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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/2-6/8

Candace Savino

We're crying for Namco Bandai's Tears of 99 right now, as the game debuted in the twenty-third spot this week. We guess Japanese gamers just didn't feel like being bummed out, and therefore avoided buying this original title. Sad, indeed.

The rest of DS software didn't do so hot, either. Detective game Misa Yamamura Suspense premiered in fifth, and Beautiful Letter Training continues to sell incredibly well for a nongame about calligraphy, but otherwise sales were a disappointment. Front Mission 2089 and Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga are already showing a lack of legs, since both of the games dropped considerably from the previous week. Glory of Herakles and Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team! have even fallen out of the top thirty completely.

Hardware is the same old story:

  • PSP: 62,016 (9,970)
  • Wii: 44,639 (6,212)
  • Nintendo DS: 35,020 (3,335)
  • PlayStation 3: 10,856 (1,687)
  • PlayStation 2: 6,279 (924)
  • Xbox 360: 2,280 (321)
Check out all the software numbers and rankings for yourself, should you feel so inclined. They're listed after the break.


01.(__) [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit --- 92,298 (New)
02.(__) [Wii] Mysterious Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3 --- 59,283 (New)
03.(01) [PSP] Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 --- 42,673 (159,000)
04.(03) [Wii] Mario Kart Wii --- 38,856 (1,406,000)
05.(__) [NDS] DS Misa Yamamura Suspense: Kyoto Murder Files --- 38,122 (New)
06.(05) [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 35,185 (2,177,000)
07.(04) [Wii] Wii Fit --- 33,595 (2,190,000)
08.(__) [360] Ninja Gaiden 2 --- 24,570 (New)
09.(06) [Wii] Family Trainer --- 15,405 (59,000)
10.(12) [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training --- 15,391 (267,000)

11.(08) [PSP] Valhalla Knights 2
12.(__) [360] Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
13.(17) [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure
14.(10) [NDS] Empty Space Training
15.(02) [NDS] Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga
16.(19) [Wii] Wii Sports
17.(22) [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers
18.(26) [Wii] Wii Play
19.(27) [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage
20.(25) [Wii] Link's Crossbow Training
21.(28) [NDS] Mario Kart DS
22.(14) [NDS] Riddle Training
23.(__) [NDS] 99 Tears
24.(13) [NDS] Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness
25.(23) [Wii] Battalion Wars 2
26.(09) [PS2] Mana Khemia 2: The Fallen School and the Alchemists
27.(30) [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl
28.(29) [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life
29.(18) [PS3] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
30.(40) [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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