Rhythm Heaven Still Tops In Japan, Erotic PSP Fighting Also A Hit

WIi game Rhythm Heaven Wii (Minna no Rhythm Tengoku in Japan) is still the bestselling game in Japan, according to the people at Media Create. But Namco Bandai’s Queen’s Gate came closest to beating that with its suggestive, girl-on-girl role-playing brawler.

Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos, the PSP sequel to 2009’s Queen’s Blade: Spiral Chaos, was the bestselling debut this week, moving nearly 67,000 copies. Atlus’ Devil Survivor 2 for Nintendo DS was also a contender, selling more than 63,000 copies.

There were two new Western debuts — Operation Flashpoint: Red River and Dungeon Siege III — on the charts, which you can see in the list below.

Here are the best-selling games in Japan for the week of July 25 to 31, according to sales tracker Media Create.

01. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Wii) – 81,938 / 200,112
02. Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos (PSP) – 66,959 / NEW
03. Devil Survivor 2 (DS) – 63,008 / NEW
04. Sengoku Basara Heroes Chronicles (PSP) – 22,520 / 105,318
05. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (PSP) – 21,915 / 137,825
06. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Wii) – 20,424 / 441,889
07. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PS3) – 19,703 / 173,201
08. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii) – 18,941 / 129,724
09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PSP) – 18,248 / 118,653
10. Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Portable (PSP) – 16,414 / NEW

11. Operation Flashpoint: Red River (PS3)
12. Puyo Puyo! (DS)
13. Wii Play Motion (Wii)
14. Cardboard Senki (PSP)
15. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
17. Wii Party (Wii)
18. Dungeon Siege III (PS3)
19. Alice: Madness Returns (PS3)
20. GoldeneEye 007 (Wii)

Hardware-wise, the PSP returns to first place in Japan, thanks to a dip in Nintendo 3DS sales. It would appear that Japanese gamers stayed away from investing in the 3DS before the price drop, putting it behind the Wii for the week. Also, the PSPgo sold seven units.

PSP – 36,659
PlayStation 3 – 20,704
Wii – 18,232
Nintendo 3DS – 16,415
Nintendo DSi LL – 5267
Nintendo DSi – 4625
Xbox 360 – 1616
PlayStation 2 – 1594
Nintendo DS Lite – 138
PSPgo – 7

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