New WarioWare DS Starts Slow in Japan

By Adam Riley 10.05.2009 6

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The latest Media Create Top 50 software sales are now in, showing a decent start for the new Dragon Ball RPG, yet a slow start for the latest WarioWare on DS. The Monolith Soft-developed Dragon Ball Kai lands in second position, just behind the PSP port of Atlus's role-player Persona, accruing first week sales that are higher than the debut week of any other Dragon Ball title on the system so far and selling nearly half of its entire stock. As for Made in Ore, or WarioWare: Myself! as it is being called by the Press in the West, it starts stronger than the Wii version 'Smooth Moves', but fails to impress when compared to the first week's of previous entries into the micro-game franchise. However, given the longevity of sales for many DS games (3D Picross, No.23, and Inazuma Eleven, No.36 being prime examples) it could well manage to eventually reached the million mark that DS launch game WarioWare: Touched! achieved. The third Pokemon Mystery Dungeon to date may have started slow three weeks back, but it has now nearly reached the quarter million mark, whilst the second week for Monster Hunter G on Wii sees it reaching a healthy 172,000 units so far, still tracking ahead of the PS2 original's performance.

Check out the sales below, as well as the hardware listings

Media Create Top 50 - 27th April-3rd May, 2009
1.) Persona (PSP, Atlus) - 79,192 | NEW
2.) Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu (NDS, Namco Bandai) - 74,263 | NEW
3.) WarioWare: Myself! (NDS, Nintendo) - 56,174 | NEW
4.) Jikkyou Power Pro Major League 2009 (PS2, Konami) - 42,957 | NEW
5.) Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky (NDS, The Pokemon Company) - 42,950 | 239,000
6.) Monster Hunter G (Wii, Capcom) - 40,294 | 172,000
7.) ToraDora Portable! (PSP, Namco Bandai) - 38,365 | NEW
8.) Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (BEST) (PSP, Capcom) - 26,226 | 640,000
9.) Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (NDS, Nintendo) - 21,978 | 580,000
10.) Jikkyou Power Pro Major League 2009 (Wii, Konami) - 16,550 | NEW
11.) Killzone 2 (PS3, SCEI) - 16,000 | 59,000
12.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) - 16,000 | 3,330,000
13.) Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (PSP, Capcom) - 15,000 | 143,000
14.) Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: The Collapsing City and the Girl's Song (PSP, Irem) - 15,000 | 43,000
15.) Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 3 (NDS, Takara Tomy) - 15,000 | NEW
16.) Taiko Drum Master Wii (Wii, Namco Bandai) - 12,000 | 522,000
17.) D.C.I.F.: Da Capo Innocent Finale (PS2, Sweets) - 11,000 | NEW
18.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 11,000 | 2,229,000
19.) X-Blades (PS3, Ubisoft) - 11,000 | NEW
20.) Deca Sporta 2: Wii de Sports 10 Shumoku! (Wii, Hudson) - 10,000 | 24,000
21.) X-Blades (360, Ubisoft) - 10,000 | NEW
22.) A Ressha de Gyoukou DS (NDS, Artdink) - 10,000 | 19,000
23.) Rittai Picross (3D) (NDS, Nintendo) - 10,000 | 122,000
24.) Pro Baseball Famista DS 2009 (NDS, Namco Bandai) - 10,000 | 74,000
25.) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 (PS2, Konami)
26.) Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP, Namco Bandai)
27.) Valkyria Chronicles (BEST) (PS3, SEGA) - 10,000 | 36,000
28.) Pokemon Platinum (NDS, The Pokemon Company)
29.) Rhythm Tengoku Gold (NDS, Nintendo) - 10,000 | 1,698,000
30.) Musou Orochi Z (PS3, Koei)
31.) Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo)
32.) Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City (Wii, Nintendo) - 6,800 | 1,132,000
33.) Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode (NDS, Nintendo)
34.) Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del Sur (PS3, Koei) - 6,800 | NEW
35.) Demon's Souls (PS3, SCEI)
36.) Inazuma Eleven (NDS, Level 5)
37.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
38.) Resident Evil 5 (PS3, Capcom)
39.) Jewel Pet: Cute Magic Fantasy (NDS, MTO) - 6,600 | NEW
40.) Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's: Stardust Accelerator World Championship 2009 (NDS, Konami)
41.) Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi (NDS, Konami) - 6,600 | 370,000
42.) Disgaea 2 Portable (PSP, Nippon Ichi Software)
43.) Metal Fight Beyblade (NDS, Hudson)
44.) Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Nendororon Daihenshin! (NDS, Namco Bandai)
45.) Final Approach 2: 1st Priority Portable (PSP, Princess Soft) - 6,200 | NEW
46.) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo)
47.) Taiko Drum Master 2: The Seven Island Adventure (NDS, Namco Bandai)
48.) Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (PSP, Takara Tomy)
49.) New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (Wii, Nintendo)
50.) Dun-Dam: Dungeons & Dam (NDS, Acquire) - 6,200 | NEW
XX.) Mahjong Kakutou Club Wii: Wi-Fi Taiou (Wii, Konami) - 2,800 | NEW
XX.) Tir Na Nog Yuukyuu no Jin (PSP, System Soft Alpha) - 2,600 | NEW
XX.) Minna no Doubutsuen (NDS, Taito) - 2,600 | NEW
XX.) Hakushaku to Yousei: Yume to Kizuna ni Omoi wo Hasete (PS2, 5pb.) - 2,000 | NEW
XX.) Tir Na Nog Yuukyuu no Jin (PS2, System Soft Alpha) - 1,100 | NEW
XX.) Fish Eyes Wii (Wii, Marvelous Entertainment) - 750 | NEW

Hardware - This Week | Last Week | 2009 Sales | Lifetime Sales
1.) Nintendo DS (all models) - 56,673 | 43,869 | 1,263,112 | 26,382,747
2.) PlayStation Portable (all models) - 49,557 | 41,187 | 919,679 | 12,277,782
3.) PlayStation 3 - 23,588 | 23,351 | 494,639 | 3,117,107
4.) Wii - 21,546 | 18,439 | 471,818 | 7,950,795
5.) Xbox 360 - 7,313 | 7,016 | 185,456 | 1,014,893
6.) PlayStation 2 - 5,479 | 4,524 | 100,165 | 21,499,694
XX.) Nintendo DSi - 49,133 | 37,495 | 1,018,721 | 2,250,080
XX.) Nintendo DS Lite - 7,540 | 6,374 | 244,391 | 17,547,196

Finally, Famitsu has revealed the Top 10 best selling games for the month of April, as per below:

April 2009 Software Top 10
1.) Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky (NDS, The Pokemon Company) - 198,424 | NEW
2.) Monster Hunter G (Wii, Capcom) - 142,852 | NEW
3.) Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (PSP, Capcom) - 130,969 | NEW
4.) Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, PSP the Best (PSP, Capcom) - 92,827 | 648,249
5.) Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (NDS, Nintendo) - 83,919 | 551,810
6.) Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (NDS, Bandai Namco Games) - 66,490 | NEW
7.) Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP, Bandai Namco Games) - 57,537 | 142,470
8.) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2009 (PS2, Konami) - 50,958 | 123,800
9.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) - 44,678 | 3,313,584
10.) Killzone 2 (PS3, SCE) - 43,028 | NEW

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<3 Persona games if you a RPG fan and you not play them what are you waiting for?

Fukken can't wait for Persona PSP.

Although I don't understand why WarioWare: Myself isn't doing so well, it looks fantastic o.0;

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They're still counting Wii Sports as a seperate game? Smilie


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Keven said:
They're still counting Wii Sports as a seperate game? Smilie

It is a separate game in Japan.

Only North America and PAL have it bundled.

I'm sure that Wario Ware will do better in the long run. People aren't rushing out to get it on release day is all.

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