Don't know much about the rest of the country, but CT is pretty hard to find here in Fukuoka, new or used. My friends wanted to buy a copy and we had to hit up 3 different stores before finding one.
Girls Mode is really popular here. I noticed that there's a magazine for it now, where fashion designers show off their creations in the game and give comments about various things. That's mainstream appeal.
Man the 3rd party bombs on the Wii are starting to get pretty sad. Especially since a lot of them are good games.
Hopefully DQX announcement would preempt more core gamers to buy the system. (It'll be too late when its release 2011, 2012). Cause other wise until MH3 is release to build up that core gamer fanbase mid tier 3rd party games are pretty much sent to die on the system.
isn't there a lot of western people in Japan ? US soldiers , embassies employees , guys living there like Sporks-sama ? (since I saw alot of pictures of US soldiers in Japan buying Halo 3 last years ) , not that I mean Japanese don't buy western games or hate them or anything but I think huge percent of that number went to foreign people who live in japan .
Except 428 roughly did in 1 week what Imabikisou did LTD. Not that it makes 428 a big success story or anything but what is your rationale behind expecting similar numbers on PS360?
Liabe Brave said:
I agree, my point was just that PS3's underperformance versus last year around this time is partially due to pricing. (Its underperformance the rest of the year isn't, though.) That doesn't mean that it's ever going to rise above a distant second place, almost exactly akin to Gamecube.
Patapon 2 seems to do it better than Patapon 1 (Patapon 1 got a LTD of 20,687) while LocoRoco 2 seems to do it worse than LocoRoco 1. LocoRoco 1 got a LTD of 154,816. It took about 4-5 months to reach that number though (LocoRoco 1 sold 32,634 copies the 1st week), so maybe LocoRoco 2 can do it better than what it did the 1st week (5100 copies sold) atleast. I dont think it will match LocoRoco 1's LTD, but i think it can reach somewhere between 30-50k atleast, but we'll see what happends
Thanks to garaph.info for these numbers and thanks dabra for posting the latest Famitsu number!
EDIT: Was LocoRoco 1 bundles with some PSP by the way? I find it atlittle strange that sequel only sells 5800 copies (atleast in the first week) when the previous game in the serie sold about 154,000, and both games are on the same system.