A complete listing of first day sales data in Japan for various games have been released, along with sell-through rates.
nice start for mass effect. and WOW did takt of magic really do that bad?
Killzone 2, A FPS IN JPN, moves over 32k in launch week and it's "haha! teh flopz sales!11!0!" but Mass Effect, AN RPG, move 12k and it's "Oh, thatz teh uber salez. Mass Effects iz teh console sella!" :/ Unbelievable.
How old is Mass Effect compared to Killzone 2? Yes, Japan just got the game, but it's old. Not exactly something they haven't heard of before. Now if Mass Effect out sells Killzone 2 in Japan, i will laugh pretty hard, even if they don't like FPS games.
This is only one day dude, how much did K2 sell opening day? Regardless, a FPS is one thing but a Western RPG selling in Japan is funny.
Good work for Mass Effect.I can't believe Japan is barely getting it
Japan is just now getting Mass Effect? Took them long enough.
Japan will be saying the same thing when we get Final Fantasy XIII.
Ain't that the truth
 oops, completely misread your post (don't worry it wasnt a flame)
aww man. at least hit 100k in a week. Damn alien sex scenes didn't help after all.
A tentacle sex scene would have pushed 500k in one week.
Not all gamers jerk off to video games like u. Get a girlfriend or a boyfriend if thats your thing. I heard Marts available GET IN THERE. LOL
A 2 y.o. wrpg...for the 360...is in 3rd place. LOL...must be a slow week in Japan. :/ Anyway, we now know there are AT LEAST 12,000 intelligent gamers in Japan, with good taste to boot. :p
Look guys, all the Xbox 360 owners in Japan bought Mass Effect in one week. It must be a slow month for all those Xbox 360 games over there... Oh wait...
^^^^ Sure, considering it's first week...lol. Praising 12.000 first week rpg in Japan. lol. Reality check please.
Woow terrible sales for Tact of Magic but how popular are RTSs in Japan?
Seriously, at least a good amount of us in the west play JRPGs by the millions..I just don't get this country when it comes to taste. I feel like you have the rest of the world, then you have Japan when it comes to the industry. Well this will feel quite similar, when we finally get FFXIII.
its only ones with crossover appeal like the final fantasy series. The one western series that the japanese like is the Grand Theft Auto series, it too has alot of crossover appeal.
Yes, there's very, very, very few JRPGs that sell a million combined between the US and Europe. As you've most likely noticed JRPGs in general rearely sell over a million at all.
I thought it could have done better. What is up with Japan. I like jrpgs a lot, but I still know a good game when I see one.
For a western sci-fi RPG, those are good numbers i would think. Considering what games the Japanese usually buy, hopefully they will like Mass Effect and open up to different things. Who knows, maybe the game will actually move some machines. Anyway's, whether they like the game or not, IMO this game goes down as one of the best RPG's of all time. That say's a lot considering i don't usually like sci-fi games.
mass effect...it's good that they finally get to recognize that game! it's got an amazing sci-fi story and some impressive gameplay. hopefully they get 2 a little bit sooner than 1.5 years after we get it...we might already be in the next gen by then!
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