Mario Party Still Going On At Top Of Japanese Charts

Nintendo's Mario Party DS has enjoyed a strong second week at the top of the Japanese sales charts, despite a number of other new releases - including Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles at number two and Heavenly Sword at number s
Nintendo’s Mario Party DS has enjoyed a strong second week at the top of the Japanese sales charts, with 116,000 units sold, edging ever closer to the lifetime-to-date total for Super Mario Galaxy – which sold around 40,000 units in its third week. The highest new entry of the week is Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles at number two, with 83,000 units sold – including sales for the exclusive Japanese bundled version of the game with the new Wii Zapper peripheral. Dynasty Warriors 6 on PlayStation 3 held on for a strong second week at number three, with 76,000 units sold. As a result the game held off a trio of new Namco Bandai releases, with baseball simulator Famista DS at number four with 49,000 units sold. Also new for Namco Bandai is TV show tie-in Game Center CX at number five, with 46,000 units sold and anime tie-in Armored Trooper VOTOMS at number ten with just 12,000 units sold. The latter is a victim of a sharp drop in sales at the bottom half of the top ten, with the other new release of the week – Sony’s Heavenly Sword at number seven – recording only 15,000 units sold.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
11Mario Party DSNintendoDS116,000
2NEBiohazard: Umbrella ChroniclesCapcomWii83,000
32Shin Sangoku Musou 5KoeiPS376,000
4NEFamista DSNamco BandaiDS49,000
5NEGame Center CX: Arino no ChousenjouNamco BandaiDS46,000
63Super Mario GalaxyNintendoWii40,000
7NEHeavenly SwordSonyPS315,000
84Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no GrimoireSquare EnixDS14,000
97Wii SportsNintendoWii13,000
10NESoukou Kihei VOTOMSNamco BandaiPS212,000
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