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Media Create Sales: 27 Mar - 2 Apr

cvxfreak

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1. (PS2 - Sega) Pro Soccer wo Tsukurou Europe Championship- 149,000
2. (PS2, Banpresto) Another Century's Episode 2 - 111,000
3. (DS, Nintendo) Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - 86,000 / 1,735,000
4. (PS2, Square Enix) Final Fantasy XII - 86,000 / 2,088,000
5. (DS, Nintendo) Pokemon Ranger: Diamond and Pearl e-no Michi - 83,000 / 277,000
6. (DS, Nintendo) Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori - 80,000 / 2,350,000
7. (DS, Nintendo) Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - 52,000 / 1,821,000
8. (DS, Nintendo) Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Eigo Zuke - 50,000 / 753,000
9. (PSP, Konami) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable - 50,000
10. (PSP, Bandai) Naruto: Narutimate Portable - 41,000

DSL 149,371
DS 59,903
PSP 36,943
PS2 33,301
GBASP 6,732
Xbox360 3,258
GBM 2,992
GC 1,492
GBA 151
Xbox 68

http://www.gpara.com/ranking/
 

jman2050

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Xenosaga I+II 50-60k = no go?

Wonder where Contact charted.

(PS2, Square Enix) Final Fantasy XII - 86,000 / 2,088,000
(DS, Nintendo) Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori - 80,000 / 2,350,000
Bebpo = pwned
 

Trident

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Pokemon Ranger doesn't seem to be doing that well. Anyone have impressions of it? It looked pretty fun.
 

BorkBork

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41,000 for the 10th place game is pretty good.

Initial reports pegged Contact at around 20k no? I'm surprised Xeno's not on there though.
 

Bebpo

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A salute to all the games that came out on 3/30 and bombed so bad they didn't even make the top#10 meaning these games will not get sequels or followups by the companies on these particular systems or possibly in general. Hats off to Japanese ever showing ability to have the worse taste in games on the planet.







We salute you in your failings despite being (mostly) good games:
 

argon

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Wow, excellent week all around. There's still a chance Contact, Xenosaga, et al did respectably (30-40k) if they are placed relatively close to the top 10.

The BTs and ACWW are doing incredible, the release of the DS Lite is really fueling the phenomenon. Or is it the other way around?
 

cvxfreak

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Changes from last week:

Final Fantasy XII: down 152K
Pokemon Ranger: down 107K
Animal Crossing DS: down 3K
Brain Training 2: up 9K
Brain Training: up 6K
English Training: 4K
 

Galactic Fork

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Bebpo said:
A salute to all the games that came out on 3/30 and bombed so bad they didn't even make the top#10 meaning these games will not get sequels or followups by the companies on these particular systems or possibly in general. Hats off to Japanese ever showing ability to have the worse taste in games on the planet.

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We salute you in your failings despite being (mostly) good games:
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I would wait on your verdict for Contact. Number 10 had 41,000 units sold, so I'd wait for the top 30 before saying it bombed. It might get good word of mouth. Besides, it's already coming to the US so it's OK. Xenosaga... Meh. And did you expect the 2 360 games to do anything but bomb? Two games in the top 10 for the PSP. And I wonder if CoM will keep it's legs. It's doing better than most people thought after its first week.
 

Jonnyram

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Bebpo said:
meaning these games will not get sequels or followups by the companies on these particular systems or possibly in general.[/b].
Wait, you're telling me Xenosaga and Dynasty Warriors might not get sequels?.... :O
 

Mrbob

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41,000 for the number 10 title is a very good week.

PS - Dynasty Warriors will never die! Long live the Madden of beat 'em ups and love it!
 

cvxfreak

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I refuse to believe that a Dynasty Warriors game bombing somehow makes Japanese tastes bad. Or Rumble Roses for that matter. Cry foul when biohazard 4 fails to chart.
 

Spike

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Okay, I used to love seeing Nintendo dominate the sales charts with the DS, but now this is ridiculous. These fucking non-games are taking over. I shudder to think when the day comes that Nintendo has another Animal Crossing, and about 5-6 more Brain Training titles. They'll completely own the top 10 spots.
 

duckroll

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Error2k4 said:
I thought the Xenosaga DS game sucked... so the title bombing doesn't surprise me.
Since when does quality have to do with sales though? :lol
 

Mrbob

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Okay, I used to love seeing Nintendo dominate the sales charts with the DS, but now this is ridiculous. These fucking non-games are taking over. I shudder to think when the day comes that Nintendo has another Animal Crossing, and about 5-6 more Brain Training titles. They'll completely own the top 10 spots.
Welcome to the future of gaming in Japan.
 
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Wow Naruto for PSP did better then I expected.. thats a decent number @ #10 for a psp title too


I think people are over freaking out about a few titles not being in the top 10.. i sware stfu.
 

Bebpo

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Jonnyram said:
Wait, you're telling me Xenosaga and Dynasty Warriors might not get sequels?.... :O
So you think DS will ever see another XS? Of course multi-platform titles like DW are less effect by poor sales since they get their money from all the platforms combined, so that's less of a worry.

Anyhow:

Contact = Fucking awesome game
Zettai Zetsumei 2 = Fucking awesome game

Neither being in the top10 is atrocious and the drop in ACE sales is ridiculous. ACE1 did like 250k+ opening and it was a good game. ACE2 is an AWESOME game and it does < 50% the sales.
 

duckroll

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Let's have a look at this week's charts and try to forever break the myth that "Japan has no taste anymore" or "non-games are taking over" and instead try to understand what we're really looking at. :D

1. (PS2 - Sega) Pro Soccer wo Tsukurou Europe Championship- 149,000
This is a soccer management game. It is from Sega and is the latest in the line of a popular series that has existed for a long time. In Asia and Europe, soccer is a MAJOR sport. It's much more popular than the favored American sports like American football and Basketball. Considering how the other games in the series have sold, this is no surprise.

2. (PS2, Banpresto) Another Century's Episode 2 - 111,000
This is the mech action equavilant of Super Robot Wars. Produced by Banpresto and developed by From Software it features some of the most popular mecha series available plus the game plays pretty well. They've also been running ads and demos in stores for awhile now. The mech fanbase in Japan has always been willing to spend. It is no surprise either that this game is able to chart, although normally one would expect it to top the charts. I guess it's a sign that fans' faith in licensed games are also dropping steadily.

3. (DS, Nintendo) Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - 86,000 / 1,735,000
This is the sequel to Brain Training. Instead of bashing the entire "non-game" genre maybe we should look at why it works so well. Firstly it's a novelty. It's new and people are excited to "play" with it. It's also simple to understand and easy to pick up for all audiences so if an office worker's son gets him hooked on playing one and he shows it to the people in his office, they'll be more receptive to it than they would to an action platformer or a RPG.

4. (PS2, Square Enix) Final Fantasy XII - 86,000 / 2,088,000
This is a FF game. No brainer here.

5. (DS, Nintendo) Pokemon Ranger: Diamond and Pearl e-no Michi - 83,000 / 277,000
This is a Pokemon game. Also no brainer here.

6. (DS, Nintendo) Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori - 80,000 / 2,350,000
See above about non-games.

7. (DS, Nintendo) Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - 52,000 / 1,821,000
See above about non-games.

8. (DS, Nintendo) Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Eigo Zuke - 50,000 / 753,000
See above about non-games.

9. (PSP, Konami) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable - 50,000
Baseball is the second most popular sport in Japan outside of Soccer. I have no idea why, I'm not Japanese. Baseball is not popular anywhere else in Asia. It must have to do with the fact that Japanese can actually play baseball relatively well. Anyway this is also an established sports series with a steady following.

10. (PSP, Bandai) Naruto: Narutimate Portable - 41,000
This is a Naruto game. The fan-support aspect from ACE2 also applies here, but since it's a PSP game, on a lower scale.



Conclusion: We have 2 sports related games, 2 licensed titles for anime fandom, 4 "non-games" that are a new fad in Japan now with EVERYONE wanting to know what it's about, a FF game and a Pokemon game. What the hell is so "shocking" about this top10? It's about as mainstream as you can get. People that cry foul are obviously under some imaginary impression that gaming is not mainstream or that somehow good games will automatically be able to revolutionize the market. Bullshit. We've been looking at the same shit for 20 years now. Just because Nintendo created the new fad that everyone is hooked on, even non-gamers, doesn't change anything. More power to the company that knows how to do business.
 

Oblivion

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Don't worry, the UK charts will be back to normal next week to take their title back. ACWW will go down. :p
Exactly...unfortunately. :(


Besides, you can't constantly brain BT and the like for the poor performance of anything else. Hell, you might as well blame:

1. (PS2 - Sega) Pro Soccer wo Tsukurou Europe Championship- 149,000
2. (PS2, Banpresto) Another Century's Episode 2 - 111,000
4. (PS2, Square Enix) Final Fantasy XII - 86,000 / 2,088,000
5. (DS, Nintendo) Pokemon Ranger: Diamond and Pearl e-no Michi - 83,000 / 277,000
9. (PSP, Konami) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable - 50,000
10. (PSP, Bandai) Naruto: Narutimate Portable - 41,000

These games as well. ;)


Edit: looks like Ducky sorta beat me to this point.
 

Jonnyram

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I've just noticed Rumble Roses XX charted too.
Sinobi said it was going to pass 10k for the week, and maybe come close to 20k.
 

thestopsign

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Rumble Roses is at 17. So that would mean around 10K?
Are you kidding me? The #10 title is at 41,000. I bet it sold around 20-25,000. That seems pretty amazing to me. Maybe the Xbox 360 sold over the Gamecube this week.
 

Mama Smurf

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Pokemon Ranger doesn't seem to be doing that well. Anyone have impressions of it? It looked pretty fun.
It's doing fine. Should get over 500k easily. I don't know what Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon's second week was, but Pokemon Ranger had a better first week at least and Mysterious Dungeon has gone onto sales of about 700k.
 
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I guess we have to hold out for Contact to have the legs of some of its DS companions. It's not that out of the question if it is as excellent as people say.
 

cvxfreak

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Mama Smurf said:
It's doing fine. Should get over 500k easily. I don't know what Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon's second week was, but Pokemon Ranger had a better first week at least and Mysterious Dungeon has gone onto sales of about 700k.
The DS version of Dungeon's second week was about 50K. However it was helped by the holiday season.