The top ten best-selling video games in Japan last week, according to Media Create.
killzone2 surpasses the sells of r2 IN JAPAN!
not bad sales for KZ2.... MHG sales a little lackluster....
And Killzone 2 is doing much better then I thought it would. It's pretty cool seeing Japanese player online now.
WTF is HAWX doing there? And WTF is Death Smiles? Nice KZ2 sales, should reach 100k soon.
Death Smiles is a crazy bullet hell game. Check it out on Youtube. Any game that has a final boss named TyrannoSatan owes your respect :-)
MHG sales a little lackluster my a$$ it is a port of the older version they already have this game and it still sold. This is not a true sequel and we all know this game will sell slow first like all good Wii games and then pick up over time once people actually get into it.
Everybody and their grandmother all ready has Monster Hunter Portable G on their PSPs and there's nothing noticeable changes on the Wii version.
wow it being a monster hunter game i though it would have sold loads of copies.
I think the primary reason why MH is so successful on the PSP is the portability. Japanese want to be able to play on the train and on the go which is why the handheld market in Japan is so big.
For a 5 year old port, 132,000 sales in the first week is not bad... I love how Killzone's 40k sales is fantastic news, but a 5 year old port's 130,000 sales is awful. Because it's on the Wii. -sigh-
Here's how it looks without fanboy goggles: FPS(unpopular genre)in Japan on smaller install base console 40k good. Very popular game in Japan on much larger install base: 132k, still good but not as much as expected. The sun is also much brighter without fanboy goggles!
No, I know, FPSes are unpopular in Japan, so Killzone 2 is actually doing fairly well there. Yes, I know this. But uhh, I don't think 5 year-old EXACT ports are that popular either, and that sold better. Stop with the double-standards.
lol...i always look at that guy's picture when i need a laugh
capcom better think again
You guys do have to remember that this is a remake of the old PS2 game not Monster Hunter 3. Although I do hope Monster Hunter 3 bombs, considering how Capcom shafted PS3 owners.
The only way they could have would have been to put it out as is. For a PS3/360 version I expect to see more MMO elements, an option to tame monsters for use as mounts, and sure as heck some behavioral AI. A freakin physics engine.
Godmars290 those are really great ideas you have there and would lead to epic development cost LOL. Also capcom doesn't really have the structure for a real MMO. Real MMOs have lots of content packs. The cost is why they went with the Wii and the detail they wanted would be close to lair, did you see how slow lair moved? Monster hunter sells to the 12-16 crowd also. Most HD owners are a lot older and want guess what PC games on a console. I will not argue the online may have been better but I will give capcom a chance nintendo should be revealing a pay online model soon which could be a lot like live idea wise. Good luck on that though.
Did they downgrade the PS2 graphics so it could play on the Wii?
The Wii version is doing alot better than the PSP one.
umm it's doing better than the PSP version ??? do you know how long the PSP version has been in the top 10 ???
And though its MH2G, you'd still expect it to do better if not as well.
well considering that MH2G has been in the top 10 for 57 weeks now , and is the best selling game in th series over 3 million sold.... your argument holds no weight who expects a game that has been out for over a year to outsell a new title with a huge fanbase ???
You just proved a point I'm too lazy to research. I did say that I was only going by the numbers in the link. Granted, now we have to give the Wii version a few months, but if the numbers back it, a PSP-level success will be reported. Not so if sales "tank" at or under 500k.
well the PSP version debuted with sales of 850k first week and sold over 500k in it's second week.. MHG on the Wii will probably top out at 500K best... MH3 has a chance at selling well but I doubt it will do PSP numbers also..
I don't believe the console versions of Monster Hunter ever sell as well as the handheld versions. From what I was told, Japanese people enjoy the social aspect of it, meeting up and playing via wi-fi.
"The Wii version is doing alot better than the PSP one." You have a point there. How old is the PSP version? How old is the PS2 version that just got ported? No matter how long the PSP version has been out a re-release of a game that sold poorly on the PS2 still should not be beating it. It was about the social aspect of it also yet in japan they have an online ambassador thing where you get Wii points for getting people online and you can email a Wii directly and many web sites will let you download Wii numbers, blast and destroy is one of them. It's not a standard interface yet but the PSP never had a live type situation either nor did the PS2. The Wii does have wifi though. We will see what happens when MH3 comes out.
Poor Sony fans in Japan. They just have nothing to buy so they are forced to get a FPS. Something they generally do not play. I guess the PS3 fad bubble finally burst. Great MH numbers, especially for a game that has been out on another system already.
Yeah, unlike Wii owners who have... a port of a PS2 game from 2005.
Bubble PT! I think that's also contributing to the lacklustre sales for the new Monster Hunter as well. Ports don't generally do extremely well, even less so ones that are five years old.
Good sales for KZ2 there.
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