Submitted by Cyrus365 2588d ago | rumor

Japanese Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending June 21st, 2008

VGChartz reports that their estimated numbers for Japanese hardware and software chart for week ending June 21st, 2008 was as follows:

Total Hardware: [Last Week #]

PSP: 60,401 (-2%) [61,544]
Wii: 45,120 (0%) [45,006]
DSL: 37,941 (-3%) [38,987]
PS3: 25,209 (-68%) [77,679]
PS2: 7,143 (-3%) [7,393]
360: 2,052 (-7%) [2,195]

Top 10 Software:

1 Super Robot Taisen A Portable (PSP) 100,011 100,011 [NEW]
2 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 64,219 544,914
3 Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) 58,831 58,831 [NEW]
4 Harulanaru Toki no Naka de 4 (PS2) 52,970 52,970 [NEW]
5 Wii Fit (Wii) 28,064 2,255,575
6 Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 27,973 1,448,507
7 Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G (PSP) 20,336 2,323,439
8 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP) 19,711 191,079
9 DS Bimoji Training (DS) 15,536 278,909
10 Wii Sports (Wii) 10,829 3,092,457

Software Totals: [Last Week #]

DSL: 231,940 (-16%) [276,181] Tie Ratio: 4.32
Wii: 177,996 (+19%) [149,367] Tie Ratio: 3.47
PSP: 167,275 (+108%) [80,527] Tie Ratio: 1.94
PS3: 89,926 (-83%) [518,799] Tie Ratio: 2.69
PS2: 81,049 (+116%) [37,465] Tie Ratio: 5.66
360: 8,985 (-41%) [15,329] Tie Ratio: 4.59 (Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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niall77  +   2588d ago
do we really need VGchartz Japan charts?
we get REAL weekly Jap charts
Doppy  +   2587d ago
They need to put out more Metal Gear Solid PS3 bundles.
MEGANE  +   2587d ago
and just when i was getting the feeling that japan was getting tired of MARIO BROSS...this bullcrap comes back once more....so was next "Mario farts and luigi smells...all WII is selling are games of mario doing all kind of weird shhit. cmon japan get over it!!
paul_war  +   2588d ago
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it seems sales are returning to 'normal', after the metal gear boost.

I expected sales to hover a bit higher for an extra week or two.
OOG  +   2587d ago
yea was a pretty short lived spurt....most fanboys swore this game would change everything....but its was only a drop in the pan....need the rest of the good games like god of war etc etc to really help push the sales
v1c1ous  +   2587d ago
yeah don't count on god of war
being a heavy hitter in japan.

but then again...you never know. this gen has been so weird.
CrazedFiend  +   2587d ago
That's 2 b expected
Of course sales are not going to be as high the first week. An 800% increase for a system as pricey as the PS3 is nothing less than a phenomenal accomplishment for any game to achieve single handedly.

But those numbers was just the releasing of the floodgates of the fans who have been waiting for the release day to hit. There's no way those numbers would stay that high for long.

I think the important thing to note here is that the PS3 is still selling more than twice its average from before the release of MGS4. There is no doubt the game is still selling systems.

My GUESS is that the PS3 will continue to sell around these numbers for couple of weeks before returning back to its original numbers. Then it's time to wait for the next big release.

Here in Japan though, I expect that FFXIII will be the biggest system seller. MGS4 moving those kind of numbers here was amazing, but honestly, Japanese people USUALLY are not into that kind of game. Metal Gear clones usually don't do so well here(sorry Sam).

RPG's on the other hand...that's a different story. I think hardware sales here will stay higher longer once Final Fantasy comes out.
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BRACHATTACK  +   2588d ago
i cannot believe that the ps2 has quadrupled the 360 sales, microsoft face it, japan doesn't want your console!
El_Colombiano  +   2588d ago
DUde are you kidding me? It's more than 9 times as many consoles sold!
Lucas22  +   2588d ago
sony should of advertised better and had more bundles available.
OOG  +   2587d ago
more bundles would have been the best bet.....duno why they didnt advertise the crap out of it and have tons of bundles waiting...
CrazedFiend  +   2587d ago
I couldn't aggree with you more.

The game did manage to sell some crazy numbers, but if Sony hadn't dropped the ball (or in this case, deciding to not even picking the ball up) the game would have sold MUCH better.

Ok Sony, let's think about this for a sec. Metal Gear is probably the most cinematic and story driven action game ever. One could only speculate that this game MIGHT have some lasting appeal to people who would probably enjoy a good action movie.

And where are 95% of these people? Are they at a game store? Are they reading gaming magazines? Are they on PSN?

Sorry Sony, but I think you REALLY missed your chance to grow your market a little bit with this one. Metal Gear sold great and moved a lot of systems in its opening weeks, but for the most part, only to people who already have some kind of familiarity about the Metal Gear world.

I think the decision NOT to do TV advertising was a bonehead decision made probably to save a couple of short-term bucks. I honestly think that it was a complete waste to make that last theatrical trailer and NOT put it in the theaters and on TV.

They probably could have moved a lot more gear (yes, pun intended) with just a slightly more thought out ad campaign.
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roybatty  +   2587d ago
360: 2,052 (-7%) [2,195] !!
Homicide  +   2587d ago
LOL! PS2 is still outselling it.
Shaka2K6  +   2587d ago
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xBot Lemmings  +   2587d ago
PSWe60  +   2587d ago
Maybe the 3rd60 can outsell the PS2 next year, they've got that hardware shortage and all...
karlostomy  +   2587d ago
I knew this was a flash in the Pan

PS3: 25,209 (-68%) .... (-68%) = F.A.I.L

Dear oh dear o dear.

How will the ps3 ever dominate the world like this?
This is the home of the SONY empire!
I was expecting a snowball effect, but sadly... not!
Next week, back to normal sales, probably (<10000)

It would seem the MGSIV phenomenom lasted all of one week.

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The Goulet  +   2587d ago
Snukadaman aka Xbot aka FootballSucks

Pulled an egg? Where are the American chart figures? I haven't seen them yet...oh wait...a PS3 game was on top selling over a million copies in it's first week with 80GB hardware bundles soldout all over North America....ya...Sony laid a huge egg. F*ckin dumbass.

How are you tools quoting PS3 sales figures as fail? Japan = poor economy = low system sales for every platform yet PS3 still manages to outsell the 360 by about 5x+ each and every week/month.

If anything has EPICLY FAILED in Japan it's the 360.

Just tell me how MGS4 was a flash in the pan? Over 3 million copies SOLD in the first week? Without Halo3 type MEGAHYPE???? VERY VERY impressive. It's not done yet either.

karlostomy  +   2587d ago
Hey Goulet
How can anyone take your drivel seriously when you can't even reply to the correct person? Dumbass...

MGSIV is a flash in the pan, because it sold extremely well in the first week and virtually died away to nothing the following week.

... That's called a flash in the pan... dumbass....
sleepyk  +   2587d ago
The Goulet's right. If anything is considering a failure in Japan, that would be the 360. EPIC FAIL? Yeah right. Japan's economy is low anyway and yet the 360 always take an asswhooping from PS3.

Here's examples of flash in a pan:
Halo3, Ninja Gaiden 2, Vampire Rain, Hour of Victory, Mass Effect and more 360 games to come.
HB-Sauce  +   2587d ago
No one game can turn around sales,no matter how good it is. It needs to be atleast 4-5 premium titles that are released close to each other to have any effect.
Snukadaman  +   2587d ago
Looking at north america charts
The ps3 pulled a giant egg....xbox beat them on its second week of its greatest game....ps is doomed i tell you...doomed..in america at least.
alster23  +   2587d ago
i have a feeling mgs4 will be back on top next week
HardcoreGamer  +   2587d ago
at the moment
it seems to be crawling back to normal, which is true and i agree, but mgs4' effect shouldnt wear off too easily, and too soon, call of duty games have been the best weekly sellers, they are still somwerhee in teh charts
PantherAus  +   2587d ago
Keep in mind..
Keep in mind that in the last 2 weeks the PS3 just about gained 100 000 in sales on the Xbox360 in Japan. Thats a significant amount for 2 weeks.

Add that possibly the same margins in America, Europe and for 2 weeks thats a good gain in my opinion (i don't know those figures). The gap is closing.
DeckUKold  +   2587d ago
Wow what a drop
I know that have to be disappointing for sony i wished it could of went all the way.
n00bzRtehgey  +   2587d ago
PS3: (-68%)
lmfao so much for Metal Queer. "METAL QUEER?" METAL queer.
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sleepyk  +   2587d ago
360: 2,052 (-7%) [2,195]
That's F**king embarassing for you. and so much for 360's hope in Japan, but that was dead already.
n00bzRtehgey  +   2587d ago
who the f*ck cares about japan? no one else but u droids, apparently. too bad even now, PS3 is selling like sh1t there.

japan = nothing
sleepyk  +   2587d ago
then why microsoft bought timed exclusivity for the last remnant and S04 on 360? Seems like they care even though it will bomb on 360 just like anything else in they sell in Japan. If the PS3 sells like sh#t in japan, then what the 360 sells like? Get off the site, joker.
n00bzRtehgey  +   2587d ago
ameriKans play jap games, too, moron.
Vanqu1sh  +   2587d ago
Kojima's master piece of sh*t just couldn't sell systems for 2 weeks

sleepyk  +   2586d ago
And yet the piece of sh*t known as Halo 3 didn't kill the PS3 so there.
sleepyk  +   2586d ago
y'all say PS3 sales are bad, while the 360 is so abysmal people wouldn't know it exists.

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