Oblivion Japan makes top 10 sales charts

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Per Media Create, here are the top 10 games sold in Japan from last week. Oblivion JP debuted at #7 on the charts – the top (and only) Xbox 360 game on the charts. Not bad for only being on sale for 3 days or so.

01. Mario Party 8 (Wii) – 265,000 / NEW
02. Everybody’s Golf 5 (PS3) – 152,000 / NEW
03. Taiko Drum Master DS (DS) – 94,000 / NEW
04. It’s A Wonderful World (DS) – 77,000 / NEW
05. Mobile Suit Gundam MS Front 0079 (Wii) – 46,000 / NEW
06. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP) – 45,000 / NEW
07. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360) – 40,000 / NEW
08. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) – 37,000 / 668,000
09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 14 (PS2) – 34,000 / 187,000
10. Wii Sports (Wii) – 32,000 / 1,943,000

Also, sales of Xbox 360s went up by 30%! Ok, the caveat is that the actual sales number went from 2,664 to 3,872 — mazel tov’s all around ;)

The PS3, on the other hand, doubled its sales last week from 12,187 to 28,829. While I’d love to say this increase is due to the incredible anticipation and word of mouth on Oblivion JP PS3 (coming soon!), safe to say the awesome Everybody’s Golf 5 (I am a big fan of the Hot Shots golf series) is the reason for the bump.

Anyhoo, our JP partner, Spike, is hosting an Oblivion blog. I think its a narrative blog detailing two adventurers experiencing the game. At least, that’s what babelfish tells me :)

Reader Comments

  1. Well, you do have to keep in mind that sales will be greatest at the point of release, so it’s expected that it would be selling more at this time. Still, congrats! You’re making a nice step here, getting your games out there overseas.

  2. Actually that’s pretty impressive. It’s not just a list of the best selling Xbox 360 games in Japan. Instead it’s a list of games for all platforms. Considering how poorly the 360 was selling in Japan, that’s a great showing for Oblivion.