The latest data from regular weekly chart provider Media Create puts Super Smash Bros. Brawl
at the top of the Japanese charts for the second week.
With another 252,000 units sold, the Media Create total for the game is now approximately 1,071,000 units – agreeing with Enterbrain data
that the game passed the 1 million mark in less than two weeks.
There are fewer new releases this week than last, with the most significant being the latest Mobile Suit Gundam license for the PSP at number two, with 123,000 units sold.
With the PSP hardware now selling better than ever in Japan, it has become increasingly easy for PSP software to puncture the top ten, even if most titles tend to show little chart longevity.
The only other new entry is manga and anime license L: The Prologue to Death Note
for the Nintendo DS at number seven, with 18,000 units sold.
A more significant trend for the week is the number of older titles re-appearing in the top ten, after last week’s influx of new titles. Wii Sports
rises five places to number six and Namco Bandai’s Family Ski
is up four places to number eight with 18,000 units sold.
As the first third-party title to use the Wii Fit
Balance Board as an optional control system, the game’s creeping success may prove significant – if only because it is unusual for Japanese releases to increase their chart position after their initial debut.
Media Create Co., Ltd.
|1||1||Dairantou Smash Brothers X||Nintendo||Wii||252,000|
|2||NE||Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Axis no Kyoui||Namco Bandai||PSP||123,000|
|4||2||Devil May Cry 4||Capcom||PS3||32,000|
|5||8||Mario & Sonic at Bejing Olympics||Nintendo||DS||26,000|
|7||NE||L: The Prologue to Death Note - Rasen no Wana||Konami||DS||20,000|
|8||12||Family Ski||Namco Bandai||Wii||18,000|
|9||3||Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut||Namco Bandai||PS2||17,000|
|10||13||Mario Party DS||Nintendo||DS||16,000|
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