Nintendo and Monolith’s Wii-exclusive title sees a healthy debut, while Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still seeing good numbers.
The Media Create sales chart for the week of June 7 through the 13 places Nintendo and Monolith Software's Wii RPG Xenoblade at the top of the charts. The RPG title sold 83,000 copies in its debut week. The previous chart topper, Super Mario Galaxy 2, experienced its first drop since its May 27 debut in Japan. The game sold 73,000 copies, pushing it to the half-million mark (519,000 copies have been sold since launch).
In fourth place is Capcom’s Mega Man Zero Collection for the DS. It sold 22,000 copies for the week. Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 rounds out the top five with 20,000 copies sold for a grand total of 1,142,000 copies sold. The top ten closes with two more Nintendo titles. In ninth place is Friend Collection which sold 12,000 copies. Finally, New Super Mario Wii sold 12,000 copies.
The full Media Create chart is as follows:
1. Xenoblade, Wii (83,000)
More details and the hardware numbers after the break..
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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 continues its reign as the best-selling game in Japan for a second week. The latest Media Create figures show that Mario’s latest intergalactic adventure sold 105,000 copies for the week ending the 6th of June. The title debuted at number 1 last week with 340,000 copies, bringing its life-to-date sales to just shy of half a million, 445,000 to be exact, in just two weeks.
Fairy Tale: Portable Guild for the PSP is new at number 2 with 35,000 copies while Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 for the DS climbs two spots to third with 23,000 copies. Let’s Make a Pro Soccer Club for the DS drops one place to fourth with 18,000 copies after a mediocre debut last week.
Lost Planet 2 for the PS3 moves up one position to finish at number 5 with 16,000 copies. Hisshou Pachinko Pachislot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1 for the PSP enters the chart at number 6 with 14,000 copies while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker remains in seventh with 14,000 copies.
There is much more, including the sales and hardware charts, after the break..
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Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 has debuted at number 1 on the Japanese Software Chart. Mario’s new intergalactic adventure is one of the most anticipated titles among Wii gamers for this year so it’s hardly surprising that the latest Media Create figures show that it sold a whopping 340,000 copies for the week ending the 30th of May. Bear in mind that the game launched across Japan on the 27th of May so these sales account for only three days. You may be interested to learn that Super Mario Galaxy 2 performed better in its opening week than the original which sold 250 585 copies in its opening week, but not quite matching the New Super Mario Bros. Wii numbers..
It was a week filled with new debuts, like Cave's new Death Smiles IIX, Alan Wake and a slew of Japanese games that appeal strictly to Japanese tastes.
Last week's champ, Lost Planet 2, managed to stay in the top ten, as did Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which could be a million-seller in Japan, given a few more months.
For the top thirty bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 24 to 30, read on, following the page break.
01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 340,000 / NEW
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This weekend we all here is the US celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer but there is a much more important reason for the holiday. Memorial Day. The day we honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice defending their country.
With this in mind, take a few minutes to honor those in YOUR country that have died in service protecting your borders.
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The recently stagnant Japanese game charts have been injected with a massive dose of new games, including this week's biggest seller, Lost Planet 2.
The PlayStation 3 version of Capcom's big alien hunting game sits comfortably in the top spot, its Xbox 360 counterpart managing to land just a few spots lower. The top ten has a few new contenders with World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010, Konami's venerable soccer franchise, and a new licensed Fullmetal Alchemist game for the PSP.
Previous chart toppers Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker continue to hold fast, still hanging out in the top ten—an area not as rich with Wii games as it once was. For the rest of the top 30 bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 17 to 23, courtesy of Media Create, read on.
01. Lost Planet 2 (PS3) - 85,000 / NEW
02. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 62,000 / 1,065,000
03. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 57,000 / NEW
04. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) - 34,000 / 672,000
05. Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360) - 34,000 / NEW
06. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 21,000 / NEW
07. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi e (PSP) - 21,000 / NEW
08. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 18,000 / 3,843,000
09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2) - 14,000 / NEW
10. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 14,000 / 3,221,000
More after the break..
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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church say Dio 'is currently residing in hell'
May 23, 2010 - Ronnie James Dio’s public memorial on May 30 looks set to be disrupted by US religious cult the Westboro Baptist Church, who oppose his supposed links with the devil.
67-year-old Dio passed away on May 16 after losing his battle with cancer.
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Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 saw a drop in weekly sales in Japan, but was able to lead charts for the third week in a row, followed once again by Konami and Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
For the week ended May 16, tracking firm Media Create said the DS role-playing game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 sold 126,000 units. That's down from the game's debut week, which saw 624,000 in unit sales, and its second week, which saw 253,000 units.
Coming in second was Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP, selling 63,000 units during the week, versus 434,000 when the game debuted and 141,000 units last week.
To date, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 has sold just over 1 million units in Japan, while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has sold 638,000 units. Both games launched on April 28 in the country.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released in Japan in December last year, continued to hang near the top of the charts with 19,000 units sold during the week. The game has sold over 3.8 million units in Japan.
Games that fell off of the top 10 list include the DS game Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light and Wii Sports Resort, which were ousted from the top 10 by new entries Haku Ouki Yugiroku from Idea Factory and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa from EA.
Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts for the week ended May 16, 2010:
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The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists and fans rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, born to an Italian-American family in New Hampshire as Ronald James Padavona, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer.
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NPD Results: Splinter Cell, Pokemon Top April Charts - Super Street Fighter IV also manages to crack top ten, in its premiere month.
The NPD Group has released its videogame sales results for the month of April, confirming earlier reports that Splinter Cell: Conviction was the best-selling game at 486,100 units.
Nintendo's Pokemon SoulSilver and Pokemon HeartGold, in their second month on the chart, sold a combined 435,500 copies - 242,900 and 192,600, respectively.
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In this week's Japanese software sales charts, Snake will settle for second place again this week in the battle of Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The two portable games sit comfortably at the top the software weekly sales chart.
The two games hold spots one and two again, with a string of Nintendo favorites — New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Tomodachi Collection, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit Plus — securing the next four spots. More recent releases like Nier Replicant and Super Street Fighter IV for the PlayStation 3 manage to keep their top ten spots.
Not much activity in this week's Media Create charts, as Japanese software companies opted not to release any new and noteworthy games this week. Look for recent releases and old favorites (Super Smash Bros. Brawl!) in the top 30 bestsellers list for the week of May 5 to 9, 2010.
01. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 253,000 / 877,000
Much more, including the hardware numbers, after the break..
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