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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 7/7-7/13

Candace Savino

We're kind of glad to see Persona 4 blow away the competition in software, even if it's not a Wii game (cough -- it should be). Nothing else really sold all that well, not even the games in the top ten. Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii keep piling on copies to their ever-growing mountains, though, and remain snug in the top ten.

The other big news in terms of Japanese software is the release of Resident Evil 0. Capcom's port did debut at spot six, but only sold 20k copies in its first week. This game won't come even close to being the cash cow that Resident Evil 4 was, but we're sure Capcom will still make a pretty ported penny.

Hardware sales show that the Wii was stuck in third, again:

You can check out Japan's software sales and rankings from last week after the break.


  1. [PS2] Persona 4 --- 193,000 (New)
  2. [WII] Wii Fit --- 30,000 (2,353,000)
  3. [NDS] Densetsu no Stafi 5 --- 29,000 (New)
  4. [WII] Mario Kart Wii --- 25,000 (1,560,000)
  5. [NDS] Band Brothers DX --- 23,000 (190,000)
  6. [WII] Biohazard Zero --- 21,000 (New)
  7. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS --- 20,000 (206,000)
  8. [NDS] Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Onago --- 20,000 (New)
  9. [NDS] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen --- 16,000 (New)
  10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 16,000 (2,277,000)
Unfortunately the rest of the top thirty remains untranslated, but we can tell you the rankings for Mario Super Sluggers (13), Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (16), Wii Sports (20), and Wii Play (25).

[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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