Media Create has published the latest software sales from Japan. First week sales for Gran Turismo 5, Mario Sports Mix, and others have been revealed.
Gran Turismo 5 first week – 430,707 (Japan) World wide by jan. 1. 2011 - 6 million.
Damn, that's a lot of copies for Japan in three days
lets not for get that FF did like 2 million in the first week or so but you are right anything close to 500,000 in japan is HUGE
it was 1.4 not 2 mill
Interesting how it has stacked up against the NDS and Wii releases. Wii has two Mario releases, but GT5 has outsold one and sold 2/3 of the other which had 4 additional days. No Kincet game in the top 20 - I thought it would do bad in Japan, but um, not that bad. This follows the poor performance of Kintec titles in the UK charts ... r.
Goes to show how reviewers aren't in touch with current gaming trends. Same can be said about Move. At least the consumer knows quality, even with all the slander. Imagine if this would have received 10/10's and the gaming media praised it. Could have been one of the biggest launches ever for a video game?
@zootang HAHAHAHAHAHA You just said (paraphrasing) "Sales=quality" HAHAHAHAHAHA Sony fanyboys are so predictable. Game gets great reviews, poor sales => "Sales=/=quality PS3 has quality," game gets good (not great) reviews, great sales => "Consumers know what's best that's why they buy the game (sales=quality)." People bought GT5 because it's a GRAN TURISMO GAME. It's a big-name game. So many people were waiting for it. No doubt many of the people who play it will have similar opinions to the reviewers (the reviewers are just gamers with opinions, too). If we take the reviewers' opinions as representitive of the gaming public, many people WILL be disappointed. It's quite simple - just look at when you said "sales=/=quality" and apply it here. Stereotypical comment: "Halo 3 is actually crap - sales=/=quality and Killzone 2 has more quality. People only bought Halo 3 because of marketing and because it's another Halo game and people liked Halo 2" Of course this analogy is flawed because Halo 3 HAS quality in spades. Another thing - how on earth could any consumer know that a game is quality BEFORE they buy it? Again, the only reason they bought it is because of the name on the front, and the marketing of the game. At least for most consumers.
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@thor "Halo 3 HAS quality in spades" . thats all i need for me to ignore your comment. Please put that in the beginning so I don't have to read the rest of it next time. Thanks
@Thor 360 fanboys are so predictable because "Sales DON'T equal quality" now. And HALO 3 has "quality in spades"? There's those pesky opinions again - I thought it was awful. And you also said: "Another thing - how on earth could any consumer know that a game is quality BEFORE they buy it? Again, the only reason they bought it is because of the name on the front, and the marketing of the game." Digging yourself even deeper, aren't you sunshine? Whenever the latest instalment of the HALO franchise is churned out, your sort are the FIRST to bleat "Look! Millions of preorders alone PROVES it's better than KILLZONE!!"
It outsold a NEW MARIO GAME IN JAPAN?! Daaaaaang.
Not everyone get's paid on the same week. So expect to see something similar next week too. still though 430k, that is just bonkers.
sales matter? I thought you guys played games not sales. lolz just kidding dont get to rilled up. these are great numbers and just reflect Japan, this game will sell millions! congrats to Sony and Polyphony. And to all the GT fans out there I hope you enjoy the game. I am not a racing fan, but the game looks beautiful, any racing fan would be crazy not to check it out. peace and happy gaming.
..."Media Create software sales (11/22 - 11/28) - First week sales for Gran Turismo 5" =| its a sales article...people will talk sales... sorry to have to point that out =P not riled up, I just don't get why people use the "sales matter" argument, especially in a sales article...<_< I agree though, sales don't really matter, especially when its such a big game thats bound to sell millions within days. nor do sales directly reflect quality , but they don't reflect bad quality either.
I know dude I was just making fun of all the sonyfanbabys that always argue that sales dont matter, an argument which ironically they raise in every article specially articles about sales. I think sales do matter and articles about sales are the best place to discuss sales :) peace
Damn! That's a lot in Japan!!
Did you notice that in this article http://n4g.com/news/655690/... They said that gt5 only sold 212,296. Here are the sale figures: EMEAA: 1,841,500 copies (Europe Mid East Africa Asia) Japan: 212,296 copies Americas: 382,000 copies Why did they give japan such a low total for sales?
Big sales are big.
taking a breather from my graphic bursting GT5 on my 40" Sony Bravia LED i forgot to put on my seat belt while driving looool
Dude are you ok? You didn't loose your head while driving did you? Wearing your seat belt is a must. XD GT5 sales are looking great. Should reach 5m by xmas.
BUBBLES FOR ALL GT5 OWNERS!!! LOL
omg half million only in japan,and only 1st week lol,this is gonna be HUUGE!!!
gt5 was released in japan on nov 25, its not a week, its only 3 days..
Not trolling here, but no 360 games? Microsoft needs to throw 500 million at Japan. You can't be completely thrown out of one heavy gaming region of the world.
just because you state that you are "not trolling here" does not make your comment less trollish. Ms has tried very hard to beak the japan market and the japanese simply did not respond well to the 360. I give kudos for Ms for trying, but perhaps its time to let that market go, and concentrate on the US, Europe and other emerging markets. At least MS, together with nintendo, have the U.S. market, which is the most profitable gaming market in the world at the present. I am sure Ms is satisfied with that. Japan is nintendo and Sony land. There is nothing else MS can do this gen.
Japan ISNT a heavy gaming region of the world though, thats the thing. theyve barely even sold 5 million PS3s overall, and thats their homeland where they absolutely love Sony. Europe and North America are the big gaming regions. if you win one of those, your console is successful. the 360 has comprehensively won the North America region, and is holding its own in Europe. they could sell 0 360s in Japan - they basically do already - and it wouldnt make any difference because Japan doesnt matter anymore. more and more japanese developers are trying to change how they work so they can produce Western style games, because Japanese style games just arent what people want these days. theyre quickly becoming irrelevant in the gaming world. Microsoft dont need to spend money in japan, because theyre never going to even gain 10% of the market share there. why? because theyre a big bad american company. thats all there is to it. the Japanese are fiercely loyal when it comes to technology. any money MS spend there is basically just p!ssing it up the wall.
Real good points there. If u notice there's no more jrpg games for 360 or none are getting the headlines like blue dragon and lost Odyssey. I'll admit that 360 is dead in Japan. N I would assume the Wii is the best seller there since 360 is dead, ps3 5 million (according to ur comment).
awww poor journalists that put so much time and effort in smearing this game with there "reviews" poor babies, i hope there feelings arent hurt that noone gave a rats azz what they had to say. I really hope all these reviewers will be ok
Nice sales,but huge drop from GT4 first week sales Interesting
nº PS2's sold by the time GT4 was out? probably well over 50 mil... nº PS3's sold by the time GT5 was out? probably just over 30 mil.. interesting lack of reason indeed...
Japanese dont like Xbox , maybe next gen Xbox will grow there but only with a different name... Handhelds , Wii and Ps3 rule japan. Wii and 360 Rule Americas And Europe is lead by 3 or at least all do well in EU with advantage to Wii.
just not as good but still has great sales.
Pretty good numbers. So far no trolling lets see how long this lasts