Media Create Sales: Mar 22-28, 2010

faridmon said:
while we are on this stupid subject that has nothing to do with MC and on that has nothing to do with the fact that i doesn't have an affcet on whether a title will sell or not i amalso angry that TWEWY and No More heroes didn't sell over there considering how awsome they are.
The number of copies GoW3 sold in Japan in it's first week has nothing to do with MC? :lol
 
Damn those youge kusoge games!
sorry

What's the best selling western game in Japan this generation? I'm not seeing any in the Top 20 Wii and Top 25 PS3 lists above.



Sony wins the HW battle once again. Nintendo is slipping!
 
Haunted said:
Nintendo is slipping!
Apparently the dearth of new DS releases was because Nintendo told publishers the new system was coming out this year in Japan. Wii? *insert schuelma comments* As has been discussed repeatedly before, the near total lack of third-party support (and now first-party support) has really made an impact in Japan, as opposed to what's seen in the rest of the world. They still need to come out with Wii 2, though. With DS2 in 2010 in Japan, Wii 2 in 2011 in Japan fits a little better now.
 
TreasureHunterG said:
Maybe you're right, but that's not my point when I said that. If GOW3 were made by a big japanese company (that's why I mentioned Konami, Sega or Capcom), unmodified and exactly the way it is, it would be a major seller there. I don't know why they behave like this because, IMO, GOW3 has a very japanese style friendly gameplay.

Really. THIS old chestnut? On Gaf?

smh
 
God of War kind of sits in a weird uncomfortable place as far as Japan goes. The main character is a genuinely bad guy who behaves in ridiculously selfish and sadistic manner, which is certainly the Western idea of a bad-ass, but doesn't gel well with Eastern ideas of a protagonist. It's based on Greek mythology, which Japanese are certainly aware of and interested in but not to the extent that Westerners are.

It's got a high CERO rating, always D and now Z, which means it can't be advertised as much as other games and in the case of Z, often isn't even displayed in view of minors. Even with the cuts, it's still an incredibly grotesque game, and while anime may have fooled people into thinking the Japanese love gore, the truth is that a majority of people don't like it.

And then there's the gameplay. It's too difficult/involved for the Musou crowd (such as that crowd is anymore) and not difficult/involved enough for the DMC/Bayonetta crowd (such as that crowd has ever been).

I think there's awareness that it's a Western game (it's part of the sales pitch in many stores' displays), and while that's not the death knell it once was, there is still a stigma that likely comes from years of Acclaim/Eidos/Activision oceans of console crap combined with the near-total absence of a PC market outside of hentai games.

Given everything going against God of War, I think it carves out very respectable numbers in Japan.
 
Great numbers for Hokuto Musuo. I hope this paves the way for a wider variety of Musou games, cause that RotTK story is starting to wear on me. New settings and new stories will keep the series from stagnating as it has lately (it'd also be nice if they'd ever include 4 player split screen play, but I've just about given up on that bit).
 
Segata Sanshiro said:
God of War kind of sits in a weird uncomfortable place as far as Japan goes. The main character is a genuinely bad guy who behaves in ridiculously selfish and sadistic manner, which is certainly the Western idea of a bad-ass, but doesn't gel well with Eastern ideas of a protagonist. It's based on Greek mythology, which Japanese are certainly aware of and interested in but not to the extent that Westerners are.

It's got a high CERO rating, always D and now Z, which means it can't be advertised as much as other games and in the case of Z, often isn't even displayed in view of minors. Even with the cuts, it's still an incredibly grotesque game, and while anime may have fooled people into thinking the Japanese love gore, the truth is that a majority of people don't like it.

And then there's the gameplay. It's too difficult/involved for the Musou crowd (such as that crowd is anymore) and not difficult/involved enough for the DMC/Bayonetta crowd (such as that crowd has ever been).

I think there's awareness that it's a Western game (it's part of the sales pitch in many stores' displays), and while that's not the death knell it once was, there is still a stigma that likely comes from years of Acclaim/Eidos/Activision oceans of console crap combined with the near-total absence of a PC market outside of hentai games.

Given everything going against God of War, I think it carves out very respectable numbers in Japan.
Well put, and I think this really about sums it up.
 
donny2112 said:
Apparently the dearth of new DS releases was because Nintendo told publishers the new system was coming out this year in Japan.
do you have a source? i've been wondering for a while now why DS releases have seemed to slow down significantly, all major publishers released very few big DS games in 2009 compared to 2008. i figured it was because they were unsatisfied with sales or something.
 
Segata Sanshiro said:
God of War kind of sits in a weird uncomfortable place as far as Japan goes. The main character is a genuinely bad guy who behaves in ridiculously selfish and sadistic manner, which is certainly the Western idea of a bad-ass, but doesn't gel well with Eastern ideas of a protagonist. It's based on Greek mythology, which Japanese are certainly aware of and interested in but not to the extent that Westerners are.

It's got a high CERO rating, always D and now Z, which means it can't be advertised as much as other games and in the case of Z, often isn't even displayed in view of minors. Even with the cuts, it's still an incredibly grotesque game, and while anime may have fooled people into thinking the Japanese love gore, the truth is that a majority of people don't like it.

And then there's the gameplay. It's too difficult/involved for the Musou crowd (such as that crowd is anymore) and not difficult/involved enough for the DMC/Bayonetta crowd (such as that crowd has ever been).

I think there's awareness that it's a Western game (it's part of the sales pitch in many stores' displays), and while that's not the death knell it once was, there is still a stigma that likely comes from years of Acclaim/Eidos/Activision oceans of console crap combined with the near-total absence of a PC market outside of hentai games.

Given everything going against God of War, I think it carves out very respectable numbers in Japan.
wow. just wow... thanks. its a miracle it even got to the top 10 with all that going against it. and fist was rated D and got yakuza 4 numbers and that game was also rated D.
 
God of War for the Japanese is somewhat like Yakuza for the Americans. Not a perfect comparison but I think they both hit that cultural resistance more so than a lot of other games in both places.

That said, I think GoW's Greek mythology theme speaks about as much for Japanese tastes for Greek culture/history as Mario games would as an indicator for Japanese people's interest level in Italian culture.
 
Dengeki Sales, Mar. 22 - 28:

01 / 00 [PS3] Hokuto Musou (Koei) - 404,800 / NEW
02 / 01 [PS3] Ryuu Ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugumono (Sega) - 80,284 / 467,167
03 / 03 [NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Path of Light (Pokemon) - 51,844 / 326,829
04 / 04 [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 51,318 / 3,581,899
05 / 00 [PS3] God of War III (SCE) - 41,691 / NEW
06 / 05 [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) - 38,994 / 2,967,819
07 / 00 [360] Hokuto Musou (Koei) - 31,124 / NEW
08 / 02 [PSP] Gundam Assault Survive (Bandai Namco Games) - 29,656 / 123,205
09 / 06 [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 24,081 / 1,789,965
10 / 00 [PSP] Saki Portable (Alchemist) - 19,317 / NEW
11 / 10 [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best Reprint) (Capcom) - 17,941 / 233,263
12 / 00 [NDS] Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2010 (Bandai Namco Games) - 17,537 / NEW
13 / 09 [PSP] God Eater (Bandai Namco Games) - 14,072 / 614,557
14 / 11 [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky (Ultimate Hits) (Square Enix) - 13,806 / 77,403
15 / 00 [PS3] God of War Trilogy (SCE) - 13,695 / NEW
16 / 00 [360] Chaos;Head Love Chu Chu! (5pb.) - 13,200 / NEW
17 / 07 [PSP] Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida 3D (SCE) - 12,567 / 64,013
18 / 18 [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 12,388 / 1,835,046
19 / 19 [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 12,106 / ?
20 / 08 [PSP] Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid 2 (Koei) - 10,456 / 61,926



Other software (FW / LTD):
[PS3] Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (Koei) - 161,000 / 397,000
[PS3] Gundam Musou (Bandai Namco Games) - 183,000 / 336,000
[PS2] God of War (Capcom) - 7,000 / 15,000
[PS2] God of War II (Capcom) - 20,000 / 40,000



Top 5 PS3 First Week (FW / LTD):
1. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 1,456,000 / 1,857,000
2. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami) - 474,000 / 702,000
3. [PS3] Hokuto Musou (Koei) - 405,000 / 405,000
4. [PS3] Yakuza 4 (Sega) - 387,000 / 467,000
5. [PS3] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - 361,000 / 559,000

Code:
Hardware |  This Week |  Last Week |    YTD     |    LTD
------------------------------------------------------------
PS3      |     50,791 |     44,829 |    511,903 |  4,996,601
PSP      |     46,894 |     41,218 |    800,860 | 14,190,252
NDS      |     43,638 |     36,925 |    812,857 | 29,777,562
WII      |     36,953 |     28,005 |    632,088 | 10,177,524
360      |      3,079 |      3,857 |     61,482 |  1,270,137
PS2      |      1,861 |      1,589 |     27,437 | 	
------------------------------------------------------------
Total    |    183,216 |    156,423 |  2,846,627 |

Fiscal year 2009 (2009-03-30 ~ 2010-03-28):

- Hardware:
-- 10.61 million units (-6.3%)
-- 221.0 billion yen (-8.9%)
- Software:
-- 69.77 million units (+1.2%)
-- 361.9 billion yen (-0.3%)
- Total:
-- 582.9 billion yen (-3.8% from 605.6 billion yen in 2008)

- Top 5 titles:
1. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix) - 4,160,000
2. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon) - 3,660,000
3. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 3,580,000
4. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) - 2,970,000
5. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 1,860,000




http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/511/511850/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/251/251274/
http://research.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/041/41454/index.html
http://dps.dengeki.com/2010/04/02/p16053/

Mar 15-21
 
Kinda sad that Microsoft starts doing a lot better in Japan the generation home consoles take a huge, irreversible dive.

OR ARE THEY CONNECTED?!
 
TreasureHunterG said:
Many japanese gamers not even know what the roman alphabet symbols means, so they can't follow the western news everyday.
shine, baka gaijin. naze oretachi wo baka ni suru? kaa-san no chikashitsu ni tottoto kaire, usotsuke yarou!

TreasureHunterG said:
Not true at all, so stop accusing me.
wwwwwwwwwww
 
Road said:
Top 5 PS3 First Week (FW / LTD):
[PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 1,456,000 / 1,857,000
[PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami) - 474,000 / 702,000
[PS3] Hokuto Musou (Koei) - 405,000 / 405,000
[PS3] Yakuza 4 (Sega) - 387,000 / 467,000
[PS3] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - 361,000 / 559,000
I think GT5 will be the 2nd highest PS3 launch, until FFVersus13, anyway.
 
hxa155 said:
I think GT5 will be the 2nd highest PS3 launch, until FFVersus13, anyway.
Nah it'll probably be a slow burner and bundled to hell and back. IIRC GT5P did about 100k week 1 and 500k LTD with both versions (rough numbers). I have trouble seeing GT5 do ~500k week 1. (of course, duckroll doesn't think it'll do that lifetime :p)
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
31. / 14. [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven (Koei)
32. / 30. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire / Blizzard (Level 5)
33. / 29. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.)
34. / 20. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Capcom)
35. / 18. [NDS] Nettou! Powerful Koushien (Konami)
36. / 13. [PS3] God of War Collection (Capcom)
37. / 00. [PSP] Tenjin Ranman: Happy Go Lucky!! (Russel)
38. / 23. [PSP] .hack//Link (Namco Bandai)
39. / 00. [PSP] Sorano to Shimono: DokiDoki Summer Vacation (Kadokawa Shoten)
40. / 33. [WII] One Piece: Unlimited Cruise 1 - The Treasure Beneath the Waves (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) (Namco Bandai)
41. / 00. [PSP] Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Konami)
42. / 00. [PS3] Virtua Tennis: Live Match! (Sega)
43. / 27. [PSP] Hot Shots Tennis Portable (SCE)
44. / 37. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 (Namco Bandai)
45. / 31. [NDS] RPG Maker DS (Enterbrain)
46. / 00. [PS3] Army of Two: The 40th Day (Electronic Arts)
47. / 35. [PS3] Yakuza 3 (PlayStation 3 the Best) (Sega)
48. / 25. [PSP] Zettai Hero: Modification Plan (Nippon Ichi Software)
49. / 44. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo)
50. / 34. [PS3] Demon's Souls (Playstation 3 the Best) (SCE)

00. / 00. [ALL] Weekly Software Sales (All Publishers) - 1.447.298 / 17.247.705 (+18%)


PSP - 15
NDS - 13
PS3 - 13
WII - 7
360 - 2
PS2 - 0


HARDWARE

Code:
__________________________________________________________________
|System |  This Week  |  Last Week  |        YTD  |         LTD  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
|  PS3  |     50.448  |     50.164  |    538.583  |   4.925.582  |
|  PSP  |     48.323  |     39.508  |    815.370  |  14.421.644  |
|  NDS  |     45.559  |     38.974  |    826.653  |  29.925.241  |
|  WII  |     36.849  |     31.101  |    660.285  |  10.101.629  |
|  360  |      3.002  |      2.419  |     47.288  |   1.250.082  |
|  PS2  |      1.785  |      1.711  |     28.836  |  21.634.990  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
| DSiLL |     23.188  |     20.765  |    399.031  |     835.295  |
|  DSi  |     17.376  |     14.256  |    343.481  |   4.589.966  |
|  DSL  |      4.995  |      3.953  |     84.141  |  17.914.509  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
|  PSP  |     46.449  |     38.017  |    791.552  |  14.325.974  |
| PSPgo |      1.874  |      1.491  |     23.818  |      95.670  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
 
cvxfreak said:
God of War for the Japanese is somewhat like Yakuza for the Americans. Not a perfect comparison but I think they both hit that cultural resistance more so than a lot of other games in both places.

That said, I think GoW's Greek mythology theme speaks about as much for Japanese tastes for Greek culture/history as Mario games would as an indicator for Japanese people's interest level in Italian culture.
I also see parallels between Yakuza and GoW, but as you say, it's not a perfect fit.

And yeah, I wouldn't gauge Japanese interest in Greek mythology by the sales of God of War, but a North American is far more likely to say "Hell YEAH" at the idea of ripping off Zeus's wang and beating him upside the head with it.
 
cvxfreak said:
That said, I think GoW's Greek mythology theme speaks about as much for Japanese tastes for Greek culture/history as Mario games would as an indicator for Japanese people's interest level in Italian culture.
Well, i could say japanese are more interested in italian culture than many of the other european countries.
I've been there many times, i met many people there and also my gf is japanese, so i could say i know what i'm talking about.
Japanese really loves Italy, for its culture, its history, its places, its art and, of course, for its food.
Maybe i've misunderstood your example, but from what i see your example matches perfectly, Mario 5M, Kratos 50k :D
 
Segata Sanshiro said:
I also see parallels between Yakuza and GoW, but as you say, it's not a perfect fit.

And yeah, I wouldn't gauge Japanese interest in Greek mythology by the sales of God of War, but a North American is far more likely to say "Hell YEAH" at the idea of ripping off Zeus's wang and beating him upside the head with it.
Because the Japanese have such discerning taste when it comes to their entertainment :D
 
M3d10n said:
American console game development took several 4 console generations to regain foothold.
Or you can just thank Microsoft and the fact that pc-gaming has always been the forefront in the west. Really, almost the entirety of western hits come from long-running PC gaming companies, giving console gamers their first taste of stuff and expanding gaming to new heights. Being a long-time PC gamer I remember wondering just what the bloody fuss about goldeneye was back in the day. I brought fallout the day it came out, Told people it was my favorite game for years and nobody had ever head of it.

The entire topic of PC gaming breathing new life into console gaming is something I would really love to see explored more in depth.
 
Chris1964 said:
HARDWARE

Code:
__________________________________________________________________
|System |  This Week  |  Last Week  |        YTD  |         LTD  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
[B]|  PS3  |     50.448  |     50.164  |    538.583  |   4.925.582  |[/B]
|  PSP  |     48.323  |     39.508  |    815.370  |  14.421.644  |
|  NDS  |     45.559  |     38.974  |    826.653  |  29.925.241  |
|  WII  |     36.849  |     31.101  |    660.285  |  10.101.629  |
|  360  |      3.002  |      2.419  |     47.288  |   1.250.082  |
|  PS2  |      1.785  |      1.711  |     28.836  |  21.634.990  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
| DSiLL |     23.188  |     20.765  |    399.031  |     835.295  |
|  DSi  |     17.376  |     14.256  |    343.481  |   4.589.966  |
|  DSL  |      4.995  |      3.953  |     84.141  |  17.914.509  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
|  PSP  |     46.449  |     38.017  |    791.552  |  14.325.974  |
| PSPgo |      1.874  |      1.491  |     23.818  |      95.670  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
PS3 about to break 5 Mil there! Fantastic.
 
Moor-Angol said:
Well, i could say japanese are more interested in italian culture than many of the other european countries.
I've been there many times, i met many people there and also my gf is japanese, so i could say i know what i'm talking about.
Japanese really loves Italy, for its culture, its history, its places, its art and, of course, for its food.
Maybe i've misunderstood your example, but from what i see your example matches perfectly, Mario 5M, Kratos 50k :D
I understand well what you are saying, but just had to point out something., with the exception of Hercules there's nothing else in GoW3 (please correct me if there was another roman named character instead of having its greek name) related to Italy or Rome.
 
Segata Sanshiro said:
God of War kind of sits in a weird uncomfortable place as far as Japan goes. The main character is a genuinely bad guy who behaves in ridiculously selfish and sadistic manner, which is certainly the Western idea of a bad-ass, but doesn't gel well with Eastern ideas of a protagonist. It's based on Greek mythology, which Japanese are certainly aware of and interested in but not to the extent that Westerners are.
Finally, a voice of reason.

Just to add to that, I don't think people grasp just how important the character and art IS for Japanese gamers. It's a much bigger deal to people than it is in the west. Japan is generally an appearance-oriented culture, and it's often the art-style that really holds back western games in Japan.



Bald guy with big muscles and a grumpy look on his face is NOT what Japanese gamers go for (just as spiky-haired effeminate emo is not what Americans go for).
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Khrno said:
I understand well what you are saying, but just had to point out something., with the exception of Hercules there's nothing else in GoW3 (please correct me if there was another roman named character instead of having its greek name) related to Italy or Rome.
Ηρακλής (Iraklis) is ''translated'' to Heracles not Hercules.
 
tebiro boy said:
Bald guy with big muscles and a grumpy look on his face is NOT what Japanese gamers go for (just as spiky-haired effeminate emo is not what Americans go for).
Is that so?




Chris1964 said:
Ηρακλής (Iraklis) is ''translated'' to Heracles not Hercules.
I think you misunderstood me, or I word myself wrongly. In GoW3 all characters have their greek names, with the exception of Hercules (roman name), it should be Heracles indeed.

I was just making reference to the only "italian" thing in GoW3, as Moor-Angol was talking about japanese love for italian culture while using a greek reference.
 
Segata Sanshiro said:
God of War kind of sits in a weird uncomfortable place as far as Japan goes. The main character is a genuinely bad guy who behaves in ridiculously selfish and sadistic manner, which is certainly the Western idea of a bad-ass, but doesn't gel well with Eastern ideas of a protagonist. It's based on Greek mythology, which Japanese are certainly aware of and interested in but not to the extent that Westerners are.

It's got a high CERO rating, always D and now Z, which means it can't be advertised as much as other games and in the case of Z, often isn't even displayed in view of minors. Even with the cuts, it's still an incredibly grotesque game, and while anime may have fooled people into thinking the Japanese love gore, the truth is that a majority of people don't like it.

And then there's the gameplay. It's too difficult/involved for the Musou crowd (such as that crowd is anymore) and not difficult/involved enough for the DMC/Bayonetta crowd (such as that crowd has ever been).

I think there's awareness that it's a Western game (it's part of the sales pitch in many stores' displays), and while that's not the death knell it once was, there is still a stigma that likely comes from years of Acclaim/Eidos/Activision oceans of console crap combined with the near-total absence of a PC market outside of hentai games.

Given everything going against God of War, I think it carves out very respectable numbers in Japan.
Fantastic analysis Segata, well put.
 
Moor-Angol said:
Well, i could say japanese are more interested in italian culture than many of the other european countries.
I've been there many times, i met many people there and also my gf is japanese, so i could say i know what i'm talking about.
Japanese really loves Italy, for its culture, its history, its places, its art and, of course, for its food.
Maybe i've misunderstood your example, but from what i see your example matches perfectly, Mario 5M, Kratos 50k :D
Outside of food and historical sites, I doubt most Japanese people care much about Italy, no more than most westerners I'd say. If anything, France is the European country that most people would have an interest in from my experiences, much more than what I witnessed when I lived in the States.
 

Dash Kappei

Not actually that important
Moor-Angol said:
Well, i could say japanese are more interested in italian culture than many of the other european countries.
Japanese really loves Italy, for its culture, its history, its places, its art and, of course, for its food.from what i see your example matches perfectly, Mario 5M, Kratos 50k
Can you blame them?!
Definitely beats going to work every morning taking a cab for sure!
Thank god I have one just around the corner, warps me right above the office:
.

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Work is hard over here, but it's still a pretty good job!
.

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After a hard day at work, a sumptuous italian dinner is what you need I tell ya!
.

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Mamma mia, it's a good living here!
.
 
The 2010 holiday software line up is unknown at the moment for both ps3 and wii. I doubt there is much though in terms of new super mario bros wii, or final fantasy 13 for either console during that coveted christmas slot. Probably dynasty warriors game and zelda wii is my bet.
 
wizword said:
The 2010 holiday software line up is unknown at the moment for both ps3 and wii. I doubt there is much though in terms of new super mario bros wii, or final fantasy 13 for either console during that coveted christmas slot. Probably dynasty warriors game and zelda wii is my bet.
we already know the Golden Week line-up and it appears to be the worst in the last decade....
 
Just to add to that, I don't think people grasp just how important the character and art IS for Japanese gamers. It's a much bigger deal to people than it is in the west. Japan is generally an appearance-oriented culture, and it's often the art-style that really holds back western games in Japan.
yes, that would also explain, why every hero or heroine in jrpg wears belts and jackets with zips or completly ugly costumes.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
I think it's been a long time since I last made Media Create comparisons.

After 1 week
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 4 (Koei) - 649.600 / 649.600
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends (Koei) - 306.909 / 306.909
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires (Koei) - 174.620 / 174.620
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 5 (Koei) - 569.892 / 569.892
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (Koei) - 203.107 / 203.107
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires (Koei) - 54.360 / 54.360
[PS3] Dynasty Warriors 6 (Koei) - 188.456 / 188.456
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors 6: Special (Koei) - 109.658 / 109.658
[PS3] Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires (Koei) - 75.859 / 75.859

[PS2] Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends (Koei) - 196.275 / 196.275
[PS2] Samurai Warriors 2 (Koei) - 327.298 / 327.298
[PS2] Samurai Warriors 2: Empires (Koei) - 97.170 / 97.170
[PS2] Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends (Koei) - 182.484 / 182.484
[WII] Samurai Warriors 3 (Koei) - 121.182 / 121.182

[PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Namco Bandai) - 170.725 / 170.725
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Special (Namco Bandai) - 149.846 / 149.846
[PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (Namco Bandai) - 176.448 / 176.448
[PS2] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (Namco Bandai) - 99.696 / 99.696

[PS2] Warriors Orochi (Koei) - 406.247 / 406.247
[PS2] Warriors Orochi 2 (Koei) - 227.535 / 227.535
[PS3] Warriors Orochi Z (Koei) - 112.283 / 112.283

[PS3] Fist of the North Star: Warriors (Koei) - 385.295 / 385.295

After 2 weeks
[PS2] Yakuza (Sega) - 43.857 to 47.799
[PS2] Yakuza 2 (Sega) - 57.000 / 332.000
[PS3] Yakuza 3 (Sega) - 52.974 / 425.275
[PS3] Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend (Sega) - 83.187 / 467.159

After 4 weeks
[NDS] Pokemon Ranger (Pokemon Co.) - 38.030 / 359.001
[NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (Pokemon Co.) - 30.159 / 436.076
[NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light (Pokemon Co.) - 51.233 / 326.668

After 17 weeks
[NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 53.089 / 3.080.126
[WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 51.214 / 3.574.972

After 41 weeks
[NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo) - 32.605 / 3.181.735
[NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) - 43.997 / 3.031.927

After 1 week
[PS2] God of War (Capcom) - <11.000
[PS2] God of War II (Capcom) - 17.067 / 17.067
[PSP] God of War: Chains of Olympus (Capcom) - 14.883 / 14.883
[PS3] God of War III (SCE) - 43.181 / 43.181

After 2 weeks
[PSP] Gundam: Battle Tactics (Bandai) - <12.000
[PSP] Gundam: Battle Royale (Namco Bandai) - <20.000
[PSP] Gundam: Battle Chronicle (Namco Bandai) - 27.721 / 113.929
[PSP] Gundam: Battle Universe (Namco Bandai) - 42.860 / 180.410
[PSP] Gundam: Assault Survive (Namco Bandai) - 26.885 / 117.879

After 26 weeks
[WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 36.455 / 2.110.141
[WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 21.150 / 1.781.809
 
Zen said:
Hm, I didn't expect to see Yakuza 4 beat out RE5's opening. How do they compare for second week numbers?
Borrowing from Chris:

2nd week:
[PS3] Yakuza 4 - 83,187 / 467,159 (-78%)
[PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4 - 67,795 / 532,721 (-85%)
[PS3] Resident Evil 5 - 61,483 / 381,073 (-81%)
[PS3] Yakuza 3 - 52,974 / 425,275 (-86%)

(Media-Create)

It's not the best 2nd week (FFXIII), but it's better than the other games with the biggest openings.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Moor-Angol said:
we already know the Golden Week line-up and it appears to be the worst in the last decade....
I don't see how 2010 Golden Week is worse than 2009 in terms of both sales and quality.

Famitsu 2009 pre Golden week
01 [WII] Monster Hunter G (Capcom) - 142.852 / 142.852
02 [NDS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Pokemon Co.) - 56.160 / 198.424
03 [PS3] Killzone 2 (SCE) - 43.028 / 43.028
04 [PSP] Disaster Report 3: The Collapsing City and the Girl's Song (Irem) - 31.827 / 31.827
05 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP the Best) (Capcom) - 24.675 / 648.249
06 [360] DeathSmiles (Cave) - 20.302 / 20.302
07 [NDS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo) - 15.663 / 551.810
08 [PSP] Devil Kings: Battle Heroes (Capcom) - 14.756 / 130.969
09 [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 12.211 / 3.313.584
10 [NDS] Let's Take the A-Train DS (Artdink) - 11.532 / 11.532
11 [360] Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (Ubisoft) - 8.901 / 8.901
12 [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii (Namco Bandai) - 8.707 / 509.682
13 [NDS] Pro Baseball Family Stadium DS 2009 (Namco Bandai) - 8.664 / 66.490
14 [NDS] Rhythm Heaven: Tap into the Rhythm (Nintendo) - 8.088 / 1.688.265
15 [WII] Deca Sports 2 (Hudson) - 7.866 / 16.460
16 [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 (Konami) - 7.245 / 123.800
17 [NDS] Picross 3D (Nintendo) - 6.403 / 114.880
18 [PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (Namco Bandai) - 5.859 / 142.470
19 [PS3] Warriors Orochi Z (Koei) - 5.442 / 199.625
20 [NDS] Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (Konami) - 5.366 / 363.159
21 [PS2] Little Anchor (D3 Publisher) - 5.254 / 5.254
22 [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3 the Best) (Sega) - 4.910 / 30.306
23 [NDS] Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II: Unmei no Futari (Takara Tomy) - 4.710 / 19.302
24 [PSP] Pangya Fantasy Golf Portable (Takara Tomy) - 4.521 / 20.667
25 [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) - 4.520 / 2.390.763
26 [NDS] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009 (Konami) - 4.404 / 63.584
27 [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) - 4.340 / 1.125.040
28 [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 4.251 / 2.223.007
29 [PS3] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - 4.117 / 454.367
30 [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (Konami) - 4.115 / 225.814
xx [NDS] Aim!! Fishing Master DS (Hudson) - 3.900 / 3.900
xx [PSP] Disgaea 2 Portable (Nippon Ichi Software) - 3.698 / 64.981
xx [NDS] Kanji Brain 2: Premium (IE Institute) - 3.500 / 3.500
xx [PSP] Nantama: Chronicle of Dungeon Maker (Global A Entertainment) - 2.900 / 2.900
xx [NDS] Super Robot Wars K (Namco Bandai) - 2.771 / 198.455
xx [WII] Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Marvelous Entertainment) - 2.575 / 32.100
xx [NDS] Last Bullet (Furyu) - 1.900 / 1.900
xx [NDS] Another Time Another Leaf: Detective in the Mirror (Arc System Works) - 1.300 / 1.300
xx [PS2] Tomb Raider: Underworld (Spike) - 740 / 740
xx [WII] Major Minor's Majestic March (Square Enix) - 600 / 600
xx [NDS] Eight Tomb Village (From Software) - 590 / 590

Famitsu 2009 Golden week
01 [NDS] Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (Namco Bandai) - 101.216 / 101.216
02 [PSP] Persona (Atlus Co.) - 95.406 / 95.406
03 [NDS] WarioWare: Do-It-Yourself (Nintendo) - 69.972 / 69.972
04 [NDS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Pokemon Co.) - 43.179 / 241.603
05 [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Namco Bandai) - 40.385 / 40.385
06 [WII] Monster Hunter G (Capcom) - 34.571 / 177.423
07 [PSP] ToraDora Portable! (Namco Bandai) - 32.573 / 32.573
08 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP the Best) (Capcom) - 27.155 / 675.404
09 [NDS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo) - 19.494 / 571.304
10 [WII] Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Namco Bandai) - 17.080 / 17.080
11 [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 16.054 / 3.329.638
12 [PS3] Killzone 2 (SCE) - 15.522 / 58.550
13 [NDS] Naruto: Shippuden Shinobi Retsuden 3 (Takara Tomy) - 14.785 / 14.785
14 [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii (Namco Bandai) - 11.844 / 521.526
15 [PSP] Devil Kings: Battle Heroes (Capcom) - 11.737 / 142.706
16 [PSP] Disaster Report 3: The Collapsing City and the Girl's Song (Irem) - 11.381 / 43.208
17 [PS2] D.C.I.F. Da Capo: Innocent Finale (Sweets) - 11.168 / 11.168
18 [PS3] X-Blades (Ubisoft) - 10.673 / 10.673
19 [NDS] Rhythm Heaven: Tap into the Rhythm (Nintendo) - 10.182 / 1.698.447
20 [360] X-Blades (Ubisoft) - 8.862 / 8.862
21 [NDS] Pro Baseball Family Stadium DS 2009 (Namco Bandai) - 7.700 / 74.200
22 [WII] Deca Sports 2 (Hudson) - 7.492 / 23.952
23 [NDS] Picross 3D (Nintendo) - 7.445 / 122.325
24 [NDS] Let's Take the A-Train DS (Artdink) - 7.311 / 18.843
25 [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) - 6.821 / 1.131.861
26 [NDS] Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (Konami) - 6.632 / 369.791
27 [NDS] Dun-Dam: Dungeons & Dam (Acquire) - 6.200 / 6.200
28 [360] DeathSmiles (Cave) - 6.200 / 26.500
29 [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 6.125 / 2.229.132
30 [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3 the Best) (Sega) - 5.400 / 35.700
xx [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) - 5.400 / 2.396.200
xx [NDS] Style Savvy (Nintendo) - 5.300 / 818.800
xx [PS3] Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del Sur (Koei) - 5.000 / 5.000
xx [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (Konami) - 5.000 / 231.000
xx [PSP] Final Approach 2: 1st Priority Portable (Nippon Ichi Software) - 4.800 / 4.800
xx [NDS] Jewel Pet: Cute Magic Fantasy (MTO) - 3.600 / 3.600
xx [WII] Mahjong Fight Club Wii: Wi-Fi Taiou (Konami) - 2.800 / 2.800
xx [PSP] Tir Na Nog Yuukyuu no Jin (System Soft Alpha) - 2.600 / 2.600
xx [NDS] Minna no Doubutsusen (Taito Corporation) - 2.600 / 2.600
xx [PS2] Hakushaku to Yousei: Yume to Kizuna ni Omoi wo Hasete (5pb.) - 2.000 / 2.000
xx [PS2] Tir Na Nog Yuukyuu no Jin (System Soft Alpha) - 1.100 / 1.100
xx [WII] Fish Eyes Wii (Marvelous Entertainment) - 750 / 750

2010 pre Golden Week
xx [NDS] Naruto Shippuden: Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash! (Takara Tomy)
xx [NDS] Ivy the Kiwi? (Namco Bandai)
xx [NDS] Kirei Zukin Seikatsu (Columbia Music Entertainment)
xx [NDS] Mahjong Fight Club DS: Wi-Fi Taiou (Konami the Best) (Konami)
xx [PSP] Disgaea: Infinite (Nippon Ichi Software)
xx [PSP] Ys: Oath of Felghana (Falcom)
xx [PSP] Canvas 3: Nanairo no Kiseki (GN Software)
xx [PSP] Knights in the Nightmare (Sting)
xx [PSP] Tokyo Mono Harashi: Karasu no Mori Gakuen Kitan (Atlus Co.)
xx [PSP] Himawari: Pebble in the Sky Portable (Kadokawa Shoten)
xx [PSP] Real Rode Portable (Kadokawa Shoten)
xx [PSP] Harakuju Tantei Gakuen: Steel Wood (Idea Factory)
xx [PSP] Marriage Royale: Prism Story (ASCII Media Works)
xx [PSP] Trick x Logic: Season 1 (SCE)
xx [PSP] Trick x Logic: Season 2 (SCE)
xx [WII] Ivy the Kiwi? (Namco Bandai)
xx [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) (Hudson)
xx [WII] One Piece: Unlimited Cruise 2 - Awakening of the Hero (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) (Namco Bandai)
xx [PS3] NieR Replicant (Square Enix)
xx [PS3] The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda Softworks)
xx [360] NieR Gestalt (Square Enix)
xx [360] The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda Softworks)
xx [360] Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (5pb.)
xx [360] Superstars V8 Racing (Russel)
xx [PS2] Pachislot Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri (Alchemist)

2010 Golden Week
xx [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix)
xx [NDS] Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat III - Yuki no Shugosha Raishuu! (Takara Tomy)
xx [NDS] Rooms: The Main Building (Hudson)
xx [NDS] Cosmetic Paradise: Kirei no Mahou (Global A Entertainment)
xx [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
xx [PSP] Tinkle Crusaders GoGo! (ASCII Media Works)
xx [PSP] Otome wa Oanesama Boku ni Koi Shiteru Portable (Alchemist)
xx [PSP] Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact (Marvelous Entertainment)
xx [PSP] Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo! Portable (Idea Factory)
xx [PSP] Zettai Meikyuu Grimm: Nanatsu no Kagi to Rakuen no Otome (Karin Entertainment)
xx [PSP] Half-Minute Hero (PSP the Best) (Marvelous Entertainment)
xx [WII] Ando Kensaku (Nintendo)
xx [WII] Rooms: The Main Building (Hudson)
xx [WII] Bass Fishing Wii: World Tournament (Arc System Works)
xx [PS3] Super Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)
xx [PS3] Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (Ubi the Best) (Ubisoft)
xx [PS3] X-Blades (Ubi the Best) (Ubisoft)
xx [360] Super Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)
xx [360] WarTech: Senko no Ronde Duo (Grev Ltd.)
xx [360] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft)
xx [360] W.L.O.: World Love Organization (5pb.)
xx [PS2] Loveroot Zero: Kiss Kiss Labyrinth (Dimple Entertainment)
xx [PS2] Kaeru Batake de Tsukamaete (Takuyo)
xx [PS2] ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two (Comfort)

And there can be surprises from Nintendo (Xenoblade?)
 

schuelma

Wastes hours checking old Famitsu software data, but that's why we love him.
Chris1964 said:
And there can be surprises from Nintendo (Xenoblade?)

I know Nintendo is really stupid right now, but even I don't think they would give retailers 3-4 week's notice for a relatively substantial release.