Remakes! Japanese gamers love 'em, with further evidence to prove that theory in the form of Namco Bandai's Tales of the Abyss. That Nintendo 3DS remake of the PlayStation 2 title is currently Japan's best-selling game.
The 3DS role-playing game managed to scare up nearly 75,000 sales in its first week on the market, beating Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for the PlayStation 3 and To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers for PSP to take first place. Another remake, Goldeneye 007 for Wii, placed fourth.
Other new notable titles on the Japanese bestsellers list, courtesy of Media Create, include Test Drive Unlimited 2 and Sega's Power Smash 4, aka Virtua Tennis 4.
For the rest of the top 20 games in Japan, for the week of June 27 to July 3, read on, list readers!
01. Tales of the Abyss (3DS) - 74,713 / NEW 02. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3) - 54,924 / NEW 03. To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers (PSP) - 37,396 / NEW 04. Goldeneye 007 (Wii) - 36,174 / NEW 05. Cardboard Senki (PSP) - 24,471 / 228,983 06. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - 24,190 / 225,753 07. Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 (PS3) - 23,756 / 106,341 08. Stein's;Gate (PSP) - 21,830 / 85,388 09. Mashiro Iro Symphony: *mutsu-no-hana (PSP) - 17,897 / NEW 10. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PS3) - 15,254 / NEW
11. Gundam Memories: Tatakai no Kioku (PSP) 12. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Xbox 360) 13. Wii Sports Resort w/ Wii Remote (Wii) 14. Yakuza: Of the End (PS3) 15. Bleach Soul Ignition (PS3) 16. Moujuutsukai to Oujisama Portable (PSP) 17. Kaidan Restaurant: Zoku! Shin Menu 100-Sen (DS) 18. Power Smash 4 (PS3) 19. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Xbox 360) 20. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
On the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS enjoys a first place showing too, narrowly beating out the PSP by less than 400 units. The PlayStation 3 is still doin' just fine, selling about twice what the Wii does. As for the PSP go, it sold seven units. Seven. Don't think we'll see that handheld represented much longer on Media Create's charts...
Nintendo 3DS - 30,233 PSP - 29,871 PlayStation 3 - 26,441 Wii - 12,423 Nintendo DSi LL - 4963 Nintendo DSi - 4504 Xbox 360 - 2244 PlayStation 2 - 1222 Nintendo DS Lite - 138 PSP go - 7