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The Famitsu Top 30!

by Tonkatsu Chikara - March 8, 2002, 5:30 am PST
Source: Weekly Famitsu

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Game TitleSystemMakerLast Week's RankWeek Before Last's RankThis Week's SalesTotal Unit Sales
1Dead or Alive 3XboxTecmo--84,47184,471
2Doubutsu Banchou (Animal Leader)GCNNintendo--48,69448,694
4Sangokushi SenkiPS2Koei--35,515104,002
5Grandia IIPS2Enix--28,23028,230
6Genma OnimushaXboxCapcom--19,83419,834
7Virtua Fighter 4PS2Sega4216,496479,024
8Jet Set Radio FutureXboxSega--15,07315,073
9Project Gotham: World Street RacingXboxBizarre Creations--14,76614,766
10Doubutsu no Mori + (Animal Forest Plus)GCNNintendo5812,038367,197
11Dr. Lin ni Kiite Mite!GBHudson--10,87310,873
12Super Mario Advance 2GBANintendo91010,642603,895
13Space Channel 5: Part 2PS2Sega3-10,61953,591
14Captain TsubasaGBAKonami--10,53210,532
15Grandia ExtremePS2Enix6310,510219,000
16Final Fantasy X: InternationalPS2Square769893163,379
17Air Force Delta 2XboxKonami--94599459
18Sangokushi VIIIPS2Koei1079396148,189
19Nobunaga no Yabou (Nobunaga's Ambition)XboxKoei--93299329
20Dairantou Smash Brothers DXGCNNintendo141283611,030,282
21Sonic AdvanceGBASega15198343125,683
22Shin Sangoku Musou 2 (Dynasty Warriors 3)PS2Koei17138169836,984
23World Soccer Winning Eleven 5PS2Konami23167877409,340
24Doumo-kun no Fushigi no TeribiGBA Nintendo--77337733
25Nezumikusu: Have a Mice Day!XboxMicrosoft--77147714
26Double Steal (Wreckless)XboxBunkasha Games--73317331
27Zoids 2PSXTomy --71237123
28Momotaro Dentetsu X (Electric Railroad Company)PS2Hudson18176567416,396
29Hikaru no GoGBAKonami16156314119,341
30Shaman KingGBKing Record--6083100,112

It was Xbox week in Japan. No one should be surprised that Temco’s Dead or Alive 3 took top honors this week, the week of the Xbox launch. It outsold other top selling Xbox titles by more than four to one, pretty much single-handedly selling the system. We’ll see how the future plays out for the Xbox in Japan.

Arguably more exciting, however, was the release of Doubutsu Banchou (a.k.a. Animal Leader) for the Nintendo GameCube, which came out February 21 and currently holds the Number Two slot. In its first week in stores, Doubutsu Banchou sold nearly 50,000 copies, very nearly outselling Genma Onimusha, Jet Set Radio Future and Project Gotham combined. We’ll see how it fares next week.

Also, Animal Forest Plus continues to remain in the Top Ten despite moving about quite a bit. It joins Animal Leader as one of the only two Nintendo branded titles in the Top Ten. Overall, Nintendo system software accounted for one third of the 30 top selling titles this week.

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