Dragon Quest V on Nintendo DS Blitzes Japan's Chart

By Adam Riley 25.07.2008 6

Dragon Quest V on DS has not only obliterated the Japanese sales chart, but far exceeded many people's estimations to claim its No.1 spot for the week. Having pass through about 644,000 units since its release last Thursday, the game has now officially started stronger than Dragon Quest IV (597,301) and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker on DS (593,994). Going from Famitsu figures, the PS2 edition of DQV sold 1.05 million in its first week, quickly tapping out at 1.61 million. Whilst the DS version has clearly started slower, apparently Square Enix has plenty of stock to replenish supplies very quickly this time round.

Media Create Top 30: 14th-20th July, 2008

1.) Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (NDS) 644,000 | NEW
2.) Gundam Battle Universe (PSP) 138,000 | NEW
3.) Persona 4 (PS2) - 41,000 | 233,000
4.) Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi (PS3) 34,000 | NEW
5.) Wii Fit (Wii) 27,000 | 2,380,000
6.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 24,000 | 1,584,000
7.) Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (NDS) 21,000 | 212,000
8.) Derby Stallion DS (NDS) 16,000 | 223,000
9.) Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (PSP) 16,000 | 2,293,000
10.) Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan (NDS) 16,000 | 44,000
11.) Beautiful Letter Training DS (NDS) - Continuing as strong as ever, now at the 330,000 mark in total
12.) Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball (Wii) - Sales are now around 124,000 units and it is still chugging away nicely
13.) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot (PS3) - Around the 614,000 sales point
14.) Wii Sports (Wii) - Having passed three million a few weeks ago, it is almost already at its next target of 3.1 million
15.) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP) - Now at around 225,000 and going strong
16.) Resident Evil 0 (Wii) - After two weeks on sale, this drops from No.6, but has sold 34,000 according to Famitsu, which for a port without bells and whistles is basically pure profit for Capcom!
17.) Pokťmon Diamond (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
18.) Boys Over Flowers: A Girl in Love (NDS)
19.) Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii) - Nearly at the 200,000 mark now
20.) Wii Play (Wii) - Over the 2.4 million mark with ease and well on its way to 2.5 million
21.) Taiko Drum Master 2 (NDS) With sales now at 241,000 according to Famitsu, this is on track to beat its predecessor's total
22.) God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - Around 23,000 in its second week
23.) Pokťmon Pearl (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
24.) Family Trainer (Wii)
25.) Initial D: Extreme Stage (PS3)
26.) Mario Kart DS (NDS) - Now at 3,133,000 according to Famitsu
27.) Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen (NDS)
28.) We are Fossil Diggers (NDS)
29.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
30.) Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 12 (PS2)
31.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
32.) Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2 (NDS, Bandai Namco)
33.) Nanashi no Game (NDS, Square Enix)
34.) Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PS3, Spike)
35.) (Sword & Magic & School) (PSP, Acquire)
36.) Pokťmon Ranger: Batonnage (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
37.) Tottadoo! Yoiko's Deserted Island Life (NDS, Bandai Namco)
38.) Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke (NDS, Takara Tomy)
39.) Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan - Tatari (NDS, Alchemist)
40.) Pet Shop Monogatari DS (NDS, Taito)
41.) Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS, Nintendo)
42.) Bleach: The 3rd Phantom (NDS, SEGA)
43.) Metal Slug 7 (NDS, SNK Playmore)
44.) Kanji Brain 2 + Dictionary (NDS, IE Institute)
45.) Super Robot Taisen A Portable (NDS, Bandai Namco)
46.) Metal Gear Online (PS3, Konami)
47.) Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops+ (PSP, Konami)
48.) Link's Crossbow Training w/ Wii Zapper (Wii, Nintendo)
49.) Puyo Puyo! (BEST) (NDS, SEGA)
50.) Mario Party DS (NDS, Nintendo)

Hardware Sales
1.) PlayStation Portable - 74,024
2.) Nintendo DS Lite - 54,531
3.) Wii - 40,803
4.) PlayStation 3 - 11,253
5.) PlayStation 2 - 9,535
6.) Xbox 360 - 4,208

Below are the results of various new entries for the week as well, with notably low sales for Boom Blox and Metal Slug 7, although the Metal Slug games have never sold particularly well in Japan:

xx.) Metal Slug 7 (NDS) - 3,200
xx.) Might and Magic Elements (360) - 2,400
xx.) Poi! Hito Natsu no Keiken!? (PS2) - 2,200
xx.) Metal Gear Online (PS3) - 2,000
xx.) Denjirou Sensei no Fushigi na Jikkenshitsu (NDS) - 1,300
xx.) Boom Blox (Wii) - 770
xx.) Gachapin Challenge DS (NDS) - 680
xx.) HimeHibi: Princess Days Portable (PSP) - 660
xx.) Shining Wind (PlayStation 2 the Best) (PS2) - 520

Below are the Media Create sales from the previous week as well, showing a good start for Nintendo and TOSE's new Stafi platformer, as well as Resident Evil 0 on Wii and God of War on PSP, whilst Tales of Symphonia continues to hold on despite low stock supplies:

Media Create Top 50: 7th-13th July, 2008

1.) Persona 4 (PS2, Atlus) - 192,812 | NEW
2.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) - 30,072 | 2,353,000
3.) Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan (NDS, Nintendo) - 28,543 | NEW
4.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 24,976 | 1,560,000
5.) Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (NDS, Nintendo) - 23,207 | 190,000
6.) Resident Evil 0 (Wii, Capcom) - 20,999 | NEW
7.) Derby Stallion DS (NDS, SEGA) - 20,392 | 206,000
8.) Boys Over Flowers: A Girl in Love (NDS, Konami) - 20,241 | NEW
9.) Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen (NDS, Bandai Namco) - 15,967 | NEW
10.) Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (PSP, Capcom) - 15,835 | 2,277,000
11.) God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP, Capcom) - NEW
12.) Beautiful Letter Training DS (NDS, Nintendo)
13.) Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball (Wii, Nintendo)
14.) Initial D: Extreme Stage (PS3, SEGA)
15.) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot (PS3, Konami)
16.) Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii, Bandai Namco)
17.) The Game with No Name (NDS, Square Enix)
18.) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP, Konami)
19.) Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2 (NDS, Bandai Namco)
20.) Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo)
21.) Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu (NDS, Takara Tomy)
22.) Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 12 (PS2, D3 Publisher)
23.) Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PS3, Spike)
24.) Taiko no Tatsujin 2 (NDS, Bandai Namco)
25.) Wii Play (Wii, Nintendo)
26.) Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono (PSP, Acquire)
27.) Super Robot Taisen A Portable (PSP, Bandai Namco)
28.) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo)
29.) Pokťmon Diamond (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
30.) Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan (NDS, Alchemist)
31.) Bleach: The 3rd Phantom (NDS, SEGA)
32.) We Are Fossil Diggers (NDS, Nintendo)
33.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii, Nintendo)
34.) Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot (PSP, Irem)
35.) Family Trainer (Wii, Bandai Namco)
36.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
37.) Pet Shop Monogatari DS (NDS, Taito)
38.) Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3, Bandai Namco)
39.) Pokťmon Pearl (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
40.) Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (NDS, SEGA)
41.) Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS, Nintendo)
42.) Tottadoo! Yoiko's Deserted Island Life (NDS, Bandai Namco)
43.) Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage (NDS, The Pokťmon Company)
44.) Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP, Marvelous)
45.) Riku to Johan: Kaeta Nimai no E (NDS, fonfun)
46.) Bokura no TV Game Kentei (NDS, Bandai Namco)
47.) Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula VS (PSP, Sunrise Interactive)
48.) World Neverland 2-in-1 Portable (PSP, fonfun)
49.) Kanji Brain 2 + Dictionary (NDS, IE Institute)
50.) Puyo Puyo! (BEST) (NDS, SEGA)

Hardware Sales
1.) PlayStation Portable - 56,998
2.) Nintendo DS Lite - 48,540
3.) Wii - 41,768
4.) PlayStation 3 - 12,458
5.) PlayStation 2 - 10,405
6.) Xbox 360 - 3,807

Finally, two weeks ago saw Square Enix's DS horror game surprisingly crack the Top 10 with a very respectable sales figure of 30,816, whilst Band Brothers claimed the top spot and Derby Stallion DS continued to prove to be the strongest entry in the series since the last PS2 edition:

Famitsu Top 30: 30th June - 6th July, 2008

1.) Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (NDS) - 45,707 | 167,890
2.) Initial D: Extreme Stage (PS3) - 43,977 | NEW
3.) Derby Stallion DS (NDS) - 33,572 | 180,730
4.) Nanashi no Game (NDS) - 30,816 | NEW
5.) Wii Fit (Wii) - 26,362 | 2,287,695
6.) Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii) - 26,087 | 177,225
7.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 19,693 | 1,546,357
8.) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot (PS3) - 19,096 | 595,533
9.) Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball (Wii) - 16,140 | 102,382
10.) Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (PSP) - 15,374 | 2,315,879
11.) Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 12 (PS2) - 15,130 | 65,480
12.) Sword & Magic & School (PSP) - 12,521 | 43,222
13.) Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna (NDS) - 11,594 | 54,296
14.) Super Robot Taisen A Portable (PSP) - 11,435 | 126,636
15.) Wii Sports (Wii) - 10,973 | 3,020,665
16.) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP) - 10,779 | 210,913
17.) Beautiful Letter Training DS (NDS) - 10,067 | 314,163
18.) Taiko Drum Master 2 (NDS) - 7,840 | 226,312
19.) Bleach: The 3rd Phantom (NDS) - 7,575 | 29,915
20.) Wii Play (Wii) - 7,442 | 2,409,527
21.) Mario Kart DS (NDS) - 7,032 | 3,119,395
22.) Bokura no TV Game Kentei (NDS) - 6,974 | 17,147
23.) Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3) - 6,962 | 118,369
24.) Sengoku Basara X (PS2) - 6,901 | 33,798
25.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS) 5,921 | 5,215,470
26.) Ratchet & Clank 5 (PS2) 5,260 | NEW
27.) Pokťmon Diamond/Pearl (NDS) - 5,100 | 5,511,294
28.) Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (NDS) - 4,971 | 19,637
29.) We are Fossil Diggers (NDS) - 4,919 | 158,453
30.) Family Trainer (Wii) - 4,791 | 82,129

Hardware Sales - This Week | Last Week | Total 2008 Sales | Lifetime Sales
1.) PlayStation Portable - 56,439 | 58,861 | 2,192,400 | 9,857,477
2.) Nintendo DS Lite - 47,455 | 48,884 | 1,661,075 | 22,834,125
3.) Wii - 44,525 | 48,480 | 1,743,935 | 6,360,094
4.) PlayStation 3 - 14,359 | 17,973 | 565,677 | 2,207,348
5.) PlayStation 2 - 11,768 | 7,673 | 275,049 | 21,202,089
6.) Xbox 360 - 4,776 | 5,104 | 77,285 | 584,625

Tomorrow will see the official Media Create hardware sales released, but despite the impressive start for Dragon Quest V, the DS sales bump is thought to have not been enough to claim No.1 as a metallic blue PSP and TV Tuner bundle hit on the same day as DQV.

Box art for Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Developer

Square Enix

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Turn Based RPG

Players

1

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European release date 2008   North America release date 2008   Japan release date 14.07.2008   Australian release date 2008   

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They've actually played a sly little game with these DQ remakes. They're clearly building up to IX, and these games are just whetting the appetite, putting Dragon Quest back into people's minds. DQIX was always going to sell well, but I think Square Enix have raised its chances of success through releasing IV, V and VI.

It's interesting how the DS userbase is already so full of RPG lovers, though, that this new release hardly pushed any new units compared to the week prior. We'll see the full result tomorrow, but Famitsu's numbers show barely any major bump at all.

Long gone are the days of the DS selling over 100,000 a week without any trouble!

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

jesusraz said:
Long gone are the days of the DS selling over 100,000 a week without any trouble!

Well, when you've sold to nearly 1 in 5 of the population, you're going to find new sales rather hard to come by.

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pfffffff it might sell less on the wii..Smilie but it would be better for the long run !Smilie wii need rpgs !Smilie JRPGS ! Smilie

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Good to see that Tales of Symphonia Wii is already around the 200,000 mark and looks like it will sell more than the two DS entries into the series at least.

EDIT: Updated with No.31-50 and the MC hardware numbers.

( Edited 25.07.2008 19:39 by jesusraz )

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Good to see ToS 2 and Taiko Drum Master 2 doing well.

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