It's been a busy few weeks on the Japanese sales charts, with Wii Sports Resort
, Dragon Quest IX
, and now SD Gundam G Generation Wars
vying for the top spot.
Namco Bandai's SD Gundam G Generation Wars
for PlayStation 2 sold 175,000 units in Japan for the week ended August 9, according to Media Create, capturing the top spot.
During the week, four games sold over 100,000 units -- good news for a domestic market that has seen lagging video game sales as the global recession lingers.
SD Gundam G Generation Wars
toppled Capcom's Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter 3
, which had previously dethroned the hugely-popular Dragon Quest IX
, which in turn had taken the lead from Wii Sports Resort
Other games breaking the 100,000 mark in this most recent week were Monster Hunter
, Dragon Quest IX
, and Tales of VS.
Several games dropped off of the chart from the prior week
, including Puyo Puyo 7
, Gears of War 2
, Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Vol. 14
, Armored Core 3 Portable
, Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji
, and ToHeart 2 Portable Double Pack
Below are the Japanese sales charts for the week ended August 2:
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|NEW ||1 ||SD Gundam G Generation Wars ||Namco Bandai ||PS2 ||175,000 |
|1 ||2 ||Monster Hunter Tri ||Capcom ||Wii ||137,000 |
|2 ||3 ||Dragon Quest IX ||Square Enix ||DS ||136,000 |
|NEW ||4 ||Tales of VS. ||Namco Bandai ||PSP ||133,000 |
|3 ||5 ||Tomodachi Connection ||Nintendo ||DS ||92,000 |
|4 ||6 ||Wii Sports Resort ||Nintendo ||Wii ||73,000 |
|NEW ||7 ||Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes ||Namco Bandai ||PS2 ||52,000 |
|NEW ||8 ||SD Gundam G Generation Wars ||Namco Bandai ||Wii ||35,000 |
|NEW ||9 ||Color Changing Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love ||Nintendo ||DS ||33,000 |
|NEW ||10 ||J-League Winning Eleven 2009: Club Championship ||Konami ||PS2 ||33,000 |