Japanese sales charts
Four new games arrived in Media Create's top 10 weekly sales rankings, including Spike's action game Kenka Bancho 4: Ichinen Sensou and Namco Bandai's Super Robot Taisen OG: Saga Endless Frontier Exceed.
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Namco Bandai’s God Eater manages to hold on to the number 1 spot for a second week. The PSP title sells 110 000 copies for the week ending the 14th of February, after having debuted in the top spot with 295 405 copies last week.
Dragon Quest IV: Realms of Reverie continues to sell well in second place with 79 000 copies while New Super Mario Bros. Wii climbs one spot to number 3 with 59 000 copies. Prince of Tennis: Prince of School Festival for the DS debuts at number 4 with 44 000 copies and Friend Collection is still at number 5 with 38 000 copies.
Quiz Magic Academy DS is new at number 6 with 32 000 copies while Wii Fit Plus drops to number 7 with 29 000 copies. Star Ocean: The Last Hope for the PS3 drops to number 8 with 26 000 copies after debuting at number 3 last week with 72 026 copies.
Zangeki no Reginkleiv for the Wii enters the charts at number 9 with 22 000 copies and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel for the PS3 is also new at number 10 with 22 000 copies, bringing the total number of Top 10 new entries this week to four.
More, including the charts along with hardware data, after the break..
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Namco Bandai's God Eater for the PSP is off to a good start in Japan, giving 295,000 PlayStation Portable owners another taste of Monster Hunter-like hack and slash action.
God Eater's number one debut pushes last week's software winner, Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi for the Nintendo DS to second place, beating out the PlayStation 3 port of Star Ocean 4. That leaves long-legged bestsellers New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tomodachi Collection settling for lower spots on the chart, but both titles are still selling like the Japanese equivalent of hotcakes.
This week's new debuts, Pop 'n Music Portable and Kunio-kun Nekketsu! Daiundoukai, didn't make much of a stir, but they've got some decent competition.
For Media Create's top 30 games for the week of February 1 to 7, 2010, read on.
01. God Eater (PSP) - 295,000 / NEW
Much more, including hardware data, after the break..
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Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi debuted to more than 900,000 copies sold in Japan this week, according to Media Create. Its nearest competitor was Sega's aforementioned futuristic RPG End of Eternity (known as Resonance of Fate around these parts) with more than 145,000 copies sold across the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku also repped the RPG genre, debuting in the top ten with 82,000 units sold.
The PlayStation 3 was thrice represented in Media Create's top ten by Zipper Interactive's MAG, adding another 19,000 players to the war. Top software sales in Japan for the week of Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2020 are as follows:
01. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 906,000 / NEW
Full listing and hardware data after the break..
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Media Create sales charts.
It was still a pretty good week for PSP software, however, with Sega's Valkyria Chronicles debuting in second place with 94,000 copies sold, followed by Namco Bandai's Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces. Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter helped the PlayStation Portable snag four of the top ten spots, the rest occupied by Wii and DS software.
Valkyria Chronicles 2 debut, by the way, was better than that of its PlayStation 3 predecessor. While the Japanese install base for each PlayStation platform was markedly different for each game's release, I wouldn't be surprised to see future Valkyria games sticking to a handheld platform.
Here are the top thirty games in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week of January 18 to 24, 2010.
01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 111,000 / 3,117,000
More, including hardware numbers, after the break..
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Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep managed to maintain its bestselling status in Japan this week, fending off the triple platinum seller New Super Mario Bros. Wii in it second week.
The newest Kingdom Hearts for the PSP didn't have much in the way of competition, with the exception of top ten debuts Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles for the Wii, Tekken 6 for the PSP and Last Window: Mayonaka no Yakusoku for the Nintendo DS.
A handful of games already released in the West managed to secure top thirty spots on's weekly sales chart. The Japanese debut of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising can be spotted on this week's chart.
For the bestselling games in Japan for the week of January 11 to 17, 2009, look no further..
01. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 177,000 / 623,000
All the rest as well as hardware data after the break.
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The latest Kingdom Hearts game—this one for the PSP—sold 446,000 more UMDs to Japanese gamers, the week's only new release to make Media Create's top thirty software sales chart. New Super Mario Bros. Wii was well behind Square Enix's newest crossover RPG, another 159,000 copies sold.
The rest of the top ten should be familiar, with Tomodachi Collection, Wii Fit Plus and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks rounding out the first five spots. Square's other game, Final Fantasy XIII moved another 42,000 during the slow week of January 4 to 10, 2009, pushing it ever closer to the 2 million mark.
For the rest of the top 30, where nothing much has changed, and this week's hardware data, read on..
01. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 446,000 / NEW
More after the break..
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The rest of the chart that isn't New Super Mario Bros. Wii looks like familiar stuff — Tomodachi Collection, Final Fantasy XIII, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Wii Fit Plus, et al. On a more exciting note, it looks like FFXIII will cross the 2 million sold mark in Japan before January ends, New Super Mario Bros. Wii passing 3 million, probably within the next five to ten minutes.
And look! It's the return of Animal Crossing DS and Wii Play to the top thirty bestselling games in Japan, according to! Those are some legs...
Anyway, here's the games that Japan snapped up for the week of December 28 to January 3, 2009. Hardware data to follow.. Also look forward to our year end totals due around the 14th of Jan.
01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 268,000 / 2,708,000
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After a debut week as impressive as an Odin summon, Final Fantasy XIII's second week on the market in Japan shows that Lightning's sales legs that aren't quite as impressive as Mario's.
Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii returns to software sales chart dominance after a week off, moving another half-million copies in Japan. The Wii game beats out Link's newest adventure, giving The Legend of Zelda: Spirits Tracks a second place debut appearance on the charts with 291,000 copies sold. Nintendo also took third, with the astoundingly popular Tomodachi Collection.
That leaves Final Fantasy XIII in fourth place, moving another 189,000 copies this week, according to Media Create.
The rest of the top ten is all Nintendo—and Namco Bandai—with DS and Wii games outselling everything else in Japan. The numbers, including some hardware data, follow below.
01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 506,000 / 2,440,000
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Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIII last week, a release that, in its first four days, sold more than 1.5 million copies. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which has sold another 568,000 copies, is now just a hop, skip and jump away from crossing the two million mark in Japan. And speaking of selling two million copies of something to Japanese consumers, it appears Nintendo's other hit, Tomodachi Collection, has done just that. The Nintendo DS game once again shows off its long legs, securing third place behind Final Fantasy XIII and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
And what games would dare go up against Square Enix? Well, clothes-ripping, breast-teasing PSP game Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos, which moved 50,000 copies to horny Japanese gamers in its debut week.
A handful of other competitors also made first appearances on this week's Media Create software sales chart, highlighted below, with the hardware sales details to follow.
01. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 1,502,000 / NEW
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