Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending March 25th, 2012

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This week’s Media Create software chart sees five new entries in the top ten, led by Kid Icarus: Uprising on the 3DS. It’s been 21 years since the last Kid Icarus title appeared on the Game Boy so it’s wonderful to see the series being reintroduced with a quality title like Kid Icarus: Uprising.Media Create

Black Panther 2: Yakuza Ashura Chapter comes in at number two on the chart. The latest portable Yakuza titles appears to retain many of the same elements from the original PSP game, including graphic novel style cut-scenes and the usual assortment of hostesses to romance.

Further down the list we see the Devil May Cry HD Collection and Ninja Gaiden 3 in fourth and fifth position respectively. I’m sure NinjaGaiden 3 would have sold a lot more copies if it had been better reviewed as Ninja Gaiden games traditionally perform well in Japan.

01./00. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800) - 132.526 / NEW <77,49%>
02./00. [PSP] Black Panther 2: Yakuza Ashura Chapter <ADV> (Sega) {2012.03.22} (¥6.279) - 104.937 / NEW <58,60%>
03./01. [NDS] Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition <SLG> (Pokemon Co.) {2012.03.17} (¥5.800) - 65.046 / 237.073 (-62%)
04./00. [PS3] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.03.22} (¥4.990) - 43.791 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190) - 29.797 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2012.03.22} (¥7.329) - 23.004 / NEW
07./09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G # <ACT> (Capcom) {2011.12.10} (¥5.800) - 22.402 / 1.337.122 (+32%)
08./08. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 20.890 / 1.601.979 (+22%)
09./11. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.800) - 20.305 / 1.439.760 (+29%)
10./02. [PSP] Shining Blade <RPG> (Sega) {2012.03.15} (¥6.279) - 19.032 / 141.289 (-84%)

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending March 18th, 2012

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Pokemon Company's crossover of Pokemon and Tecmo Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series topped the charts in its first week of sales. Its 172,000 units was enough to beat Shining Blade, the latest PSP entry in Sega's Shining series, which sold 122,000 units in its first week, and the PSP conversion of the popular Madoka Magika franchise, which sold 62,000.Media Create

Other debuts this week include the PSP version of Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story (originally released on DS), 3DS escape game If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX, horse racing game Winning Post 7 2012, and visual novel/adventure game Amnesia Later.

Nippon Ichi's PS3 RPG Legasista saw a low debut with under 10,000 units sold. The PS3 version of Mass Effect 3 narrowly made it into the top 20 with 8,124 units sold.

Here's the full top 20 Media Create sales chart covering March 12 through March 18. Life to date sales are in parentheses.

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Media Create Japanese Sales for week ending February 26th

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New entries dominate Japanese top 20, but Vita entirely absent

A rash of new entries has dominated the Japanese top twenty this week, with the top six titles all newly released.Media Create

Once again, the PSP takes top spot with Namco Bandai's Tales of the Heroes Twin Brave, selling over 85,000 units to pip the newest Harvest Moon title, a 3DS exclusive, to the top of the chart.

Namco Bandai took third and fourth too, with a new PS3 Naruto title and I Have Few Friends Portable for PSP. Capcom's Asura's Wrath managed fifth, whilst Namco bracketed the new releases at the top of the chart with another PSP title, Nendoroid Generation, in sixth.

Hardware positions remained unchanged except for the 360 overtaking the PS2 after last week's resurgence for the ageing platform. 3DS is still the clear market leader for the territory, selling nearly three times as many units as nearest rival the PS3.

All figures are courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.

Japanese software chart February 20 - 26, 2012. Figures in brackets are lifetime sales

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Media Create Japanese Charts - Feb 19, 2012

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This week’s Media Create software chart has a wide variety of genres represented in the top ten. Konami’s dating sim New Love Plus was released on Valentine’s Day and proved to be the biggest hit of the week - landing in first place with 104 969 units sold.Media Create

Sega’s futuristic squad-based shooter Binary Domain was the week’s next best-performing title with 73 683 units sold. The game is developed by the newly formed Yakuza Studio led by industry veteran Toshihiro Nagoshi.

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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts for week ending January 29th, 2012

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There are no less than four new games represented on this week's Media Create top ten chart, and that we finally have a PS Vita game on the podium.. Media Create

PS Vita have rebounded slightly in Japan after week-over-week declines since launch, and the new handheld should send Namco a thank you card for the resurgence, as it was due to Tales of Innocence R’s debut which did it. Over on Media Create's weekly software chart, the Tales game wasn’t the only debut in the top three, as Armored Core V and Resident Evil Revelations took the number one and second place spots, respectively.

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Media Create Japanese Sales Data - Jan 22, 2012

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This week’s Media Create software chart is a sorry sight, with no title selling more than just over 35K units. As we’ve come to expect, the list is dominated by games for Japan’s most popular system - the 3DS - with Mario Kart 7 staying on top.Media Create

There are four new entries on this week’s chart: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, Onechanbara Z: Kagura, Heroes Phantasia and Beyond the Labyrinth.

None of them sold particularly well but at least their presence on the chart indicates that the pace of video game releases is once again heating up as we approach February.

The most interesting detail to be gleaned from future Media Create reports is whether PS Vita software will make any sort of impact on the top ten chart. The fact that every PSV title is also available on the PlayStation Store from day one will definitely eat into retail numbers, so we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of chart positions PSV software manages to achieve.

The full top 20 for the week with LtD sales in parentheses is posted below.

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Media Create Charts for week ending Jan 15th, 2012

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Media CreateIt's time for the weekly Japanese Media Create charts. The narrative is about the same as it has been for a while now: 3DS maintains a tight grip on the software chart, while the system is pretty much the only thing selling very sell in the hardware chart.

However, Mario Kart 7 was kept off the top of the chart for the first time in a few weeks by a new Super Robot Wars on PSP. Other notable new releases included Tecmo and Nintendo's Spirit Camera, which had a quiet opening week; and the 3DS debut of Namco Bandai's Ace Combat series, which seems to be finding its feet on a Nintendo platform.

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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending January 8, 2012

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3DS remained Japan's best-selling platform by a long shot during the week ended January 8, 2012.

Media CreateThe system sold close to a quarter of a million units during the seven day period, according to Media Create figures reported by Andriasang.

Its closest competitors, PS3 and PSP, both moved under 75,000 units, while Wii leapt above Vita with just shy of 50,000 sales. Sony's new portable sold almost 43,000 units.

Media Create Japanese Sales Data - Holiday Week Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2011

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Mario Kart 7 leads the Japanese sales charts as the year wound down.

Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land have become major sellers as 2011 is coming to a close, the latest Japanese Media Create sales data confirms.Media Create

From December 19 til December 25, Mario Kart 7 managed to sell 260,836 units for a total of 1,050,706 copies sold since its December 1 debut. Super Mario 3D Land came in third with its 174,566 copies for a total of 1,011,709 units sold.

One of the 3DS's biggest third party titles, Monster Hunter 3G, came in fourth with 155,069 units sold for a total of 885,456 copies sold since its debut. The Wii also saw some strong sales with Kirby's Return to Dream Land selling 114,545 copies, placing it in the sixth position. Right behind it is Just Dance Wii, the localized, Nintendo published version of Ubisoft's popular dancing game. For the week, Just Dance Wii sold 96,771 units.

The last half of the chart was dominated by software on Nintendo hardware. SD Gundam G Generation 3D from Namco Bandai pulled 90,873 copies for the week, followed by Level-5's Inazuma Eleven Go for the 3DS at 86,026 units sold, and last is the Wii game Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme  at 85,117 units sold.

The top twenty list of the best selling games in Japan according to Media Create is as follows:
[3DS] 01. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01) 260,836 (1,050,706)
[PS3] 02. Musou Orochi Z (Tecmo Koei, 12/22) 200,526
[3DS] 03. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03) 174,566 (1,011,709)
[3DS] 04. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12/10) 155,069 (885,456)
[PS3] 05. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15) 118,816 (643,033)
[WII] 06. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27) 114,545 (513,061)
[WII] 07. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13) 96,771 (420,064)
[3DS] 08. SD Gundam G Generation 3D (Namco Bandai, 12/22) 90,873
[3DS] 09. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15) 86,026 (221,285)
[WII] 10. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme (Level-5, 12/22) 85,117
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Media Create Japanese Sales Charts for Week Ending November 13th, 2011

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Last week’s Media Create software chart featured a number of Western games, but the latest results are decidedly Japanese in flavour. Sega’s rhythm game for the PSP - Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend - is the best selling title this week, notching up sales of 184,673 units. Media Create

Sengoku Basara 3: Utage also charted well, coming in at second and sixth place on the PS3 and Wii respectively. This historical beat-em-up looks very similar to Dynasty Warriors, although Capcom have clearly added a few ingredients of their own to spice up the experience.

In seventh spot is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition on PS3. In Japan Peace Walker HD was released before and separately from Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD (unlike in the West). This decision on Konami’s part may end up being the wrong one as Peace Walker HD made a smaller splash than expected with just 39,743 copies sold during its first four days on sale.

You can find the rest of the top ten chart entries below, while this week’s hardware figures also make for an interesting read.

Software Chart

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