Last week's sales champ, Sengoku Basara 3, was soundly defeated by Namco's latest Tales game, which draws upon the powers of a big PSP install base and Japan's love of doe-eyed anime-style characters. How well did Tales of Phantasia do?
Well enough to outsell Wii Party! Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X moved an impressive, first place spot-winning 108,000 copies during its debut week, enough to force Wii Party to settle for second. Not bad for a PSP remake... of a remake? Honestly, I'm thoroughly confused by just how deeply the remakes go for Tales of Phantasia. Any superfans that can provide more insight?
There are a handful of other new entries on this week's chart, including the sexy-sounding StormLover, Tetris Party Premium and the "special edition" release of Assassin's Creed II.
Japan's bestselling games for the week of August 2 to 8, according to Media Create, is below.
01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 108,000 / NEW 02. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 612,000 03. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 57,000 / 300,000 04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 36,000 / 277,000 05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 24,000 / 752,000 06. StormLover (PSP) - 20,000 / NEW 07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 17,000 / 749,000 08. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 16,000 / 213,000 09. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 15,000 / 65,000 10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter (DS) - 15,000 / NEW
11. Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (DS) 12. Tetris Party Premium (DS) 13. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii) 14. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (DS) 15. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) 16. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) 17. Metal Max 3 (DS) 18. Tomodachi Collection (DS) 19. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) 20. J-League Winning Eleven 2010 Club Championship (PS2) 21. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3) 22. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS) 23. Modnation Racers (PS3) 24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 25. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) 26. Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (PS3) 27. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 28. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 29. Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (DS) 30. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (PSP)