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 Mario Kart  Tops Japanese Charts For Third Week

Mario Kart Tops Japanese Charts For Third Week

May 1, 2008 | By David Jenkins

For the second week running the number one and two selling titles in Japan have remained the same. Mario Kart Wii sold 152,000 units in its second week and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G for the PSP 93,000 units in its fifth week in the charts.

Unlike the previous week, the top thirty includes a number of new entries, led by what will be known in the West as Valkyria Chronicles on the PlayStation 3. Sega’s new strategy role-playing game sold around 77,000 units in its debut.

Also new at number four is the second Taiko Drum Master game for the Nintendo DS, with 56,000 units sold. The final new entry in the top ten is a remake of PSone strategy role-playing game Summon Night. The Nintendo DS title enters at number five in the charts with 38,000 units sold.

Other new releases elsewhere in the top thirty include the Xbox 360 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 at number eleven, followed by the sequel to Naruto: Ninja Destiny at number twelve on Nintendo DS.

The third new strategy role-playing game release of the week is Vantage Master Portable for the PSP at number sixteen, with the sequel to what is known in the West as Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles on Nintendo DS at number nineteen.

Anime tie-in Yatterman DS debuts at number twenty, with adventure game H20 Plus on PlayStation 2 at number twenty-three and erotic video game Prism Ark: Awake on PlayStation 2 at number twenty-four.

The Xbox 360 version of Frontlines: Fuel of War enters the chart at number twenty-six, with the budget re-release of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on Nintendo DS at number twenty-seven and PlayStation 2 adventure Edel Blume at number twenty-nine.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
11Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii152,000
22Monster Hunter Portable 2nd GCapcomPSP93,000
3NESenjou no ValkyriaSegaPS377,000
4NEMeccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no DaiboukenNamco BandaiDS56,000
5NESummon NightNamco BandaiDS38,000
64Wii FitNintendoWii37,000
73Bokura wa Kaseki HolderNintendoDS22,000
86Pokemon Ranger: BatonnageNintendoDS20,000
97DS Bimoji TrainingNintendoDS18,000
105Musou Orochi: Maou SairinKoeiPS215,000
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