Japan's Weekly Sales w/e Aug 8, 2010

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Last week's sales champ, Sengoku Basara 3, was soundly defeated by Namco's latest Tales game, which draws upon the powers of a big PSP install base and Japan's love of doe-eyed anime-style characters. How well did Tales of Phantasia do?Media Create

Well enough to outsell Wii Party! Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X moved an impressive, first place spot-winning 108,000 copies during its debut week, enough to force Wii Party to settle for second. Not bad for a PSP remake... of a remake? Honestly, I'm thoroughly confused by just how deeply the remakes go for Tales of Phantasia. Any superfans that can provide more insight?

There are a handful of other new entries on this week's chart, including the sexy-sounding StormLover, Tetris Party Premium and the "special edition" release of Assassin's Creed II.

Japan's bestselling games for the week of August 2 to 8, according to Media Create, is below.

01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 108,000 / NEW
02. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 612,000
03. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 57,000 / 300,000
04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 36,000 / 277,000
05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 24,000 / 752,000
06. StormLover (PSP) - 20,000 / NEW
07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 17,000 / 749,000
08. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 16,000 / 213,000
09. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 15,000 / 65,000
10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter (DS) - 15,000 / NEW

More numbers and all the hardware data after the break..

11. Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (DS)
12. Tetris Party Premium (DS)
13. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii)
14. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (DS)
15. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP)
16. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
17. Metal Max 3 (DS)
18. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
19. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
20. J-League Winning Eleven 2010 Club Championship (PS2)
21. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3)
22. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS)
23. Modnation Racers (PS3)
24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
25. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
26. Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (PS3)
27. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
28. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
29. Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (DS)
30. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (PSP)

The Nintendo DS has regained the lead on the all-platform weekly Japanese hardware unit sales chart, following a week where two popular games drove PSP and PlayStation 3 sales to the top.

Tracking firm Media Create revealed Friday that PSP sales, including the slow-selling PSP Go, were 31,105 units for the week ended August 8, down from the previous week's 49,380. PS3 sales were down to 28,630 units week-on-week from 45,224.

The drop in sales came following a sales spike driven by the launch of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 on PSP, and Sengoku Basara 3 on PS3. Both titles sold over 240,000 units, apparently driving uptake of their respective hardware.

Sales of the Nintendo DS line -- Nintendo DSi LL, DSi and DS Lite -- were 43,708 units for the week ended August 8, down from 45,128 units the week prior, but still enough to recapture the top position. Nintendo Wii sales were also down to 18,238 from the previous week's 20,038.

Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended August 8, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LW TW Platform Weekly Sales Last Week
1 1 PSP 30,397 48,603
2 2 PS3 28,630 45,224
3 3 DSI LL 21,018 23,120
5 4 DSI 18,318 20,038
4 5 Wii 18,238 20,038
6 6 Xbox 360 5,639 6,929
7 7 DS Lite 4,372 4,058
8 8 PS2 1,524 1,444
9 9 PSP Go 708 777
         
LW TW Platform Weekly Sales Last Week
3 1 DS 43,708 45,128
1 2 PSP 31,105 49,380
2 3 PS3 28,630 45,224
4 4 Wii 18,238 20,038
5 5 Xbox 360 5,639 6,929
6 6 PS2 1,524 1,444


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