Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/30-7/6

Candace Savino
C. Savino|07.12.08

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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/30-7/6
The most recent Japanese charts showed us that musical instruments have more legs than horses, as Band Brothers DX jumped up into the first place spot. Meanwhie, Nanashi no Game made its debut in the top ten, but only sold a total of 30,000 copies.

Hardware sales were also interesting, as the DS stubbornly held onto the second spot:
  • PSP: 56,439 (2,442)
  • Nintendo DS: 47,455 (1,429)
  • Wii: 44,525 (3,955)
  • PlayStation 3: 14,359 (3,614)
  • PlayStation 2: 11,768 ( 4,095)
  • Xbox 360: 4,776 (328)
With the Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G craze finally starting to quiet a bit, we don't think it will be too long before the PSP dips closer to DS sales (as long as Nintendo's handheld can maintain its own momentum). Enough about the future, though -- it's all about the now. So, go on and see how software fared last week in Japan by clicking past the break.


01. [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX --- 47,000 (167,000)
02. [PS3] Initial D Extreme Stage --- 43,000 (New)
03. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS --- 38,000 (186,000)
04. [WII] Wii Fit --- 31,000 (2,323,000)
05. [NDS] Nanashi no Game --- 30,000 (New)
06. [WII] Mario Kart Wii --- 28,000 (1,535,000)
07. [WII] Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World --- 27,000 (164,000)
08. [WII] Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball --- 20,000 (108,000)
09. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots --- 18,000 (585,000)
10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 18,000 (2,261,000)

11. [NDS] Calligraphy Training
12. [PS2] CR Evangelion: Angel's Return
13. [PSP] Power Pro Baseball Portable 3
14. [PSP] Super Robot Taisen A Portable
15. [WII] Wii Sports
16. [NDS] Higurashi no Naku Koru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan
17. [PSP] Ken to maho to Gakuen Mono
18. [NDS] Bleach: The 3rd Phantom
19. [WII] Wii Play
20. [NDS] Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2
21. [NDS] Mario Kart DS
22. [NDS] Bokura ha Kaseki Holder
23. [PS2] Devil Kings X
24. [NDS] Bokura no TV Game Kentei
25. [NDS] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team
26. [PS2] Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
27. [NDS] Pokemon Diamond
28. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage
29. [WII] Family Trainer
30. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros.

[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.
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