Japan Still Loves Soccer, Favours PlayStation Games

Last week, Japan's video gaming populace snatched up enough copies of Konami soccer sim World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 to put it in first place. This week, Sega's J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J scores.

The PSP game kicked its way to the top of the Media Create sales charts, pushing past Nintendo's still strong Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, which are destined to cross the three million sold mark any day now. The PlayStation Portable's software dominance gives the PlayStation brand more than just a first place showing. It helped games on Sony's trio of platforms score 17 of the top 30 spots this week. (One PlayStation 2 title managed to chart.)

New PlayStation 3 debuts like Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Need for Speed: Shift helped Sony's ratio, but it was the PSP that scored the most spots, with 10 games for the portable platform showing this week. Not all of them showing well, mind you, but enough to secure a top 30 spot.

And look, there's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers, getting the usual Crystal Chronicles response...

01. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (PSP) - 85,000 / NEW 02. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) - 63,000 / 2,980,000 03. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3) - 58,000 / NEW 04. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 56,000 / 1,639,000 05. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 53,000 / 903,000 06. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3) - 49,000 / 267,000 07. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire/Blizzard (DS) - 37,000 / 607,000 08. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers (Wii) - 35,000 / NEW 09. Mega Man Battle Network: Operating Shooting Star (DS) - 23,000 / NEW 10. Persona 3 Portable (PSP) - 17,000 / 158,0000

11. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) 12. Bayonetta (PS3) 13. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 14. Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star (PSP) 15. Hexyz Force (PSP) 16. Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS) 17. Higarushi no Naku Koro ni: Jan (PSP) 18. Tekken 6 (PS3) 19. Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channeru (DS) 20. Need for Speed: Shift (PS3) 21. Battle Spirits: Kiseki no Hasha (PSP) 22. Infamous (PS3) 23. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 24. Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi (PSP) 25. Dragon Quest IX (DS) 26. Dissidia Final Fantasy - Universal Tuning (PSP) 27. Summon Night X: Tears Crown (DS) 28. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Xbox 360) 29. Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi (PS2) 30. Warship Gunner 2 Portable (PSP)

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