From Software's tough-as-nails RPG Dark Souls
dominated the Japanese weekly software sales chart last week, in a week that saw over half of the top 20 taken by new releases.
For the week ended September 25, data from tracking firm Media Create, and as reported by
NeoGAF, shows that Dark Souls
sold a total of 279,567 units in its opening weekend.
Sony's ICO / Shadow of the Colossus Limited Box
had to settle for second place, with 91,902 units sold in total. Down the bottom of the chart, the PS3 release of ICO
on its own entered at number 20, and Shadow of the Colossus
on its own jumped in at number 14.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6
entered the charts at number three, while Microsoft's Xbox 360 behemoth Gears of War 3
followed closely behind at number four.
The previous week's number one, Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary
, dropped down to number five, but still managed an impressive 54,775 sales for the week.
Positions six to ten saw four more new releases -- Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei, Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2, To Heart 2 DX Plus
and Champion Jockey: Gallop Racer & G1 Jockey
-- while Tales of Xillia
dropped from position two to sit comfortably at number nine.
Other new releases included Monster Hunter Freedom 3
at 12 and Shadows of the Damned
at number 18.
The complete top 20 chart, as supplied by Media Create, is shown below.
|NEW||1||Dark Souls||From Software||PS3||279,567|
|NEW||2||ICO / Shadow of the Colossus Limited Box||SCE||PS3||91,902|
|NEW||3||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6||Konami||PSP||64,350|
|NEW||4||Gears of War 3 ||Microsoft||360||56,113|
|1||5||Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary: Famicom & Super Famicom Dragon Quest I-II-III||Square Enix||Wii||54,775|
|NEW||6||Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei||Marvelous||3DS||52,206|
|NEW||7||Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2||Konami||PSP||32,318|
|NEW||8||To Heart 2 DX Plus||Aqua Plus||PS3||24,429|
|2||9||Tales of Xillia||Bandai Namco||PS3||22,484|
|NEW||10||Champion Jockey: Gallop Racer & G1 Jockey||Koei Tecmo||Wii||18,281|
|5||11||Rhythm Heaven||Nintendo||Wii|| |
|NEW||12||Monster Hunter Freedom 3||Capcom||PSP|| |
|4||13||Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus||Nintendo||Wii|| |
|NEW||14||Shadow of the Colossus||SCE||PS3|| |
|7||15||Kirby Mass Attack||Nintendo||DS|| |
|8||16||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||Nintendo||3DS|
|6||17||Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver.||Capcom||PS3|
|NEW||18||Shadows of the Damned||Electronic Arts||PS3|
|12||19||Pokemon Rumble Blast||Pokemon Co.||3DS|