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