Dragon Quest VI Remakes Massive DS Success In Japan

It was a big, big week for the role-playing game in Japan, with the release - and immediate success - of Dragon Quest VI for the Nintendo DS and, to a lesser degree, Sega's latest effort End of Eternity.

Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi debuted to more than 900,000 copies sold in Japan this week, according to Media Create. Its nearest competitor was Sega's aforementioned futuristic RPG End of Eternity (known as Resonance of Fate around these parts) with more than 145,000 copies sold across the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku also repped the RPG genre, debuting in the top ten with 82,000 units sold.

The PlayStation 3 was thrice represented in Media Create's top ten by Zipper Interactive's MAG, adding another 19,000 players to the war.

01. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 906,000 / NEW

02. End of Eternity (PS3) - 118,000 / NEW

03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 84,000 / 3,201,000

04. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku (PS3) - 82,000 / NEW

05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 45,000 / 2,742,000

06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 33,000 / 1,583,000

07. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 30,000 / 713,000

08. End of Eternity (Xbox 360) - 27,000 / NEW

09. Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP) - 24,000 / 118,000

10. MAG (PS3) - 19,000 / NEW

11. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

12. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best)

13. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP)

14. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)

15. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)

16. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)

17. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)

18. Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren 3 Portable (PSP)

19. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

20. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii)

21. Princess Saver! Eternal Love for My Lady (PS2)

22. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

23. Dynasty Warriors 5 Empire (PSP)

24. Lively Garden (DS)

25. 11 Eyes Crossover (PSP)

26. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)

27. Tekken 6 (PSP)

28. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)

29. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)

30. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)


    Is it just me or did Final Fantasy suck when it came to sales.

    Fair enough it is a game that one would tend to buy on release and within the first 2 weeks. But for game that was hyped for HOW many years on a NOW-GEN console and did i mention this was the Final Fantasy franchise? Well, it didn't sell that great to a lot of other games going round in Japan.

    Yeah actually I'm surprised too since other games like New Super Mario Bros Wii and Modern Warfare are still battling it out in the top 30 at least.

    "Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken"

    ...lol what a long name.

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