Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 31, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 31, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending May 22nd
Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending May 22nd
May 27, 2005 | By David Jenkins




Despite a 32 percent increase on last week’s figures (which were the worst in three and a half years), software sales this week in Japan are still only 49 percent of the weekly average, in what has proven to be another slow sales period in the country.

Once again, the number one selling title failed to sell over 100,000 units, with Banpresto’s latest anime and manga license totaling only 79,498 sales. Sales of 42,509 were more remarkable for Nintendo’s DS Training For Adults: Work Your Brain title, which is not a game in the traditional sense but instead a series of mental workouts designed in co-operation with Touhoku University and based on a popular series of self-help books.

This is the second title, after the hugely successful Nintendogs, primarily targeting non-gamers and seems again to have fully justified Nintendo’s talk of appealing to a new audience with the Nintendo DS.

In hardware sales the Nintendo DS has again dominated with a market share of 32.46 percent and 29,808 unit sales. The PlayStation 2 was next with a 29.81 percent market share, followed by the PSP (whose highest ranked title is Sony’s Derby Time at number seventeen) with a 26.27 percent share, then the Game Boy Advance with a 8.58 percent share, the GameCube at 2.62 percent and the Xbox at 0.27 percent.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatRelease Date
1NEYu Yu Hakusho ForeverBanprestoPS22005.05.19
2NEDS Training For Adults: Work Your BrainNintendoDS2005.05.19
32Romancing SaGa: Minstrel SongSquare EnixPS22005.04.21
4NEVampire: Darkstalkers Collection CapcomPS22005.05.19
54Nintendogs: Shiba and FriendsNintendoDS2005.04.21
6NEBombermanHudsonDS2005.05.19
7NEBura Bura DonkeyNintendoGBA2005.05.19
8NEMercenariesEAPS22005.05.19
95Baseball Live 2005NamcoPS22005.04.21
107Nintendogs: Dachshund and FriendsNintendoDS2005.04.21
Media Create Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The Copying or Reproduction of this Document is Strictly Forbidden.


Related Jobs

Activision Publishing
Activision Publishing — Santa Monica, California, United States
[10.31.14]

Tools Programmer-Central Team
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[10.31.14]

VFX Artist-Vicarious Visions
Magic Leap, Inc.
Magic Leap, Inc. — Wellington, New Zealand
[10.30.14]

Level Designer
Magic Leap, Inc.
Magic Leap, Inc. — Wellington, New Zealand
[10.30.14]

Lead Game Designer










Comments



none
 
Comment: