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Old 06-16-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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Japanese Weekly Sales Jun 6- 12

1. PS2 Metal Saga - Success - 63,000 (NEW)
2. PS2 Kenka Bancho - Spike - 39,000 (NEW)
3. PS2 Soccer Life 2 - Banpresto - 36,000 (NEW)
4. NDS Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training - Nintendo - 33,000 (153,000)
5. GBA Mahou Sensei Negima! - Marvellous - 24,000 (NEW)
6. PS2 Berwick Saga - Enterbrain - 11,000 (121,000)
7. PS2 Namco X Capcom - Namco - 11,000 (121,000)
8. PS2 Killer 7 - Capcom - 11,000 (OUCH)
9. NDS nintendogs Shiba & friends - Nintendo - 10,000 (197,000)
10. PS2 Shojo Gikeiden 2 - Wellmade - 9,000 (NEW)


Hardware sales :

DS : 32 000
PSP : 21000

Here's Dengeki Chart, which is a little different, but it has the top 20. Killer 7 came in at number 20 for the GC.

http://img77.echo.cx/my.php?image=kil7dengeki6mu.jpg

Overall, there is something wrong in Japan, software sales are extremely low. How can a game selling 9k makes the top 10? I think the problem might be because of the flood of games which could be discouraging sales discouraging sales.

Even in the slow periods of the year, there are 5-10 new games coming out, that's just crazy.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:33 AM   #2
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Its summer AND its the end of the current gen of consoles. Low sales are to be expected.
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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one thing I don't get is, how are there that many PSPs sold and low sales for software, its like they only bought the thing to watch movies and listen to music on it
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:04 PM   #4
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one thing I don't get is, how are there that many PSPs sold and low sales for software, its like they only bought the thing to watch movies and listen to music on it
Watch PSP developers jump ship now! when portable DVD players/mp3 players become really cheap so that PSP can't compete with the prices then, well the PSP is practically dying, a bit like the GC is, but with enough buyers to keep interest half- alive.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:01 PM   #5
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Actually Killer 7 did alright considering Capcom themselves priced its total worldwide sales for the year I think at 30,000. The game is almost half way there to reaching its expected goal.


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Its summer AND its the end of the current gen of consoles. Low sales are to be expected.
Yeah, that probably does have something to doe with it, but I also think a lot of Japanese have basically gotten either tired of the same old, same old or have gotten to the point where they don't have time to play games like they used to.

Maybe next generation will add higher numbers but I doubt it will reach the previously established levels.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:33 PM   #6
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Actually Killer 7 did alright considering Capcom themselves priced its total worldwide sales for the year I think at 30,000. The game is almost half way there to reaching its expected goal.
Actually their goal was between 200 and 300k units world wide.

I don't think they need to panic yet. N. America is probably where this game is targeted at. Hell, there are already Killer7 commercials airing (for the GCN, not PS2).

I wonder what the difference is between the two charts. Killer7 for PS2 was #6 on the Dengeki chart.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:50 PM   #7
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Wonder if Soccer Life 2 will get a Europe release, the 1st has been delayed.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:43 PM   #8
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Yeah, that probably does have something to doe with it, but I also think a lot of Japanese have basically gotten either tired of the same old, same old or have gotten to the point where they don't have time to play games like they used to.
or maybe, its just the fact that there werent any big releases these past 2 weeks
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:44 AM   #9
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DS 32,765
PS2 27,741
PSP 21,476
GBASP 8,522
GC 2,558
GBA 623
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When the GB micro comes in, i wonder how that will effect sales...
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