PS3 launch fails to slow down DS games sales

ps3 Now that the PS3 has landed in Japan with the kind of deep impact associated with big meteors, it was believed games for Sony‘s next-gen would explode in the sales charts. Not quite. According to Media Create the games sales chart for the PS3 launch week (November 17) remained pretty much Nintendo DS territory.

According to Media Create’s compilation, only two PS3 games made it to the top ten list. Both from Namco Bandai and both at the tail-end. At number 10 is Kidou Senshi Gundam: Target in Sight (21,310) and just ahead of it is, Ridge Racer 7 (21,655).

Meanwhile, ruling at the top is Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS selling an astounding 102,240 copies in seven days! Less spectacular but just as impressive is Pokemon Diamond (78,744).

So less than 43,000 people bought PS3 games but more than 88,000 bought the console on the first two days alone. Does that mean half of the Japanese PS3 owners are sitting at home and watching their PS3s unplugged?

  1. Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS: 102,240
  2. Pokemon Diamond (DS): 78,744
  3. Hoshi no Kirby: Sanjou! Dorocche Dan (DS): 77,949
  4. Pokemon Pearl (DS): 65,574
  5. NE 200-Mannin no KanKen: Tokoton Kanji Nou (DS): 33,932
  6. New Super Mario Bros.(DS): 27,361
  7. Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nouo Kitaeru Otona DS: 24,166
  8. World Soccer Winning Eleven DS: 23,653
  9. NE Ridge Racer 7 (PS3): 21,655
  10. NE Kidou Senshi Gundam: Target in Sight (PS3): 21,310

Via Gamasutra

ps3 Now that the PS3 has landed in Japan with the kind of deep impact associated with big meteors, it was believed games for Sony‘s next-gen would explode in the sales charts. Not quite. According to Media Create the games sales chart for the PS3 launch week (November 17) remained pretty much Nintendo DS territory.

According to Media Create’s compilation, only two PS3 games made it to the top ten list. Both from Namco Bandai and both at the tail-end. At number 10 is Kidou Senshi Gundam: Target in Sight (21,310) and just ahead of it is, Ridge Racer 7 (21,655).

Meanwhile, ruling at the top is Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS selling an astounding 102,240 copies in seven days! Less spectacular but just as impressive is Pokemon Diamond (78,744).

So less than 43,000 people bought PS3 games but more than 88,000 bought the console on the first two days alone. Does that mean half of the Japanese PS3 owners are sitting at home and watching their PS3s unplugged?

  1. Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS: 102,240
  2. Pokemon Diamond (DS): 78,744
  3. Hoshi no Kirby: Sanjou! Dorocche Dan (DS): 77,949
  4. Pokemon Pearl (DS): 65,574
  5. NE 200-Mannin no KanKen: Tokoton Kanji Nou (DS): 33,932
  6. New Super Mario Bros.(DS): 27,361
  7. Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nouo Kitaeru Otona DS: 24,166
  8. World Soccer Winning Eleven DS: 23,653
  9. NE Ridge Racer 7 (PS3): 21,655
  10. NE Kidou Senshi Gundam: Target in Sight (PS3): 21,310

Via Gamasutra

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