Dragonsoul
04-12-2008, 11:02 AM
On www.vgchartz.com you can see weekly sales charts for games, going back for years. I used this list to compile a list of rpg's that sold atleast 100,000 copies in their first week. I made one for 200,000 and one for 300,000 also. Please note that no rpg through all of 2005 sold atleast 100,000 copies in their first week, I checked!


Rpg's selling atleast 100,000 copies in their first week(17)...
...Nothing in 2005...
3-21-06 XB360 259,524 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
3-28-06 PS 2 719,701 Kingdom Hearts II
8-15-06 PS 2 176,104 Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
9-19-06 DS 197,628 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
9-19-06 GBA 155,685 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
10-31-06 PS 2 571,945 Final Fantasy XII
11-14-06 DS 121,026 Final Fantasy III
11-19-06 Wii 441,285 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
12-12-06 Wii 292,353 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4-9-07 Wii 164,918 Super Paper Mario
4-26-07 DS 1,404,722 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
6-26-07 Wii 145,115 Pokemon Battle Revolution
8-21-07 Xb360 116,775 Two Worlds
10-1-07 DS 233,810 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
11-20-07 Xb360 266,330 Mass Effect
2-12-08 Xb360 101,277 Lost Odyssey
3-25-08 PSP 222,122 Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

Rpg's selling atleast 200,000 copies in their first week(10)...
...Nothing in 2005...
3-21-06 XB360 259,524 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
3-28-06 PS 2 719,701 Kingdom Hearts II
10-31-06 PS 2 571,945 Final Fantasy XII
11-19-06 Wii 441,285 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
12-12-06 Wii 292,353 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4-26-07 DS 1,404,722 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
6-26-07 Wii 145,115 Pokemon Battle Revolution
10-1-07 DS 233,810 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
11-20-07 Xb360 266,330 Mass Effect
3-25-08 PSP 222,122 Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

Rpg's selling atleast 300,000 copies in their first week(4)...
...Nothing in 2005...
3-28-06 PS 2 719,701 Kingdom Hearts II
10-31-06 PS 2 571,945 Final Fantasy XII
11-19-06 Wii 441,285 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4-26-07 DS 1,404,722 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

Look at that last list. It seems that all young kids are getting Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts games. If you look for the more hardcore rpg players it seems that Final Fantasy XII and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(Wii version) dominated rpg sales for the last 3.5 years!

In 2008, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is dominating all rpg's in sales, including Lost Odyssey. I don't think that Persona 3: Fes will sell super high though. Watch out for the first week sales for: Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon 2, Mass Effect(PC version), and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures(PC Mmorpg).

For Fall 2008, watch out for high sales for Fallout 3, Fable 2, and White Knight Story. I think Fallout 3 will sell the highest and beat all rpg's in sales this year, and possibly in overall quality. What are your thoughts on this information? :)

Neo Xzhan
04-12-2008, 01:55 PM
Make no mistake, the Pokemon games aren't bought by only kids. Being 24 myself, I have purchased Diamond.

Harkus
04-12-2008, 02:20 PM
I also have the latest pokemon game and I don't think that it's just for kids. How can you say that kingdom hearts is for children? Just because it has disney characters?

IDX
04-12-2008, 11:41 PM
Anyone who thinks the Pokemon games should be smacked. As a fan of RPGs (not in the traditional sense), I play Pokemon myself and I'm in my 20's. If I had a DS, Diamond or Pearl would most likely be the first purchase. If I get one in November, then it'll be the new KH game instead. Either way, Pokemon is a great RPG and a lot of my friends that have a DS say that Pokemon is definitely one of the best games out for it. If not, then the best period.

execrable gumwrapper
04-13-2008, 12:44 AM
Anyone who thinks the Pokemon games should be smacked.

Uh... What?

Dragonsoul aren't you forgetting about The Last Remnant?

IDX
04-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Ah, I just woke up when I wrote that lol. I meant to type anyone who thinks the game is just for kids should be smacked.

Sorry bout that.

Dragonsoul
04-13-2008, 02:34 AM
Uh... What?

Dragonsoul aren't you forgetting about The Last Remnant?

Oops, yea that game could sell over 100,000 copies on it's first week, Lost Odyssey did. But less people have PS 3 though, so it'll be a bit less probably, but if it has a FF XIII playable demo, it'll go over 100,000.

Also, nevermind my comments on Pokemon, they rule! :D

Marshall Lee
04-13-2008, 02:47 AM
This makes me wanna play Poke`mon. Good thing I have; "Poke`mon Red cartridge." Now the real excitement can begin ;)

jewess crabcake
04-13-2008, 03:08 AM
as opposed to the artificial excitement?

execrable gumwrapper
04-13-2008, 03:20 AM
Oops, yea that game could sell over 100,000 copies on it's first week, Lost Odyssey did. But less people have PS 3 though, so it'll be a bit less probably, but if it has a FF XIII playable demo, it'll go over 100,000.

Also, nevermind my comments on Pokemon, they rule! :D

Since the game is on PS3 and 360, I suspect the sales to be fairly high.

Marshall Lee
04-13-2008, 03:28 AM
I still think the next-gen Final Fantasies should go back to their roots with Nintendo and be for the Wii. I'm saying FFXIII should be a wii-exclusive, it would be nice for it to be included in the equation, since I could care more or less about the 360.

jewess crabcake
04-13-2008, 03:36 AM
They won't for a couple reasons I doubt the Wii could handle as much as the other systems graphics wise. S-E will not change until they flop horribly, which may be soon. You never know. I think they are coming out with a crystal chronicles for the Wii. I may be mistaken though.

execrable gumwrapper
04-13-2008, 03:49 AM
Yes there is a new CC for the Wii.

Dragonsoul
04-15-2008, 04:25 AM
Yea for Wii they have Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. they also are releasing Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King, which is a city building rpg. I JUST FOUND OUT THIS IS COMING OUT ON MAY 12TH!!!!!

Yea, so I totally didn't know FF: CC: Mlaak is coming out so soon. It's developed by the way from a mixture of the FF: Crystal Chronicles team and the Front Mission(yes, Front Mission, the Square Enix tactical rpg series) team. Also Motomu Toriyama is the Scenario Director.

By the way, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon is out for Wii on July 8th, look for it also! :)

Prak
04-15-2008, 01:32 PM
haha I just love how Dragonsoul can take simple numbers and draw ridiculous and unsupportable inferences from them. Does anyone actually still take anything this guy says seriously? If so, you're dumb.

Harkus
04-15-2008, 04:38 PM
I still think the next-gen Final Fantasies should go back to their roots with Nintendo and be for the Wii. I'm saying FFXIII should be a wii-exclusive, it would be nice for it to be included in the equation, since I could care more or less about the 360.

Are you serious? FFXIII couldn't be on wii.

Prak
04-15-2008, 04:44 PM
For once, you and I agree on something, Harkus, although probably for very different reasons. The game as it currently exists could not be on the Wii, certainly, but it could be scaled down to fit the console, so your point dies there.

On the other hand, most of the people creaming their pants over it are teenage idiots (all teenagers are idiots, which you'll understand when you're not one) as opposed to the Wii userbase, which is composed more of kids and mature adults than teenagers who are obsessed with having whatever's "cool."

Desert Wolf
04-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Wouldn't you have to buy that other controller for the wii? The normal/non sensor one. I doubt they could make good use of the wii's motion sensor with an FF game tbh.

Harkus
04-15-2008, 05:54 PM
For once, you and I agree on something, Harkus, although probably for very different reasons. The game as it currently exists could not be on the Wii, certainly, but it could be scaled down to fit the console, so your point dies there.

On the other hand, most of the people creaming their pants over it are teenage idiots (all teenagers are idiots, which you'll understand when you're not one) as opposed to the Wii userbase, which is composed more of kids and mature adults than teenagers who are obsessed with having whatever's "cool."

I'm impressed that you guessed i'm a teenager as I can't recall posting my age anywhere.

Prak
04-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Your point being? You post like a 16 year old and I see nothing contrary to that, so my mental image of you is a typical teenage idiot. If you're not at least 13, you should gtfo. If you're actually an adult, I pity you.

Harkus
04-15-2008, 06:01 PM
Your point being? You post like a 16 year old and I see nothing contrary to that, so my mental image of you is a typical teenage idiot. If you're not at least 13, you should gtfo. If you're actually an adult, I pity you.

lol I am 16, you were right.

Dragonsoul
04-17-2008, 03:18 AM
Harkus, what rpg are you looking forward to this fall? I don't know if I'm as excited about this fall's games as I should be. I would like to play Fallout 3 though and White Knight Story. My main interest is going to be Starcraft 2(real-time strategy pc game), although I'm not sure if it will make it out in time for the fall.

Locke_FF36
04-17-2008, 04:34 PM
haha I just love how Dragonsoul can take simple numbers and draw ridiculous and unsupportable inferences from them. Does anyone actually still take anything this guy says seriously? If so, you're dumb.

He seems to be good at that huh? I always click on his threads for a good laugh, and then go to someone elses for something serious.

And Harkus and Park, Shut the fuck up both of you.

Harkus
04-17-2008, 06:58 PM
Harkus, what rpg are you looking forward to this fall? I don't know if I'm as excited about this fall's games as I should be. I would like to play Fallout 3 though and White Knight Story. My main interest is going to be Starcraft 2(real-time strategy pc game), although I'm not sure if it will make it out in time for the fall.

I'm really looking forward to fallout 3 and the last remnant but that's all really.

execrable gumwrapper
04-17-2008, 08:37 PM
He seems to be good at that huh? I always click on his threads for a good laugh, and then go to someone elses for something serious.

And Harkus and Park, Shut the fuck up both of you.

Who the fuck is Park?

RikkuYunaRinoa
04-17-2008, 09:10 PM
I lol'd.

Dragonsoul
04-19-2008, 09:26 AM
Now that I think about it, I don't think that the age groups of people who play Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts is as young as I thought it was. I see some older people I know playing them, so they are not kid games.

What I meant was that I was under the impression that a younger age range of players play them, but it appears that the age range is similar to other games like Final Fantasy XII and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. So please retract my earlier comment! :)

Anyways, I used to own Pokemon(I think it was a red color one) and I thought it was a great game! I used to know somebody who had some other Pokemon games, they are pretty nice! Kingdom Hearts I've played but I haven't really gotten around to playing them since I've been playing other titles. I'm looking forward to Kingdom Hearts: Coded actually!

Anyways, who here plays Pokemon Diamond and Pearl? They have really high sales, and it would be nice if I could get my hands on a copy?

Harkus
04-19-2008, 10:10 AM
I've played Pearl and thought it was a good game but the previous games are a lot better.

Locke_FF36
04-22-2008, 05:27 PM
Who the fuck is Park?

ha, oops i meant Prak.

Prak
04-22-2008, 05:31 PM
And speaking of which, don't try to be a mini-mod.

Shumagaki
05-04-2008, 08:49 AM
all teenagers are idiots, which you'll understand when you're not one

As opposed to Prak, who I would peg as an unemployed 28 year old virgin living in mommy's basement with nothing better to do than troll these forums all day long. A good role model for today's youth to aspire to be...

Prak
05-05-2008, 01:46 PM
I'm not going to dignify that juvenile garbage with a proper retort, but I promise that if you keep taking random potshots at me for no reason at all, I will see you banned in short order.

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