Japan Still Lovin' The PS2, Still Buyin' Gundam

The power of the PlayStation 2 and the appeal of Gundam is still strong in Japan. Or at least the fan base of each is, as PS2 software sits atop this week's weekly Japanese software sales chart.

SD Gundam G Generation Wars was Japan's bestselling game this past week, a new debut in a long list of new debuts that likely put a smile on Namco Bandai executive faces. The Gundam game was one of four new titles from Namco Bandai to secure a spot in the top ten, including Tales of VS., Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes and the Wii version of SD Gundam G Generation Wars.

Plenty of new titles made appearances throughout the Media Create sales chart, including Magna Carta II (another Namco Bandai game), Square Enix's Blood of Bahamut, EA Sports Active and Red Faction: Guerrilla.

01. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2) - 175,000 / NEW 02. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) - 137,000 / 657,000 03. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 136,000 / 3,517,000 04. Tales of VS. (PSP) - 133,000 / NEW 05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 92,000 / 602,000 06. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 73,000 / 902,000 07. Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (PS2) - 52,000 / NEW 08. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (Wii) - 35 / NEW 09. Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip (DS) - 33,000 / NEW 10. J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship (PS2) - 33,000 / NEW

11. Magna Carta II (Xbox 360) 12. Blood of Bahamut (DS) 13. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS) 14. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 15. EA Sports Active (Wii) 16. Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji (DS) 17. Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS) 18. armoured Core Portable 3 (PSP) 19. Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer (DS) 20. Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu (PSP) 21. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS2) 22. CR Shinseiki Evangelion: Saigo no Mono (PS2) 23. Wii Fit (Wii) 24. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) 25. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (PS3) 26. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 27. Pokemon Platinum (DS) 28. Hayarikami 3 (PSP) 29. Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3) 30. Red Faction: Guerrilla (Xbox 360)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


    Wow Gears 2 stayed on fairly strong. Didn't drop in POSITIONS that much. And Red Faction PS3 only 1 position above the 360 version!?

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