Sure, but my point was more that Western games are doing well in the West and have seen better sales in Japan recently.
But Japanese developed games have seen lower sales in Japan and whilst sales in the West may have increased slightly it's not been significant. If titles on console aren't doing well in Japan then they sure as hell need to be doing amazing overseas, especially when you consider how small the profit is from overseas anyway + rising dev costs + exchange rates impact etc...
Of course there are some Japanese developed games that sell significantly better in the West (global appeal/developed specifically for west) compared to Japan, but not many.
The big issue with the dedicated console market in Japan is the schism between the system of choice for developers and the system of choice for consumers. There are a number of reasons and I don't see it being reconciled any time soon.
Mobius got up to #5, which is either in or pretty close to the million a day mark, so I made a thread about it hitting #5 here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1058655
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Posted in the other thread but it's probably a good thing SE investment didn't go to waste. I'll be willing to give the game a shot if my phone can run it.