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Japanese Game Ranking, April 9-15

posted on 2007-04-24 23:57 EDT
Naruto, Gundam Seed in steep drop after first week

Naruto: Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel for the PlayStation 2 and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Alliance vs. Z.A.F.T. Portable for the PSP make their expected drops from #1 to #14 and from #2 to #17, respectively. Easily taking their places are two hit DS games: the fourth in the Gyakuten Saiban series (a.k.a. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney overseas) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis—more than half a year after its North American release. The other new game is My Relaxuma for the DS: imagine Nintendogs, except with a sluggish couch-potato bear.

Detective Conan: Investigative Power Trainer dropped even further from #11 to #24. #25's Tamagotchi! no Appare! Nijibenchaa for the DS, #28's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, and #30 Digimon Story Sunburst make up the last anime-related games in the top 30. Dragonball Z: Harukanaru [Goku] Densetsu and Super Robot Wars W slide off the top 30 chart after about a month of sales for each.

Rank Title System Publisher Genre Release Price Copies This Week Total Copies
1 Gyakuten Saiban 4 [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 4] DS CAPCOM ADV. 4/12 Y5,040 250,186 250,186
2 Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis DS Nintendo Action 4/12 Y4,800 92,017 92,017
3 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 12/2 Y4,800 41,035 1,356,966
4 Yoshi's Island DS DS Nintendo Action 3/8 Y4,800 40,974 670,432
5 Starter Wii Pack Wii Nintendo Other 12/2 Y4,800 28,394 1,147,811
6 Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village DS Level-5 ADV. 2/15 Y4,800 25,548 417,682
7 DS Training for Adults Who Dread English: More English Cramming DS Nintendo Other 3/29 Y6,800 25,264 109,909
8 Musou Orochi PS2 KOEI Action 3/21 Y7,140 23,067 538,869
9 Pro Baseball Spirits 4 PS2 Konami Sports 4/1 Y7,329 19,816 101,868
10 My Relaxuma DS Rocket Company Other 4/12 Y5,040 18,734 18,734

Source: eg (NTT Publishing)


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