Nintendo Leads Again with Wii Fit in Japan

By Adam Riley 26.01.2008 22

Update, 26/01/08 - The Media Create software and hardware listings have now been released, showing that Final Fantasy IV has not dropped off quite as quickly as Famitsu would have us believe. Plus various others numbers are slightly off in the Famitsu leaked data, it seems. Also, Wii clings to its 2nd position on the hardware front, but PSP's 2008 sales so far are still higher. Check out the full Media Create Top 50 and hardware below:

Media Create Top 50:
14th-20th January, 2008


PositionTitle/System/PublisherSales (Plus Total Where Available & Commentary)
1.)Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo)92,000 | 1,194,000
2.)Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS, Nintendo)90,000 | NEW
3.)Mario Party DS (NDS, Nintendo)33,000 | 1,560,000
4.)Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo)30,000 | 2,689,000
5.)Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP, Capcom)24,000 | 1,534,000
6.)Professor Layton and the Devil's Box (NDS, Level 5)22,000 | 730,000
7.)Final Fantasy IV (NDS, Square-Enix)22,000 | 559,000
8.)Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, Nintendo)19,000 | 488,000
9.)Dragon Quest IV (NDS, Square-Enix)18,000 | 1,161,000
10.)Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo)16,000 | 835,000
11.)Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo)Dropping back out of the top ten
12.)Wii Play (Wii, Nintendo)Back down four places
13.)Mario Party 8 (Wii, Nintendo)Down just one
14.)Professor Layton and the Curious Village (NDS, Level 5)Climbing back up three and selling so well that it should eventually reach a million
15.)New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)Rising one
16.)Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3, Activision)Slipping only two and proving to be a very surprising success
17.)Rune Factory 2 (NDS, Marvelous Entertainment)Down four spots and struggling to reach 100,000 despite a strong start
18.)Animal Crossing Wild World (NDS, Nintendo)Back up two
19.)Kanji Brain Test 2.5M (NDS, IE Institute)Down just one place
20.)School Days L

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Smilie @ Sonic Riders sales.

Hopefully low sales will teach Sonic Team a lesson. Sonic 360 bombed too.

EDIT: Although that being said... it's a real shame about Trauma Center, 'cos that looks really good! Smilie

( Edited on 18.01.2008 14:31 by SuperLink )

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If both SEGA and Atlus only shipped around 10,000-20,000 copies of each, I think that goes to show just how much faith they had in the sales performance in Japan. Trauma Centre's always been bigger in the West anyway and Sonic just doesn't sell there either (Sonic Rush, SRA and Sonic Wii all bombed as well and the Sonic Advance games barely did much better). Mario & Sonic's only selling because of the added Mario factor and it being like Wii Sports...

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Damn. Smilie

Well, personally I think Sonic Riders will bomb in the west too. Only being bought by the hardcore Sonic fans Smilie

I really want Trauma Center to come out here Smilie

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I've got this game, albeit in it Japanese. I'm thorougly enjoying it, it's surprisingly hard, ive only managed to win one event so far, the sprinting is ridiculous i'm always biased i pick fatty Mario every time like in Strikers. Gets his butt kicked off Shadow (lamest character ever) Oh well on with training.

I want Trauma Center to, it's a good improvement from the original.

Go go SMG! You can make it.

Did anyone else notice that they skipped #19?

And 22 and 28?

Not all the numbers come from the leaked source. If you check out the early Famitsu numbers here each week you may notice that...

You'll get the full Media Create Top 30 tomorrow, followed by the rest of the Top 50 and confirmed hardware numbers on Friday (if I have time to update). You can pretty much bet Tales of Innocence will be one of those missing numbers.

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damn it i want wii fit so baad, my whole family does, cant belive i;m gna have to wait until at leat august Smilie bloody europe

Oh come on Galaxy! You can sell over a million!

My gosh over a million already [wii fit!], that is amazing!

Also top 9 games are on Nintendo consoles! Or should I say in top 20, 18 games are on Nintey consoles! Smilie

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

Mario & Sonic has started far stronger on DS than it did on Wii...wonder if it'll have the same sales longevity, though? I played five minutes of the Japanese edition and turned it off straight away. Crap. Simple as that. I don't want to break my sodding touch-screen just to win a 100m sprint!! Too much frantic rubbing...no fun.

Smash Bros. on 31st...

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If any game will send Wii sales skyrocketing in Japan, its Brawl.

...or failing that, Monster Hunter 3.Smilie

Can't wait to see the sales of Smash.

Thing with Monster Hunter 3 is that the console versions have never been the powerhouse that the portable editions currently are. If they announced Monster Hunter DS, though, then that'd be a sure-fire smash hit!

If the reports of Nintendo struggling to make enough Smash discs are true, then it could be a massacre in Japan with people trying to get hold of the few copies available. Hopefully Nintendo's made at least a million for the first week, though!!

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jesusraz said:
If the reports of Nintendo struggling to make enough Smash discs are true, then it could be a massacre in Japan with people trying to get hold of the few copies available. Hopefully Nintendos made at least a million for the first week, though!!
If my preorder doesn't arrive i'll get someone to assassinate miyamoto.Smilie

I really hate rubbish cash in games that developers make - I feel sorry for the children who wasted all their pocket money or birthday money on something that is just terrible - by the sounds of it mario and sonic.

( Edited on 26.01.2008 14:23 by ZeroSimon )

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

At least the Japanese are getting the game.

It'll probably be a year before Nintendo of Europe announce their release date.

Smilie

That's funny, i would have thought something like galaxy would be the top seller.

Can brawl anytime now.....if you want an easy win
BOMBERMAN code: 2879 2176 8600, or just find me in a random match I think it might be time for Newspapers to look over their sponsorship contracts...

A_man_92 said:
Thats funny, i would have thought something like galaxy would be the top seller.
It was - but it was also released two months ago now-It seems to be quite a steady burner though.

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

Dear god Dragon Quest IV cracked a million and it's still in the top 20. DQXI is going to sell billions!

My HOUSEKEEPING diary?! Geez, nintendo are runnin' a little low on ideas....Smilie

Can brawl anytime now.....if you want an easy win
BOMBERMAN code: 2879 2176 8600, or just find me in a random match I think it might be time for Newspapers to look over their sponsorship contracts...

Lol wii ftw! Cant wait for Brawls sales!

My pictures wont appear so heres a smiley

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