This Week In Sales: Lost Planet 2 Joins The Multiplayer Party

By Ishaan . May 30, 2010 . 4:22pm

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Seeing Lost Planet 2 on the PlayStation 3 debut at 85,000 units is immensely interesting. While western publishers have tried to make strides into the Japanese market with their own shooters, only a select few such as Halo and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty games published by Square Enix have exhibited any real signs of success.

 

Considering Lost Planet 2 has already outsold its predecessor by far in the Japanese market, it makes one wonder if the increase in popularity had anything at all to do with the game’s greater emphasis on co-op multiplayer, a la Monster Hunter, which is a comparison many have made.

 

The top-ten sales chart for the week of May 17th – 23rd is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Tw. Sales Tot. Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Lost Planet 2 85,000 New PS3 Capcom
01. 02. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 62,000 1,064,000 DS Square Enix
New 03. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen 57,000 New PS3 Konami
02. 04. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 34,000 672,000 PSP Konami
New 05. Lost Planet 2 33,000 New 360 Capcom
New 06. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen 21,000 New PSP Konami
New 07. Fullmetal Alchemist: To the Promised Day 21,000 New PSP Namco Bandai
03. 08. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 18,000 3,843,000 Wii Nintendo
New 09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen 14,000 New PS2 Konami
04. 10. Tomodachi Collection 14,000 3,221,000 DS Nintendo

 

While new releases for the week knocked Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker down a couple of notches, both games continue to hold up rather well in the top-ten. Peace Walker in particular is well on its way to outselling Metal Gear Solid 4, whose last publicized figures amounted to 680,375 units (excluding the “Best” version) in 200 days on the market.

 

It’s worth noting that Peace Walker was also released on the PlayStation Network, whose sales are unaccounted for by Media-Create.


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  • Vino (Tim N)

    I’m glad LP2 is doing well, and maybe it will get another game to the series. Or a PSP game out of it. Its a great multiplayer game that I play with my friend whenever I have time.

    And I wonder when New Super Mario Bros will fall off that list.

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  • thebanditking

    I honestly can’t believe LP2 pushed 80+K. The game is awful (and I loved the original, its one of favs this gen). Capcom just really screwed up with LP2, focused way too heavily on the online integration, likely thinking this was the fastest way to cash in on the Xbox Live users. Thats been Capcom’s problem with their big name games (SF4 not included) RE5 was severely hampered by designing it around the 360/Live component and left many people playing a broken single player. The worst part about LP2 is that its not even good for multiplayer. LP2 was easily my biggest letdown of 2010 so far.

    • Aoshi00

      I feel the same for PeaceWalker, can’t believe it sells week after week. As the so called “MGS 5″, I thought it was a major disappointment, single player mode got hindered and watered down by all these mulitiplayer elements. I mean clearly, PW does not look nearly as good or play nearly as good as the previous MGS, the only thing new is co-op, it’s portable sure, but handheld is not the best platform for MGS’s complex control scheme. The only explanation is just the brand power like FF’s.

      I also like the story in LP1 (actually haven’t finished it yet), and if they take that away you’re just playing as some grunt for different factions in each chapter, then it’s just a generic shooter, and from what I heard it’s not even a very good one. So there’s no mention of Wayne at all? It makes me wonder if Jpn gamers really love playing co-op for LP2 and PW that much. I’m okay w/ RE5 though, I know Sheva’s AI wasn’t that great, and the way they split the 2-player looks kind of weird, but it was a fun game for me overall.

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