The Nintendo Wii version
of "GoldenEye 007" finally
hit store shelves in Japan on June 30th this year, almost
8 months after
its debut in the USA and Europe.
The delay was due to several
factors, namely the time taken to localize the game in
to Japanese, and secondly the process of going through
a third party publisher. Activision do not publish directly
in Japan, opting to go through another publisher for that
market. Their popular "Call of Duty" series is
released by Square Enix in Japan.
Although first-person shooters are not as popular a gaming
genre as in the West, "GoldenEye 007" made an
impressive debut on the all-platform Japanese charts, making
a new entry at #4 with an estimated 36,660 units sold.
It was ranked #1 in the Wii specific chart for its launch
After ten weeks on sale in the country,
the game is estimated to have clocked up around 100,000
(adding to the worldwide total of 1.4m).