It has been another positive week for the Xbox 360 in Japan, with platform exclusive Star Ocean: The Last Hope
entering the charts straight in at number one.
The new role-playing game from Square Enix and developer tri-Ace sold a total of 162,000 units, making it the fastest selling Xbox 360 game ever in Japan.
The second highest entry of the week is the first PSP version of Namco Bandai’s Idolmaster
series of 'idol' simulator rhythm games.
Sold in three separate versions, each with only minor changes in content – in the manner of mainline Pokemon
titles – the three SKUs sold a combined total of 121,000 units. A sequel to the original Xbox 360 arcade conversion should appear in next week’s chart.
New at number six is Sega’s tactical role-playing game Shining Force Feather
on Nintendo DS -- one of only two Nintendo format titles in the top 10 this week. Overall in the top 30, though, Nintendo format titles still account for half of the releases, with nine on the DS and six on the Wii.
The final new entry in the top ten is also a tactical role-playing game, with Flight-Plan’s Sacred Blaze
on PlayStation 2 registering 18,000 unit sales at number eight.
The other new entries of the week include Cave’s cult 2D shoot ‘em-up DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra
for Xbox 360 at number 19, Capcom’s Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop
for Wii at number 21, Namco Bandai’s anime license Chou Gekijoban Keroro Gunsou: Gekishin Dragon Warriors de Arimasu!
for DS at number 22 and the New Play Control! version of Metroid Prime
for Wii at number 26.
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|1||NE||Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope||Microsoft||360||162,000|
|2||1||Mario & Luigi RPG 3||Nintendo||DS||62,000|
|3||NE||Idolmaster SP: Perfect Sun||Namco Bandai||PSP||46,000|
|4||NE||Idolmaster SP: Missing Moon||Namco Bandai||PSP||40,000|
|5||NE||Idolmaster SP: Wandering Star||Namco Bandai||PSP||35,000|
|6||NE||Shining Force Feather ||Sega||DS||31,000|
|7||11||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G||Capcom||PSP||18,000|
|8||NE||Sacred Blaze ||Flight-Plan||PS2||18,000|
|9||2||Street Fighter IV||Capcom||PS3||17,000|
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