Japanese Gamers Snap Up More Mass Effect Than You Might Expect

While BioWare's Mass Effect didn't score top placement in this week's Japanese software sales chart—Sloane to MacHale: Nazo no Monogatari did—it had a pretty damn good showing, considering the platform's last place position.

Mass Effect's first week sales were a solid, if not spectacular 18,000, making it the third bestselling game in Japan, according to Media Create. It placed well behind Level 5's new Nintendo DS puzzler Sloane to MacHale: Nazo no Monogatari and Sega's baseball sim Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 but still good for a Western role-playing game.

The top ten is DS heavy, with a few new releases peppered throughout the top thirty. Looks like Nintendo's own Takt of Magic for the Wii is off to an un-magical start.

01. Sloane to MacHale: Nazo no Monogatari (DS) - 44,000 / NEW 02. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 (DS) - 39,000 / NEW 03. Mass Effect (Xbox 360) - 18,000 / NEW 04. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) - 14,000 / 693,000 05. Bleach: Heat The Soul 6 (PSP) - 13,000 / 54,000 06. Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin Raishuu (DS) - 12,000 / 148,000 07. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankenta (DS) - 12,000 / 311,000 08. Made in Ore (DS) - 11,000 / 123,000 09. Wii Fit (Wii) - 10,000 / 3,424,000 10. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 9,000 / 624,000

11. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 12. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii) 13. Monster Hunter G (Wii) 14. Growlanser (PSP) 15. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP) 16. Winning Eleven Play Maker 2009 (Wii) 17. Pokémon Platinum (DS) 18. Yuuzai x Muzai (DS) 19. Wii Sports (Wii) 20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 21. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Wii) 22. SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (PSP) 23. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS) 24. Rittai Picross (DS) 25. Takt of Magic (Wii) 26. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (PS2) 27. Persona (PSP) 28. Rhythm Heaven (DS) 29. Deca Sporta 2 (Wii) 30. ToraDora Portable! (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


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