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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 5/26-6/1

Candace Savino

Two DS games debuted in the top ten this week (Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga and the cutesy spatial puzzler Empty Space Training), but otherwise, DS software had a relatively lackluster performance. Only twelve titles ended up in the top thirty, which is low for Nintendo's handheld. As for hardware, the DS is getting comfortable in third place behind the PSP and Wii:

  • PSP: 71,986 (7,537)
  • Wii: 50,851 (1,804)
  • Nintendo DS: 38,355 (951)
  • PlayStation 3: 9,169 (98)
  • PlayStation 2: 7,203 (14)
  • Xbox 360: 1,959 (12)
Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness is another game that premiered last week, taking twelfth in the charts. If it follows the path of games like Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team! and Glory of Herakles, though, it's likely to drop soon. As for English of the Dead, the game didn't debut in the top fifty, and according to Famitsu it only sold 1,500 copies in its first week.

Click on past the break to see the other software numbers and rankings from 5/29 to 6/1.

01.(__) [PSP] Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 --- 116,595 (New)
02.(__) [NDS] Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga --- 97,825 (New)
03.(03) [Wii] Mario Kart Wii --- 50,172 (1,367,000)
04.(04) [Wii] Wii Fit --- 46,043 (2,156,000)
05.(02) [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 45,276 (2,142,000)
06.(__) [Wii] Family Trainer --- 43,785 (New)
07.(__) [PS2] D.C. II: Da Capo II: Plus Situation --- 39,858 (New)
08.(__) [PSP] Valhalla Knights 2 --- 32,294 (New)
09.(__) [PS2] Mana Khemia 2: The Fallen School and the Alchemists --- 26,431 (New)
10.(__) [NDS] Empty Space Training --- 25,408 (New)

11.(__) [PSP] Clannad
12.(06) [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training
13.(__) [NDS] Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness
14.(__) [NDS] Riddle Training
15.(__) [PS2] True Blood
16.(__) [PS2] Beatmania II DX 14 Gold
17.(09) [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure
18.(__) [PS3] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
19.(12) [Wii] Wii Sports
20.(01) [NDS] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team!
21.(__) [360] Lost Planet: Colonies
22.(13) [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers
23.(08) [Wii] Battalion Wars 2
24.(05) [NDS] Glory of Hercules: Proof of Spirit
25.(10) [Wii] Link's Crossbow Training
26.(19) [Wii] Wii Play
27.(16) [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage
28.(18) [NDS] Mario Kart DS
29.(25) [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life
30.(21) [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl

[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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