Nintendo Still Sitting Pretty Atop Japanese Game Charts

No new Japanese video game release can topple the Nintendo DS powerhouse that is Tomodachi Collection, the Mii collection game that sits, once again, atop the weekly Media Create sales chart. It's certainly not for a lack of new releases...

Games like PSP fighter Soulcalibur Broken Destiny and Xbox 360 hostess game Dream Club sold well enough in their first week on sale in Japan to score a top ten spot, but not enough to dethrone the current software champs. That includes Dragon Quest IX and Wii Sports Resort, also sitting comfortably near the top of this week's software chart.

Dream Club was the only Xbox 360 title to make the list, with F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin the only PlayStation 3 game to chart in the top thirty. I'd wager a different story will be told next week, when price drops for those high-def consoles start to reflect on Media Create's sales charts.

01. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 80,000 / 890,000 02. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 71,000 / 3,794,000 03. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 46,000 / 1,085,000 04. Dream Club (Xbox 360) - 46,000 / NEW 05. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) - 34,000 / 836,000 06. Soulcalibur Broken Destiny (PSP) - 29,000 / NEW 07. SupaRobo Gakuen (DS) - 28,000 / NEW 08. Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshu Shiranai Mama dewa Son wo Suru: Mono ya Okane no Shikumi DS (DS) - 21,000 / NEW 09. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) - 18,000 / 925,000 10. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku (PS2) - 17,000 / NEW

11. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2) 12. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS) 13. Hakuouki Portable (PSP) 14. Nanashi no Game Me (DS) 15. Melty Blood: Actress Again (PS2) 16. Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS) 17. Tales of VS. (PSP) 18. Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji (DS) 19. Blood of Bahamut (DS) 20. Memories Off 6 Next Relation (PS2) 21. J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship (PS2) 22. Ookami Kakushi (PSP) 23. Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip (DS) 24. Wii Fit (Wii) 25. Tenchu San Portable (PSP) 26. Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (PS2) 27. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 28. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS2) 29. Mario Kart DS (DS) 30. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (PS3)


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