This Week's Super Hardcore Rankings
The only place where two Idea Factory adventure games and a Cave shooter will beat Gran Turismo 5.
This week's Messe Sanoh sales rankings are full of games that would never slot in the top 10 on Media Create's weekly sales charts. Here's what Japan's hardcore gamers are playing, as reported at ASCII based off data from Messe Sanoh's two shops in Akihabara.
For 11/20 o 11/26, the top 10 domestic consumer games at the main Messe Sanoh shop:
- 1. Miyako (Sanctuary, PSP)
- 2. Ishin Renka Ryoma Gaiden (D3 Publisher, PSP)
- 3. Clock Zero: The Final Second (Idea Factory, PS2)
- 4. Dangan-Ronpa (Spike, PSP)
- 5. Pandora: I Know Your Name (Idea Factory, PS2)
- 6. DoDonPach Resurrection Ver 1.5 (Cave, X360)
- 7. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony, PS3)
- 8. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Prototype, PSP)
- 9. Koihime Musou Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi Shoku-hen (Yeti, PSP)
- 10. Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi (Aqua Plus, PSP)
Messe Sanoh reports that Kinect is performing solidly. DanceEvolution sold out.
For 11/22 to 11/28, the top 10 imports at the Messe Sanoh Chaos shop:
- 1. Splatterhouse (Namco Bandai, X360, Asia)
- 2. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (Rockstar, X360, Asia)
- 3. Splatterhouse (Namco Bandai, PS3, Asia)
- 4. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (Rockstar, PS3, Asia)
- 5. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts, X360, Asia)
- 6. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft, X360, Asia)
- 7. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts, PS3, Asia)
- 8. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft, PSP, America)
- 9. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft, DS, America)
- 10. Super Scribblenauts (Warner, DS, America)
For 11/22 to 11/28, the top 10 PC games at Messe Sanoh's Chaos shop:
- Call of Duty Black Ops (Activision, America)
- Call of Duty Black Ops Japanese Subtitled Version (Square Enix, Domestic)
- Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda, UK)
- Two Worlds II (Topware, UK)
- Apache Air Assault (Activision, UK)
- Venetica (dtp, UK)
- Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition (EA, UK)
- Disciples 3 Complete Japanese Language Version (CyberFront, Domestic)
- Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.2 (Ubisoft, UK)
- Serious Sam HD Gold Edition English Version w/Japanese Manual (e Frontier, Domestic)
The import PC version of Black Ops swapped positions with the domestic subtitled version apparently because Square Enix had run out of stock.
For last week's chart, see this story.
Next week's hardcore and general sales charts should lineup thanks to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which hits retail on Wednesday.