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Media Create Sales 5/21 - 5/27


01./00. [NDS] Kekkaishi: Tale of the Raven Forest (Bandai-Namco) - 40,741 / NEW
02./00. [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (Sony) - 37,764 / NEW
03./00. [NDS] Lucky Star Moé Drill: Travel (Kadokawa Shoten) - 30,397 / NEW
04./05. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 27,642 / 1,629,207
05./04. [PSP] Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War (Square-Enix) - 26,019 / 220,390
06./07. [NDS] More Brain Age (Nintendo) - 22,378 / 4,307,282
07./09. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 21,472 / 4,480,257
08./00. [NDS] Kurikin: Nano Island Story (Nintendo) - 20,792 / NEW
09./14. [NDS] More English Training (Nintendo) - 19,375 / 237,206
10./08. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) - 18,477 / 1,336,284

11./00. [360] Forza Motorsport 2 (Microsoft)
12./01. [PS2] Shining Wind (Sega)
13./12. [NDS] Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo)
14./00. [PS2] Pachinko Ultraman: Iron Pachi-Chonmage 12 (Hackberry)
15./11. [WII] Super Paper Mario (Nintendo)
16./06. [NDS] Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Square-Enix)
17./13. [NDS] Momotarou Dentetsu DS: Tokyo & Japan (Hudson)
18./16. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
19./20. [NDS] Brain Age (Nintendo)
20./24. [NDS] English Training (Nintendo)
21./10. [WII] Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo)
22./18. [NDS] Animal Crossing Wild World (Nintendo)
23./03. [PS2] Odin Sphere (Atlus)
24./19. [NDS] Prof. Layton and the Mysterious Village (Level 5)
25./15. [NDS] Phoenix Wright 4 (Capcom)
26./27. [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2M (IE Institute)
27./02. [NDS] Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (Nintendo)
28./22. [NDS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Nintendo)
29./00. [PS2] Medal of Honor: Vanguard (EA)
30./23. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom)
31./28. [NDS] Common Knowledge Training (Nintendo)
32./25. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (Square-Enix)
33./30. [WII] One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (Bandai-Namco)
34./26. [NDS] Word Puzzle Mojipittan DS (Bandai-Namco)
35./21. [NDS] Panel de Pon DS (Nintendo)
36./29. [NDS] Pokémon Diamond (Pokemon)
37./17. [NDS] Custom Beat Battle Draglade (Banpresto)
38./35. [NDS] Kanji Test (Rocket Co.)
39./38. [NDS] DS Kageyama Method Electronic Kanji Drills (Shogakukan)
40./32. [NDS] Pokémon Pearl (Pokemon)
41./49. [NDS] TOEIC Test Training DS (IE Institute)
42./33. [NDS] Tetris DS (Nintendo)
43./00. [NDS] Touch Detective 2½ (Success)
44./40. [NDS] Nodame Cantabile (Bandai-Namco)
45./00. [NDS] Hoshigami (ASNetworks)
46./00. [NDS] Middle School English Vocabulary Target 1800 DS (IE Institute)
47./37. [NDS] Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)
48./34. [PS2] Pro Baseball Spirits 4 (Konami)
49./00. [NDS] Tamagotchi's Splendid Rainbow-venture (Bandai-Namco)
50./42. [NDS] Cooking Navi (Nintendo)

NDS - 36
PS2 - 5
WII - 5
PSP - 3
360 - 1


Hardware - This Week | Last Week |       YTD |        LTD
1. NDS   -   127,542 |   111,239 | 3,290,997 | 17,296,676
2. WII   -    58,644 |    52,193 | 1,615,553 |  2,535,196
3. PSP   -    26,097 |    27,505 |   927,430 |  5,459,559
4. PS2   -    11,311 |    10,881 |   357,210 | 20,512,069
5. PS3   -     9,627 |     8,659 |   444,181 |    901,739
6. 360   -     2,044 |     2,026 |    99,725 |    364,427
7. GBA   -       712 |       791 |    37,579 | 15,335,658
8. NGC   -       256 |       276 |     7,610 |  4,177,078
GBA = 17 GBA + 288 SP + 407 Micro
NDS = 81 DS + 127,461 Lite



5/28 - 6/3:
PS2 - 9
Promising This Blue Sky: Melody of the Sun and Sea (Alchemist)
Guilty Gear XX ^ Core (ArcSystemWorks)
Simple 2000 Series, Vol. 118: THE Ochimusha (D3 Publisher)
Quilt: A Dress of Dreams and Love to Tie Him Up (Nine's Fox)
Metal Slug Anthology (SNK Playmore)
River Ride Adventure featuring Salomon (Red Entertainment)
Jissen Pachinko Hisshou-hou! CR Aladdin Destiny EX (Sega)
Panic Palette (Takuyo)
Promising This Blue Sky: Melody of the Sun and Sea (TGL)
PSP - 1
Hot Shots Golf Course, Vol. 1 (Sony)
NDS - 7
New Zealand Story DS (CyberFront)
Simple DS Series, Vol. 14: THE Driver's Training Institute DS (D3 Publisher)
Simple DS Series, Vol. 15: THE Police Investigator 2: Eight New Cases (D3 Publisher)
Oubunsha Japanese Language DS (IE Institute)
Oubunsha Geography DS (IE Institute)
Practice by Observing: DS Observation Training (Nintendo)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Pencil DS (Success)
WII - 1
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Capcom)


Media Create Sales 5/22/06 - 5/28/06
Media Create Sales 4/2 - 4/8
Media Create Sales 4/9 - 4/15
Media Create Sales 4/16 - 4/22
Media Create Sales 4/23 - 4/29
Media Create Sales 4/30 - 5/6
Media Create Sales 5/14 - 5/20


Software numbers are typically posted Wednesday nights at about 10:00 PM Eastern.
Hardware numbers are typically posted Thursday nights at about 9:20 PM Eastern.


Wastes hours checking old Famitsu software data, but that's why we love him.
Based on Wii Sports, looks like another 50K week or so for Wii hardware..I thought production was increasing? Still recovering from Golden Week perhaps?


Fair-weather, with pride!
No Forza? Thought there were at least 12,000 on the Japanese leaderboards. Too bad. Very slow week.


11. X360 - Forza Motorsports 2
12. PS2 - Shining Wind
13. DS - Yoshi's Island DS
14. PS2 - Pachinko Ultraman Masters 12
15. Wii - Super Paper Mario
16. DS - Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings
17. DS - Momotarou Dentetsu DS ~TOKYO&JAPAN~
18. DS - Mario Kart DS
19. DS - Brain Age
20. DS - English Training
21. Wii - Big Brain Academy Wii Degree
22. DS - Animal Crossing Wild World
23. PS2 - Odin Sphere
24. DS - Professor Layton and the Mysterious Town
25. DS - Gyakuten Saiban 4
26. DS - Tokoton Kanjinou
27. DS - Ouendan 2 <-----
28. DS - Mario vs Donkey Kong 2
29. PS2 - Medal of Honor Vanaguard
30. PSP - Monster Hunter Portable 2


QVT said:
No Forza? Thought there were at least 12,000 on the Japanese leaderboards. Too bad. Very slow week.
Forza sold about 10k by Sunday apparently (edit: seems like 15k from its chart position). There's been another 4 days pass since then, and word of mouth seems to be good, so it may have picked up a bit this week.
Ouendan is down to no. 27, I'd actually say it's due to a lack of stock and I expect it'll jump up the charts a bit next week. Forza 2 in a 11 as well, probably a debut of 18k. Wonder if it bumped the 360 up any bit, might make for an interesting thread if it did.


schuelma said:
Based on Wii Sports, looks like another 50K week or so for Wii hardware..I thought production was increasing?

Hopefully they're shipping a greater percentage to NA and EU. When the new production facilities get up to speed, the shipping time to Japanese stores will be very short. :)


rollin' in the gutter
This year <<<<< Last year :lol

1. (DS, Nintendo) New Super Mario Bros. - 899,518
2. (DS, Nintendo) More Brain Age - 86,451 / 2,367,429
3. (DS, Nintendo) Brain Age - 62,616 / 2,282,759
4. (PSP, Square Enix) Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable - 48,342
5. (DS, Nintendo) Tetris DS - 46,809 / 545,666
6. (PS2, Enterbrain) Kimikiss - 42,127
7. (PS2, Konami) World Soccer Winning Eleven 10 - 38,419 / 694,927
8. (DS, Nintendo) English Training DS - 37,222 / 1,092,496
9. (DS, Nintendo) Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori - 36,610 / 2,746,097
10. (PS2, Konami) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Major League - 32,742 / 155,557

DSL 285,025
PSP 27,227
PS2 19,798
GBASP 6,652
DS 4,126
GBM 2,013
Xbox360 1,242
GC 1,116
GBA 44
Xbox 8

Happy Birthday NSMB!

Well if you compare this to PS2 era, then this would be a good week. Even 10th spot isn't that low. But if we're to compare post-ds-era, then yeah, its poor.:D


ALMOST got a 360 game in the top ten! That would have been fun.

Did that Raven Forest game come out of nowhere, or what?


The sudden realization that NSMB has sold 4.5M copies in one ****ing year is quite the shocker.

I need to lay down a bit.


It'd be interesting getting a console vs. handheld breakdown.

Again Wii software dominated by Wii Sports and Wii Play. /yawn
donny2112 said:
900K in one week and it can only sell 3.6 million over the next year! Mario just isn't a powerseller, I guess.


How many other games can say, they are doing The Beatles kinda longevity. 1 Year and still in top 10. I hope it does out sell SMB. That would be nice. Does that 6 million figure include the NES classics version?


the thoroughbred said:
Does that 6 million figure include the NES classics version?

No, it's just the NES version. Also, that 6 million figure is from ioi's site, though that probably just means that was what was shipped to Japan by Nintendo. His older stuff should be closer to reality than anything in the past few years.

Anyone have an actual document from Nintendo saying how many they shipped to Japan?


He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
FunkyMunkey said:
Scared of DS boxart or something?
The post is bloated enough when he puts in all the releases next week and other information, no need to add more features to it (especially if they are as unnecessary as boxarts). Many don't pay attention to half of it usually because of how big it becomes already. We constantly still get people asking questions like what is being released next week.


So having first charted one full year ago this week it is HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW SUPER MARIO BROS!! (aka excuse for graphs and Analysis Get!!)

Released on May 25th 2006 NSMB had the biggest launch day and week for a DS game in Japan (now beaten by my Pokemans) and is now the 2nd biggest selling DS game worldwide - and the highest to only have a single version (woof).


Looking over the years worth of sales sees some interesting patterns. The two week launch period totalled over 1 million units and sales declined steadily up to week 14 where sales almost halved. This was due to the release of FFIII in Japan and sales declined at a slightly faster rate from this point up until Xmas. Week 30-34 sees Mario back near the top of the chart due to the insane amounts of DS hardware being sold, and from here up to golden week sales are averaging 25k per week. Golden week sees 50k sales and then in week 52 the lowest confirmable sales week since launch (due to a slow market).

Is this the end for Mario? Doubtful - wherever DS unit's are sold Mario will rise again, especially with new DS colours on the way 4.5 Million is a sure thing, and 5 million likely by this time next year.

Some EXCITING facts (numbers trawled from GAF Media Create Threads):
Mean weekly sales (up to week 52): 85,745 units!
Mean weekly sales (weeks 5 to 52): 57,425 units!! (this excludes the 4 weeks selling above 200k)
Lowest confirmed weekly sales: 17862 (week 52)
Highest post launch sales: 154107 (week 31)
8 weeks at number 1 in Japan chart (first 4 consective)
40 out of the 52 weeks were spent in the top 10 (first 27 consecutive)

I'll update this with the 53rd week of sales as soon as I can. :)

TJ Spyke

duderon said:
1. (DS, Nintendo) New Super Mario Bros. - 899,518

Wow, was that the largest single week for a game in Japan? Has any game (and I stress game, not combining 2 Pokemon games) ever sold 1 million in Japan in any single week?

As long as it can continue at this steady pace, I think NSMB has a real possibility of outselling SMB (in Japan, I don't see it outselling SMB's 30+ million worldwide since SMB was bundled with the NES).


NSMB looks to hit 4.5 million next week, and it's been a year since it's release! Does anyone know how many weeks in the past year has NSMB NOT been in the top 10? Has it at all? Any links to said week MC topics?

Rediculous. There is absolutely no need to release another 2D Mario anytime in the future, or at least, not until the next hardware revision.


No PS3 game in sight, yet the 360 makes an appearance. I know Forza 2 is a big release, but WTF is Sony doing? I wonder if the PS3 didn't even outsell the 360 by 2 to 1.
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