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 Fire Emblem  DS Remake Leads Japanese Charts

Fire Emblem DS Remake Leads Japanese Charts

July 22, 2010 | By Kris Graft

July 22, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow, a remake of an entry in the Fire Emblem series, led Japanese charts with 136,000 units sold in its debut week ended July 18, Media Create said Thursday.

The game, released July 15 and published by Nintendo, is a DS remake of the tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, which originally released in 1994 in Japan on Super Famicom (Super NES).

Square Enix this week also had a strong debut with Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory, a card battle game for Wii. The game tied for first place in the weekly rankings with 136,000 units sold.

Other new entries for the week -- six of the top 10 games were new -- include two versions of Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010, the Capcom-published PSP RPG Last Ranker and Momotaro Electric Railway Tag Match.

The previous week's number one game was Nintendo's Wii Party, which dropped to number four this week with 113,000 units sold. The party game sold 348,000 units through July 18.

Games to fall out of the top 10 from last week include Namco Bandai's Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! for DS, Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii, Microsoft's Crackdown 2 for Xbox 360, Nintendo's Friend Collection for DS and Konami's Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen for PS3 and PSP.

Below are Media Create's rankings for the week ended July 18, 2010:

LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
NEW 1 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow Nintendo DS 136,000
NEW 2 Dragon Quest: Monsters Battle Road Victory Square Enix Wii 136,000
NEW 3 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 Konami PS3 120,000
1 4 Wii Party Nintendo Wii 113,000
NEW 5 Last Ranker Capcom PSP 61,000
NEW 6 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 Konami PSP 52,000
3 7 Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge Level 5 DS 46,000
2 8 White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness SCE PS3 34,000
4 9 Harvest Moon: Twin Villages Marvelous DS 20,000
NEW 10 Momotaro Railway Tag Match: Friendship - Cooperation - Winning Volume! Hudson PSP 19,000


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