even allows for some trusted collaborators if you ever needed a break.
There aren't collaborators and much more trusted collaborators. From the old gaffers who started the job of collecting and archiving numbers we have remained active very few and it's been many years since I saw someone new willing to join the team. Some started but gave up almost immediately.

I hope there will be some interest again with all the work that has been done since you don't have to start from 0 to go to 100 like then, but from 95.
 

Shikamaru Ninja

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Really amazing work Chris. It's great evidence for the lazy arguments of "this series never sells in Japan" etc. But my only criticism is the "international" names you use for some of the games. Tomodachi Collection and Pokemon Stadium for example. It sort of disrupts the flow of the series when you eliminate the Japanese names which chronologically match.
 

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Damn, this is the good stuff, anything you would ever want to know.

I decided to look at the modern Sonic franchise:

[DCT] Sonic Adventure <ACT> (Sega) {1998.12.23} (¥5,800) - 176,614 / 438,707

A whopping 158 weeks on chart

Fascinating, no Sonic game has come close since in Japan.

The closest is

[GBA] Sonic Advance <ACT> (Sega) {2001.12.20} (¥5,800) - 38,454 / 204,542

Which had 54 weeks on chart on the chart of a far more lively system.
 

Chris1964

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Shouldn't the 280k for the first PSX month be four weeks instead of five? Fifth week includes the first day of '95.
Famitsu ends the year at the first day of '95 and apparently it's included in December too.

Really amazing work Chris. It's great evidence for the lazy arguments of "this series never sells in Japan" etc. But my only criticism is the "international" names you use for some of the games. Tomodachi Collection and Pokemon Stadium for example. It sort of disrupts the flow of the series when you eliminate the Japanese names which chronologically match.
Everything is in Japanese too so going with the international names looks the normal.
 

Chris1964

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Don't know if already someone noticed or Chris1964 has already fixed, but I noticed there is a Xbox game with first week release more than LTD


[XBX] MotoGP 2 (Microsoft Game Studios) {2003.07.17} 1.699 / 654
I don't know how this error occured, I'll check it.

edit: First week is outside top 30 coming grom garaph and it's apparently wrong. LTD is correct.
 
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Thanks for checking, I'll fix too :)


Here are some data I got from Famitsu White Book 2011 and 2010, for convenience I just post data which were not already included into top 1000

For reference :

Top 2010 #1000 : [DS] TOEIC Test Super Coach (2010/2/25) - 3,808
Top 2011 #1000 : [360] Call of Duty Black Ops (2011/9/1) - 3,020



2010 Music Games
[PS2] Beatmania II DX 16 - Empress + Premium Best - (Konami) (2009/10/15) (7,980yen) SLG - 2,983 / 32,969
[Wii] Karaoke Joysound Wii: Enka Kayoukyoku Hen - (Hudson) (2010/10/6) (7,140yen) OTR - 2,943 / 2,943
[Wii) Wee Cheer 2 - (Bandai Namco) (2010/7/15) (6,090yen) ACT - 2,674 / 2,674
[Wii] Karaoke Joysound Wii - (Hudson) (2008/12/18) (6,090yen) OTR - 2,001 / 256,145


2010 Tie-in Games
[PS3] Godfathers II [EA Best Hits] - (Electronic Arts) (2010/3/25) (3,129yen) ACT/ADV - 3,284 / 3,284
[Wii) Calling - (Hudson) (2009/11/19) (6,090yen) ADV - 3,009 / 8,714
[DS] Avatar The Game - (Ubisoft) (2010/1/7) (5,040yen) ACT - 3,005 / 3,005
[360] Avatar The Game - (Ubisoft) (2010/1/7) (7,329yen) ACT - 2,660 / 2,660
[360] Clash of the Titans - (Bandai Namco) (2010/6/17) (7,329yen) ACT - 2,173 / 2,173
[DS] UP - (E-Frontier) (2009/12/3) (5,040yen) ACT - 1,500 / 3,419
[PS3] Terminator Salvation - (Taito) (2009/9/17) (7,140yen) ACT/STG - 973 / 10,852
[Wii] UP - (E-Frontier) (2009/12/3) (6,090yen) ACT - 800 / 1,329
[360] Terminator Salvation - (Taito) (2009/9/17) (7,140yen) ACT/STG - 360 / 4,504
[PSP] Atom - (D3 Publisher) (2009/10/8) (5,040yen) ACT - 52 / 1,294


2010 Board Games
[PSP] Dice Dice Fantasia - (Dorart, 2009/12/17) : 2,408 / 3,216
[PS2] Momotaro Dentetsu 15 (PS2 the Best) - (Hudson, 2008/2/7) : 1,969 / 131,447
[DS] Kunitori Zunou Battle: Nobunaga no Yabou (Koei the Best) - (Koei Tecmo, 2010/3/25) : 1,746 / 1,746
[PS2] EX Jinsei Game II (PS2 the Best) - (Takara Tomy, 2010/7/15) : 1,691 /1,691
[PS2] New Jinsei Game (PS2 the Best) - (Takara Tomy, 2010/7/15) : 1,612 / 1,612
[Wii] Monopoly (EA Best Hits) - (Electronic Arts, 2010/12/16) : 595 / 595


2010 Pachinko Games
[DS] Ao-Don DS: Hanabi no Goku & Hanabi no Takumi (Commseed, 2010/6/17) : 3,305 / 3,305
[PSP] Pachinka Mania P: CR Tekkenden Tough (Dorart, 2010/9/16) : 2,155 / 2,155
[DS] Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 4: Shinseiki Evangelion - Saigo no Mono (D3 Publisher, 2009/7/30) : 2,119 / 36,139
[DS] Nankoku Sodachi DS (Commseed, 2009/12/24) : 1,971 / 3,292 (so first week was 1,321)
[PSP] Slotter Mania P: SanSan HanaHana & SanSan Oasis (Dorart, 2010/10/21) : 916 / 916
[PS2] Slotter Up Core 12: PinPon (Dorart, 2010/12/2) : 612 / 612





NOTE : this post will be updated, I have a bunch of charts from both books, not only the above one. Just give me some time :)
 
Aug 26, 2005
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#47
Chris I found another couple of errors :


both Bayonetta and Monster Hunter Frontier Online have LTD not counted

[360] Bayonetta # (Sega) {2009.10.29} - 66.211 / 48.378

[360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package (Capcom) {2010.06.24} - 82.490 / 49.228
the last column is LTD and you just wrote the difference between 1st week and LTD
 

Chris1964

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Some names were mixed and there were these errors

[360] Bayonetta # <ACT> (Sega) {2009.10.29} (¥7.980) - 66.211 / 111.829
[360] Tekken 6 # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2009.10.29} (¥8.379) - 26.341 / 48.378

[360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2010.06.24} (¥6.264) - 82.490 / 123.192
[360] Lost Planet 2 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2010.05.20} (¥7.990) - 32.754 / 49.228

All LTDs are until 2010.12.26
 
Aug 26, 2005
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Some names were mixed and there were these errors

[360] Bayonetta # <ACT> (Sega) {2009.10.29} (¥7.980) - 66.211 / 111.829
[360] Tekken 6 # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2009.10.29} (¥8.379) - 26.341 / 48.378

[360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Beginner's Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2010.06.24} (¥6.264) - 82.490 / 123.192
[360] Lost Planet 2 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2010.05.20} (¥7.990) - 32.754 / 49.228

All LTDs are until 2010.12.26
I didn't notice Tekken and LP2 :(
Anyway, no problems, if I find something wrong I will write here as I already did, with those bunch of data it's impossible to not make errors :D


Ant thanks for pointing out the last updates, yesterday I noticed cause on Wii U there were not updates took from 2015 top100 which was published in the end of January and your database is update by the beginning of the same month.