Medabots 7 Didn’t Do Too Well In Japan

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Medabots 7: Kabuto/Kuwagata were released in Japan last week, and sold a combined total of 49,519 copies in their first week on store shelves. This number, sales tracker Media Create report, might have been lower than retailer forecasts, relative to the previous games.


The Kabuto version of the game sold through 40.11% of its shipment, while the Kuwagataversion’s sell-through was 41.67%. Media Create did not specify individual sales figures for each version, but said that the sales for each version were approximately the same.


Doing the math, that would put the total shipment of Medabots 7 at approximately 120-125k copies, with each version having sold around 25,000 copies for a combined sell-through of about 40%.


For comparison, here’s how Medabots DS, released in 2010, did at launch:

Medabots DS: Kabuto – 27,016 (65.80% sell-through)

Medabots DS: Kuwagata – 23,149 (58.30% sell-through)


Meanwhile, sales of Tekken Tag Tournament 2—also released last week—were 62,630 copies on the PlayStation 3, selling through 64.07% of the game’s shipment on that platform. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 version didn’t show up in the top-20 chart, but Media Create say it sold about 5,000 copies, with a sell-through of 49.81%.


That’s lower than 2009’s Tekken 6, first-week sales of which were as follows:

PS3 version – 103,105 copies (57.99% sell-through)

360 version – 23,261 copies (50.05% sell-through)


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.