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The UK seems to love a bit of Sega gaming

Source: seganerds.com

It seems that Sega has had quite a successful week in the UK All Formats Charts with not one, not four, but three games in the top 10.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is still doing incredibly well, staying up at number 2 – beaten out by Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (much to my personal disgust – I hate the GT games).

Also despite some mixed reviews and opinions among fans/reviewers, Viking: Battle for Asgard is sitting a very respectable 7.

And just released, in Europe, is Condemned 2 – which jumps into the charts at a very cool fifth place.

But it doesn’t all end there Sega Nerds. While making the top 10 is the accolade companies like to aspire to, Sega has another 4 titles making it into the top 40.

Just outside the top 10 is Sega Superstars Tennis, hitting no. 12. Then creeping (slowly) up the charts is House of the Dead 2&3: Return at no. 17 – which was at 21 last week. At 21 we have Football Manager 2008 (Still hanging in there), then last and sort of least (in this case) we have the surprising, for me at least, appearance of Sonic and the Secret Rings!

Top 10 List:

(1) – 1 – Gran Turismo 5: Prologue SCE
(3) – 2 – Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games SEGA
(2) – 3 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Ubisoft
(4) – 4 – Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami
(-) – 5 – Condemned 2 SEGA
(5) – 6 – Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock Activision
(8) – 7 – Viking: Battle For Asgard SEGA
(11) – 8 – Wii Play Nintendo
(10) – 9 – Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training Nintendo
(7) – 10 – Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision SCE

Let’s hope Sega can keep this trend of having several titles in the top 40 (preferably most in the top 10 though) and confirm themselves as being one of the great gaming companies once again.

(Damn, that last paragraph was almost bordering on fanboyism – Apologies)

[Source: Spong and Chart Track]

Mario & Sonic once again regains top spot in UK

Source: seganerds.com

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Wii owners in the UK just can’t seem to get enough of the powerful duo that is Mario & Sonic as the game has regained the top spot in the UK’s all-format chart, provided by Chart Track. To date, this is the seventh week for Mario & Sonic at number one.

Additionally, the DS version grabbed the fourth spot, outselling the likes of Army of Two, Bully and Cooking Mama 2.

We’ve said it before, but it’s hard not to continued to be surprised at the game’s success. The scary thing is the game doesn’t appear that it’s slowing down that much as the Wii version’s sales only declined by 22 percent. Here’s to another week at number one!

Published on March 18th, 2008 under , , , ,

Yakuza 3 tops Japanese sales charts

Source: seganerds.com

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One half of Sega Nerds’ forum charts duo, Aki-at, sends us word that Yakuza 3 has just had a very, very successful opening week in Japan. In its opening day, it sold 113,000 copies and ended its first week on retail shelves selling 178,000 copies and placing it atop of this week’s sales charts, according to Famitsu.

Looking back at how the previous two games in the series faired in their opening weeks, puts Yakuza 3 smack dab in the middle. It sold right around 50,000 copies more than Yakuza but is still well under the 100,000 Yakuza 3 reached in its first week debut. However, that’s not a knock on Yakuza 3, though. You have to keep in mind the install base for the PlayStation 2 at the time was considerably larger than what the PlayStation 3 is currently at.

We just hope that with the overwhelming amount of positive press from Western media and the great reception from gamers, Sega will be forced to bring it our way, even with all the possible nonessential cursing.

[Thanks for the tip, Aki-At!]

Published on March 13th, 2008 under , , ,

Yakuza 3 sells 113,000 copies on day one

Source: seganerds.com

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According to Shinobi, Yakuza 3 (Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!) has sold 113,000 units on its first day of release in Japan. This already exceeds Virtua Fighter 5’s life time total. The game has already made a name for itself on the Playstation 3 top 10 first day sales charts:

  1. Dynasty Warriors 6 170,000 units
  2. Devil May Cry 4 140,000 units
  3. Gundam Musou 117,000 units
  4. Yakuza 3 113,000 units
  5. Winning Eleven 2008 107,000 units
  6. Hot Shots Golf 5 103,000 units
  7. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue 50,000 units
  8. Bladestorm: The Hundred 40,000 units
  9. Disgaea 3 40,000 units
  10. Assassin’s Creed 20,000 units

Lets hope that Valkrie of the Battlefield performs well too. Now we wait for Yakuza 2, then hopefully this one.

[From the forums]

Published on March 7th, 2008 under , , , ,

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games tops the British charts

Source: seganerds.com

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Last week the DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games came in number 2 on the British charts, being beat by Devil May Cry 4 on the Xbox 360. This week it claimed the number one spot. Way to go Sega.

Hit the jump to see the top 10 chart.

[via Kotaku]

1) Mario & Sonic At The Olympics (DS)
2) Devil May Cry 4 (360)
3) Wii Play
4) Brain Training
5) Turok (360)
6) Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
7) Maths Training (DS)
8) More Brain Training
9) Turok (PS3)
10) Game Party (Wii)

Published on February 19th, 2008 under , , , , ,

Sonic joins the list of best selling XBLA titles of 2007

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Yes the original Sonic the Hedgehogfor our beloved Sega Genesis (aka Megadrive for the UK folks) has made it to the top 10 best selling Xbox Live Arcade Games of 2007. Here is hoping that it has outsold the infamous 3-D bearing the same name.

  1. TMNT 1989 Arcade
  2. Worms
  3. Castlevania: SOTN
  4. UNO
  5. Bomberman LIVE
  6. 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures
  7. Sonic The Hedgehog
  8. Pinball FX
  9. Geometry Wars Evolved
  10. Texas Hold ‘em

I would like to assume that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 took the number 11 spot.

[via Major Nelson’s blog]

Published on January 5th, 2008 under , , , ,

Mario & Sonic outsells Super Mario Galaxy in UK

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It looks as if the unholy union of Sega and Nintendo is more successful than even we expected, as we learned that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games had the largest sales week of any Wii title ever in the United Kingdom. Yes, that includes Nintendo’s recently released Super Mario Galaxy.

There are no firm sales numbers as of yet, but we’re quite confident it soundly outsold Alien Syndrome, one of Sega’s latest efforts on the Wii. Although there’s no way of telling if it can sustain its momentum or if Mario & Sonic is selling on name alone right now, we have to admit that we’re still surprised to see how well its being received.

[Via Chart Track, thanks for the tip, Aki-At!]

Published on December 4th, 2007 under , , ,

Football Manager takes down FIFA, to reach top spot

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Sega and Sports Interactive have done it once again, they have broken into the number 1 position, on the multi-platform charts, with Football Manager 2008.

According to Spong, Sports Interactive now hold 7 of the Top 10 spots, for biggest launch weeks ever for a PC game, with the other three being claimed by World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, The Sims 2 and Half Life 2.  I knew that Football Manager ‘07 was one of the fastest selling, but I didn’t realise that Sports Interactive had some 5 others under its belt already.

This great news, marks a whole year since Sega have managed to reach the number 1 position, in the multi-platform charts – last hitting pole-position with Football Manager ‘07.  It also meant that Sega beat down the might of EA, knocking FIFA 2008 out of the no.1 spot.

Other noteable games FM’08 held back, include; The Orange Box (Half Life 2), Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Halo 3 and PGR4

In the words of Borat “Great Success!”

[Source: Spong]

Published on October 23rd, 2007 under , , ,

Sega holding in on UK charts

Source: seganerds.com

 All formats (Full price) Week ending 7 July 2007

POS. 

TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST 
 WEEK 
1  HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX ELECTRONIC ARTS 1
2    SHREK THE THIRD ACTIVISION 3
3    THE DARKNESS TAKE 2 2
4  RESIDENT EVIL 4 CAPCOM 4
5    TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS UBISOFT 6
6    FORZA MOTORSPORT 2 MICROSOFT 5
7  PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS 7
8  SPIDER-MAN 3 ACTIVISION 8
9 

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VIRTUA TENNIS 3 SEGA 12
10    OVERLORD CODEMASTERS 9
11  TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY EIDOS 11
12    NINJA GAIDEN: SIGMA EIDOS -
13    COLIN MCRAE: DIRT CODEMASTERS 10
14    TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07 ELECTRONIC ARTS 13
15  HOUR OF VICTORY MIDWAY 15
16    CALL OF JUAREZ UBISOFT 17
17    NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. NINTENDO 18
18    TENCHU Z MICROSOFT 19
19    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS NINTENDO 20
20    FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 SEGA -

Despite some pretty weighty competition, from some new games, such as; Harry Potter, Shrek the 3rd, The Darkness, Resident Evil 4, OverLord and Tomb Raider, Sega have still managed to obtain two top 20 ranks in the latest UK sales chart.

Newcomer, Football Manager 2007, steps in at the 20th position.  Look on the bright side, though, the only way is up, eh?. 

But most surprisingly, Virtua Tennis 3, is still clinging onto a top 10 position.  Why is this surprising?  Well a fair few of the games on the list have only been released in the last couple of weeks, meaning they should still have a fair amount of buss surrounding them.  Not only are they new(ish) but many of them are games for big movie franchises, which always sell pretty darn well.

Virtua Tennis 3, may not be right up at the top, it’s these movie tie-in games that are mainly beating it, plus some pretty popular franchises, such as Forza, Resident Evil and Rainbow Six. But take a look at the games it is beating, such as; Tomb Raider, Colin McRae, Tiger Woods, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario and Zelda.

It goes to show that Sega can still make some popular games, Virtua Tennis 3 has been either in the top 20, or hanging very closely since it was launched, while many other games have come in for a brief stint and vanished.  Good show, Sega.

[Source: GamePress]

Published on July 10th, 2007 under , , , , ,

Shining Wind’s slide continues

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After topping the charts in its first week of release, Shining Wind has now dropped to the 29th spot in last week’s Japanese software sales chart, according to Media Create. Last week, it fell from the much sought after top 10 to the 12th spot.

Selling an impressive 78,000 copies its first week, Shining Wind sold a disappointing less than 18,000 its second week and I’d be willing to bet it didn’t sell more than 10,000 copies last week.

The successor to Shining Tears, Shining Wind was released in Japan May 19 and doesn’t currently have a U.S. release date. No other Sega titles made it into the top 50.

[Original - Media Create, via NeoGAF]

Published on June 8th, 2007 under , , ,

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