Japanese Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending March 8th, 2008

VGChartz reports that the Japanese hardware and software chart for week ending March 8th, 2008 was as follows:

Total Hardware: [Last Week #]

PSP: 67,078 (-13%) [77,370]
Wii: 51,263 (-21%) [65,091]
DSL: 47,313 (-10%) [52,490]
PS3: 21,650 (+54%) [14,035]
PS2: 9,658 (-9%) [10,652]
360: 2,290 (-11%) [2,566]

Top 15 Software:

1 Yakuza 3: Kenzan! (PS3) 175,764 175,764 [NEW]
2 Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Wii) 48,609 1,500,502
3 Wii Fit (Wii) 46,348 1,672,814
4 Dynasty Warriors Gundam Special (PS2) 42,052 172,930
5 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii) 32,377 32,377 [NEW]
6 Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant DS (DS) 18,348 18,348 [NEW]
7 Wii Sports (Wii) 17,808 2,890,719
8 Soma Bringer (DS) 16,062 70,385
9 Warriors Orochi (PSP) 14,995 99,176
10 Everyone's General Knowledge Training TV (Wii) 14,035 14,035 [NEW]
11 Harvest Moon: Sparkling Sun & Friends (DS) 12,323 75,528
12 Hajimete no Wii (Wii) 11,007 2,289,918
13 Etrian Odyssey 2 (DS) 10,836 125,779
14 Family Ski (Wii) 10,430 81,339
15 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP) 10,046 1,689,480

Other New Releases:

16 Nobunaga's Ambition: Kakushin (PS2) 9,557 9,557 [NEW]
40 Family Jockey (Wii) 4,309 4,309 [NEW]
43 Castle of Naraku (PS2) 4,117 4,117 [NEW]
44 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS3) 3,847 3,847 [NEW]

Software Totals: (Last week #)

DSL: 241,508 (330,405)
Wii: 224,750 (232,028)
PS3: 210,497 (43,032)
PS2: 106,891 (204,551)
PSP: 51,927 (74,249)
360: 15,344 (58,536)

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Obama3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

I hope the phase "It's over 9000!" could be applied to the 360, but sadly it can't be.

tidus0073543d ago

after they were caught red handed manupulating JAN -FEB data for PS3 and X360

VG inflated x360 sales by over 150,000 units.

Still people are posting VGCRAP numbers

POST media create/famitsu numbers please

Obama3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

Yes I agree, VGchart seems to overestimate the sales of 360 all the time.

Harry1903543d ago

a point there,but you are
fighting a losing battle.we could try to help.

Cyrus3653543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

Relax, No one said VGChartz is 100% accurate, No one believes that it's 100% accurate. It's just to give you an idea, it's not like there WAY WAY off, yes there off everyone knows that sometimes they over estimate 360 sales, and under-track PS3 sales, and sometimes their bang on too.

But it's the only way to track # week in and week out especially in other terrorities, that don't even release monthly numbers (Like NPD or weekly media create #).

tidus0073543d ago

Vgchartz full data is WRONG

Those numbers are FULLY FAKE

You can post Media Create/famitsu numbers but not VG numbers for sure

VG has inflated DMC4 x360 sales by over 400k. GFK released a statement today that DMC4 PS3 version has beaten the x360 version 4:1 for february. X360 version couldnt even reach 100k in europe

There x360 eu data is inflated by atleast a million. Their weekly figures for eu are wrong too and so are VG's weekly US data


There are like 16 million ( atbest ) x360s around and VG has it around 17.5 . Totally fake and unacceptable. Contrary to this PS3 is already over 5 million in eu


Breakfast3543d ago

For once i agree with Tidus...please stop posting these.

Hatchetforce3543d ago

tidus007, that is a very valid point.

It doesn't matter what side, if any, of the race you are on. There is definitely a credibility problem with VGChartz. It matters little if they were caught in any impropriety. It matters not if their figures are slewed due to ineptitude or intention. They are highly innaccurate. Period.

This should be a news site, not a gossip site. All rumors - and VGChartz data amounts to little more than that - should be appropriately labled.

PopEmUp3543d ago

I don't think so it seem nobody is bothering buying it so how can phase out when it in store unless it a give away

Cyrus3653543d ago

Tidus, since you say VGChartz is totally fake here is Media Create Hard ware # (Based on March 3rd to March 9th):

Wii: 57 068 vs. 51,263 (VG Chartz under tracked Wii by 6K)
PSP: 53 924 vs. 67,078 (VG Chartz over tracked PSP by 13 K)
DSL: 48 658 vs. 47,313 (VG Chartz under tracked DSL by 1K)
PS3: 21 008 vs. 21,650 (VG Chartz over tracked PS3 by 642 units)
PS2: 10 429 vs. 9,658 (VG Chartz under tracked PS2 by 800 units)
360: 2 891 vs. 2,290 (VG Chartz under tracked 360 by 600 units)

I'd say besides PSP numbers and Wii numbers, they were FAirly "accurate". IT's an Estimation, and nothing more. BTW Media create # are from here:

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INehalemEXI3543d ago

WTG PSP Crisis Core all day over there. 12 more days till over here 8(

Harry1903543d ago

like crazy in japan.truly amazing figures.

tidus0073543d ago

VG has inflated x360 sales by 150k for Jan+feb

According to VG x360 has outsold ps3 by 66 k for the 2 months of 2008.

In reality it is just the opposite with PS3 beating out X360 by 66k

PEOPLE mark the story as FAKE

These are not media create/Famitsu numbers . These are FAKE numbers

sonarus3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

there it is approved. There is no double standard on n4g. You can't accept vgchartz today and deny them tomorrow. They are AlWAYS almost off but sometimes they are withing range so hopefully since they have been wrong in the past they are implementing methods to improve the ways they gather their sales data to more accurately coincide with the real deal.

Actually just so you know VGchartz gets their data from famitsu. However even famitsu makes mistakes. For example media create (the real deal data source) pegs yakuza at over 180,000 but famitsu is about 5000 short. Not a bad estimate as you can see. However hardware sales have not been released by media create

Breakfast3543d ago

VG Charts rule this site

jwatt3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

It looks about right for psp numbers, I can't believe this...

There are alot of psps in the top 25.

mikeslemonade3543d ago

PSP is #1 in hardware but next to last in software sales. Come on you people buy more PSP games!

techie3543d ago

Yes I think it's time to stop approving VGChartz....there was a time when it was band. Maybe it should just be titled has "VgChartz Predictions" or "Guesses" or "bull"

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Lord Anubis3543d ago

why in the world is PSP selling soo much, is sony releasing several PSP titles?

Shaka2K63543d ago

LMAO at 3fxime though, microsuck should just call it quits.

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