In this, the last chart of the Japanese calender year sees last week's winning débutante White Knight Chronicles slip to sixth with sales down 65% from 206,954, to just 71,000.
The game will continue to sell. The initial rush for the game has passed, and now it will enjoy a steady stream of sales over the next few months. But it makes me wonder, as the week isn't over yet, what it will accomplish in the next week or so. Will it see another rise in sales, or will it stay relatively around this mark? Only time will tell. One can't ignore the fact that it sold 200k its first week, though, which is impressive for an RPG.
Level 5 and and Sony should be really happy with these figures considering that the game had lil hype coming up to release days and so far this will be the best selling next gen RPG....
...and pretty impressive considering this is only in Japan. As said erlier, the rush has ended. Like all games.. the first week is probably the most sales it will get. Later weeks is decrease, but still continues selling. PPL in Japan has taste when it comes to RPG games, no wonder this is the fastest selling RPG in Japan.
with wii, DS and psp games circling the charts its hard for any ps3 or 360 games to stay in the charts never mind at the top of them.
WKC was highly anticipated in Japan. Sony needs to push this game. And the Japanese need to say screw famitsu.
Considering that total sales so far is 275k. By the end of the month it should hit about 350k which is a nice solid number.
Level don't Fail me now.....................
Best selling LEVEL 5 JRPG on PS2 was Rogue Galaxy, which sold "only" 350k(IN JAPAN). WKC is selling faster on less than 3 million install base, while RG had 20 million install base. Also WKC has BEST second week of any other PS3 game in Japan so far, yes that includes MGS4 etc. So i don't know why is someone trying to spin this into something bad. "O look slip to 6th place!!!" DUH!!! What did you expect? fact that it debue on 1 place last week is milestone! PS3 game, new IP? Haters just stop, grow up, get over yourself, really stop.
Lol why the title for the article? i mean do we see any article about every big titles and exclusives slipping after their first week like they usually or even always do ? Paranoid much i agree , but it's kinda funny ...
After all the PS3 hate articles this was to be expected
the title is that way because they know people are interested in WKC. Nothing more but some may try and read into what isn't there. Another reason for the drop could be because they sold out didn't they? Might be hard to restock that fast.
With Blu-ray closing in on DVD in JP, a PS3 price cut means goodbye to 360. And that's the truth. WKC will reach over 500k. :)
its quite sad. For MS the 360 has already passed the original xbox so I think they are happy with what they have already achieved. Do you expect the ps3 to get the ps2's usebase in Japan? Launches aligned the ps2 was at 9 million already with the ps3 at 2.5 million. Thats quite a big loss generation to generation.
lol... such a mediocre game... Just go there and read the reviews in the board. this game fails
and it got 8.3 at gamefaqs, moron
I say we hold out for half a million!!!! Then I'm, sure Level 5 would be really chuffed with sales for their new IP on PS3!
Gamefaqs board... this game fails...
71.000 is really good for the second week...all other next gen RPG doing less Lost odissey 56k ---->12k Tales of vespiria 108k ---->18k Blue dragon 83k ----->18k The Last Remnant 105k ---->17k Infinite Undiscovery 89k ---->10k Fallout 3 30k ----> 9k Fable 2 36k ----> 15k
You are comparing it to 360 Rpgs with less units? Doens't make much sense!
Love the info! /bubbles!
Playstation = RPGS It's like bread and butter. Dhhhhuuuur
Two million ps3= more sales Duh!
well with the 360s exclusive JRPGs, MS had a chance to increase their fanbase in japan, so you can't say it isn't "fair" that their fanbase is smaller
"Two million ps3= more sales Duh!" Hmmmm... According to XBox fanboys that's not a valid reason when PS3 fanboys use it to compare multiplat sales. I just love N4G, really I do. The hypocrisy runs so deep it isn't even funny.
Dissidia's first week sales = 489,000 Second week sales were 176,000. That's a drop of 313,000, or 64%. Same percentage drop as White Knight, from first to second week. Was there an article made to point that out? No, of course not. Because it's only news when PS3 games have sales decline. Even though every game has a sales decline after the debut week. Gah.
Well you never know there could be an article soon coming pointing out how PSP games drop in sales the second week out! but no really I can only assume the title is that way because it's the game everyone is talking about that just launched in Japan. The interest is high! It's not ripping on the PS3 alright.
They did the same thing for MGS4 as soon as sales started declining, and then months later we find out the games at 4Million World Wide.
poor WKC, in america the sales will be worst
jrpgs sales are horrible on 360, regardless of region
That's not bad at all. Most PS3 games drop out of the top 50 in two weeks.
As another article here on N4G states, this game has the best second week of any PS3 game yet.
Poor Sony fans... Trying their hardest to turn a flop into a success but stating numbers that if on 360 or Wii they'd call a flop.. Examples? Well 360 has what a tenth of the PS3 install base in Japan? yet they can manage 200k first week and its a flop PS3 with 3million consoles manages 200k and its the greatest selling game of all time.. Just pathetic. Lets put it into perspective. Wii Music sold better than WKS. IF Wii music outsold it, it cant be good. Of course the only thing poor Sony fans can do is pull up 360 numbers, knowing full well that PS3 has a heavy lead on 360 in Japan so there is no comparison really.
wait what 360 jrpg sold 200k in the first week again? feel free to enlighten me
I guess since the 360 has a lead over the PS3 in the US we should discredit and adjust their sales figures as well, am I right? I am just going by Voiceofreason's logic here. BTW, I would really enjoy a response to ViceKingz question as well.
I guess it's double trouble for all of you xbots that hang on sales numbers all the time. Valkyria Chronicles = Highest rated RPG this gen WKC = Best sales of any RPG this gen All the 360 has is just mediocre RPGs. I guess Square-Enix released all those mediocre RPGs on the 360 so they could get more funds to put into FFvs13.
i take you dont mean world wide then. just to clear that up.
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