Submitted by ktchong 2460d ago | article

Lifetime sales of Top 50 Xbox 360 Software in Japan

Famitsu (Enterbrain) reports the lifetime units sold of Top 50 software for Xbox 360 in Japan through December 9th, 2007:

01. Blue Dragon - 203,740
02. Dead or Alive 4 - 108,618
03. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation - 83,045
04. Halo 3 - 82,987
05. Ridge Racer 6 - 73,501
06. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 72,274
07. Trusty Bell (Eternal Sonata) - 70,244
08. Gears of War - 68,270
09. Dead Rising - 68,078
10. Lost Planet - 61,555

11. Dead of Alive Xtreme 2 60544
12. Lost Odyssey - 60,376
13. Idolm@ster - 48,695
14. Dynasty Warriors 6 - 44,292
15. Assassin's Creed - 41,436
16. Ninety-Nine Nights - 38,019
17. Forza Motorsports - 2 31,255
18. Rumble Roses XX - 29,187
19. Crackdown - 28,588
20. Culdcept Saga - 27,960

21. Earth Defense Force 3 - 27,087
22. Perfect Dark Zero - 26,085
23. Test Drive Unlimited - 25,788
24. Project Gotham Racing 3 - 25,058
25. Beautiful Katamari - 24,186
26. World Soccer Winning Eleven X - 21,904
27. Armored Core 4 - 21,096
28. Dead Rising: Platinum Collection - 20,325
29. [eM] -eNCHANT arM- (Enchanted Arms) - 20,233
30. Saint's Row - 18,593

31. Rainbow Six Vegas - 18,592
32. Oneechanbara vorteX - 18,443
33. Need For Speed: Most Wanted - 17,973
34. Bullet Witch - 16,241
35. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - 15,994
36. PlayOnline/Final Fantasy XI All-in-One Pack 2006 - 15,754
37. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 - 15,090
38. Idolm@ster: Platinum Collection - 14,864
39. Earth Defense Force 3: Platinum Collection - 14,707
40. Final Fantasy XI Wings of the Goddess Expansion - 14,412

41. Call of Duty 3 - 14,194
42. Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena - 13,169
43. Chrome Hounds - 13,110
44. Tenchu Z - 12,974
45. Project Sylpheed - 12,283
46. Project Gotham Racing 4 - 12,237
47. Viva Pinata - 12,184
48. Godfather - 11,670
49. Dynasty Warriors 5 Special - 10,957
50. Bullet Witch: Platinum Collection - 10,857

Total units sold for regular edition + platinum collection:
• Dead Rising: 68,078 + 20,325 = 88,313
• Idolm@ster: 48,695 + 14,864 = 63,559
• Earth Defense Force 3: 27,087 + 14,707 = 41,794
• Bulletwitch: 16,241 + 10,857 = 27,098

Total lifetime sales of all Top 50 software: 1,818,924 units (Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, Blue Dragon, Dead or Alive 4, Dead Rising, Gears of War, Half Life 3, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Ridge Racer 6, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Trusty Bell, Xbox 360)
Tipsed by: MrSwede

Credit url: neogaf.com
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resistance100  +   2461d ago
It will be interesting to compare the multiplats to the ps3 versions in japan, still i can now see why trusty bell is being ported to ps3, and most like Ace Combat 6 will aswell.

Respectable sales for DOA4 and Blue dragon in japan considering 360's user base
killer_trap  +   2460d ago
i believe call of duty on the 360 sold more than all of the combined in one month in the US.

this can't be very healthy. but what else can Microsoft do? they have rpgs, action games and and a couple of namco games released, the 360 is cheaper in japan than the rest of the world. and still nothing changed.

well you can look at the bright side. it's selling better than the original xbox.
Bnet343  +   2460d ago
Microsoft is stupid
if they were any smart they would be talking to Square Enix about an exclusive Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest game, but they aren't smart enough to do that.
craymoogy  +   2460d ago
I think they already did, but they failed. I think Sony owns like a bit in SE, so it's hard for MS. Unless MS buy SE, then Sony might be in trouble, but I doubt MS has that much fund.
jackdoe  +   2460d ago
Kigmal, you think MS hasn't done it? Believe me, they probably have.
Fighter  +   2460d ago
Sad numbers for Ace Combat 6
It will sell better for the PS3.
v1c1ous  +   2460d ago
now let's do worldwide numbers
kurochi  +   2460d ago
why? to show how the US is the only major country that suppost MS (which is like HD-DVD isn't really getting adapted anywhere except maybe in the US). Damn Americans and their metric systems..... J/K
Get real buddy, the market-share is getting eaten up by Nintendo with Sony and MS fighting it out.
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Bnet343  +   2460d ago
Halo 3 is up there ... sweet ...
Jazy78  +   2460d ago
Didn't expect Halo to do so well
still not very good
Douchebaggery  +   2460d ago
MS must be paying those company lots of $$$ for them to keep releasing exclusive flops
WilliamRLBaker  +   2460d ago
really? you mean flops in how they out sell and out score the ps3 versions or the ps3 as a whole in nearly every country?

I MEAN HELLL look at that ATTACH rates are so freaking high that even in japan games sell to half the user base their that own 360's.
aaquib5  +   2460d ago
William, you idiot
He's talking about flops in Japan. And, please don't even try to argue. Every game up there would or has sold atleast 5X more on PS3.
Douchebaggery  +   2460d ago
WTF is your problem Billy?
why the hell do you even bring up the PS3, how f*cking insecure can you be and how can you look at those Japan-centric exclusive games sales numbers and not called them flops, please go drink some eggnog and merry Christmas.
mikeslemonade  +   2460d ago
Confirmed, Lost Odyessey is a flop.
v1c1ous  +   2460d ago
was uncharted considered a flop when it released in the US or japan?

LO hasn't released in other countries yet. give it time THEN callit a flop.
mikeslemonade  +   2460d ago
Uncharted wasn't suppose to be a system seller. Lost Odyssey from Microsoft was suppose to change the perception of the 360 in Japan and it didn't.
ThaGeNeCySt  +   2460d ago
How long before the PS3 & Wii numbers are up?
Lucreto  +   2460d ago
It will be interesting to see if Eternal Sonata does on the PS3. This will be a good indicator if its really just the 360 or just the game is a flop.
Darkiewonder  +   2460d ago

They could just buy for the sake of buying because it's on the ps3 so that Japan won't have to see a release on the 360 first to make them wait?

um. Let's just go with yours.
Darkiewonder  +   2460d ago
Those are some good numbers
Yes indeed!
Death  +   2460d ago
I don't get it.
The Xbox 360 has only sold like 500,000 units in Japan. It took them just under 2 years to beat the original Xbox's lifetime sales there. You can't have it both ways, either the system doesn't sell or it does. Saying that software slaes is limited is pointless when hardware sales aren't very good.

Almost half of the 360 user base in Japan bought Blue Dragon. 1 in 5 bought DOA. That's not bad for attach rates. Anyone know what PS3's attach rates are in Japan?

kurochi  +   2460d ago
Attach rates is a mood-point unless you have 2 comparable systems with similar and equally installed hardwares. Attach-rate is just a term that the so-called "analyst" made up to argue in a perfect world. PS3 and 360 can't be compared with their software "attach-rates" since they don't have comparable installed base yet. You can argue that the 2 systems are comparable in terms of technology, but in all honesty, MS will have a hard time dealing with the horsepower that Sony has in year 2 of PS3's life-cycle.
Although the short term future of the 360 is fantastically bright, Sony's long-term futures is what I would put my last dollar on when it's all said and done. That is.... until the Xbox 720 comes out...
Guwapo77  +   2460d ago
This is purely speculation.
I believe the sole reason for the Xbox 360 not selling anywhere near where it could be is due to hardware reliability issues. Xbox has the games, games that were released would have sold millions if the installed base was there, especially Blue Dragon. Japanese have to be some of the most informed electonics buyers in the world. They do research prior to buying, unlike other countries in the world.

If you disagree post a "mature" comment to support your position. Thanks in advance.
Bill  +   2460d ago
you have a point, so i didnt disagree. the reason this is not my system of choice is due to the hardware issues. a lot of ppl say well at least it has games, or "where are the PS3 games?". The problem is software is coming to the PS3 whereas ppl who bought those early 360's just pray nothing goes wrong.
jackdoe  +   2460d ago
Seems like high attach rate counts for sh!t in Japan.
AAACE5  +   2460d ago
Microsoft already knows they won't be able to get Square/Enix, which is why Sakaguchi formed his own studio!

I gotta say... These are actually decent numbers, considering that most of the games on there are basically new/unknown games. So considering MS is in japan trying to start with new IP's is a good thing for MS in a way. It's still not great, but at least they are trying!

And since they brought Atlus on board with all their popular RPG's, the 360's future may become brighter in Japan!

Plus the Wii and DS present a problem in the games world. Based on the all sales, it seems like alot of gamers may lean more towards the easy to play cheap gaming, as opposed to traditional gaming.

Especially in japan where they seem to like everything compact and on the go! Which in the end, could possibly be a big problem for Sony and Microsoft!
Bill  +   2460d ago
well this was good for a laugh

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