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Japanese Charts: Nintendo Back In Number One Rhythm

Japanese Charts: Nintendo Back In Number One Rhythm

September 4, 2008 | By David Jenkins

September 4, 2008 | By David Jenkins
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Nintendo’s Rhythm Tengoku Gold has returned to the number one spot in the Japanese sales charts in a relatively average sales week for the region. To be known as Rhythm Heaven in the West, the DS game sold 76,000 units, for a lifetime total so far of 612,000.

The highest new entry, at number two, is Sony’s much-delayed Afrika for the PlayStation 3. The photography-themed safari simulator has still not been confirmed for release in North America, and Sony Europe has already indicated that it will not be sold in their territories. The title sold 38,000 units on its debut.

Also new at number four is Capcom published beat ‘em-up Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper for the PSP. The game is based on the PC and PlayStation 2 erotic visual novel Fate/Stay Night by Type-Moon, and sold 34,000 units.

The final new entry in the top ten is Electronic Arts’ Battlefield: Bad Company for PS3 at number seven. Although it only achieved 26,000 unit sales it’s still the best performance for a Western title -- particularly a first person shoot ‘em-up -- in some time in the Japanese charts.

The game is not the only Western title to take advantage of the slow week, with Silicon Knights’ Too Human on Xbox 360 debuting at number 17.

Other new entries this week include Broccoli’s anime tie-in Shinseiki Evangelion Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku DS with Asuka Hokan Keikaku at number 15, with fellow anime licensed game To Loveru: Waku Waku! Rinkangakkou-Hen from Marvelous at number 19 and an Xbox 360 port of popular visual novel Clannad at number 25.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
12Rhythm Tengoku GoldNintendoDS76,000
31J-League Winning Eleven 2008: Club ChampionshipKonamiPS238,000
4NEFate/tiger colosseum UpperCapcomPSP34,000
56Wii FitNintendoWii31,000
63Inazuma ElevenLevel-5DS29,000
7NEBattlefield: Bad CompanyEAPS326,000
84Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no HanayomeSquare EnixDS23,000
95Phantasy Star PortableSegaPSP23,000
109Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii23,000
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