Wii Scores First Three Spots in Japan; Fragile Debutes in 2nd

1/28/09

Japan - The Wii is finally starting to flex its muscle in the new year, this time by sweeping the first three spots in the weekly rankings. The GameCube remake Mario Tennis takes the top spot, but interestingly, two third party efforts make their way into the second and third spots.

Fragile, second on the list, is an interesting test by Namco to see if a quiet, exploration-based RPG in a post-apocalyptic world has any audience on a system typically dominated by first party Wii series games.

In third is Taiko no Tasujin Wii, another Namco game. Doing quite well for itself, the music game has crossed the 300k barrier, sharing that spot with only Dragon Quest Swords for 3rd party games on the Wii in Japan.

Media Create Sales: 01/19 - 01/25
01. [WII] Wii Play: Mario Tennis (Nintendo) 31,000 / 88,000
02. [WII] Fragile (Namco Bandai) 26,000 / NEW
03. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Namco Bandai) 25,000 / 316,000
04. [PSP] Zill'O (KOEI) 25,000 / NEW
05. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 25,000 / 357,000
06. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 20,000 / 1,614,000
07. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 19,000 / 3,196,000
08. [PSP] Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix) 18,000 / 866,000
09. [NDS] Devil Survivor (Atlus) 18,000 / NEW
10. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion: Girl's Mode (Nintendo) 17,000 / 684,000

11. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (SCE)
12. [360] Left 4 Dead (Electronic Arts)
13. [WII] Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou (Kadokawa Shoten)
14. [PS3] Naruto: Narutimate Storm (Namco Bandai)
15. [NDS] DS Uranai Seikatsu (Nintendo)
16. [NDS] Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! (Konami)
17. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
18. [PS3] Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)
19. [NDS] Tongariboushi and the 365 Days of Magic (Konami)
20. [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo)
21. [NDS] Momotaro Dentetsu 20th Anniversary (Hudson)
22. [NDS] Kirby Super Star Ultra (Nintendo)
23. [NDS] Pokémon Platinum (Pokémon)
24. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo)
25. [NDS] Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel (Level 5)
26. [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (Konami)
27. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami)
28. [NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo)
29. [PS2] Gundam Musou 2 (Limted Edition) (Namco Bandai)
30. [WII] Karaoke Joysound Wii (Hudson)


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems last week's chart is radically different from the Famitsu chart where Fragile is at #5, Wagamama Fashion: Girl's Mode at #6, but Dissidia Final Fantasy and Devil Survivor fell off the Top 10. Who is undercounting game sales (e.g. Wagamama which by now should reach 700K copies sold)? Famitsu/Enterbrain or Media Create?

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