Wii Fit Plus Takes Japan By Storm

The release of Wii Fit Plus has been met with open arms in Japan. The newest Balance Board-powered fitness game from the house of smiles sold more than 340,000 copies in its first week on sale.

It was a good week for Nintendo platforms, with Level 5's soccer RPG sequel Inazuma Eleven 2 scoring the second place spot, an impressive 280,000-plus copies moved week one. It was also the first week that Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX didn't appear in the top ten since its release in Japan. It was pushed out by new PSP and PS3 releases.

Yeah, that's right. It was also a very good week for Sony's platforms, with Gran Turismo and Macross Ultimate Frontier for the PSP making appearances at the top of the chart. Also showing strong (enough) were Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid Special for the PlayStation 3.

Looks like sales tracker Media Create is now clumping together sales of Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Probably for the best!

01. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 340,000 / NEW 02. Inazuma Eleven 2 (DS) - 281,000 / NEW 03. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver - 267,000 / 2,285,000 04. Gran Turismo (PSP) - 134,000 / NEW 05. Macross Ultimate Frontier (PSP) - 81,000 / NEW 06. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 68,000 / 1,288,000 07. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) - 42,000 / NEW 08. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 27,000 / 1,253,000 09. Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid Special (PS3) - 27,000 / NEW 10. Tales of Vesperia (PS3) - 26,000 / 292,000

11. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 (PSP) 12. Dragon Quest IX (DS) 13. Love Plus (DS) 14. Minna no Sukkiri (PSP) 15. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) 16. SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny (DS) 17. Trinity Universe (PS3) 18. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) 19. Winning Post 7 2009 (PSP) 20. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 (PSP) 21. Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi Portable+ (PSP) 22. Shin Hisui no Shizuku: Hiiro no Kakera 2 (PS2) 23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Bargain Edition) (PS3) 24. Dynasty Warriors Multi Raid Special (Xbox 360) 25. Ys 7 (PSP) 26. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 27. Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story 2 (DS) 28. Penguin no Mondai X: Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS) 29. Halo 3: ODST (Xbox 360) 30. Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshu Shiranai Mama dewa Son wo Suru: Mono ya Okane no Shikumi DS (DS)


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