Pokémon Company Was June's Top Publisher in Japan
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
We'll give you one guess why
While game and hardware sales information can be limited or tough to get hold of for Europe and North America, we can always rely on Japan to bare all and reveal the movers and shakers in the country. One monthly chart that normally sees Nintendo nestling in top spot has had a bit of a shake-up today, though the news is still good for the big N.
Enterbrain, as reported by Andriasang, has released the figures that show which publishers enjoyed the biggest revenue share in June (or 28th May to 24th June, to be precise), and Pokémon Company was the unsurprising number one. Its massive 34.5% piece of the pie was due to the success of Pokémon Black and White 2, which sold 1.6 million copies in its first weekend and has easily surpassed two million overall sales since. In second place was Square Enix, with many of its sales attributable to Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D on 3DS, while Nintendo came in third place despite publishing no new games in the period.
Nintendo may not have topped the chart this time around, but the results still bring good news for the company in its homeland.