Weekly Console Hardware Sales in Japan
Hey guys, I will update this post weekly for hardware sales figures..
March 13 - 19, 2006
Nintendo DS Lite - 104,452
PS2 - 66,670
Nintendo DS - 32,105
PSP - 31,848
Game Boy Advance SP - 4,290
Game Boy Micro - 3,087
GameCube - 1,318
X360 - 1,039
Game Boy Advance - 131
Xbox - 108
About time to remove GC, Xbox 360, GBA and Xbox from that list no?
Surprised at the micro selling that poorly, and though i knew GC wasnt doing great, i never imagined Xbox bad heh
little suprised the ps2 spike was so low with the release of FFXII. Do people in japan finaly have enough units already?
Wow, even the old style DS out sold the PSP. Nintendo sure have the market these days as far as hand helds go. Now if they can just get the revolution out with games that "we" want to play and not shit loads of kids crap and the occasional grown up game, it could be the next winner.
WHen has Nintendo *not* owned the handheld market? ;)
Originally Posted by Yakumo
FFXII hit almost 2 million sales, its perfectly normal that the PS2 hardware also increases sales on this week. The 66,670 its a perfectly normal number for PS2 in Japan, when a big game called FFXII hit almost 2 million sales
Originally Posted by subbie
Erm, I think you got my sentance idea backwards. I said I was shocked the spike was not greater over the release of FFXII. I believe DQ8 & FFX created much larger spikes on release. FFXII Sales are pretty much on the mark (i believe its selling faster then X & X-2 did) for a final fantasy game.
Originally Posted by _skitzo_
I was going to say 1988, the year before the game boy came out but then i remembered the game and watch... so i guess the answer is 1979. Damn, 26 years of leading the hand held game industry?
Originally Posted by hl718
March 20 - 26, 2006
Nintendo DS Lite - 119,986
Nintendo DS - 39,307
PS2 - 34,169
PSP - 31,077
Game Boy Advance SP - 5,627
Game Boy Micro - 4,883
GameCube - 1,458
X360 - 1,415
Xbox - 117
Game Boy Advance - 98
Ds still on top, WOW!
More importantly, XBOX Outsells something :lol:
Originally Posted by _skitzo_
The 360 is down to $250 in my town, or $175 if you want a used console. They're looking for 999 to have some positive impact....which is possible in the sense that it's not like 360 sales are going to be negative heh.
I picked up Perfect Dark SE for 2,100 yen, FIFA for 2,000 yen, and Tom Clancy Advanced Warfighter from HK for 4,700 yen. The day they released Over G new for 6,200 yen they had a Buy sign next to it for used copies for 2,500 yen. Not a whole lotta confidence in that one...
For whatever reason Yahoo 360 consoles sales are higher than Tsutaya in my city...'splain that to me.
March 27 - April 2, 2006
Nintendo DS Lite - 149,371
Nintendo DS - 59,903
PSP - 36,943
PS2 - 33,301
Game Boy Advance SP - 6,732
X360 - 3,258
Game Boy Micro - 2,992
GameCube - 1,492
Game Boy Advance - 151
Xbox - 68
360 moved up!! DS still in it's respective first and second slot.
Good god, the DS is a beast!
PS2 seems to be regularly selling around 35k units per week or more. That's amazing. Who the hell is buying them? No really, who? Surely the breakage rate can't be that great? It's like when Bryan Adams was No1 in the UK charts for 18 weeks or so. After the first 10 weeks it made you wonder who really was buying several thousand copies of 'Everything I do...' every week.
I'm impressed Xbox is hanging in there with a grand total of 68. Go on M$!
This chart makes me wonder if I made the right choice to buy an Xbox 360!!! I bought it mostly for the upcoming Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising but I think Capcom might seriously review its roadmap for the Xbox 360 looking at the figures. :banghead:
NDS is a big seller, if they can replicate this success with the Revolution then maybe Nintendo will have greater 3rd party support like Sony.
Originally Posted by ProgrammingAce
Mattel football may have been number 1 in the early 80s everyone had one, and i had never even seen a game and watch till the internet came out.
April 3 - 9, 2006
Nintendo DS Lite - 154,731
Nintendo DS - 49,825
PSP - 30,565
PS2 - 28,896
Game Boy Advance SP - 5,211
Game Boy Micro - 3,103
X360 - 1,940
GameCube - 1,224
Game Boy Advance - 110
Xbox - 46
DS still ahead of the pack, 360 appears to be pulling away from GC.
A bit like saying that Nigeria is pulling ahead of Jamaica in the winter olympics, isn't it? Being outsold 80 to 1 by the DS isn't much of an achievement...
Has Ninety Nine Nights come out yet? Is that why there was a week where the 360 sold 3000?
Hell, I'm looking forward to seeing how well it sells the week Blue Dragon comes out.
DS is owning the hell out of everyone though. Makes me wonder why Capcom insists on supporting the PSP over the DS... I guess they're retarded or something, I don't really know :shrug:.