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 Dragon Quest ,  Metal Gear ,  Street Fighter  Lead Japanese Charts

Dragon Quest, Metal Gear, Street Fighter Lead Japanese Charts

May 6, 2010 | By Kris Graft

May 6, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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The recently stagnant Japanese sales charts finally saw some excitement last week with the release of three high-profile video games for three different platforms.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Super Street Fighter IV debuted in the top three positions on Media Create's weekly Japanese sales charts for the week ended May 2.

Square Enix's DS game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 led the rankings with unit sales of 624,000 units. The game is a spinoff of the highly-popular Dragon Quest role-playing franchise, and involves gathering and raising monsters. The original Joker released in Japan in 2006, and a year later in the U.S.

Following Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 was Konami and Hideo Kojima's latest, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP. While the title enjoyed strong sales, it still came in nearly 200,000 units behind Joker 2, with 434,000 units sold during the week, although it did release a day later.

Super Street Fighter IV also debuted during the week, selling 81,000 units on PS3 and 28,000 on Xbox 360. The title is a substantially updated version of the 2008 hit Street Fighter IV.

Last week's number one game, Square Enix and Cavia's Nier Replicant for PS3 dropped to number nine this most recent week.

Games that fell off the list from the prior week were the PSP games Tokyo Mono Hara Shi: Karasu No Mori Gakuen Kitan from Atlus, Falcom's Ys: The Oathin Felghana, Konami's Pro Baseball Spirits 2010, Nintendo's DS game Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- Game of the Year Edition for PS3.

Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts (thanks this week to andriasang.com):

LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
NEW 1 Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Square Enix DS 624,000
NEW 2 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Konami PSP 434,000
NEW 3 Super Street Fighter IV Capcom PS3 81,000
2 4 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo Wii 44,000
NEW 5 Super Street Fighter IV Capcom Xbox 360 28,000
8 6 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo Wii 28,000
4 7 Friend Collection Nintendo DS 27,000
NEW 8 Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat III Yuki no Shugosha Raishu! Takara Tomy DS 24,000
1 9 Nier Replicant Square Enix PS3 21,000
7 10 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo Wii 20,000


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