The Weekly Japan Preview: 12/30 Edition (Star Ocean, big Wii sales)

VG Chartz - 12/31/07:

Weekly preliminary Japanese data for the week ending December 30th, 2007 has arrived, showing boosts for PSP and Wii, but a general decline otherwise.

Rather than saying x game for y platform sold between 20,000 and 28,000 units as in the past, from this point forward, the preliminary data will be broken down into charts by platform. Within these charts, there will two additional categories besides the rounded sales figure under 'sales'. On the left will be 'low end' depicting the lowest amount the title likely sold for the week, while to the right will be 'high end' depicting the highest amount the title likely sold for the week.

As always, this data is preliminary, and therefore, not final, but it is based on a sample. Sales for this report are for the week ending December 30th 2007.

Hardware Sales Estimates -- Low End ~ High End:

1. Wii: 340,000 ~ 460,000
2. DS: 220,000 ~ 260,00
3. PSP: 200,000 ~ 240,000
4. PS3: 55,000 ~ 65,000
5. PS2: 20,000 ~ 35,000
6. 360: 8,000 ~ 12,000

Top 20 Software Sales Estimates -- Sales (Low End ~ High End):

1. Wii Fit (Wii): 255,000 (230,000 ~ 80,000)
2. Super Robot Wars OG Sidestory (PS2, Regular): 189,000 (170,000 ~ 208,000)
3. Wii Sports (Wii): 160,000 (144,000 ~ 176,000)
4. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii): 153,000 (138,000 ~ 169,000)
5. Star Ocean 1: First Departure (PSP): 134,000 (120,000 ~ 147,000)
6. Mario Party (DS): 133,000 (120,000 ~ 146,000)
7. Wii Play (Wii): 130,000 (117,000 ~ 143,000)
8. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (PSP, Limited): 95,000 (86,000 ~ 104,000)
9. Dragon Quest IV (DS): 81,000 (73,000 ~ 89,000)
10. Mario Party 8 (Wii): 75,000 (67,000 ~ 82,000)
11. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii): 73,000 (66,000 ~ 80,000)
12. Professor Layton & Pandoras Box (DS): 64,000 (58,000 ~ 70,000)
13. Monster Hunter Portable 2 (PSP): 50,000 (45,000 ~ 55,000)
14. Final Fantasy IV (DS): 44,000 (40,000 ~ 48,000)
15. Winning Eleven 2008 (PS2): 39,000 (35,000 ~ 43,000)
16. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (PSP, Regular): 36,000 (32,000 ~ 40,000)
17. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3): 25,000 (20,000 ~ 30,000)
18. Super Robot Wars OG Sidestory (PS2, Limited): 24,000 (21,000 ~ 26,000)
19. Yakuza 2 (PS2): 20,000 (18,000 ~ 22,000)
20. Sengoku Basara Heroes 2 (PS2): 18,000 (16,000 ~ 20,000)

Notes: No Xbox 360 titles appeared in the preliminary top twenty.


Additonal Notes:

• Wii hardware and software sales in Japan have seen incredible boost since Christmas. That means now that the Christmas shopping season is over, Nintendo has shifted Wii supplies from the West back to Japan to meet holiday demand there.

• Early reports confirm Wii sales in the West have dropped significantly during the same post-Christmas period. (i.e., Western markets are now receiving less Wii supplies, which have been allocated back to Japan.)

• Now that Japan has been receiving larger allocations of Wiis to alleviate the supply constraint, the Wii has gradually gone back up to outselling the PS3 by 3 to 1, 4 to 1, and now over 6 to 1.

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TANOD5262d ago

However wait for Famitsu/mediacrate numbers for more concrete DATA

Baba19065262d ago

amazing how the wii is selling. imagine what happens when the wii changes colors. 0o great numbers for the psp. its really getting a boost latelty.

Zhuk5262d ago

I really hope that Star Ocean sees a release in the west, I am looking forward to playing the remakes of these classic RPGs

bootsielon5262d ago

Sorry buddy, it's not appearing on your dildo, ahem, I mean whatever it is you call that console of yours.

creeping judas5262d ago

wow Zhuk makes a none fan boy statement and you still gotta attack him?? That's weak.

Shadow Flare5262d ago

Just getting a little sick of hearing about the wii now. It sells alot. Got it. Does anyone actually use the thing? No. Its like saying, 'hey, the new Celine Dione album just sold 5 million in one week'. "So what?". 'Well it sold alot'. "But its Celine Dion, its crap." The wii is a shallow gaming experience, with quirky mini-games, designed entirely to dangle a buff carrot infront of the casual gamers donkey ass face. But thats where the money is though. However, that is not where the gaming is

PS360WII5262d ago (Edited 5262d ago )

I only agree with what you said about Celine Dion. Other than that... no the Wii is great for gamers. I've put in some 20+ hours on Fire Emblem, I have close to 60 stars in Mario, I'm crusing thru RE:UC though it does get a bit hard, Tomb Raider is pretty fun, and Zack & Wiki is challanging my brain. Soon I'll be pluging away on DQ Swords, and dukin it out on Smash Bros, and slicing people in half with buckets of blood in No More Heros. Good stuff manard ^^

HCS5262d ago (Edited 5262d ago )

being grasped by the japanese, i think these guys just spend their yen to look at the instruction manual and box arts. LOL how the hell does alot of this mediocre crap sell? Mario Party and Mario and Sonic at the olympic games? LOL, Super Robot Wars, Dragonballz? Im sure Lost Oddysey plays better then all of these. This is where i dont get when people think japan is a big market. xbox 360 doesn't need japan, sega proved this with the genesis back in the 16bit days untill they screwed themselves up with the introduction of sega cd 32x and saturn at the sametime.

It also seems Microsoft get's hated on just because theyve been the only successful american videogame hardware and software company.(Atari, Phillips, Panasonic? Need i say more)

IM disappointed in half of the population's taste.

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