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« on: January 15, 2006, 06:12:27 AM »

I saw this linked at QT3 and thought it was... interesting to say the least.  Here's the GAF thread the information appears in: link.  And it is from GAF so take it for what it's worth.

Japanese Sales data 12/26 - 01/01

1. NDS Brain Training 2 414,556 NEW
2. NDS Animal Crossing DS 205,119 (1,382,228)
3. NDS Mario Kart DS 168,680 (836,478)
4. PS2 Kingdom Hearts 2 156,837 (884,428)
5. NDS Brain Training 153,189 (1,157,870)
6. PS2 Front Mission 5 146,209 NEW
7. NDS Mario & Luigi 2 132,726 NEW
8. NDS Gentle Brain Training 82,789 (935,535)
9. NDS Tamagotchi 63,433 (784,537)
10. NDS Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Blue Rescue Force 61,154 (572,858)

DS - 390,181
PSP - 110,741
PS2 - 78,646
GBASP - 15,998
GC - 12,579
Xbox360 - 12,300
GBM - 11,234
GBA - 447
Xbox - 121

So to summarize: the GB Micro is tanking, the DS has 8 of the top 10 titles, the Japanese love training their brains, the freaking GameCube sold more than the Xbox 360 and the PSP has some serious catching up to do.

I'd love to see some US sales figures.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 06:27:55 AM »

That is an asston of DS games.  Wow.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 06:30:53 AM »

Well, I've got this going for ya - its the sales chart from NPD for the entirety of 2005, and the hardware chart for December 2005.


1. Madden NFL 2006 (PS2) [2.900.000]
2. Pokémon Emerald (GBA) [1.700.000]
3. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) [1.500.000]
4. Madden NFL 2006 (Xbox) [1.200.000]
5. NCAA Football 2006 (PS2) [1.100.000]
6. Star Wars : Battlefront 2 (PS2) [1.000.000]
7. MVP Baseball 2005 (PS2) [970.000]
8. Star Wars : Episode III (PS2) [930.000]
9. NBA Live 2006 (PS2) [820.000]
10. LEGO Star Wars (PS2) [800.000]

December 2005:
PlayStation 2 [ 1.500.000 ]
Portable PlayStation [ 1.120.000 ]
Nintendo DS [ 1.070.000 ]
Xbox [ 415.000 ]
Xbox 360 [ 281.441 ]

...and people wonder why they get the same sports titles every year...
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 10:52:48 AM »

Brain training games are all the rage here.  I've seen commercials for it.  It makes great use of the stylus.  Makes sense when you think how important education is for the kids.  Instead of buying them a game, buy them something that will help them get into that famous highschool.  My girlfriend thinks it's the greatest things.  Unfortunately not quite great enough to make her go out and buy one smile
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 10:55:46 AM »

By the way this may sound stupid but is that first chart only for one week?  That what it seems to say according to the date.  Did they really sell 390,000 DS's in one week?
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2006, 04:14:34 PM »

Anyone else surprised to see both Star Wars:  Episode III and Lego Star Wars on that list?  I figured the Ep III game would sell (I didn't  expect top 10), but I had no idea the Lego game sold that well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 04:30:34 PM »

Well, it doesn't look like DOA helped the 360 that much (though it was only out for 4 days of that week). The DS, however, is rocking. Any idea of the total number of DS's sold in Japan so far?
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 04:44:30 PM »

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The DS, however, is rocking. Any idea of the total number of DS's sold in Japan so far?

I didn't quote that part from the GAF post but here are the numbers:
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YTD / LTD
DS - 4,151,356 / 5,646,952
PSP - 2,200,710 / 2,682,962
DS Lead - 1,950,646 / 2,963,990


I assume LTD is lifetime to date.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 07:18:15 PM »

I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006, 07:43:58 PM »

Geez who are all the lemmings that keep buying Madden every year...
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2006, 08:56:42 PM »

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Geez who are all the lemmings that keep buying Madden every year...


Yeah, it's terrifying, eh? But if there's the demand ...
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2006, 02:36:58 AM »

Sports rule.

You guys just don't get it!  biggrin  :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2006, 04:30:20 AM »

While there is no doubt DS is kicking in Japan I continue to find it interesting that PSP and DS are so close in the US.  When you consider the DS is half the price and that Nintendo aggressively bundled the system this holiday with major titles, they should be doing better here than just squeaking out a victory.  That tells me that PSP will probably explode if Sony drops the price into a range more people find affordable for a handheld device.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2006, 06:19:08 AM »

I don't know if it's a stupid thing to say, but I've always seen holiday sales as "non gamer" sales. It's a "don't know what the hell to get Jimmy, maybe this'll do" kind of thing, and the PSP is flashy as hell. Sales throughout the rest of the year are better indications of a system's demand. As I've always seen it. But maybe that is a stupid thing to say.
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2006, 07:13:33 PM »

The students at my school prefer the PSP because it's "cooler" than the DS.  It's more flashy, it does more stuff, and it's more expensive.  They think the games are better because they look better.  Plus they can play GTA on it, which for a 13 year old is major cool points.  Most of them would rather have a PSP but their parents refuse to buy it for them.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2006, 08:27:04 PM »

Quote from: "Calvin"
I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.


It was only out for two or three days for the purposes of those charts, genius.
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2006, 02:56:01 AM »

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I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.


It was only out for two or three days for the purposes of those charts, genius.


Did Halo 2 take a few days to build up steam? DOA4 was supposed to be the game that would drive sales.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2006, 03:40:45 AM »

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I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.


It was only out for two or three days for the purposes of those charts, genius.


The following week's numbers were already released and the 360 numbers didn't really go up any.l
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2006, 03:52:33 AM »

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I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.


It was only out for two or three days for the purposes of those charts, genius.


The following week's numbers were already released and the 360 numbers didn't really go up any.l


Team Ninja's fault, if they made it that you can tear off the clothings of your opponents then I'm sure they'll sell more in Japan.smile
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2006, 12:24:49 PM »

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I am really suprised DOA4 didn't help the 360 more. Wow.


It was only out for two or three days for the purposes of those charts, genius.


The following week's numbers were already released and the 360 numbers didn't really go up any.l


Team Ninja's fault, if they made it that you can tear off the clothings of your opponents then I'm sure they'll sell more in Japan.smile

Only if you can use tentacles to do it.  :wink:
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2006, 12:35:25 PM »

And not surprisingly, I know of several japanese fighting games that allow you to do just that.  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2006, 01:04:16 AM »

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And not surprisingly, I know of several japanese fighting games that allow you to do just that.  Tongue


Don't the WWE games allow the same thing?   smile
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