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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 4/28-5/4

Candace Savino

We realized today that we don't know Japan as well as we thought we did. With our reasoning, a new Gundam game + the popularity of the DS = cha-ching. While the debuting Emblem of Gundam had decent sales for its first week, though, taking the twelfth spot isn't all that impressive -- especially since there was only one new release cluttering up the top ten.

On the other hand, We're Fossil Diggers, Pokemon Ranger, and the Taiko Drum Master DS sequel continued to shine, giving the DS a nice piece of top ten representation. Batonnage managed to reach the half-million mark, while the other two games neared 100,000 copies sold.

For hardware, DS numbers went up since last week, but the handheld is still convincingly behind the PSP and Wii in recent sales. If you want to see the numbers, though, just click past the break. You can check out the software listings there, too.


  • PSP: 100,870
  • Wii: 71,518
  • Nintendo DS: 52,542
  • PlayStation 3: 10,177
  • PlayStation 2: 8,802
  • Xbox 360: 1,725

01.(01) [Wii] Mario Kart Wii --- 173,387 (1,120,000)
02.(02) [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 102,320 (1,909,000)
03.(__) [Wii] Link's Crossbow Training --- 92,534 (New)
04.(06) [Wii] Wii Fit --- 51,851 (1,986,000)
05.(04) [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure --- 42,416 (98,000)
06.(08) [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage --- 30,675 (508,000)
07.(07) [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers --- 26,661 (84,000)
08.(03) [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles --- 24,422 (102,000)
09.(13) [Wii] Deca Sports --- 24,302 (186,000)
10.(14) [Wii] Wii Sports --- 21,979 (2,959,000)

11.(09) [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training
12.(__) [NDS] Emblem of Gundam
13.(__) [NDS] Home Teacher Hitman Reborn! DS: Fate of Heat
14.(17) [Wii] Wii Play
15.(15) [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl
16.(18) [NDS] Mario Kart DS
17.(10) [PS2] Musou Orochi: The Evil King Returns
18.(28) [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life
19.(12) [NDS] Naruto: Shippuuden Shinobi Retsuden II
20.(__) [Wii] Pro Baseball Family Stadium
21.(__) [PSP] There in Japan
22.(21) [PS2] Pro Baseball Spirits 5
23.(32) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros.
24.(05) [NDS] Summon Night
25.(38) [NDS] Mario Party DS
26.(22) [NDS] Sim City DS 2: From the Past to the Future
27.(20) [NDS] Yatterman DS: Surprising, Startling Battle
28.(30) [NDS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land
29.(37) [NDS] Phoenix Wright: Gyakuten Revival
30.(34) [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2.5M

[Via NeoGAF]

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