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Sony Resurgent In Weakened Japanese Chart

Sony Resurgent In Weakened Japanese Chart

April 12, 2007 | By David Jenkins

April 12, 2007 | By David Jenkins
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After a significant period of domination by the Nintendo DS, the new weekly Japanese sales charts features a top ten dominated by titles for Sony formats. However, as Japan prepares for the Golden Week series of holidays at the end of the month, sales have been depressed across the board.

The chart is led by the latest Naruto anime-licensed game on the PlayStation 2, Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel although it failed to debut with the minimum 100,000 unit sales expected of a number one title in Japan.

The second highest selling game of the week is a PSP conversion of PlayStation 2 hit Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. , with almost 59,000 unit sales.

The other new entry of the week is also a PSP title, and the second baseball title from Konami in the top ten. However, while Pro Baseball Spirits 4 on PlayStation 2 moved up three places to number four, the aforementioned Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 2 registered less than 30,000 sales.

However, in the rest of the chart Nintendo remains dominant, with only one PlayStation 3 title in the top thirty (Pro Baseball Spirits 4 at number twenty-three), no Xbox 360 titles and only one additional PSP title (Monster Hunter Portable 2nd at number sixteen).

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NENaruto Shippuuden: Narutimate AccelBandai NamcoPS275,453
2NEKidou Senshi Gundam Seed: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. PortableBandai NamcoPSP 58,751
35Yoshi's Island DSNintendoDS47,566
47Pro Yakyuu Spirits 4KonamiPS240,891
52Musou OrochiKoeiPS236,168
63Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Motto Eigo DukeNintendoDS34,933
79Wii SportsNintendoWii30,807
8NEJikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 2KonamiPSP29,944
91Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix +Square EnixPS229,638
1012Layton Kyouju no Fushigi na MachiLevel-5DS27,833
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