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New Releases Dominate Japanese Software Charts

Fully half of the top 20 selling Japanese games in Japan for the week ending May 29 are new releases, led by Namco Bandai's anime/manga-licensed 3DS game One Piece: Ultimate Cruise SP.
Fully half of the top 20 selling Japanese games in Japan for the week ending May 29 are new releases, led by Namco Bandai's anime/manga-licensed 3DS game One Piece: Ultimate Cruise SP. One Piece sold more than the next two newcomers to the list combined; Koei Tecmo's Warriors: Legends of Troy on the PS3 and Nintendo's Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your Side on the Wii, which finished second and third respectively. Koei Tecmo scored another premiere on the sales charts with fifth place Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven on the PS3, while Bandai Namco's Treasure Report represents the company's second debut on this week's chart. Other premieres on this week's chart include 5pb.'s Memories Off on the PSP at 13th, GameOn's Red Stone on the Nintendo DS at 14th and Gust's Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 for PS3 in 18th. Last week's top seller Akiba's Trip dropped to fourth place this week, while 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions dropped precipitously from second place to 17th this week. Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended May 22, 2011.
LWTWTitlePublisher PlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SPBandai Namco3DS80,488
NEW2Warriors: Legends of TroyKoei TecmoPS331,428
NEW3Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your SideNintendoWii21,455
14Akiba's TripAcquirePSP16,582
NEW5Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven with Power-Up KitKoei TecmoPS315,456
NEW6 Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no IsanBandai NamcoNDS14,304
37 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - ProfessionalSquare EnixNDS13,974
58 Patapon 3SCEPSP9,134
NEW9Iza, Shutsujin! KoisenQuinRosePSP9,008
710 Pro Baseball Spirits 2011KonamiPSP8,394
811Wii PartyNintendoWii7,925
NEW12Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DSPokemon Co.NDS6,443
NEW13Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kikou5pb.PSP6,310
NEW14 Red Stone DS: Akaki Ishi ni Michibikareshi MonotachiGameOnNDS6,062
NEW15Akai Katana ShinCaveXbox 360 5,603
916 Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon Co.NDS5,197
217 Dead or Alive: DimensionsKoei Tecmo3DS5,072
NEW18Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2GustPS34,660
1619 Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii4,518
420Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu SensouAtlusPSP4,515

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