Japanese Games Sales Updates
Published by 09 August 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

Famitsu has listed the top-selling games of 2009 in Japan, and our beloved Dragon Ball whimpers along the list at least in some capacity. Note that these stats are through December 2009, and do not include any additional sales so far in 2010. Data is presented in the following format: (rank) (platform) (title) (publisher) (2009 sales) (lifetime sales) — note that titles have been adjusted back to their original Japanese versions compared to other lists you may see online:

  • 063 [NDS] Dragon Ball Kai: Saiya-jin Raishū (Bandai Namco) – 192.200 / 192.200
  • 111 [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Bandai Namco) – 107.542 / 107.542
  • 157 [PS2] Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (Bandai Namco) – 76.275 / 199.966
  • 255 [WII] Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Dai-bōken (Bandai Namco) – 44.160 / 44.160
  • 355 [NDS] Dragon Ball DS (Bandai Namco) – 28.966 / 214.195
  • 616 [360] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Bandai Namco) 10.816 / 10.816
  • 740 [PSP] Dragon Ball: Evolution (Bandai Namco) – 7.513 / 7.513

As expected, Raging Blast did exceptionally better on the PS3 in Japan than on the 360. The latest DS game did surprisingly well, and quite better than the original Dragon Ball DS did in its first year (approximately 72,000 copies). Infinite World has a strong showing in its second year, though it was released extremely late in 2008, so the numbers are a little misleading in that respect. The live action movie game is a shocker to see on the list at all, pushing over 7000 copies in the country that made fun of the movie more than any other.

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