Retro Sales Age Thread

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Japan? Just 130k total, but that doesn't include Mark III (which should be higher), for which they used a different serial number format which isn't fully understood yet.
I had keep note of this about Mark III/SMS in Japan:
Sega 8 Bit: SG-1000 + Mark III + SMS = 1.44M (SG-1000 sold around 400K, Mark III around 700K, SMS around 340K) *3

SMS figure was obtained by Tanaka pdf total for Sega 8 bit consoles and subtracting the figures for Mark III and SG-1000 found here:
http://wikiwiki.jp/gamehard/?%B9%F1%C6%E2%A5%CF%A1%BC%A5%C9%C7%E4%A4%EA%BE%E5%A4%B2
 

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I had keep note of this about Mark III/SMS in Japan:
Sega 8 Bit: SG-1000 + Mark III + SMS = 1.44M (SG-1000 sold around 400K, Mark III around 700K, SMS around 340K) *3

SMS figure was obtained by Tanaka pdf total for Sega 8 bit consoles and subtracting the figures for Mark III and SG-1000 found here:
http://wikiwiki.jp/gamehard/?%B9%F1%C6%E2%A5%CF%A1%BC%A5%C9%C7%E4%A4%EA%BE%E5%A4%B2
It's not possible to be that high from serial numbers, maybe the estimates could be off by a few tens of thousands at most. I don't think that any numbers from JP SMS or earlier models directly source Sega, so should be taken with caution.
 

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Is it software sales/shipment in the bottom part of these images?
Someone can translate?
Edit again: Looks like it might be LTD sales for titles released that year, 1995 Saturn VF2 1.45m, seems a bit high for just YTD?.
Edit again again: Yep, must be LTD sales, 1996 Mario Kart 64 is higher than the number of consoles that they had shipped through March 1997.
 

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LTDS:

1993:
[SFC] Super Mario All-Stars - 2,120,000
[SFC] Street Fighter II Turbo - 2,100,000
[SFC] Super Puyo Puyo - 1,700,000
[SFC] Secret of Mana - 1,500,000
[GB] Kirby's Pinball Land - 1,120,000

1994:
[SFC] Donkey Kong Country - 3,000,000
[SFC] Final Fantasy VI - 2,550,000
[SFC] Super Street Fighter II - 1,290,000
[GB] Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - 1,590,000

1995:
[SFC] Dragon Quest VI - 3,190,000
[SFC] Chrono Trigger - 2,030,000
[SFC] Yoshi's Island - 1,770,000
[SS] Virtua Fighter 2 - 1,450,000
[PS] Arc the Lad - 1,110,000

1996:
[N64] Mario Kart 64 - 2,240,000
[N64] Super Mario 64 - 1,920,000
[PS] PaRappa the Rapper - 1,480,000
[PS] Tekken 2 - 1,370,000
[PS] Resident Evil - 1,110,000
[GB] Pokemon Series - 23,000,000
 
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seeing Megami Tensei 2 in the chart on the last page has me so curious about the pre-PSX sales of the franchise. all we know for now is that Persona 1 is the best selling megaten game at 400K, but did Shin Megami Tensei beat it across all platforms? How did it do just on Super Famicom? Or PC Engine? How about the sequel? So many questions!
 
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seeing Megami Tensei 2 in the chart on the last page has me so curious about the pre-PSX sales of the franchise. all we know for now is that Persona 1 is the best selling megaten game at 400K, but did Shin Megami Tensei beat it across all platforms? How did it do just on Super Famicom? Or PC Engine? How about the sequel? So many questions!
What we have so far from famitsu charts:

SMT Weeks 1,2,3: (formula not confirmed)
Code:
4 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei 	Atlus	8200	 90,200 
5 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei	Atlus	3039	 33,429 
6 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei	Atlus	1674	 18,414
Famitsu's pt. total end of '92: 18,651 or ~205,161
SMT was still charting in early '93

SMT2 Weeks 1-10: (x4.35)
Code:
2 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	30603	 133,123 
6 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	12940	 56,289 
13 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	3775	 16,421 
20 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	1419	 6,173 
24 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	906	 3,941 
24 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	1046	 4,550 
22 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	2748	 11,954 
21 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	880	 3,828 
26 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei II	Atlus	655	 2,849
 
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^we do not have that week yet, that would be the double week over the holidays.


kitsunebi77 from the retromags site has been gracious enough to take shots of the top30 charts from his pre-95 issues and share them with us!

Here's two from 1992:
A Mega Drive game at no. 1!? This might be the only one ever.

No. 174
top30 coverage: 3/16/92 - 3/22/92

translation, projections:
14 retailers (= x10?)
Code:
1 MD	Shining Force ~legacy of the gods~ (3/20)	Sega		3493	 34,930 / New
2 SFC	Final Fight Guy					Capcom		2751	 27,510 / New
3 FC	Fire Emblem Gaiden				Nintendo	2622	 26,220 / 67,530
4 SFC	Romancing SaGa					Square		2520	 25,200 	
5 SFC	Contra Spirits					Konami		1769	 17,690 	
6 SFC	Super Mario World				Nintendo	1751	 17,510 	
7 SFC	Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Legend		Bandai		1529	 15,290 	
8 SFC	Exhaust Heat					Seta		1223	 12,230 	
9 SFC	Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods		Nintendo	1177	 11,770 	
10 GB	Yoshi's Egg					Nintendo	963	 9,630 	
11 SFC	Otogirisou 					Chunsoft	880	 8,800 	
12 GB	Takahashi Expert's Adventure Island II		Hudson		862	 8,620 	
13 GB	Super Mario Land				Nintendo	778	 7,780 	
14 SFC	Super Inindo: Datou Nobunaga (3/19)		Koei		750	 7,500 	/ New
15 SFC	Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula (3/19)		Takara		704	 7,040 	/ New
16 FC	Super Momotaro Dentetsu (3/20)			Hudson		648	 6,480 	/ New
17 GB	Sa.Ga 3						Square		630	 6,300 	
18 MD	Sonic The Hedgehog				Sega		556	 5,560 	
19 FC	Soreike! Anpanman: Minna de Hiking Game! (3/20)	Bandai-Angel	537	 5,370 	/ New
20 GB	Tetris						Nintendo	519	 5,190 	
21 SFC	Harukanaru Augusta				T&E Soft	500	 5,000 	
22 SFC	Dragon Slayer: the legend of heroes		Epoch		463	 4,630 	
23 SFC	Takahashi Expert's Adventure Island		Hudson		435	 4,350 	
24 FC	Namco Classic					Namco		398	 3,980 	
25 PCE	Parodius Da!					Konami	        380	 3,800 	
26 FC	Crash 'n the boys: Ice Challenge		Technos Jp	361	 3,610 	
27 SFC	SimEarth					Imagineer	343	 3,430 	
28 FC	Yoshi's Egg					Nintendo	315	 3,150 	
29 SFC	Final Fantasy IV Easy Type			Square	        306	 3,060 	
30 SFC	R.P.M. Racing (3/19)				Victor	        287	 2,870 / New
No. 175
top30 covers: 3/23/92 - 3/29/92

translation, projections:
Code:
1 SFC	Super Famista (3/27)				Namco		5528	 55,280 / New
2 SFC	Ranma 1/2: street combat (3/27)			Messiah		3804	 38,040 / New
3 PCE	Tengai Makyou II: Manji Maru |CD-ROM2| (3/26)	Hudson		3095	 30,950 / New
4 SFC	Last Fighter Twin (3/28)			Banpresto	1871	 18,710 / New
5 SFC	Romancing SaGa					Square		1229	 12,290 
6 SFC	Magical Taru Ruto-Kun: Magic Adventure (3/28)	Bandai		1106	 11,060 / New
7 FC	Best Horse Racing Derby Stallion		ASCII		1071	 10,710 	
8 MD	Shining Force ~legacy of the gods~		Sega		1004	 10,040 / 44,970
9 GB	Captain Tsubasa VS. (3/27)			Tecmo		969	 9,690 	/ New
10 SFC	Super Mario World				Nintendo	882	 8,820 	
11 SFC	Hat Trick Hero (3/27)				Taito		780	 7,800 	/ New
12 SFC	Final Fight Guy					Capcom		744	 7,440 	/ 34,950
13 SFC	Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Legend		Bandai		724	 7,240 	
14 FC	Fire Emblem Gaiden				Nintendo	668	 6,680 	/ 74,210
15 GB	Yoshi's Egg					Nintendo	632	 6,320 	
16 GB	Takahashi Expert's Adventure Island II		Hudson		622	 6,220 	
17 SFC	Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods		Nintendo	581	 5,810 	
18 FC	Super Momotaro Dentetsu				Hudson		576	 5,760 	
19 SFC	Rushing Beat (3/27)				Jaleco		499	 4,990 	/ New
20 SFC	Contra Spirits					Konami		494	 4,940 	
21 GB	Super Mario Land				Nintendo	474	 4,740 	
22 FC	Yoshi's Egg					Nintendo	443	 4,430 	
23 SFC	Exhaust Heat					Seta		408	 4,080 	
24 SFC	Takahashi Expert's Adventure Island		Hudson		357	 3,570 	
25 GB	Sa.Ga 3						Square		341	 3,410 	
26 SFC	Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula			Takara		336	 3,360 	
27 GB	Chibi Maruko-Chan 3: Mezase! Game... (3/27)	Takara		311	 3,110 	/ New
28 SFC	Super Inindo: Datou Nobunaga 			Koei		270	 2,700 	
29 FC	Crash 'n the boys: Ice Challenge		Technos Jp	255	 2,550 	
30 FC	Hono no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (3/28)		Sunsoft		249	 2,490 	/ New
more to come...
 
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No. 221
coverage: 2/8/93 - 2/14/93

projections are just that/not definite.
14 retailers (x11?)
Code:
1 SFC	Super Tetris 2+Bombliss					BPS		1929	 21,219 	
2 SFC	Final Fantasy V						Square		1811	 19,921 	
3 SFC	Super Mario Kart					Nintendo	1729	 19,019 	
4 SFC	Street Fighter II					Capcom		1037	 11,407  
5 GB	Super Mario Land 2					Nintendo	947	 10,417 
6 SFC	Dragon Quest V						Enix		930	 10,230 	
7 SFC	Hanjuku Hero: Aa, sekaiyo hanjukunare…!!		Square		592	 6,512 	
8 SFC	Gegege no Kitarou: The Resurgence! Demon King is Back	Bandai		572	 6,292 	
9 GB	Yoshi's Cookie						Nintendo	546	 6,006 	
10 SFC	Tiny Toon Adventures					Konami		464	 5,104 	
11 SFC	Super Mario World					Nintendo	419	 4,609 	
12 GB	Kirby's Star						Nintendo	410	 4,510 	
13 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei					Atlus		392	 4,312 	
14 SFC	Pro Football '93 (2/3)					EA Victor	390	 4,290 NEW
15 FC	Yoshi's Cookie						Nintendo	387	 4,257 	
16 SFC	Great Comedy Life Theatre				Taito		382	 4,202 	
17 MD	Puyo Puyo						Sega		381	 4,191 	
18 FC	Rockman 5 						Capcom		363	 3,993 	
19 SFC	World Class Rugby					Misawa Entert.	355	 3,905 	
20 SFC	Romance of The Three Kingdoms III			Koei		328	 3,608 	
21 GB	Tetris							Nintendo	320	 3,520 	
22 SFC	Nobunaga's Late Stage					Yanoman		273	 3,003 	
23 GB	Rockman World 3						Capcom		271	 2,981 	
24 SFC	Namcot Open 						Namco		264	 2,904 	
25 FC	Dragon Ball Z: Gekitou Tenkaichi Budokai 		Bandai		255	 2,805 	
26 SFC	Pachi Otto-kun Special					Coconuts	228	 2,508 	
27 SFC	Assault Suits Valken					Messiah		218	 2,398 	
28 PCE	Bomberman '93						Hudson		209	 2,299 	
29 GB	Super Mario Land 					Nintendo	201	 2,211 	
30 FC	Super Mario USA						Nintendo	192	 2,112
no. 222
coverage: 2/15/93 - 2/21/93

Star Fox!!!

14 retailers
Code:
1 SFC	Star Fox FX (2/21)					Nintendo	12057	 132,627 NEW
2 SFC	Super Mario Kart					Nintendo	1883	 20,713 	
3 SFC	Final Fantasy V						Square		1547	 17,017 	
4 SFC	Doraemon: Nobita to Yousei no Kuni (2/19)		Epoch		1374	 15,114 NEW
5 SFC	Super Tetris 2+Bombliss					BPS		1192	 13,112 	
6 GB	Super Mario Land 2					Nintendo	1103	 12,133 
7 SFC	Mickey's Magical Adventure				Capcom		1046	 11,506 	
8 SFC	Dragon Quest V						Enix		937	 10,307 	
9 SFC	Street Fighter II					Capcom		819	 9,009 	
10 SFC	Gegege no Kitarou: The Resurgence! Demon King is Back	Bandai		653	 7,183 	
11 GB	Yoshi's Cookie						Nintendo	555	 6,105 	
12 SFC	Romance of The Three Kingdoms III			Koei		427	 4,697 	
13 SFC	Super Mario World					Nintendo	413	 4,543 	
14 SFC	Koutetsu no Kishi / Knight of Steel (2/19)		Asmik		379	 4,169  NEW
15 SFC	Pro Football '93					EA Victor	364	 4,004 	/ 8,294
16 MD	Puyo Puyo						Sega		360	 3,960 	
17 GB	Kirby's Star						Nintendo	354	 3,894 	
18 SFC	Wally - you find! (2/19)				Tomy		336	 3,696  NEW
19 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei					Atlus		330	 3,630 	
20 SFC	Hanjuku Hero: Aa, sekaiyo hanjukunare…!!		Square		309	 3,399 	
21 SFC	Super Mahjong Tournament				Koei		296	 3,256 	
22 GB	Super Mario Land					Nintendo	283	 3,113 	
23 SFC	Ranma 1/2: Hard Battle					Messiah		280	 3,080 	
24 SFC	Battle Soccer: champion of the field			Banpresto	273	 3,003 	
25 FC	Yoshi's Cookie						Nintendo	258	 2,838 	
26 FC	Famista '93						Namco		235	 2,585 	
27 GB	Tetris							Nintendo	227	 2,497 	
28 FC	Battle Baseball						Banpresto	217	 2,387  NEW
29 FC	Rockman 5 						Capcom		200	 2,200 	
30 FC	Hot-Blooded Fighting Legend				Technos Jp	197	 2,167
no. 223
coverage: 2/22/93 - 2/28/93


14 ret.
Code:
1 SFC	Star Fox					Nintendo	8481	 93,291 / 225,918
2 SFC	F-1 Grand Prix II (2/26)			Video System	5059	 55,649 NEW
3 SFC	NBA Pro Basketball Bulls vs. Blazers (2/26)	EA Victor	2620	 28,820 NEW
4 SFC	Final Fantasy V					Square		2421	 26,631 	
5 SFC	Super Mario Kart				Nintendo	2011	 22,121 	
6 SFC	Doraemon: Nobita to Yousei no Kuni		Epoch		1501	 16,511 / 31,625
7 SFC	Dragon Quest V					Enix		1246	 13,706 	
8 SFC	Mickey's Magical Adventure			Capcom		1028	 11,308 	
9 GB	Super Mario Land 2				Nintendo	976	 10,736 
10 SFC	Batman Returns (2/26)				Konami		928	 10,208 NEW
11 SFC	Street Fighter II				Capcom		901	 9,911 	
12 SFC	Super Tetris 2+Bombliss				BPS		817	 8,987 	
13 GB	Kirby's Star					Nintendo	794	 8,734 	
14 GB	Oni III: Kuro no Hakaishin (2/26)		Banpresto	646	 7,106 	NEW
15 SFC	Super Mario World				Nintendo	573	 6,303 	
16 MD	Puyo Puyo					Sega		555	 6,105 	
17 SFC	Cosmo Gang The Puzzle (2/26)			Namco		536	 5,896 	NEW
18 GB	Adventure Island III (2/26)			Hudson		454	 4,994 	NEW
19 SFC	Oda Nobunaga: legion of dynasties (2/26)	Angel		436	 4,796 	NEW
20 SFC	Romance of The Three Kingdoms III		Koei		427	 4,697 	
21 SFC	Battletech (2/26)				Victor		382	 4,202 	NEW
22 GB	Yoshi's Cookie					Nintendo	354	 3,894 	
23 SFC	Sim Ant (2/26)					Imagineer	345	 3,795 	NEW
24 SFC	Wally - you find! 				Tomy		327	 3,597 / 7,293
25 FC	Super Mario USA					Nintendo	310	 3,410 	
26 FC	Yoshi's Cookie					Nintendo	304	 3,344 	
27 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei				Atlus		297	 3,267 	
28 GB	Tetris						Nintendo	288	 3,168 	
29 SFC	Knight of Steel					Asmik		273	 3,003 / 7,172
30 SFC	Battle Baseball					Banpresto	248	 2,728 / 5,115
No. 228
coverage: 3/29/93 - 4/4/93

We had just the top 5, now the full chart!

15 ret. (x10)
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1 SFC	Captain Tsubasa IV (4/3)				Tecmo		12103	 121,030 NEW
2 SFC	Breath of Fire -the dragon warrior- (4/3)		Capcom		8629	 86,290 NEW
3 FC	Kirby's Star: story of the fountain of dreams		Nintendo	4195	 41,950 / 99,340
4 SFC	Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden				Bandai		3178	 31,780 / 1,031,530
5 SFC	Super Famista 2						Namcot		2811	 28,110 / 222,860
6 SFC	Super Mario Kart					Nintendo	2684	 26,840 
7 SFC	Pop'n TwinBee						Konami		2302	 23,020 	
8 SFC	Super Wagyan Land 2					Namcot		1877	 18,770 	
9 SFC	Legend of Ogre Battle					Quest		1537	 15,370 / 224,040
10 SFC	Super Tetris 2+Bombliss					BPS		1283	 12,830 	
11 GB	Super Mario Land 2					Nintendo	1064	 10,640 
12 SFC	The Great Battle III					Banpresto	1010	 10,100 	
13 SFC	Star Fox						Nintendo	999	 9,990 	
14 SFC	Final Fantasy V						Square		951	 9,510 	
15 SFC	Ultra Seven						Bandai		903	 9,030 	
16 GB	Kirby's Star						Nintendo	611	 6,110 	
17 PCE	CALI II [CD-ROM2] (3/31)				NEC Avenue	575	 5,750 	NEW
18 SFC	Super Mario World					Nintendo	564	 5,640 	
19 SFC	Mickey's Magical Adventure				Capcom		532	 5,320 	
20 FC	Dragon Ball Z: Gekitou Tenkaichi Budokai 		Bandai		400	 4,000 	
21 MCD	Final Fight CD (4/2)					Sega		380	 3,800 	NEW
22 SFC	Tecmo Super NBA Basketball				Tecmo		379	 3,790 	
23 SFC	Dragon Quest V						Enix		366	 3,660 	
24 SFC	Air Management II (4/2)					Koei		351	 3,510 	NEW
25 GG	Puyo Puyo						Sega		348	 3,480 	
26 SFC	Super Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi	Koei		338	 3,380 	
27 GB	Tetris							Nintendo	322	 3,220 	
28 SFC	Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2				Human		318	 3,180 	
29 SFC	F-1 Grand Prix Part II					Video System	316	 3,160 	
30 GB	Yoshi's Cookie						Nintendo	306	 3,060
no. 241
coverage: 6/28/93 - 7/4/93

week before SF II Turbo

15 retailers
Code:
1 SFC	Super Formation Soccer 2				Human		2406	 24,060 
2 SFC	Super Scope Set						Nintendo	1981	 19,810 
3 GB	Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Shiro wa Otomodachi Dayo	Bandai		1847	 18,470 
4 GB	Legend of Zelda: Dream Island				Nintendo	1749	 17,490 
5 SFC	Estpolis Legend	/ Lufia					Taito		1532	 15,320 
6 SFC	Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden				Bandai		1491	 14,910 
7 SFC	Final Fight 2						Capcom		1474	 14,740 
8 SFC	Super Family Tennis					Namco		1423	 14,230 
9 SFC	Super Mario Kart					Nintendo	1174	 11,740 
10 PCE	Street Fighter II Dash					NEC Home Elect.	980	 9,800 
11 SFC	Super Bomberman						Hudson		910	 9,100 
12 SFC	GP-1							Atlus		826	 8,260 
13 SFC	Super Tetris 2+Bombliss					BPS		682	 6,820 
14 GB	Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon				Angel		676	 6,760 
15 SFC	Japan Pro Mahjong					Athena		646	 6,460 
16 SFC	Silver Saga II						Seta		620	 6,200 
17 SFC	Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shogi				Seta		606	 6,060 
18 SFC	Super Famista 2						Namco		527	 5,270 
19 SFC	Super Mario World					Nintendo	455	 4,550 
20 MD	Puyo Puyo						Sega		417	 4,170 
21 SFC	Dragon Quest V						Enix		391	 3,910 
22 GB	Super Mario Land 2					Nintendo	360	 3,600 
23 SFC	Romance of the Three Kingdoms Seishi: Tenbu Spirits	Wolf-Charm	353	 3,530 
24 FC	Kirby's Star: story of the fountain of dreams		Nintendo	309	 3,090 
25 GB	Pachi-slot Kids						Coconuts	302	 3,020 
26 SFC	Pop'n TwinBee						Konami		293	 2,930 
27 FC	Derby Stallion: National Edition			ASCII		291	 2,910 
28 GB	Tetris							Nintendo	233	 2,330 
29 GG	Puyo Puyo						Sega		228	 2,280 
30 FC	J-League Fighting Soccer				I.G.S.		224	 2,240
Again thanks to kitsunebi77 from retromags for scanning these for us.
 
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There's a set of 12 issues from 1994 going for just $20.58: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/v473265401

Looks like part of a three set bundle each going for only $20, wow! Those bundles should cover most of 1994. I'm working on the years before '94.

It's pretty easy to do this guys, just click English at the top and sign up to make purchases/bids. I would cut-and-paste: ファミコン通信 into the search box and type in a year after it when doing searches. (that was the original magazine name before it was shortened to just Famitsu in '96?). Use a "snipe it now" bid for auctions and add like 5 cents/yen to the asking price.

Why don't you guys order a few. BKK? Chris1964? Celine? Okami? Moor-Angol?
I've spend $258.51 on issues so far, tomorrow I'll be posting the last one which just arrived. DQIV first week.
 

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There's a set of 12 issues from 1994 going for just $20.58: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/v473265401

Looks like part of a three set bundle each going for only $20, wow! Those bundles should cover most of 1994. I'm working on the years before '94.

It's pretty easy to do this guys, just click English at the top and sign up to make purchases/bids. I would cut-and-paste: ファミコン通信 into the search box and type in a year after it when doing searches. (that was the original magazine name before it was shortened to just Famitsu in '96?). Use a "snipe it now" bid for auctions and add like 5 cents/yen to the asking price.

Why don't you guys order a few. BKK? Chris1964?
I've spend $258.51 on issues so far, tomorrow I'll be posting the last one which just arrived. DQIV first week.
I can't really spare the money for more magazines at the moment.

Does anyone know what the best selling Genesis / Mega Drive game is, Sonic 1 or 2? Bit of confusion going on in the Sega Saturn thread.
I don't think Sega ever gave a breakdown by platform. Sonic 1 was heavily bundled.
 

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Well this article suggests Sonic 2, Aladdin, and Sonic 1 are the best selling games.

All three game were bundled at various points.
Right, but those numbers also include SMS and GG. Sonic 1 was built into later SMS II consoles, ~800k units. After Altered Beast Sonic 1 was the default bundled GEN/MD game. Sonic 2 and Aladdin were never bundled to the same extent. We don't know what the Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 numbers represent, or through what period, so it's not really possible to say which sold more.

I'll dig up some launch period numbers for Sonic 2.
 
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I can't really spare the money for more magazines at the moment.
Thanks for the response BKK, maybe in the future.
I'm upset more people are not showing an interest in helping out with the famitsu issues! Surely others are not without some funds to spare and interest in classic sales charts/the golden era of gaming:
There's a set of 12 issues from 1994 going for just $20.58: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/v473265401

Looks like part of a three set bundle each going for only $20, wow! Those bundles should cover most of 1994. I'm working on the years before '94.

It's pretty easy to do this guys, just click English at the top and sign up to make purchases/bids. I would cut-and-paste: ファミコン通信 into the search box and type in a year after it when doing searches. (that was the original magazine name before it was shortened to just Famitsu in '96?). Use a "snipe it now" bid for auctions and add like 5 cents/yen to the asking price.

Why don't you guys order a few. BKK? Chris1964? Celine? Okami? Moor-Angol?
I've spend $258.51 on issues so far, tomorrow I'll be posting the last one which just arrived. DQIV first week.
 
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All 1992 issues just became available for auction for just US$10, that's 40 issues. 2 days left:

http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/l371026947

Same seller, 29 issues between 1989~1993 (minus '92) for US$9. 2 days left:

http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/l371026955


These are incredible deals, I placed a sniper bid on the second bundle, I hope a group of us can place bids for each, either way we can win this. We can ship to Cheesemeister who's in Japan to avoid heavy overseas shipment charges and he'll scan the sales charts (he offered to do this).
 

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Top 30 is from issue 1991.11.15/22 (153*) and it was already translated some time ago.

I'll post tomorrow the rankings for 1986 issues, we've found the correct dates for almost everything. There is some uncertainity only for second half of 1987 with some double issues.
 
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In celebration of Famicom Mini

Code:
1986 01    (01)   {1986.04.28 -	1986.05.11} 2 weeks
1986 02    (02)   {1986.05.12 -	1986.05.25} 2 weeks
1986 03    (03)   {1986.05.26 -	1986.06.08} 2 weeks
1986 04    (04)   {1986.06.09 -	1986.06.22} 2 weeks
1986 05    (05)   {1986.06.23 -	1986.07.13} 3 weeks*
1986 06    (06)   {1986.07.14 -	1986.07.27} 2 weeks
1986 07    (07)   {1986.07.28 -	1986.08.10} 2 weeks
1986 08    (08)   {1986.08.11 -	1986.08.24} 2 weeks
1986 09    (09)   {1986.08.25 -	1986.09.07} 2 weeks
1986 10    (10)   {1986.09.08 -	1986.09.21} 2 weeks
1986 11    (11)   {1986.09.22 -	1986.10.05} 2 weeks
1986 12    (12)   {1986.10.06 -	1986.10.19} 2 weeks
1986 13    (13)   {1986.10.20 -	1986.11.02} 2 weeks
1986 14    (14)   {1986.11.03 -	1986.11.16} 2 weeks
1987 01/02 (16)*  {1986.11.17 -	1986.12.07} 3 weeks*
1987 03    (17)   {1986.12.08 -	1987.12.21} 2 weeks
1987 04    (18)   {1986.12.22 -	1987.01.18} 4 weeks*
1986 01 (01) {1986.04.28 - 1986.05.11} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900) - 6.924
02. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 3.497
03. [FCM] Mighty Bomb Jack <ACT> (Tecmo) {1986.04.24} (¥4.980) - 2.885
04. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600) - 2.389
05. [FCM] The Legend of Kage <ACT> (Taito) {1986.04.18} (¥4.900) - 2.224
06. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
07. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
08. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
09. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
10. [FCM] The Goonies <ACT> (Konami) {1986.02.21} (¥4.900)
11. [FCM] Spy Vs. Spy <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
12. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
13. [FCM] Dig Dug II <ACT> (Namco) {1986.04.18} (¥4.500)
14. [FCM] Tag Team Pro Wrestling <SPT> (Namco) {1986.04.02} (¥4.900)
15. [FCM] Argus <STG> (Jaleco) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
16. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
17. [FCM] TwinBee <STG> (Konami) {1986.01.04} (¥4.900)
18. [FCM] Tennis <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.01.14} (¥4.500)
19. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
20. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
21. [FCM] 4 Player Mahjong <TBL> (Nintendo) {1984.11.02} (¥4.500)
22. [FCM] Hydlide <RPG> (Toshiba EMI) {1986.03.18} (¥4.900)
23. [FCM] Chubby Cherub <ACT> (Bandai) {1985.12.16} (¥4.900)
24. [FCM] Soccer <SPT> (Nintendo) {1985.04.09} (¥4.900)
25. [FCM] Kung Fu <FTG> (Nintendo) {1985.06.21} (¥4.900)
26. [FCM] Bomberman <ACT> (Hudson) {1985.12.19} (¥4.900)
27. [FCM] Hon Shogi: Naitou Kudan Shogi Hiden <TBL> (Seta) {1985.08.10} (¥4.500)
28. [FCM] SonSon <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.02.08} (¥4.900)
29. [FCM] Gyrodine <STG> (Taito) {1986.03.13} (¥4.900)
30. [FCM] Magmax <STG> (Nichibutsu) {1986.03.19} (¥4.900)


1986 02 (02) {1986.05.12 - 1986.05.25} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
02. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
03. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
04. [FCM] The Legend of Kage <ACT> (Taito) {1986.04.18} (¥4.900)
05. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)


1986 03 (03) {1986.05.26 - 1986.06.08} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
02. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
03. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
04. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
05. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)


1986 04 (04) {1986.06.09 - 1986.06.22} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500) - 6.352
02. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500) - 2.780
03. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500) - 1.356
04. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 1.292
05. [FCM] Kung-Fu Heroes <RPG> (Namco) {1986.06.20} (¥3.900) - 1.004


1986 05 (05) {1986.06.23 - 1986.07.13} 3 weeks*

01. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500)
02. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
03. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
04. [FCM] Kung-Fu Heroes <RPG> (Namco) {1986.06.20} (¥3.900)
05. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)


1986 06 (06) {1986.07.14 - 1986.07.27} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
02. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
03. [FCM] Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.07.03} (¥4.900)
04. [FCM] Babel no Tou <PZL> (Namco) {1986.07.18} (¥3.900)
05. [FCM] Star Soldier <STG> (Hudson) {1986.06.13} (¥4.900)
06. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
07. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
08. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
09. [FCM] Kung-Fu Heroes <RPG> (Namco) {1986.06.20} (¥3.900)
10. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500)
11. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
12. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
13. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
14. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
15. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
16. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22. [FCM] Tennis <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.01.14} (¥4.500)
23. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
24. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
25.
26. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
27.
28.
29.
30.


1986 07 (07) {1986.07.28 - 1986.08.10} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Mystical Ninja <ACT> (Konami) {1986.07.30} (¥5.300)
02. [FCM] Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu <RPG> (Namco) {1986.08.01} (¥3.900)
03. [FCM] Metroid |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.08.06} (¥2.600)
04. [FCM] Fist of the North Star <ACT> (Toei Animation) {1986.08.10} (¥4.900)
05. [FCM] Solomon's Key <PZL> (Tecmo) {1986.07.30} (¥4.900)
06. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
07. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
08. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
09. [FCM] Namida no Soukoban Special |Disc System| <PZL> (ASCII) {1986.07.30} (¥2.980)
10. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
11. [FCM] Star Soldier <STG> (Hudson) {1986.06.13} (¥4.900)
12. [FCM] Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.07.03} (¥4.900)
13. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
14. [FCM] Babel no Tou <PZL> (Namco) {1986.07.18} (¥3.900)
15. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
16. [FCM] Kung-Fu Heroes <RPG> (Namco) {1986.06.20} (¥3.900)
17. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
18. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
19. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
20. [FCM] Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyou Chuu <ACT> (Taito) {1986.08.08} (¥4.900)
21. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
22. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
23. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
24.
25.
26.
27. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
28.
29.
30. [FCM] Hon Shogi: Naitou Kudan Shogi Hiden <TBL> (Seta) {1985.08.10} (¥4.500)


1986 08 (08) {1986.08.11 - 1986.08.24} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Mystical Ninja <ACT> (Konami) {1986.07.30} (¥5.300) - 2.748
02. [FCM] Fist of the North Star <ACT> (Toei Animation) {1986.08.10} (¥4.900) - 2.671
03. [FCM] Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyou Chuu <ACT> (Taito) {1986.08.08} (¥4.900) - 2.268
04. [FCM] Metroid |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.08.06} (¥2.600) - 1.761
05. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 1.445
06. [FCM] Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu <RPG> (Namco) {1986.08.01} (¥3.900)
07. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
08. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
09. [FCM] Solomon's Key <PZL> (Tecmo) {1986.07.30} (¥4.900)
10. [FCM] Jajamaru no Daibouken <ACT> (Jaleco) {1986.08.22} (¥4.900)
11. [FCM] Sky Kid <STG> (Namco) {1986.08.22} (¥3.900)
12. [FCM] Star Soldier <STG> (Hudson) {1986.06.13} (¥4.900)
13. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
14. [FCM] Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.07.03} (¥4.900)
15. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
16. [FCM] Namida no Soukoban Special |Disc System| <PZL> (ASCII) {1986.07.30} (¥2.980)
17. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
18. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500)
19. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
20. [FCM] Kung-Fu Heroes <RPG> (Namco) {1986.06.20} (¥3.900)
21. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
22. [FCM] Babel no Tou <PZL> (Namco) {1986.07.18} (¥3.900)
23. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
24. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
25. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
26. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
27. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
28. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
29. [FCM] Tennis <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.01.14} (¥4.500)
30. [FCM] Hon Shogi: Naitou Kudan Shogi Hiden <TBL> (Seta) {1985.08.10} (¥4.500)


1986 09 (09) {1986.08.25 - 1986.09.07} 2 weeks

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1986 10 (10) {1986.09.08 - 1986.09.21} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Adventure Island <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.09.12} (¥4.900)
02. [FCM] Super Xevious <STG> (Namco) {1986.09.19} (¥4.900)
03. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
04. [FCM] Fist of the North Star <ACT> (Toei Animation) {1986.08.10} (¥4.900)
05. [FCM] Musashi no Ken: Tadaima Shugyou Chuu <ACT> (Taito) {1986.08.08} (¥4.900)


1986 11 (11) {1986.09.22 - 1986.10.05} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Castlevania |Disc System| <ACT> (Konami) {1986.09.26} (¥2.980) - 2.084
02. [FCM] Adventure Island <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.09.12} (¥4.900) - 2.036
03. [FCM] Super Xevious <STG> (Namco) {1986.09.19} (¥4.900) - 1.044
04. [FCM] Commando <STG> (Capcom) {1986.09.27} (¥5.500) - 952
05. [FCM] Terra Cresta <STG> (Nichibutsu) {1986.09.27} (¥4.900) - 676
06. [FCM] King's Knight <STG> (Square) {1986.09.18} (¥4.900)
07. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
08. [FCM] Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran |Disc System| <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.19} (¥2.900)
09. [FCM] Mystical Ninja <ACT> (Konami) {1986.07.30} (¥5.300)
10. [FCM] Fist of the North Star <ACT> (Toei Animation) {1986.08.10} (¥4.900)
11.
12. [FCM] Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.08.28} (¥5.300)
13. [FCM] Space Hunter <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.09.25} (¥4.900)
14. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
15. [FCM] Metroid |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.08.06} (¥2.600)
16.
17. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
18. [FCM] Super Pitfall <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.05} (¥5.500)
19.
20. [FCM] Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu <RPG> (Namco) {1986.08.01} (¥3.900)
21. [FCM] Jajamaru no Daibouken <ACT> (Jaleco) {1986.08.22} (¥4.900)
22. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
23.
24. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
25. [FCM] Tennis |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
26. [FCM] Namida no Soukoban Special |Disc System| <PZL> (ASCII) {1986.07.30} (¥2.980)
27.
28.
29.
30. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500)


1986 12 (12) {1986.10.06 - 1986.10.19} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Adventure Island <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.09.12} (¥4.900)
02. [FCM] Castlevania |Disc System| <ACT> (Konami) {1986.09.26} (¥2.980)
03. [FCM] Commando <STG> (Capcom) {1986.09.27} (¥5.500)
04. [FCM] Terra Cresta <STG> (Nichibutsu) {1986.09.27} (¥4.900)
05. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900)
06. [FCM] Mystical Ninja <ACT> (Konami) {1986.07.30} (¥5.300)
07. [FCM] King's Knight <STG> (Square) {1986.09.18} (¥4.900)
08. [FCM] Super Xevious <STG> (Namco) {1986.09.19} (¥4.900)
09. [FCM] Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran |Disc System| <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.19} (¥2.900)
10. [FCM] Othello |Disc System| <TBL> (Kawada) {1986.10.13} (¥2.980)
11. [FCM] Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.08.28} (¥5.300)
12. [FCM] Bump 'n' Jump <RCE> (Data East) {1986.10.08} (¥4.900)
13. [FCM] Metroid |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.08.06} (¥2.600)
14. [FCM] Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu <RPG> (Namco) {1986.08.01} (¥3.900)
15. [FCM] Ghostbusters <ACT> (Tokuma Communications) {1986.09.22} (¥4.500)
16. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
17. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
18.
19. [FCM] Space Hunter <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.09.25} (¥4.900)
20.
21.
22. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
23. [FCM] Namida no Soukoban Special |Disc System| <PZL> (ASCII) {1986.07.30} (¥2.980)
24. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
25.
26.
27. [FCM] Jajamaru no Daibouken <ACT> (Jaleco) {1986.08.22} (¥4.900)
28.
29. [FCM] Tennis |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
30. [FCM] Super Pitfall <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.05} (¥5.500)


1986 13 (13) {1986.10.20 - 1986.11.02} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Pro Wrestling: Famicom Wrestling Association |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.10.21} (¥2.500) - 2.115
02. [FCM] Adventure Island <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.09.12} (¥4.900) - 1.850
03. [FCM] Castlevania |Disc System| <ACT> (Konami) {1986.09.26} (¥2.980) - 1.181
04. [FCM] Urusei Yatsura: Lum no Wedding Bell <ACT> (Jaleco) {1986.10.23} (¥4.900) - 835
05. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 655
06. [FCM] Murder on the Mississippi <ADV> (Jaleco) {1986.10.31} (¥5.200)
07. [FCM] Terra Cresta <STG> (Nichibutsu) {1986.09.27} (¥4.900)
08. [FCM] Commando <STG> (Capcom) {1986.09.27} (¥5.500)
09. [FCM] Mystical Ninja <ACT> (Konami) {1986.07.30} (¥5.300)
10. [FCM] Super Xevious <STG> (Namco) {1986.09.19} (¥4.900)
11. [FCM] King's Knight <STG> (Square) {1986.09.18} (¥4.900)
12. [FCM] Othello |Disc System| <TBL> (Kawada) {1986.10.13} (¥2.980)
13. [FCM] Fist of the North Star <ACT> (Toei Animation) {1986.08.10} (¥4.900)
14. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500)
15. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
16. [FCM] Bump 'n' Jump <RCE> (Data East) {1986.10.08} (¥4.900)
17. [FCM] Metroid |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.08.06} (¥2.600)
18. [FCM] Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran |Disc System| <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.19} (¥2.900)
19. [FCM] Volleyball |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.07.21} (¥2.500)
20. [FCM] Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.08.28} (¥5.300)
21. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500)
22. [FCM] Tennis |Disc System| <SPT> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
23. [FCM] Super Pitfall <ACT> (Pony Canyon) {1986.09.05} (¥5.500)
24. [FCM] Jajamaru no Daibouken <ACT> (Jaleco) {1986.08.22} (¥4.900)
25. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
26. [FCM] Namida no Soukoban Special |Disc System| <PZL> (ASCII) {1986.07.30} (¥2.980)
27. [FCM] Ghostbusters <ACT> (Tokuma Communications) {1986.09.22} (¥4.500)
28. [FCM] Space Hunter <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.09.25} (¥4.900)
29. [FCM] Ghosts 'n Goblins <ACT> (Capcom) {1986.06.13} (¥5.500)
30. [FCM] Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu <RPG> (Namco) {1986.08.01} (¥3.900)


1986 14 (14) {1986.11.03 - 1986.11.16} 2 weeks

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1987 01/02 (16)* {1986.11.17 - 1986.12.07} 3 weeks*

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1987 03 (17) {1986.12.08 - 1987.12.21} 2 weeks

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1987 04 (18) {1986.12.22 - 1987.01.18} 4 weeks*

01. [FCM] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1987.01.14} (¥2.600)
02. [FCM] Dragon Buster <ACT> (Namco) {1987.01.07} (¥4.900)
03. [FCM] Hi no Tori: Gaou no Bouken <ACT> (Konami) {1987.01.04} (¥5.300)
04. [FCM] Pro Baseball Famista <SPT> (Namco) {1986.12.10} (¥3.900)
05. [FCM] Kid Icarus |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.12.19} (¥2.600)
 

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It's dead, just like gamedatamuseum.

Not to do self promotion, but I've preserved everything on my site. https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/software-by-year
Thanks, but I don't think you saved the actual charts. It's my own fault, my only hope is the Chris recorded chart positions in his database and we can reconstruct the charts from that, but probably not. Anyway, happy new year guys.
 
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Thanks, but I don't think you saved the actual charts. It's my own fault, my only hope is the Chris recorded chart positions in his database and we can reconstruct the charts from that, but probably not. Anyway, happy new year guys.
He did. But I saved all those charts to my hard drive a while ago anyway. You can have them if you want. http://dxspace.net/charts.rar
 
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Famitsu 213
Coverage: 12/7/92 - 12/13/92
Retailers: 14 (the usual for this period)
Code:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/5Voz1tO.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/gOuzWsM.jpg[/img]
Code:
1 SFC	Final Fantasy V				Square		51142	 562,000 / 900,000
2 FC	Rockman 5: blues no wana!? (12/4)	Capcom		6152	 67,000 / 110,000
3 SFC	Super Mario Kart			Nintendo	5970	 65,000 	
4 GB	Super Mario Land 2			Nintendo	4141	 45,000 	
5 SFC	Dragon Quest V				Enix		4031	 44,000 	
6 SFC	Mickey's Magical Adventure		Capcom		3795	 41,000 	
7 SFC	Fatal Fury Legend			Takara		3649	 40,000 / 100,000
8 SFC	Street Fighter II			Capcom		2339	 25,000 	
9 FC	Yoshi's Cookie				Nintendo	2338	 25,000 	
10 GB	Yoshi's Cookie				Nintendo	1929	 21,000 	
11 SFC	Battle Soccer: champion of the field	Banpresto	1765	 19,000 / New
12 PCE	Bomberman '93				Hudson		1747	 19,000 / New
13 SFC	Super Mario World			Nintendo	1547	 17,000 	
14 SFC	Shin Megami Tensei			Atlus		1465	 16,000 	
15 SFC	Mario Paint				Nintendo	1274	 14,000 	
16 GB	GB Prehistoric Man / Bonk's Adventure	Hudson		865	 9,500 	
17 FC	Super Mario USA				Nintendo	810	 8,900 	
18 SFC	Romance of the Three Kingdoms III	Koei		792	 8,700 	
19 GB	Rockman World 3				Capcom		774	 8,500 / New
20 MD	Sonic the Hedgehog 2			Sega		737	 8,100 	
21 SFC	Hakunetsu Pro Baseball '93: Ganba LeagueEpic-Sony	673	 7,400 / New
22 SFC	Volleyball Twin [11/27]			Tonkin House	630	 6,900 	
23 FC	Wagyan Land 3				Namco		628	 6,900 / New
24 SFC	Fist of the North Star 6: Gekitou DenshoToei		564	 6,200 	
25 SFC	Super Black Bass			Hot-B		501	 5,500 	
26 SFC	Daisenryaku Expert			ASCII		491	 5,400 	
27 SFC	Human Grand Prix			Human		482	 5,300 	
28 SFC	Super Momotarou Dentetsu II		Hudson		464	 5,100 	
29 GG	Sonic the Hedgehog 2			Sega		400	 4,400 	
30 SFC	P.T.O.					Koei		382	 4,200
This is week 2 of FFV, we now can put together the first six weeks (using x11 which is unconfirmed but puts us in the vicinity):

FFV (roughly):
W1 ~337k (day 1 only - 12/6)
W2 ~562k
W3 ~334k
W4 ~228k (xmas wk)
W5 ~201k (NY wk)
W6 ~121k

^the Christmas of FF indeed
 
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This from the SNES Collector's thread, it's new sales data for the SFC.

From the magazine "VideoGames & Computer Entertainment" April 1991 issue.

Mentions SFC selling 400k first day and then 400k more two weeks later (also in one day). As far as I know the only info on SFC launch window data was the notorious 300k shipped out (in secret) on day 1 from the "Game Over" book. And nothing after until the fiscal March (1991) report which had 1.44m shipped to retailers.

What do you guys think of the validity of this data? Also brings to light how little sales data we have right after launch of the SFC.

original post from > http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=236515368&postcount=16221
 
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Famitsu issues #2 and #3

1986 02 (02) {1986.05.12 - 1986.05.25} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 3.570 / 7.067
02. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900) - 2.952 / 9.876
03. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900) - 1.560
04. [FCM] The Legend of Kage <ACT> (Taito) {1986.04.18} (¥4.900) - 1.206 / 3.430
05. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900) - 1.092
06. [FCM] Mighty Bomb Jack <ACT> (Tecmo) {1986.04.24} (¥4.980)
07. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600)
08. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
09. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
10. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
11. [FCM] The Goonies <ACT> (Konami) {1986.02.21} (¥4.900)
12. [FCM] TwinBee <STG> (Konami) {1986.01.04} (¥4.900)
13. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
14. [FCM] Spy Vs. Spy <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
15. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
16. [FCM] Chubby Cherub <ACT> (Bandai) {1985.12.16} (¥4.900)
17. [FCM] Dig Dug II <ACT> (Namco) {1986.04.18} (¥4.500)
18. [FCM] Seccross <ACT> (Nichibutsu) {1986.05.15} (¥4.900)
19. [FCM] 4 Player Mahjong <TBL> (Nintendo) {1984.11.02} (¥4.500)
20. [FCM] Tennis <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.01.14} (¥4.500)
21. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
22. [FCM] Argus <STG> (Jaleco) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
23. [FCM] Bomberman <ACT> (Hudson) {1985.12.19} (¥4.900)
24. [FCM] Hydlide <RPG> (Toshiba EMI) {1986.03.18} (¥4.900)
25. [FCM] Tag Team Pro Wrestling <SPT> (Namco) {1986.04.02} (¥4.900)
26. [FCM] Soccer <SPT> (Nintendo) {1985.04.09} (¥4.900)
27. [FCM] Xevious <STG> (Namco) {1984.11.08} (¥4.900)
28. [FCM] Gyrodine <STG> (Taito) {1986.03.13} (¥4.900)
29. [FCM] Kung Fu <FTG> (Nintendo) {1985.06.21} (¥4.900)
30. [FCM] Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match <SPT> (Bandai) {1985.11.08} (¥4.900)


1986 03 (03) {1986.05.26 - 1986.06.08} 2 weeks

01. [FCM] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.06.03} (¥2.500) - 9.552
02. [FCM] Dragon Quest <RPG> (Enix) {1986.05.27} (¥5.500) - 6.420
03. [FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 1.877 / 8.944
04. [FCM] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daimakyou <ACT> (Bandai) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900) - 1.089 / 10.965
05. [FCM] The Mysterious Murasame Castle |Disc System| <ACT> (Nintendo) {1986.04.14} (¥2.600) - 640
06. [FCM] The Legend of Zelda |Disc System| <ADV> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.600)
07. [FCM] Gradius <STG> (Konami) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
08. [FCM] Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken <ADV> (Enix) {1985.11.29} (¥5.500)
09. [FCM] The Legend of Kage <ACT> (Taito) {1986.04.18} (¥4.900)
10. [FCM] Super Pitfall II <ACT> (Sunsoft) {1986.04.17} (¥4.900)
11. [FCM] Mighty Bomb Jack <ACT> (Tecmo) {1986.04.24} (¥4.980)
12. [FCM] The Goonies <ACT> (Konami) {1986.02.21} (¥4.900)
13. [FCM] Ninja Hattori-Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki <ACT> (Hudson) {1986.03.05} (¥4.900)
14. [FCM] B-Wings <STG> (Data East) {1986.06.03} (¥4.900)
15. [FCM] Baseball <SPT> (Nintendo) {1983.12.07} (¥4.500)
16. [FCM] Chubby Cherub <ACT> (Bandai) {1985.12.16} (¥4.900)
17. [FCM] 4 Player Mahjong <TBL> (Nintendo) {1984.11.02} (¥4.500)
18. [FCM] TwinBee <STG> (Konami) {1986.01.04} (¥4.900)
19. [FCM] Golf <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.05.01} (¥4.500)
20. [FCM] Mahjong |Disc System| <TBL> (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} (¥2.500)
21. [FCM] Spy Vs. Spy <ACT> (Kemco) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
22. [FCM] Soccer <SPT> (Nintendo) {1985.04.09} (¥4.900)
23. [FCM] Hon Shogi: Naitou Kudan Shogi Hiden <TBL> (Seta) {1985.08.10} (¥4.500)
24. [FCM] Tennis <SPT> (Nintendo) {1984.01.14} (¥4.500)
25. [FCM] Tag Team Pro Wrestling <SPT> (Namco) {1986.04.02} (¥4.900)
26. [FCM] Bird Week <ACT> (Toshiba EMI) {1986.06.03} (¥4.900)
27. [FCM] Keisan Game <EDU> (Tokyo Shoseki) {1986.04.25} (¥4.900)
28. [FCM] Bomberman <ACT> (Hudson) {1985.12.19} (¥4.900)
29. [FCM] Kung Fu <FTG> (Nintendo) {1985.06.21} (¥4.900)
30. [FCM] Pachicom <TBL> (Toshiba EMI) {1985.11.21} (¥4.900)
 

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vg chartz.com/game/6427/sonic-the-hedgehog/
This site is still banned on GAF (which is why you typed it with an additional space) for its poor methodology and wild inaccuracies when compared with data from actual professional sales research companies. I wouldn't buy any 'info' that comes from it. There's a reason why it's banned, after all.

[EDIT] The site doesn't even cite its sources, and people in the comments of that page seem to indicate that the numbers are inaccurate/outdated (shocking, I know).
 
This site is still banned on GAF (which is why you typed it with an additional space) for its poor methodology and wild inaccuracies when compared with data from actual professional sales research companies. I wouldn't buy any 'info' that comes from it. There's a reason why it's banned, after all.

[EDIT] The site doesn't even cite its sources, and people in the comments of that page seem to indicate that the numbers are inaccurate/outdated (shocking, I know).
Thanks for the info
 
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vg chartz.com/game/6427/sonic-the-hedgehog/
As many know by now, VG Chartz is unreliable (and I just realized even the site's name itself is censored here). I meant Japanese sales figures from reliable sources (such as Media Create or Famitsu, for example). Does anyone have any numbers like that for Sonic in Japan?

As far as I'm aware, Sonic didn't have much success in Japan. But it would be nice to see some actual sales figures for confirmation, and see how much it managed to do in Japan.