When compiling weekly data for Japan, ioi uses a bevy of sources. By Sunday Night (East Coast USA time), both first day data and preliminary weekly data is available for analysis. Taking both into account, here is an early take on how some of the figures will look this week. These figures are not to be taken as gospel, just an early take on approximately where the market will be for the week.
Software sales are quite interesting this week in the preliminary data. Two notable stories will be worth watching this week – the sales of Super Mario Galaxy, and the sales of Mikuni Makoto Unrivaled 5 for PS3 and Xbox 360. Both games seem to be off in the preliminary data, and for those who remember, there was an instance when the data had Simple Series 2000 selling over 1,000,000 units before a correction. If a similar correction is made this week, this article will be updated.