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The Japan Preview: 7/27 Edition (DQV ~152k, lots of strange sw)

VGChartz writes: "Dragon Quest V sold over 150,000 units this week. Powerful Pro Baseball 15 sold 130,000 between PS2 & Wii - however thats down from 200,000 units on PS2 & Wii last year. Hardware and software sales are down overall from last week, but still strong.

The games in the preliminary data this week fall into two categories: low sales compared to previous weeks or iterations, or strange re-entries into the top twenty. Dragon Quest V and Gundam Battle Universe, the top sellers last week, saw large drops. Powerful Pro Baseball 15 sold worse on both PS2 and Wii compared to last year.

Key Points:

-DS sold over 240,000 units of software this week in the top twenty, a 500,000+ drop in software sales that coincides with the amazing drops the DQ series has in Japan.
-Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 accounted for only four of the top twenty titles this week in the preliminary data (more on this below).
-A quick look at game prices in Japan reveals that a significant number of titles saw price drops, which is probably why games like Nights returned and managed to push out some of the constant sellers in this sample.

Hardware Predicted Totals:

PSP: 55,000 to 75,000 unit range
DSL: 48,000 to 58,000 unit range
Wii: 38,000 to 48,000 unit range
PS2: 12,000 to 18,000 unit range
PS3: 10,000 to 14,000 unit range
360: 3,000 to 7,000 unit range

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sushipoop3403d ago

everything VGChartz related should be ignored.