The Weekly Japan Preview: 2/3/08 Edition (A Smashing Debut, DMC4 & More)

VGCharts Jacob Mazel writes: This is a huge week in sales for Japan. Smash Brothers sold roughly 1,000,000 units in its debut week, but two other titles debuted with sales of over 100,000 – including Devil May Cry 4 which hit 205,000 for PS3. The Smash Brothers debut is the largest opening week in Japan in at least nine months. Riding on Devil May Cry 4's coat tails, four other PS3 titles were in the preliminary top twenty this week – quite the feat considering that no PS3 title had appeared in the preliminary data since early December.

Key Points:

-Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 all sold far more hardware and software than last week because of two key releases – Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii), and Devil May Cry 4 (PS3 and Xbox 360).

-Sony platforms had more titles in the preliminary data than the Nintendo platforms did.

-Smash Brothers outsold Super Mario Galaxy lifetime sales in Japan in one week


Wii: 140,000 to 200,000 units
DSL: 68,000 to 80,000 units
PSP: 60,000 to 66,000 units
PS3: 45,000 to 65,000 units
PS2: 13,000 to 17,000 units
360: 5,000 to 9,000 units

Key Software:

Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii): 845,000 to 1,033,000 units
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3): 184,000 to 226,000 units
Devil May Cry 4 (360): 40,000 to 50,000 units
Desgaea 3 (PS3): 31,000 to 39,000 units
Desgaea 3 (limited edition)(ps3): 31,000 to 37,000 units
Assassin's Creed (PS3): 29,000 to 35,000 units

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Cyrus3654326d ago

It shall be intersting to see what kind of Boost DMC 4 will give US to both 360 and PS3, and in Europe as well.

wiizy4326d ago

as long as nintendo has enough shipments every week...smash bros and wii fit will be on top of the charts for quite some time

desolationstorm4326d ago

Smash is gonna do so well when it gets all around the world. Im hoping that smash can move 1mil opening day in america. I think its possible aslong as nintendo makes a big enough shipment not to mention pushing some wiis on the market. DMC4 should make a big impact in america, though Id lean towards 360 as feeling the bigger impact of it.

Regardless though thats a lot of systems moving that last week especially the wii.