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Japanese Charts:  Layton  Holds Onto Lead As  Fallout 3  Hits
Japanese Charts: Layton Holds Onto Lead As Fallout 3 Hits Exclusive
December 11, 2008 | By David Jenkins

December 11, 2008 | By David Jenkins
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Despite a lack of major new releases, the Japanese sales chart has largely maintained its momentum this week, with continued strong sales across the board. The third in the Professor Layton series for the Nintendo DS remained at number one, but retained the position with only 87,000 unit sales.

The highest new entry of the week was Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World from Namco Bandai. The latest in a long line of anime licensed, one-on-one beat ‘em-ups for the PlayStation 2, the game debuted with 76,000 units sold.

The relative lack of high-profile new releases has allowed older Nintendo DS titles to fill the void, with Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode, Pokemon Platinum and what will be known in the West as Rhythm Heaven all re-entering the top 10.

The second highest new entry of the week is Sega’s 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de for the Wii. Developed by ChunSoft, the visual novel is only the ninth game to receive a perfect 40/40 score from respected Japanese print magazine Famitsu. It debuted at number eight with 34,000 unit sales.

Coming in only just behind, at number nine, is the Xbox 360 version of Bethesda’s Fallout 3. Selling 31,000 units, the Western style action role-playing game has performed similarly to Gears of War and Bethesda’s own Oblivion in its first week. Even greater sales might have been expected of the PlayStation 3 version, due to its higher installed userbase in Japan, but it is not released until January.

Outside the top 10 the highest new entry is Konami baseball simulator Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 for PlayStation 2 at number 16, with the PlayStation 3 version at number 20. Volume 3 of D3’s series of Neon Genesis Evangelion themed pachinko simulators appears at number 25 on DS, while a new DS title based on anime Reborn! debuts at number 28.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
11Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan RyokouLevel-5DS87,000
2NEDragon Ball Z: Infinite WorldNamco BandaiPS276,000
33Machi e Ikouyo: Doubutsu no MoriNintendoWii76,000
47Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super DeluxeNintendoDS60,000
52World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009KonamiPS342,000
611Wagamama Fashion: Gals ModeNintendoDS38,000
713Pocket Monsters PlatinumThe Pokemon CompanyDS37,000
8NE428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya deSegaWii34,000
9NEFallout 3Bethesda36031,000
1012Rhythm Tengoku GoldNintendoDS30,000
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Luke Winikates
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Has anybody played this 428 game? Because it seems to be an FMV adventure game. It seems to be well-reviewed by critics and a unanimous but small crowd of amazon.co.jp people as well. I find the FMV thing astonishing, but I wonder if, for adult members of the casual Wii audience, a pure-FMV game might actually be a more comfortable to look at than a traditionally 3D-rendered game-- no uncanny valley, less of a nerd-stigma thing.


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