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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/23-6/29

Candace Savino

Oh, Japanese gamers, how we love you -- after all, only you would buy 150,000 copies of Derby Stallion in one week. Such sales were enough to put this DS horse racing sim into first place, above Band Brothers DX and even the Wii's Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Besides Derby Stallion and Band Brothers, another DS title that made it into the top ten was Higurashi no Naku Koru ni Kazuna, a murder mystery visual novel.

The beauty of it all is that this DS software success managed to propel DS hardware into second place, barely skating past the Wii:
  • PSP: 58,861 (490)
  • Nintendo DS: 48,884 (12,285)
  • Wii: 48,480 (7,443)
  • PlayStation 3: 17,973 (2,363)
  • PlayStation 2: 7,673 (1,327)
  • Xbox 360: 5,104 (2,549)
To see sales numbers and rankings for the top ten games, just click past the break.


01. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS --- 148,000 (New)
02. [WII] Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World --- 137,000 (New)
03. [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX --- 120,000 (New)
04. [PS2] Shinseki Evangelion Pachislot Vol. 12 --- 55,000 (New)
05. [NDS] Higurashi no Naku Koru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan --- 55,000 (New)
06. [WII] Wii Fit --- 34,000 (2,292,000)
07. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots --- 34,000 (566,000)
08. [WII] Mario Kart Wii --- 31,000 (1,508,000)
09. [WII] Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball --- 31,000 (89,000)
10. [360] Gundam Operation Troy --- 28,000 (New)

***Note: This week only the top ten games were translated instead of the top thirty. Sorry, folks!

[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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