Another slow week of sales in Japan has seen Atlus just miss out on the number one spot, by splitting its vote with two versions of its new Devil Summoner
game on PlayStation 2.
The fourth in the long-running series of spin-offs from the Shin Megami Tensai
series was available in two separate editions, the Plus
version at number two coming with a new version of the older Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
. The standard edition, at number seven, features only a bundled soundtrack CD.
Combined sales of both versions of the game totaled 88,000, but with the Plus
version only selling 63,000 units, this week’s number one was Nintendo’s Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode
on Nintendo DS.
The game, which involves the player running their own clothing store, has no connection with the restaurant chain of the same name - with the word wagamama meaning “selfish” in Japanese.
After an unremarkable start last week, there was further slow results for Nintendo’s Wii Music
, which fell four places to number five and was outsold by fellow music game Rhythm Tengoku Gold
(aka Rhythm Heaven
) on DS.
New at number eight is what will be known in the West as Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
, which sold 19,000 units – a relatively strong result for what remains a niche franchise in Japan. The final new entry in the top ten was anime tie-in Bleach: Soul Carnival
for PSP, at number nine with 18,000 units sold.
A large number of other new releases appear in the rest of the top 30, with Samurai Warriors
themed DS strategy game Saihai no Yukue
from Koei debuting at number 11. From Software’s Tenchu 4
on Wii placed at number 12 and DS action game Galileo
from D3 entered at number 13.
Namco Bandai’s DS role-player Soul Eater: Medusa no Inbou
(based on a manga published by Square Enix) debuted at number 15, with Sega’s Garnet Chronicle
role-player on PSP at number 23 and Namco Bandai’s Happy Dance Collection
for Wii at number 26.
EA’s NBA Live 09
on PSP entered the charts at number 27. The PlayStation 3 version at number 29 was the only title for either the PS3 or Xbox 360 in the entire top 30.
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|1||NE||Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode||Nintendo||DS||76,000|
|2||NE||Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raido Tai Abaddon O Plus||Atlus||PS2||63,000|
|3||2||Pocket Monsters Platinum||The Pokemon Company||DS||53,000|
|4||4||Rhythm Tengoku Gold||Nintendo||DS||44,000|
|6||3||Yusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2||Sony||PSP||27,000|
|7||NE||Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raido Tai Abaddon O||Atlus||PS2||25,000|
|8||NE||Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin||Konami||DS||19,000|
|9||NE||Bleach: Soul Carnival||Sony||PSP||18,000|
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