The Japanese sales charts continue to go Sony’s way this week, with PlayStation platforms taking the majority of the top 10: three on the PlayStation 3 and three on the PSP.
The number one this week is what's known in the West as Warriors Orochi Z
, the latest entry in Koei’s crossover series between the Dynasty Warriors
and Samurai Warriors
franchises. The game is not a full sequel but a combination of the previous two titles - which were not released on the PS3 - with additional new content. The game sold 112,000 units in its first week.
With the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5
falling only one place to number two with 61,000 unit sales (the Xbox 360 version is at number 12), the second highest new entry of the week is Rittai Picross
on Nintendo DS at number three. The new 3D version of the popular puzzle game series sold 38,000 units in its first week.
Also new at number six is the New Play Control! release of Pikmin 2 for the Wii. The new version of the 2004 GameCube title sold 29,000 units. It is the second highest charting game in the New Play Control! series so far, behind only the 57,000 unit debut of Mario Power Tennis
earlier in the year.
The final new entry of the week is Resistance: Retribution
on the PSP, with the Western series continuing to enjoy relative success in Japan. The third, rather than first, person perspective has not helped sales though, with the game selling only 16,000 units.
Other new entries in the top 30 include dating sim Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 1st Love Plus
for the DS at number 13; Gust’s Annie no Atelier: Sera Shima no Renkijutsushi
role-playing game spin-off for DS at number 15; Broccoli’s PlayStation 2 dating sim Galaxy Angel II
at number 20; Namco Bandai’s The Idolm@ster: Twins
for Xbox 360 – a bundle of the previous two games – at number 29; and Sega’s Sonic and the Black Knight
for Wii at number 30.
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|1||NE||Muso Orochi Z||Koei||PS3||112,000|
|4||6||Mario & Luigi RPG 3||Nintendo||DS||38,000|
|5||4||Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid||Koei||PSP||33,000|
|7||5||Ryu ga Gotoku 3||Sega||PS3||24,000|
|9||9||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G||Capcom||PSP||16,000|
|10||NE||Resistance: Houfuku no Koku||Sony||PSP||16,000|
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