For the second week in a row, Pokemon Soul Silver
and Pokemon Heart Gold
led Japanese charts, as the new slim PlayStation 3 hardware experienced a mild decrease.
Sales for Pokemon Soul Silver
were 222,000, topping the list for the week ended September 20, according to Media Create. Its counterpart, Pokemon Heart Gold
, sold 220,000 units for the week.
The two Pokemon
games are remakes of the 10-year-old Game Boy Color games, Pokemon Gold
. Each of the new games has reached nearly 1 million units in sales after just two weeks on the market.
New games appearing on this week's list include Namco Bandai's strong-selling Tales of Vesperia
, Konami's baseball game Jikkyou Pawapuro Pro Yakkyuu Portable 4
, and Square Enix's DS game, SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu Goddess of Destiny
On the hardware front, the new cheaper and slimmer PS3 reached weekly sales of 51,055, down slightly from the prior week's 55,344, and way down from the new hardware's debut week, which saw sales of 150,252.
DSi sales led with 66,073, while DS Lite sales were 13,555, bringing total DS sales to 79,628. Wii sales shrunk slightly week-on-week to 16,698.
Media Create's hardware and software sales for the week ended September 20 are below:
DS Lite 13,555
Xbox 360 4,965
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|1 ||1 ||Pokemon Soul Silver ||Pokemon Co. ||DS ||222,579 |
|2 ||2 ||Pokemon Heart Gold ||Pokemon Co. ||DS ||220,554 |
|NEW ||3 ||Tales of Vesperia ||Namco Bandai ||PS3 ||216,593 |
|NEW ||4 ||Jikkyou Pawapuro Pro Yakkyuu Portable 4 ||Konami ||PSP ||104,377 |
|NEW ||5 ||SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu Goddess of Destiny ||Square Enix ||DS ||91,547 |
|3 ||6 ||Tomodachi Collection ||Nintendo ||DS ||72,629 |
|NEW ||7 ||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 ||Konami ||PSP ||50,697 |
|NEW ||8 ||Ys VII ||Nihon Falcom ||PSP ||33,349 |
|4 ||9 ||Dragon Quest IX ||Square Enix ||DS ||32,603 |
|NEW ||10 ||Idolm@ster: Dearly Stars ||Namco Bandai ||DS ||30,786 |