Shambles said:Am I the only one that is blown away by the PS2 being able to place 3 titles in the top 10 and to control the number 1 spot? I know the customer base is huge but I didn't think it was that active still. Especially against MH and DQ in non first weeks.
I think it surprises a lot of people but if you actually look back, you notice two things:
1) It happens fairly often
2) The sorts of games it happens with are remarkably uniform.
Basically every single Gundam game debuts to 100k-200k on the PS2, is number 1 for the week, and then drops off. Someone who actually cares about Gundam games would probably get mad and demand that I acknowledge the wide variety of stuff involved in that category, but for me it seems pretty homogeneous.
I guess that's typical of a console that's on the way out, though. Certainly key franchises maintain a hard base that will keep buying them. I will say that it wasn't really this way in the US, though. Madden shifted to 360 very quickly, for instance.