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PS3  Dragon Ball Z  Bursts Into Japanese Charts
PS3 Dragon Ball Z Bursts Into Japanese Charts
June 12, 2008 | By David Jenkins

June 12, 2008 | By David Jenkins
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The PlayStation 3 version of Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit has entered straight in at number one in the Japanese sales charts this week, with 92,000 unit sales. The Namco Bandai release leads an unusually cosmopolitan top ten, in which almost all the lead formats are represented – even if the top thirty as a whole is still dominated by Nintendo format titles.

The second highest new entry of the week, at number two, is what would be known in the West as Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 3 from Chunsoft and Sega. Despite the higher chart position though the 59,000 unit sales are below the 88,000 unit debut of the previous DS entry in the dungeon crawler franchise, when it launched in December 2006.

The next highest new entry is one of two new Tecmo releases this week: a murder mystery adventure on the Nintendo DS from Japanese crime writer Misa Yamamura. An update of a series of older Japanese titles on the NES, the game sold 38,000 units.

Tecmo’s second new entry is Ninja Gaiden II at number eight, with 25,000 units sold. The small installed userbase of the Xbox 360 in Japan has limited the game’s overall success, with the Xbox 360 version of Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit charting only as high as number twelve.

Overall in the top thirty there are thirteen Nintendo DS titles, nine for the Wii, three for the PSP, two each for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and one for the PlayStation 2.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEDragon Ball Z: Burst LimitNamco BandaiPS392,000
2NEFushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren 3SegaWii59,000
31Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3KonamiPSP43,000
43Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii39,000
5NEKoto ni Maru Hana Sanrin: Kyoto Satujin Jinken FileTecmoDS38,000
65Monster Hunter Portable 2nd GCapcomPSP35,000
74Wii FitNintendoWii34,000
8NENinja Gaiden IITecmo36025,000
96Family TrainerNamco BandaiWii15,000
1012DS Bimoji TrainingNintendoDS15,000
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