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

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niall773823d ago

we get REAL weekly Jap charts

Doppy3823d ago

They need to put out more Metal Gear Solid PS3 bundles.

MEGANE3823d ago

and just when i was getting the feeling that japan was getting tired of MARIO BROSS...this bullcrap comes back once 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_war3823d 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.

OOG3823d 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

v1c1ous3823d ago

being a heavy hitter in japan.

but then never know. this gen has been so weird.

CrazedFiend3823d ago (Edited 3823d ago )

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.


i cannot believe that the ps2 has quadrupled the 360 sales, microsoft face it, japan doesn't want your console!

El_Colombiano3823d ago

DUde are you kidding me? It's more than 9 times as many consoles sold!

Lucas223823d ago

sony should of advertised better and had more bundles available.

OOG3823d 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...

CrazedFiend3823d ago (Edited 3823d 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.

Homicide3823d ago

LOL! PS2 is still outselling it.

Shaka2K63823d ago

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