Square Enix has secured yet another number one in Japan with a Final Fantasy
title, following the success of Final Fantasy Tactics
on PSP in May and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
on PSP in September. This week’s number one debut is by Final Fantasy Tactics A2
, a sequel to 2003’s Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
on the Game Boy Advance.
A spin-off from the main series, rather than a direct sequel to the PS one original, the game’s sales are very similar to the PSP remake, with 142,000 units sold for A2
, compared to 154,891 units for Final Fantasy Tactics
Despite a large number of new releases this week, overall sales are still somewhat low - although a significant improvement on last week’s disappointing results. The second-highest new entry of the week is role-playing game sequel Ar Tonelico II
for the PlayStation 2 with a creditable 72,000 units sold.
By the third place in the charts, though, sales begin to look less healthy with Konami’s World Soccer Winning Eleven DS
(aka Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
) registering only 29,000 units sold. Sega and ChunSoft’s survival horror Imabikisou
on PlayStation 3 meanwhile entered the charts at number four with 23,000 units sold.
Anime license Code Geass
on Nintendo DS enters at number six with 20,000 units sold, while Sega’s arcade light gun conversion Ghost Squad
debuts at number seven with around 20,000 units sold on the Wii.
The final new entry in the top ten is God of War II
for the PlayStation 2 at number eight. The Western developed game is published by Capcom in Japan, rather than Sony, and sold 17,000 units. It fared significantly better than Capcom’s well-received Treasure Island Z: Barbaros' Treasure
(aka Zack & Wiki
) for the Wii, though, which debuted at just twenty-nine in the charts.
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|1||NE||Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire||Square Enix||DS||142,000|
|2||NE||Ar tonelico II||Banpresto||PS2||72,000|
|3||NE||World Soccer Winning Eleven DS: Goal x Goal!||Konami||DS||29,000|
|5||2||DS Bungaku Zenshuu||Nintendo||DS||21,000|
|6||NE||Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch||Namco Bandai||DS||20,000|
|8||NE||God of War II: Shuuen No Jokyoku||Capcom||PS2||17,000|
|9||4||DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou - Satsui no Wana||Tecmo||DS||17,000|
|10||6||Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai||Nintendo||DS||16,000|
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