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Japanese Chart for Week Ending 19th January 2008

VGChartz is reporting for Week Ending 19th January 2008, the Japanese chart was as follows:

Hardware Total:

DSL: 164 91,663 (-11%)
Wii: 60 73,050 (-13%)
PSP: 69,743 (-24%)
PS3: 32,938 (-11%)
PS2: 12,603 (-16%)
360: 4,128 (-21%)

Software Totals:

DSL: 428,151
Wii: 267,325
PS2: 74,751
PSP: 62,679
PS3: 44,801
360: 18,759

Top 15 Software:

1. Wii Fit (Wii) 101,466 1,183,190
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS) 90,379 90,379
3. Mario Party DS (DS) 37,630 1,549,852
4. Wii Sports (Wii) 30,902 2,749,243
5. Hajimete no Wii (Wii) 20,159 2,201,405
6. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP) 19,705 1,595,415
7. Mario & Sonic at Bejing Olympics (Wii) 17,471 481,482
8. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (DS) 17,471 722,074
9. Final Fantasy IV (DS) 16,463 562,137
10. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) 16,463 877,344
11 Mario Kart DS (DS)15,455 2,985,552
12 Mario Party 8 (Wii) 14,951 1,205,490
13 School Days LxH (PS2) 11,491 11,491
14 New Super Mario Bros (DS) 11,355 5,239,260
15 Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (DS) 11,087 1,158,588

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lilwingman3440d ago

Wow, once again PS3 software is brutal.. come on Japan! Should see a fairly big jump next week with Disgaea 3 and DMC4 though.

Bladestar3440d ago

True... the xbox 360 hardware is doing bad in Japan... but still it's selling 4 or 5 times more software than hardware... now when it comes to the PS3... not even 2 games per console... I wonder if half of the people buying a PS3 are using it only as a blu-ray player... the same with the wii..

Sarick3439d ago (Edited 3439d ago )

It seems in the US people are more into online over the networks and Morpg. Most of these are household connections located in a gameroom or living area. In US less people tend to run around with pocket consoles. In JPN the wireless internet is everywhere so people treat handhelds like we treat cell phones and ipods.

I can understand why they're so popular just imagine the unstall base of all the USA cell phone market and then consider the possibility that if only 2 portable cell phone options where avalible what the total install base would be for each of those.

Fairly amazed. I don't get the Wii fit craze overthere. Dance Dance revoltion was more interesting IMHO.

Poor destop consoles getting hurt this generation by handhelds in Japan because people want portability there over high end next gen gaming. T.T

rofldings3439d ago

@bladestar, it's pretty easy to get a high attach ratio in Japan when your console gives away 2 free games and has an install base of 500k.

lilwingman3439d ago

I'm a PS3-only gamer, but that is quite possibly the most flawed logic I have ever heard. Install base and attach rate have no relevance to one another. Compared to the PS3, the 360 is selling much better in terms of software. The PS3's s.w. sales are abysmal right now. PS3 sold just over one game per console, while 360 sold more than 4.

Guwapo773439d ago

I own the PS3 and Wii as my avatar shows. I believe the problem with the PS3 right now is that, the games PS owners are accustomed to aren't readily available. What are the highest selling games on the PS3? Some form of shooter...we prefer driving, JRPG/RPG, Action, Adventure games. Everything that has been worth a damn of GOOD QUALITY has been shooting games. PS3 is hurting in the software variety as this time.

Don't get me wrong and say we don't have a title in every category. That is not what I'm saying at all. Its just the quality of the games are lacking.

Foliage3439d ago

"I wonder if half of the people buying a PS3 are using it only as a blu-ray player... the same with the wii.."

Looking at the Wii target audience I wouldn't be surprised if they bought the Wii for the "blu-ray player". lol

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venum3440d ago

When I read the japan chart, I think they don't like next gen or they not ready for it.
Do they car about graphic or do they care for gameplay?

Sarick3439d ago

The Wii and the handhelds dominance in Japan continues to amaze me.

Marceles3439d ago

DSL: 164 91,663 (-11%)
Wii: 60 73,050 (-13%)

lol now I understand...the 164 and the 60 are in another column. I almost thought the DSL sold 16 mil and the Wii sold 6 mil...

Cyrus3653439d ago

Whoops, the 164, and 60 are the amount of weeks it's been in japan.

novaIS3503439d ago

The disagree came from me bro, I was trying to reply but clicked on disagree by accident. My B yo.

Amagai Shuusuke3439d ago

Wii Fit. The Japanese are gonna eat that thing up.

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