Nintendo Dominates 2007 Japanese Software Sales

Xbox 360 suffers

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Nintendo Dominates 2007 Japanese Software Sales
Japanese games statistician, Media Create, has released figures for the 500 best selling software titles in 2007 in Japan, showing just how well Nintendo platforms dominated* the market.

In the Top 30 titles, only four games are not on either the Wii or DS (Media Create charts are split into individual stock keeping units (SKUs)). Those four are split between the PSP and PS2 - the Xbox 360 and PS3 don't feature.

Unsurprisingly, Wii Sports is the top title with nearly two million sales in 2007, followed by Wii Play with a little over one and a half million.

If you want to see an Xbox 360 title in the list, you have to go all the way down to Number 171, where you'll find Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. The mighty Halo 3 only just sneaks into the Top 200, picking up Number 197.

The PS3 fares better, making its first appearance at Number 36 with Sony's own Hot Shots Golf 5.

You can see the Top 30 below.

1. Wii - Wii Sports - (Nintendo) 1,939,962
2. Wii - Wii Play - (Nintendo) 1,529,232
3. PSP - Monster Hunter Freedom 2 - (Capcom) 1,437,943
4. DS - Mario Party DS - (Nintendo) 1,287,732
5. DS - New Super Mario Bros. - (Nintendo) 1,169,378
6. Wii - Mario Party 8 - (Nintendo) 1,078,453
7. DS - Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day - (Nintendo) 1,045,102
8. DS - Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi - (Square Enix) 1,040,571
9. DS - Yoshi's Island DS - (Nintendo) 1,021,380
10. DS - Mario Kart DS - (Nintendo) 921,372
11. Wii - Wii Fit - (Nintendo) 884,313
12. DS - Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker - (Square Enix) 867,243
13. DS - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - (Nintendo) 862,551
14. DS - Animal Crossing Wild World - (Nintendo) 825,511
15. DS - Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day - (Nintendo) 778,679
16. DS - Professor Layton and the Curious Village - (Level 5) 748,315
17. PSP - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - (Square Enix) 742,717
18. Wii - Super Mario Galaxy - (Nintendo) 720,190
19. DS - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time - (Pokemon) 718,477
20. DS - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness - (Pokemon) 629,480
21. DS - Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day - (Nintendo) 624,775
22. PS2 - Warriors Orochi - (Koei) 609,829
23. DS - Kanshuu Nippon Joushikiryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Imasara Hito ni wa Kikenai Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS - (Nintendo) 608,322
24. DS - Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako - (Level 5) 606,678
25. DS - Pokemon Diamond - (Pokemon) 553,956
26. DS - Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Motto Eigo Duke - (Nintendo) 527,429
27. DS - Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings - (Square Enix) 520,058
28. DS - Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Eigo Duke - (Nintendo) 504,920
29. PS2 - Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - (Konami) 503,938
30. DS - Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice - (Capcom) 499,355

Source: NeoGaf

*Fanboy translation service: 'Dominated' means 'Pwned'.
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Comments

deleted 14 Apr 2008 16:59
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Thats mighty impressive stuff,

All this from a company that had a dead in the water Cube to this, and to think..

each Wii sold makes profit,
each DS sold makes profit
every Nintendo game made this gen has sold and made profit
and each 3rd party Wii/DS game made makes Nintendo profit.

Wont be long before every breath you take makes nintendo profit!


and i wasnt talking about The Police.
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