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Sega Baseball Game Tops Japanese Software Chart

Sega Baseball Game Tops Japanese Software Chart

May 29, 2008 | By David Jenkins

The deadlock at the top of the Japanese sales charts, dominated now for weeks by Capcomís Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G on PSP and Nintendoís Mario Kart Wii, has finally been broken with a new number one.

Segaís new sports simulation on the Nintendo DS translates as Letís Make a Pro Baseball Team! and is part of a long running series in Japan, though the only entry to be released in the West was from sister franchise Let's Make a Soccer Team!. With sales still at a low ebb in Japan, the game made its debut at number one with just 59,000 units sold.

The second highest new entry of the week, at number five, is a rare Nintendo published role-playing game for the Nintendo DS. Developed by DK Jungle Climber developer Paon, the game, whose name translates as Glory of Hercules, sold an initial 23,000 units.

The final new entry at number seven is the first Nintendo DS version of visual novel Hiiro no Kakera, whose previous entries in the series have all appeared on the PlayStation 2. Published by Idea Factory, the game debuted with only 15,000 unit sales.

Elsewhere in the top thirty, the next highest new entry is the Xbox 360 version of Electronic Arts and Valveís The Orange Box, followed by Nintendogs/Dogz style pet simulator Ochaken no Heya DS 3 on the Nintendo DS at number seventeen.

Published by Spike in Japan, Ubisoft and Free Radical Designís Haze on PlayStation 3 appears at number twenty-three, while visual novel Princess Nightmare enters the charts at number thirty.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEPro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou!SegaDS59,000
21Monster Hunter Portable 2nd GCapcomPSP51,000
32Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii48,000
45Wii FitNintendoWii36,000
5NEHercules no Eikou: Tamashii no ShoumeiNintendoDS23,000
67DS Bimoji TrainingNintendoDS15,000
7NEHiiro no Kakera DSIdea FactoryDS15,000
86Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars VSNintendoWii15,000
99Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no DaiboukenNamco BandaiDS14,000
108Link no Bowgun TrainingNintendoWii12,000
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