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Zelda Back On Top In Japanese Sales Charts

After being dethroned last week by the 15th anniversary edition of Super Robot Wars, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is back at the top of the charts in a relatively quiet week of releases which nevertheless also sees a new PS3 title in the top ten
After being dethroned last week by the fifteenth anniversary edition of Super Robot Wars, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is back at the top of the charts with approximately 75,000 unit sales. There are much fewer new releases this week than last, with the strongest debut coming from what will be known in the West as Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol on the Nintendo DS – which enters at number two with around 45,000 unit sales. With the rest of the chart made up of evergreen Nintendo DS and Wii titles, including what will be re-titled as Flash Focus: Vision Training in the U.S. at number four, the only other new entry in the top ten is what translates as My Summer Vacation 3 at number seven. It is the only PlayStation 3 title in the top thirty with sales of around 29,000 units and is part of the popular casual gamer friendly series which has also appeared on the PSone, PlayStation 2 and PSP. Overall there are twenty-three Nintendo DS titles in the top thirty this week, followed by four for the Wii and one each for the PlayStation 2, PSP (Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters at number sixteen) and PlayStation 3. There are no Xbox 360 titles in the top thirty.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
12Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no SunadokeiNintendoDS75,000
2NEChikasete! Chibi-Robo!NintendoDS45,000
31Super Robot Taisen: Original GenerationsBanprestoPS243,000
44Miru Chikara wo Jissen de Kitearu: DS Ganriki TrainingNintendoDS42,000
56Wii SportsNintendoWii33,000
63Itadaki Street DSSquare EnixDS30,000
7NEBoku no Natsuyasumi 3SonyPS329,000
812Hajimete no WiiNintendoWii20,000
914Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS TrainingNintendoDS19,000
1015New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS18,000
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