Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/16-6/22

The DS found itself back in cozy old third place in this week's chart, as the hype from Metal Gear Solid 4 died down a bit in Japan:
  • PSP: 59,531 (5,325)
  • Wii: 41,037 (4,527)
  • NDS: 36,599 (2,602)
  • PS3: 20,336 (54,975)
  • PS2: 6,346 (951)
  • Xbox 360: 2,555 (392)
Meanwhile, Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team's steady climb back into the top ten makes us wonder if supply just wasn't meeting demand a few weeks earlier, when the game fell out of the top thirty.

Yet overall, the DS had a relatively boring week in terms of software, with no exciting new releases to congratulate or poke fun at (unless you consider the budget-priced re-release of Puyo Puyo 15th Anniversary "exciting" and "new").

If you want to see what Japanese gamers were buying last week, though, just click on past the break.


01. [PSP] Super Robot Wars A Portable --- 102,000 (New)
02. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots --- 68,000 (533,000)
03. [WII] Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball --- 58,000 (New)
04. [PS2] Harulanaru Toki no Naka de 4 --- 55,000 (New)
05. [WII] Mario Kart Wii --- 33,000 (1,477,000)
06. [WII] Wii Fit --- 32,000 (2,258,000)
07. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 21,000 (2,224,000)
08. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 3 --- 19,000 (206,000)
09. [NDS] Beautiful Letter Training --- 18,000 (302,000)
10. [NDS] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team! --- 11,000 (96,000)

11. [WII] Wii Sports
12. [NDS] DS Misa Yamamura Suspense: Kyoto Murder Files
13. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure
14. [NDS] Hisshou Pachinko Vol. 2: Evangelion
15. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
16. [WII] Family Trainer
17. [WII] Wii Play
18. [WII] Mysterious Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3
19. [NDS] Mario Kart DS
20. [PSP] Valhalla Knights 2
21. [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers
22. [NDS] Empty Space Training
23. [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage
24. [NDS] Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga
25. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl
26. [NDS] Puyo Puyo Special Price
27. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros.
28. [NDS] Pokemon Diamond
29. [WII] Link's Crossbow Training
30. [NDS] More TOEIC Test DS Training

[Via NeoGAF]

If any of you analyst wannabes out there want to check out the hardware and software numbers for previous weeks in Japan, just click on this blue text. You might also want to broaden your regional horizons and look at the weekly European charts and monthly NPD.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.