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

Candace Savino

The first thing we noticed upon scanning through last week's top thirty games was that Shiren the Wanderer 3 was missing, to our disappointment. The second thing we noticed was that Tales of Symphonia dropped 100,000 copies from its debut week's sales. While the top thirty software chart definitely looks promising for the Wii at a glance, we can't really feel good about placements in light of such details. As for what Wii game topped the rest? Look up and take a guess.

On the hardware front, the Wii stayed put in third behind the handhelds:

Since hardware is only half the fun, though, check out the software numbers too after 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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