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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional Leads Japanese Sales Charts

Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional returned to the top of the Japanese software sales as handful of new releases reached the top 10, reports tracking firm Media Create.

Tom Curtis, Blogger

May 5, 2011

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Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional returned to the top of the Japanese software sales charts this week as handful of new releases made their way into the top 10, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended April 25, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional sold 74,000 units, followed by Image Epoch's PSP RPG Final Promise Story, which debuted at number two with 60,000 units sold. The PlayStation 3 version of Ignition's heavily-stylized action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron rounded out the top three, and sold 58,000 units in its first week. Two other new titles, SCE's Patapon 3 and Asgard's Starry Sky: In Winter Portable, also made the top 10 this week, landing at numbers four and nine, respectively. Last week's top selling title, Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS dropped to number five and sold 33,000 units, compared to 59,000 units last week. Titles falling from the top 10 this week include Nintendo's Pilotwings Resort, Namco Bandai's Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku, Spike's GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High School, and SCE's SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4. Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended April 25, 2011.

LW

TW

Title

Publisher

Platform

Weekly Sales

2

1

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional

Square Enix

DS

74,000

NEW

2

Final Promise Story

Image Epoch

PSP

60,000

NEW

3

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Ignition

PS3

58,000

NEW

4

Patapon 3

SCE

PSP

49,000

1

5

Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS

Pokemon Co.

DS

33,000

3

6

Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen

Namco Bandai

PSP

27,000

4

7

Pro Baseball Spirits 2011

Konami

PSP

22,000

5

8

Pro Baseball Spirits 2011

Konami

PS3

17,000

NEW

9

Starry Sky: In Winter Portable

Asgard

PSP

15,000

13

10

Monster Hunter Freedom 3

Capcom

PSP

11,000

16

11

Wii Party

Nintendo

Wii

-

20

12

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends

Nintendo

3DS

-

9

13

Pilotwings Resort

Nintendo

3DS

-

NEW

14

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Ignition

Xbox 360

-

6

15

Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku

Namco Bandai

DS

-

17

16

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

Square Enix

PSP

-

NEW

17

Otome wa Oanesama Boku ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no Elder

Alchemist

PSP

-

7

18

GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High School

Spike

PSP

-

NEW

19

Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS

Idea Factory

DS

-

23

20

Pokemon Black / White

Pokemon Co.

DS

-

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Tom Curtis

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Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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