Media Create Sales: Week 22, 2011 (May 30 - Jun 5)

Sep 8, 2005
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#52
Takao said:
The week after the 3DS should outsell the PSP.
The week after Zelda/Little Battlers (6/23) is a big week for the PSP: Gundam Memories being the big one, with Stein's Gate and Gloria Union being smaller releases. The 3DS lineup that week is negligible. So I really doubt the 3DS will outsell the PSP that week.
 

Chris1964

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#57
OK, so Wii this second half has 2 confirmed big party games, 3 if Just Dance 2 is included with them, 4 if Mario Party 9 also makes it for December and 5 with Rhythm Heaven?
 
#60
Chris1964 said:
OK, so Wii this second half has 2 confirmed big party games, 3 if Just Dance 2 is included with them, 4 if Mario Party 9 also makes it for December and 5 with Rhythm Heaven?
I'm guessing the first two you're talking about here are Kirby and Zelda? If so, yes, I agree with you.

Rhythm Heaven is supposed to come out before Kirby in Japan, right? If so, it's funny that Kirby is listed as "Fall" in NA and Rhythm Heaven is "TBA" in the US. Hopefully that doesn't mean the latter may not make it out (in NA) this year.

Finally, is there really any hope that Just Dance 2 will sell in Japan? Was the first brought over, too? If so, how did it do?
 
Apr 4, 2010
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#63
Chris1964 said:
OK, so Wii this second half has 2 confirmed big party games, 3 if Just Dance 2 is included with them, 4 if Mario Party 9 also makes it for December and 5 with Rhythm Heaven?
Is nintendo finally going to release Just Dance 2 in Japan anyway? I really don't understand what's taking them so long.
 
Mar 19, 2009
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#64
Spiegel said:
Little Battlers is going to do sub 100k numbers for sure. It won't push hardware.
Have pre-orders been low? Because I'd call a below 100k debut a bomba debut given the years the game has been in development, alongside the rest of the media made.

Grimmy said:
The week after Zelda/Little Battlers (6/23) is a big week for the PSP: Gundam Memories being the big one, with Stein's Gate and Gloria Union being smaller releases. The 3DS lineup that week is negligible. So I really doubt the 3DS will outsell the PSP that week.
Ah, I didn't realize that Gundam was that week. Even with Tales for 3DS, I guess the PSP will claim that.

Which makes the week of the 16 kind of interestin, as I may be overestimating Cardboard Senki a lot (part bias, as I want the game to succeed).
 
Apr 4, 2010
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#66
Grimmy said:
The week after Zelda/Little Battlers (6/23) is a big week for the PSP: Gundam Memories being the big one, with Stein's Gate and Gloria Union being smaller releases. The 3DS lineup that week is negligible. So I really doubt the 3DS will outsell the PSP that week.
Those will not make any difference in hardware sales. Gloria Union is probably not gonna break 30k and I doubt steins:gate is gonna make any waves.

I know nothing about this Gundam release though, is this a big release with lots of marketing or a lower key one?
 
Mar 19, 2007
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#68
apana said:
3DS is picking up, interesting. I'll be very interested to see what Ocarina does in Japan. Wii is dead, but we all knew that already. Vita will likely have monster opening considering the PSP in Japan.
-Not backwards compatible (just PSN, PSP love is in the physical media).
-3DS with lower price (expected)
 

gerg

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d+pad said:
It's very strange that Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii everywhere but in Japan. I wonder why they're doing this -- other than they just no longer care :(
The only explanation I can think of is that Nintendo is really desperate to make yen in Japan when the exchange rate is so poor for everywhere else, but I think we're long past the point where the extra yen from fewer sales represents a net gain (over less yen but greater sales).

On the other hand, I'd say we're also long past the point where lowering the Wii to 10,000 yen would bolster it, either.
 
Aug 17, 2009
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apana said:
3DS is picking up, interesting. I'll be very interested to see what Ocarina does in Japan. Wii is dead, but we all knew that already. Vita will likely have monster opening considering the PSP in Japan.
How past systems have done means Jack shit, would have thought people had learnt that from the PS3 and so far with the 3DS. PS3 is winning the special Olympics but in reality both PS3 and Wii are doing horrid, Japan really is handheld central and don't see that changing with the likes of Wii U, PS4 etc. 3DS will pick up and Vita is looking good, in all likelihood they will just strengthen the handheld hold in Japan is that were even possible. I love it.

Mooreberg said:
I don't usually follow this stuff, but is Monster Hunter beyond Dragon Quest at this point in terms of sales for the most recent releases?
Yep going by current franchise strength, portable MH games are bigger than DQ.
How much did DQ IX sell in Japan again?
 
Apr 15, 2005
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#75
KingDizzi said:
Yep going by current franchise strength, portable MH games are bigger than DQ.
How much did DQ IX sell in Japan again?
That is just WRONG in all aspects...

It was announced that DQIX sold some 4.26 million way back in March 2010. Given Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold roughly the same amount now on Media Create, I would think they are about the same in franchise strength, but only in terms of portables.

DQ X is going to outsell MH3 on Wii by order of magnitudes more...
 

DR2K

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#76
cvxfreak said:
A PSone One Piece ranked above REmake when they came out in 2002 as well.
I guess lighting struck twice. Hopefully revelations does a lot better.
 
Dec 18, 2004
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#78
Tons of nintendo news today:

Biggest one for me Nintendo is publishing Epic mickey, comes out on August 4th

Also Pokemon scramble for 3ds on July 28th

June 16 3DS Zelda
June 23 Wii New Bundle
June 30 Wii Goldeneye
July 7 Wii Wii Plus Party
July 14 3DS Starfox 3d
July 14 3ds New Red Model
July 21 Wii Rhythm heaven
July 28日 3DS Super Pokemon Scramble
August 4 DS Kirby
August 4 Wii Epic Mickey
 
Jun 17, 2004
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#82
Second said:
What are the chances of SE moving DQX to WiiU?

I'd love that.
they don't need to as you'll be able to play it on both consoles anyway. I wouldn't be surprised though if DQX was released around the same time as Wi U in Japan, and was used to tout the retrocompatibility of the new console.
 

Chris1964

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Famitsu Sales: May 2011 (Apr 25 - May 29)

01. / 02. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional (Square Enix) {2011.03.31} - 129.177 / 432.594 (-57%)
02. / 00. [PSP] Patapon 3 (SCE) {2011.04.28} - 99.852 / NEW
03. / 00. [PSP] Final Promise Story (Image Epoch) {2011.04.28} - 85.872 / NEW
04. / 00. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (Bandai Namco) {2011.05.26} - 76.578 / NEW
05. / 00. [PSP] Akiba's Trip (Acquire) {2011.05.19} - 67.524 / NEW
06. / 05. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14} - 64.028 / 165.223 (-37%)
07. / 00. [PS3] El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition) {2011.04.28} - 63.734 / NEW
08. / 09. [NDS] Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (Pokemon Co.) {2011.04.21} - 46.384 / 96.964 (-8%)
09. / 01. [PSP] Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen (Bandai Namco) {2011.04.14} - 41.961 / 358.603 (-87%)
10. / 03. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14} - 39.060 / 156.042 (-67%)
11. / 00. [3DS] Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.19} - 36.632 / NEW
12. / 20. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) {2008.04.10} - 30.639 / 3.164.930 (+34%)
13. / 00. [PS3] Warriors: Legends of Troy (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.26} - 28.556 / NEW
14. / 14. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 27.993 / 229.160 (-16%)
15. / 12. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {2010.12.01} - 26.833 / 4.433.725 (-23%)
16. / 00. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} - 26.557 / 5.196.555 (+27%)
17. / 00. [3DS] Steel Diver (Nintendo) {2011.05.12} - 25.115 / NEW
18. / 00. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} - 24.573 / 1.871.910
19. / 00. [PS3] Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou (Bandai Namco) {2011.05.12} - 22.691 / NEW
20. / 11. [3DS] Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) {2011.04.14} - 22.581 / 60.353 (-40%)

00. / 00. [NDS] Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku (Bandai Namco) {2011.04.21} - 20.119 / 36.689 (+21%)
00. / 00. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25} - 18.421 / 6.137.924 (+11%)
00. / 00. [NDS] Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no Isan (Bandai Namco) {2011.05.26} - 14.998 / NEW
00. / 00. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16} - 11.955 / 425.989 (-7%)
00. / 00. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) {2005.12.08} - 11.687 / 3.780.159 (+9%)
00. / 00. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18} - 11.460 / 3.594.289
00. / 00. [NDS] Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS (Idea Factory) {2011.04.28} - 10.702 / NEW

00. / 00. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18} - 3.640 / 56.743 (+15%)
00. / 18. [PS2] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Shoten) {2011.03.31} - 3.038 / 29.793 (-89%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Persona 4 (PlayStation 2 the Best) (Atlus Co.) {2010.08.05} - 1.940 / 28.028 (+17%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Konami Dendou Selection) (Konami) {2009.11.05} - 1.043 / 35.078 (+3%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Ultimate Hits) (Square Enix) {2008.06.26} - 941 / 111.501 (+63%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Super Robot Wars Z (PlayStation 2 the Best) (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.03} - 832 / 1.685 (+80%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Moujuutsukai to Oujisama: Snow Bride (Idea Factory) {2011.02.24} - 609 / 7.265 (-4%)
00. / 00. [PS2] Moujuutsukai to Oujisama: Twin Pack (Idea Factory) {2011.02.24} - 75 / 1.258 (-49%)


PSP - 6
3DS - 5
PS3 - 4
NDS - 3
WII - 2
360 - 0
PS2 - 0


MARKET VALUE (Millions Yen)
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|       | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |            
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|  H-W  |     10.140 |          0 |     11.620 |     72.460 |     79.460 |       
|  S-W  |     13.100 |          0 |     25.810 |     98.600 |    126.890 |       
|  TOT  |     23.230 |          0 |     37.430 |    171.040 |    206.340 |       
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Mar 25, 2005
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#84
mutsu said:
That is just WRONG in all aspects...

It was announced that DQIX sold some 4.26 million way back in March 2010. Given Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold roughly the same amount now on Media Create, I would think they are about the same in franchise strength, but only in terms of portables.

DQ X is going to outsell MH3 on Wii by order of magnitudes more...
Monster hunter 3 portable is almost at 4.5 million according to Media Create, and is past 4.4 million according to Famitsu. The game still hasn't had a bargain priced re-release yet. 2G sold 1.5 million in re-releases. I don't think that will happen for MHP3, but 200-300k seems like a reasonable target.

Garaph has DQIX stopping at 4.15 million in its initial release. The bargain re-release is at about 175k. So that is ~4.3 million total. Dragon Quest IX is the best selling entry in the franchise by a good margin.

So, I don't see how it is wrong to say that, currently, Monster Hunter is more popular than Dragon Quest. Especially since Monster Hunter Portable 3 has outsold every DQ game ever.
 

cw_sasuke

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Sep 9, 2006
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#87
kswiston said:
Monster hunter 3 portable is almost at 4.5 million according to Media Create, and is past 4.4 million according to Famitsu. The game still hasn't had a bargain priced re-release yet. 2G sold 1.5 million in re-releases. I don't think that will happen for MHP3, but 200-300k seems like a reasonable target.

Garaph has DQIX stopping at 4.15 million in its initial release. The bargain re-release is at about 175k. So that is ~4.3 million total. Dragon Quest IX is the best selling entry in the franchise by a good margin.

So, I don't see how it is wrong to say that, currently, Monster Hunter is more popular than Dragon Quest. Especially since Monster Hunter Portable 3 has outsold every DQ game ever.
MH is that strong on PSP - DQ Main title could be released in the 360 and still would sell its 3 million ......

I would still put Pokemon and DQ above Monster Hunter, I wanna see if that iP can maintain those sales levels post-PSP era ...
 
Aug 30, 2006
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#88
Wii seems to have decent line-up in Japan during summer (esp. July), though it may be 1-year too late...

Can these save Wii for better 2H in 2011 until WiiU? At least we will see Mario Party 9 and Zelda (finally) for the winter line-up...

Wii
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Wii Play: Motion - 7/7
Inazuma Eleven Strikers - 7/16
Everybody's Rhythm Heaven - 7/21
Epic Mickey - 8/4 (Japanese release fixes the camera issue and difficulty setting, monitored by Nintendo)
 
Jul 10, 2008
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#89
cw_sasuke said:
MH is that strong on PSP - DQ Main title could be released in the 360 and still would sell its 3 million ......

I would still put Pokemon and DQ above Monster Hunter, I wanna see if that iP can maintain those sales levels post-PSP era ...
3 million on 360 is pure speculation with no evidence.

Why does it matter what platform it's on? Right now Monster Hunter 3P has already outsold every Dragon Quest game including budget releases and it's not even done selling. Right now Monster Hunter sells more than Dragon Quest. Does anyone care that Pokemon games only sell on portable platforms? No.
 
#91
gerg said:
The only explanation I can think of is that Nintendo is really desperate to make yen in Japan when the exchange rate is so poor for everywhere else, but I think we're long past the point where the extra yen from fewer sales represents a net gain (over less yen but greater sales).

On the other hand, I'd say we're also long past the point where lowering the Wii to 10,000 yen would bolster it, either.
You're probably right regarding your second point, especially, but I have to imagine a nice price drop plus the upcoming line up of games -- Inazuma Eleven, Rhythm Heaven, Kirby Wii, probably Mario Party 9 -- would do *something* to the system's sales.

Anyway, I can't believe NOJ's solution at this point is to keep the price the same and throw in Wii Sports Resort and another Wii Remote Plus. Uh, that would have been a good idea -- over a year ago :\
 

Chris1964

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#92
Chris1964 said:
OK, so Wii this second half has 2 confirmed big party games, 3 if Just Dance 2 is included with them, 4 if Mario Party 9 also makes it for December and 5 with Rhythm Heaven?
And Mario and Sonic. 3 of them have Mario. What is this? Party attack? Now I see why Nintendo includes 2 wiimotes.
 
Sep 8, 2005
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#94
Alrus said:
Those will not make any difference in hardware sales. Gloria Union is probably not gonna break 30k and I doubt steins:gate is gonna make any waves.

I know nothing about this Gundam release though, is this a big release with lots of marketing or a lower key one?
I'll be surprised if it does less than 100K. Here's the Gundam Memories trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjXEm_Ak4l8

So I'd disagree about it not making a difference in hardware sales. At least PSP sales won't drop.
 

Chris1964

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21. / 00. [WII] Sengoku Basara 3 # (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2011.06.02}
22. / 44. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP the Best) (Konami) {2011.02.24}
23. / 36. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18}
24. / 26. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) {2010.12.09}
25. / 28. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus (Nintendo) {2010.11.11}
26. / 34. [PS3] Demon's Souls (PlayStation 3 the Best) (SCE) {2010.02.25}
27. / 00. [360] Dance Central (Microsoft Game Studios) {2011.06.02}
28. / 22. [PS3] Infamous (PlayStation 3 the Best) (SCE) {2011.05.26}
29. / 43. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega) {2011.02.24}
30. / 23. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14}
31. / 45. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
32. / 40. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PlayStation 3 the Best) (Capcom) {2010.11.11}
33. / 30. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {2009.12.03}
34. / 33. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26}
35. / 17. [3DS] Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.19}
36. / 46. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) {2008.01.31}
37. / 00. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition) (Square Enix) {2010.12.16}
38. / 48. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11}
39. / 31. [WII] Billy's Boot Camp: Enjoy the Diet on Wii! (Rocket Company) {2011.04.21}
40. / 39. [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) (Hudson) {2011.01.20}
41. / 42. [PSP] Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Square Enix) {2011.03.24}
42. / 35. [3DS] Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) {2011.04.14}
43. / 00. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.09}
44. / 47. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
45. / 18. [PS3] Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 (PlayStation 3 the Best) (Gust) {2011.05.26}
46. / 38. [PSP] Earth Defence Force 2 Portable (D3 Publisher) {2011.04.07}
47. / 00. [WII] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2011.04.21}
48. / 00. [PSP] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Shoten) {2011.03.31}
49. / 00. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) {2005.12.08}
50. / 00. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}


PSP - 12
WII - 12
NDS - 9
PS3 - 9
3DS - 6
360 - 2
PS2 - 0


SOFTWARE
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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |            
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|  ALL  |   478.000 |   597.000 |   674.082 | 18.648.000 | 23.947.697 |       
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Apr 4, 2010
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#96
Grimmy said:
I'll be surprised if it does less than 100K. Here's the Gundam Memories trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjXEm_Ak4l8

So I'd disagree about it not making a difference in hardware sales. At least PSP sales won't drop.
Yeah I wasn't including Gundam in the "not making a difference" games, just Gloria Union and Steins Gate, both very minor releases. (unless Steins:Gate is a much more popular VN than I was aware of).

I know Gundam is pretty big, it's just that lower key releases from the franchise don't sell that much. But yeah it will probably help the PSP keep steady for next week.
 
Jan 21, 2008
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#97
Dengeki Sales, May 30 - Jun 05, 2011 (week 23)

01. / 00. [3DS] Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom) - 59,819 / 59,819 [Sell-through: ~50% => 120,000]
02. / 01. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (Bandai Namco) - 19,100 / 97,759
03. / 05. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix) - 12,389 / 517,181
04. / 12. [NDS] Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (Pokemon Co.) - 11,256 / 117,401
05. / 02. [PS3] Warriors: Legends of Troy (Koei Tecmo) - 10,560 / 44,438
06. / 00. [360] Phantom Breaker (5pb. / MAGES.) - 10,517 / 10,517
07. / 04. [PSP] Akiba's Trip (Acquire) - 10,063 / 83,577
08. / 03. [WII] Pandora's Tower (Nintendo) - 9,417 / 33,508
09. / 09. [PSP] Patapon 3 (SCE) - 7,367 / 114,374
10. / 10. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) - 6,700 / 185,053
11. / 07. [NDS] Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no Isan (Bandai Namco) - 6,439 / 21,945
12. / 06. [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition: Tendou with Power-up Kit (Koei Tecmo) - 5,344 / 20,926
13. / 14. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) - 5,167 / 4,568,072
14. / 11. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 4,919 / 1,857,623
15. / 21. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker [PSP the Best] (Konami) - 3,878 / ?
16. / 19. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 3,731 / 3,148,693
17. / 30. [NDS] Pokemon White (Pokemon Co.) - 3,471 / ?
18. / 27. [NDS] Pokemon Black (Pokemon Co.) - 3,453 / ?
19. / 17. [PSP] Gungnir: Masou no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou (Atlus) - 3,417 / 25,455
20. / 26. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami) - 3,276 / ?

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/372/372940/
http://megalodon.jp/2011-0610-2138-29/news.dengeki.com/soft/ranking/ranking.html

Week 22: 05-23~05-29
 

Sage00

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French said:
Is it me or PS3 has no games until August ?
It does seem a bit sparse. Not many big games, a decent number of smaller games.

From what I can see:
Yakuza of the End this week
Atelier Meruru next week
Street Fighter 4 AE in 2 weeks
Pawapuro, No More Heroes, EDF: IA, LA Noire and Infamous 2 in July.

Might be missing something, maybe someone has a full release list.