Big in Japan June 29-July 5: Wii Sports Resort orders another mai tai

Nintendo's minigame compilation again tops Media Create's weekly chart, selling 155,000; DSi's 46,855 tops hardware.


Wii Sports Resort won't hit the US until later this month, but Nintendo's latest accessible minigame compilation is already making waves in Japan. Opening to nearly 360,000 units in mid-June, the Wii MotionPlus-bundled game posted another strong performance during its second week on the market. Media Create reports this week that Wii Sports Resort topped its Japanese software sales chart for the week of June 29-July 5 with 155,000 units sold.

Lounging with Wii Sports Resort.
Lounging with Wii Sports Resort.

Sega's rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva for the PSP scored the week's biggest debut, opening with 101,000 units and taking the second slot in Media Create's chart. Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection for the DS followed with 63,000 units, and Sony's PSP title Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu debuted to 50,000 unit sales. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite the Best, which Capcom said had just recently surpassed the 1 million unit mark, sold 14,000 more copies.

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days scored the sixth position during the week with 13,000 units sold, followed by Level 5's Sloane and MacHale's Mysterious Story and Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 2 with 12,000 units a piece. Gust's Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi for the PS3 shifted 11,000 copies, and Sega's Infinite Space rounded out the chart with 10,000 units sold.

On the hardware front, Nintendo's DSi and DS Lite combined to sell 54,362 systems, making it the top-selling platform during the week. The PSP followed with 32,849 units, while Nintendo's Wii led console sales with 24,971 units. The PlayStation 3 sold 11,196 units during the week, while the Xbox 360's 5,876 units edged past the PlayStation 2's 3,734 systems.

Week of June 29-July 5, 2009
1) Wii Sports Resort (WII) - 155,000
2) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PSP) - 101,000
3) Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 63,000
4) Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu (PSP) - 50,000
5) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) - 14,000
6) Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) - 13,000
7) Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story (DS) - 12,000
8) Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 2 (PSP) - 12,000
9) Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi (PS3) - 11,000
10) Infinite Space (DS) - 10,000

DSi - 46,855
PSP - 32,849
Wii - 24,971
PS3 - 11,196
DS Lite - 7,507
Xbox 360 - 5,876
PS2 - 3,734

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Jesus where are we going, this abnormal console sales world wide are just too much, does anyone visit,take a walk, does some sports, talk? too much, just too much electronics are around us and pushed in our faces constantly...Sick society just got sicker...

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I just thought, WSR wouldn't be too bad if you could play it online. Come on Kcube, you know you would want to knock the crap of me in that sword fighting game lol.

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I have WSR reserved.I'm also curious about how well Dragon quest 9 is gonna sell :)

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Wii sports........why? The only wii-anything game that is good is Wii Fit and even that has its problems, its sad to see how the gaming market expands and how the quality of games goes down....actually that only applys to nintendo wii

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wii sport and miku ... I want them both

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Can't believe Wii Sport Resort beat Project Diva. But then again Wii owners are being be starved of games. So they're desperate for anything thing Nintendo throws at them. Sad really...

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Good to see the Wii's getting more sales in Japan.

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Wii Sports Resort is number 1, followed by a rhythm game with "Project Diva" in the title. Hmm, no joke is really necessary here.

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MIKU MIKU NI SHlTEAGERU im thinking half at least half of the Project Diva sales came from Nico Nico Douga's pre-order frenzy. i want psp so much just to play this game

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Resort, Diva, Friends Collection, Our Summer Break 4: Teenage Detectives yadi yada... oh my.

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I wonder if the DSi will replace the current DS lite by means of sales.

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Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu, Thats a long @ss name

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Already got mine on order... starting to get bored of golf XD

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just hope its fun

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@Darkainious heehee, you said "extended length"

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So that's 155,000 people who are going to be annoyed when they realise that they need to buy another WM+ to enjoy the multiplayer part.

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console sales are yuck in japan!!!....i hope we see a day where sales here in japan will be equivalant to america!

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Playing fetch... with a dog... is a sport now... Nintendo what are you doing? Where did my friends from the 90s go?

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Next week is going to be very interesting when Dragon Quest IX is released in Saturday in Japan. How many copies will be sold in its first week will be a surprise.

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Can't Wait to jet ski on WSR....might be the closest thing I get to playing a wave race-like game.

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@ Darkainious: Ah wonderful! That'll make me so happy, I always felt gripping the controller with two hands right around its buttons when they weren't being used was very clumsy.

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@ Aireannaiel They said that the extended length of the wii motion plus makes gripping the controller with two hands very comfortable.

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@bgres077 - and if they are a day late? Who cares? This stuff isn't my life...I don't need on the minute news :|

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woot Hatsune Miku holds her ground!

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The video made me think of a few things: First, a glove sleeve for the Wiimote would be ideal for exact simulations of many sports in which you don't always grip. Second, games that taught basic matial arts or swordsmanship would be ideal for those who may be interested, but cannot afford classes. And third, an elongated Wii Motionplus handle for two-handed katana/lightsaber gripping should be explored.

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I hope the reason for this Resort surge is for the game as much as the hardware, otherwise we'll have another Wii Play selling frenzy for Nintendo's new motion control scheme.

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I got a feeling WSR will do pretty well here too.