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Media Create Japan Game Sales: August 23 - 29
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:39:01 AM »

Sales continue to decline as the Obon holiday effect wears off.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/23981

While Capcom’s Monster Hunter Diary: Pukapoka Ailu Village debuts atop the Japanese sales chart this week, all eyes are on Pokemon Black and Pokemon White as pre-orders continue to pick up steam With both games due for release later this month, if Nintendo can meet demand the pair could represent the biggest-ever opening sales week for a Pokemon title in Japan.

In the meantime, new games continue to flood the top 20. Capcom managed to bring its new PSP Monster Hunter Diary game to the summit this week, seeing it debut with sales of just over 256,000. In a distant second is another new PSP title, Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault, with sales of 57,000.

Wii Party continues to perform as it ends its eighth week on the charts with sales of around 55,000. The game has managed to move 860,000 units to date, and with its strong legs should easily pass the 1.5 million mark by the end of the year.

Last week’s top game dives to number four this week thanks in part to a massive 87% drop in overall game sales. Hakuouki Zuisouroku Portable from Idea Factory opens at number 5 with sales of 25,000.

Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge! Spark / Bomber takes a couple of steps back to position 6, though it just barely managed to scrape past Super Mario Galaxy 2. Art Academy held strong in the eighth position, while the new Tales game slips three spots to number nine. Rounding out the top is Senoku Basara 3, which plummeted five spots to number 10.

On the hardware side of things, the PSP sees its sales double thanks in part to a new promotional push tied in with Monster Hunter Diary. The Nintendo DS family of portables sees a slight decrease, just barely missing the 40,000 mark. The PS3 continues to outpace the Wii, and should be only a couple of thousands units behind the Wii’s year-to-date total next week.

Media Create Japan Game Sales: August 23-29

01. / 00.  [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom) - 256.076 / NEW
02. / 00. [PSP] Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Bandai Namco) - 57.785 / NEW
03. / 02. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 54.673 / 859.733 (-21%)
04. / 01. [PS3] Another Century's Episode R (Bandai Namco) - 28.354 / 248.203 (-87%)
05. / 00. [PSP] Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable (Idea Factory) - 24.469 / NEW
06. / 04. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (Level 5) - 12.889 / 810.718 (-28%)
07. / 07. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 11.977 / 795.602 (-14%)
08. / 08. [NDS] Art Academy (Nintendo) - 10.301 / 148.759 (-22%)
09. / 06. [PSP] Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (Bandai Namco) - 9.371 / 161.875 (-43%)
10. / 05. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) - 8.834 / 361.452 (-50%)

Media Create Japan System Sales: August 23-29

01. / 03. Sony PSP - 56,248
02. / 01. Nintendo DS - 39,992
03. / 02. Sony PlayStation 3 - 25,053
04. / 04. Nintendo Wii - 15,989
05. / 05. Microsoft Xbox 360 - 2,665
06. / 06. Sony PlayStation 2 - 1,358