Newest 'Tales' Tops Japanese Charts As 'Ninja Blade' Bombs

Namco Bandai's latest game in the Tales series, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 rocketed to the top spot in Japan in its debut week, while From Software's Ninja Blade showed poorly.

The Xbox 360 may have experienced a brief resurgence in Japan, following a series of high profile role-playing game releases late last year, but its newest action exclusive didn't win too many fans, debuting at #19. It couldn't stand up to a slew of new releases, like the aforementioned Tales of the World sequel, plus World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.

Also debuting to Japanese shrugs was Tomb Raider Underworld for the PlayStation 3, which just beat out Ninja Blade to land at the 18th spot. Previous champ, Wii de Asobu: Mario Power Tennis for the Wii sank eighth place.

The best selling games in Japan according to Media Create for the week of January 26 to February 1 are below.

01. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP) - 213,000 / NEW
02. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PSP) - 109,000 / NEW
03. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS2) - 108,000 / NEW
04. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Bundle Version) (Wii) - 102,000 / NEW
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 23,000 / 380,000
06. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii) - 23,000 / 339,000
07. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii) - 22,000 / NEW
08. Wii de Asobu: Mario Power Tennis (Wii) - 20,000 / 109,000
09. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 20,000 / 1,634,000
10. Wii Fit (Wii) - 19,000 / 3,125,000

11. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
12. DISSIDIA Final Fantasy (PSP)
13. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (PS3)
14. Soul Eater: Battle Resonance (PSP)
15. Vampire Kishi DS (DS)
16. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
17. Zill O'll Infinite Plus (PSP)
18. Tomb Raider Underworld (PS3)
19. Ninja Blade (Xbox 360)
20. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Yume no Ukihashi Special (PS2)
21. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
22. Tongariboushi and the 365 Days of Magic (DS)
23. Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
24. Momotaro Dentetsu 20th Anniversary (DS)
25. Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
26. Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor (DS)
27. Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey (DS)
28. Wii Sports (Wii)
29. Naruto: Narutimate Storm (PS3)
30. Inazuma Eleven (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


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