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Japanese Weekly Software and Hardware Charts for Dec 3-9

by James Charlton - December 14, 2007, 11:19 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Media Create

Wii Fit balances confidently at the top.

Last week’s Japanese charts saw Wii Fit reach the second spot with only a few days on sale, so a full week at retail went exactly as predicted – Wii Fit sold big. The 8,800 Yen ($80) pack reached the top spot with just short of 150,000 units sold, just ahead of Mario Party DS at No.2 with almost 107,000 units.

Tales of Innocence on DS entered strongly at No.3 with 104,000 units, giving Nintendo platforms the top three software spots. Professor Layton’s second outing (No. 5) and Dragon Quest IV (No. 6) remained strong contenders with another 75,000 and 63,000 units sold respectively.

The software charts have been rather strange of late, and this week was no exception. At No.7, Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 beat out both Mario Galaxy (No. 9) and Mario and Sonic at the Olympics (No. 10), albeit by only 10,000 units. Mario Galaxy re-enters the top ten after an absence of more than three weeks, indicating that sales are picking up slightly for the winter holidays.

Hardware charts were business as usual, with the DS selling 168,255 units, just ahead of the Wii, which sold 115,057 in the same time frame. With the PS3 managing only 38,123, that gives the Wii a 3:1 lead in Japan.

The official Media Create charts can be viewed here.

Talkback

Wow Crimm, is that you? Sweet!

By the way, the 3:1 isn't so much a lead as a weekly sales ratio. It's also worth noting that the Wii passes the 4 million mark in Japan this week by media-create estimates, does it not?

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorDecember 14, 2007

Hmm, i think this was a screw up and it was supposed to be the other James. I'm gonna go ahead and change it. Crimm feel free to yell at me if I'm wrong.

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