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Japanese Game Ranking, April 16-22

posted on by Egan Loo
Fate/stay night, Nodame Cantabile games debut in top five

The safe-for-work PlayStation 2 version of the Fate/stay night erotic fantasy game and anime franchise finds enough fans of its sanitized storyline to notch a #2 for the week ending April 22. At the same time, #4's Nodame Cantabile for the Nintendo DS does for the hamhanded what Guitar Hero did for air guitarists—its rhythm game allows you to "play" classical music with one stylus. The only other new game directly inspired by manga or anime is #23's charming Gakuen Alice: Waku Waku Happy Friends DS adventure game, in which the player goes through all the trials and tribulations of a new transfer student in grade school, such as making friends, playing with your hairstyle, and…collecting rare items.

This month's Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Alliance vs. Z.A.F.T. Portable (#27) and Naruto: Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel (#28) stick around for a third week, but Detective Conan: Investigative Power Trainer, Tamagotchi! no Appare! Nijibenchaa, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, and Digimon Story Sunburst all fade off the chart.

Rank Title System Publisher Genre Release Price Copies This Week Total Copies
1 Super Paper Mario Wii Nintendo Action-Adv. 4/19 Y5,800 144,192 144,192
2 Fate/stay night [Realta Nua] PS2 Kadokawa Adv. 4/19 Y7,140 134,887 134,887
3 Persona 3 Fes PS2 Atlus RPG 4/19 Y8,190 90,369 90,369
4 Nodame Cantabile DS Bandai Namco Adv. 4/19 Y8,190 50,785 50,785
5 Final Fantasy PSP Square Enix RPG 4/19 Y3,990 48,559 90,369
6 Gyakuten Saiban 4 [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 4] DS CAPCOM Adv. 4/12 Y5,040 48,296 298,482
7 Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis DS Nintendo Action 4/12 Y4,800 46,605 138,621
8 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 12/2 Y4,800 43,822 1,400,788
9 Starter Wii Pack Wii Nintendo Other 12/2 Y4,800 30818 1,178,629
10 Yoshi's Island DS DS Nintendo Action 3/8 Y4,800 30,815 701,247

Update: Price and numbers of copies for Persona 3 Fes updated

Source: eg (NTT Publishing)

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