Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Woodus

Torneko's Great Adventure 3 3rd On Japanese Charts

Recommended Posts

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page....me=ret&aid=3719

 

Japan Charts: Major new releases buoy software market after tough month

 

Rob Fahey 14:36 02/07/2004

Sega's Let's Make J-League Pro Soccer Club '04 goes top as market recovers

 

 

A number of key new software releases surged to the top of the Japanese charts this week, almost doubling the overall software sales over the previous week and ending a seasonal slump which had lasted for almost a month.

 

Sega's football title Let's Make J-League Pro Soccer Club '04 went top, with around 215,000 units sold in its opening weekend, while the second instalment in Namco's epic RPG series came in second place, with Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose selling some 186,000 units.

 

Square Enix' GBA RPG title Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko's Great Adventure 3 came in in third place, while there were also new entries for Chun Soft's Mr Kinpachi in Class 3B (PS2) at number five, and Kid's Memories Off Sorekara at number seven.

 

Konami's Silent Hill 4: The Room slipped nine places to number ten, following only one week at number one; like Metal Gear Solid, however, Silent Hill is one of Konami's more western-focused properties, and is likely to make up for a slightly disappointing performance in Japan with strong sales in North America and Europe.

 

In hardware terms, the PlayStation 2 took the lead from the GBA once again, grabbing around 48 per cent market share compared to 44 per cent for the Nintendo handheld thanks to the arrival of the eagerly anticipated Let's Make J-League... and Xenosaga Ep.2 titles. GameCube held its share of the market steady at just over seven per cent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
;) Wow it looks like Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest related games are looking good. I guess this means Torneko (Taloon) is becoming more and more popular.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Torneko series has always been decently popular. That's why they bothered to make a GBA port of the PS2 game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think being number 3 is a bit misleading. It didn't even sell 50k copies, considering how many gbas there are in Japan that is nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The GBA port of #2 (a.k.a. Torneko the Last Hope) didn't exactly sell like hotcakes either. It's just an easy buck for Squeenix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...