Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Japan Watch:Media Create Numbers and Final Fantasy XIII $20?

It is time for another Japan Watch. This time we are going to get into the new Media Create Numbers and there is news for Final Fantasy Fans (good news?).
Dragon Quest proves once again it is the King of RPG's in Japan by taking the top spot. Resonance of Fate (PS3,360) has been a top 10 game for around a month now. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is still doing it big as well.
On the hardware front, the PSP and the Wii are going at it for the Japanese Yen. The PSP is ahead for almost a month now. Now if only Sony could repeat that success in America.
Here are the latest Media Create console hardware sales for the week of Jan 25 - 31 in Japan:
  1. PSP - 47,875 [450,563]
  2. Wii - 42,309 [385,452]
  3. DSi LL - 34,863 [205,204]
  4. PS3 - 34,431 [272,512]
  5. DSi - 24,783 [215,087]
  6. DS Lite - 6,811 [45,806]
  7. 360 - 4,089 [24,393]
  8. PS2 - 2,182 [13,965]
  9. PSP Go - 1,645 [12,188]
- Here are the latest Media Create console software sales for the week of Jan 25 - 31 in Japan.
  1. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reviere (NDS, Square Enix) - 906,458
  2. End of Eternity [Resonance of Fate] (PS3, Sega) - 118,088
  3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 89,390 [3,201,017]
  4. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku (PS3, Namco Bandai) - 81,633
  5. Tamodatchi Collection (NDS, Nintendo) - 45,474 [2,741,521]
  6. Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) - 32,888 [1,583,050]
  7. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP, Square Enix) - 30,225 [713,158]
  8. End of Eternity [Resonance of Fate] (360, Sega) - 27,048
  9. Senjo no Varukyuria 2: Gallia Ourisshikan Gakko [Valkyria Chronicles 2] (PSP, Sega) - 24,048 [118,000]
  10. MAG: Massive Action Game (PS3, Sony) - 19,139
  11. Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo)
  12. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G [PSP the Best Reprint] (PSP, Capcom)
  13. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP, Namco Bandai)
  14. Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha - Fire/Blizzard (NDS, Level 5)
  15. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (NDS, Pokemon Co.)
  16. Biohazard: Darkside Chronicles (Wii, Capcom)
  17. Zelda no Densetsu: Taiyou no Kiteki (NDS, Nintendo)
  18. Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren 3 Portable (PSP, Spike)
  19. New Super Maro Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
  20. Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii, Capcom)
It is good to see a diverse group of games on this list. Now Let's see if the other top game lists worldwide will be as diverse.
Now,it is time for the Final Fantasy news.Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase mentioned that a Final Fantasy VII remake would be very difficulty to do for the PS3, because it is hard to recreate the graphics in the same style as the original game and it will take enormous time. There is no FFVII remake in the works for now.

$20 Final Fantasy XIII? Yes.  Some Japanese retailers are slash the prices on the new and used copies of FFXIII. Most stores will only give $8-10 for trading the game in. These happenings are because of some low reviews of  the game from different gaming mags and websites in Japan. Now maybe SquareEnix should have made a version of FFXIII for each console? I think so.

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