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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 5/12-5/18

Candace Savino
May 23, 2008
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The new kid on the Japanese Wii software block last week was Battalion Wars 2, which faired well enough in its debut to hit the top ten. Will it stay there? Our guess is no, sadly. Still, it's nice to see the game get some recognition in Japan.

Once again, the only non-Nintendo title for the Wii that made the top thirty was Deca Sports, which dropped thirteen spots from the week before. Ouch. We're not sure what made Japan fall so out of love with Deca Sports in one week, but the game seems to have lost some of its legs. Smash Bros. Brawl also took a spill, falling from tenth place to nineteenth.

The other noticeable drop was Mario Kart Wii, which only fell one spot, but an important spot -- from first to second -- and finally succumbed to the frightening power of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. Hardware was also a PSP victory, as the handheld beat all other systems by a convincing margin.

Now that you've seen the hardware numbers, check past the break for the software sales.



Software:

01.(02) [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 53,248 (2,045,000)
02.(01) [Wii] Mario Kart Wii --- 41,739 (1,269,000)
03.(__) [NDS] Luminous Arc 2: Will --- 40,753 (New)
04.(__) [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 --- 39,403 (New)
05.(03) [Wii] Wii Fit --- 34,847 (2,074,000)
06.(__) [Wii] Battalion Wars 2 --- 24,213 (New)
07.(13) [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training --- 15,477 (218,000)
08.(04) [Wii] Link's Crossbow Training --- 14,442 (156,000)
09.(05) [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure --- 14,182 (147,000)
10.(08) [Wii] Wii Sports --- 10,206 (2,989,000)

11.(06) [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage
12.(__) [PS2] The Color Blue
13.(16) [PS2] Musou Orochi: The Evil King Returns
14.(15) [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles
15.(12) [NDS] Mario Kart DS
16.(09) [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers
17.(11) [Wii] Wii Play
18.(14) [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life
19.(10) [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl
20.(07) [Wii] Deca Sports
21.(27) [NDS] Sim City DS 2: From the Past to the Future
22.(25) [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2.5M
23.(__) [360] The Darkness
24.(19) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros.
25.(17) [NDS] Home Teacher Hitman Reborn! DS: Fate of Heat
26.(23) [PS2] Pro Baseball Spirits 5
27.(31) [NDS] Phoenix Wright: Gyakuten Revival
28.(22) [NDS] Emblem of Gundam
29.(__) [NDS] Professor Layton and the Curious Village
30.(24) [NDS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land

[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.











































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