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Banpresto's Mecha Action Tops Japanese Weekly Chart

Weekly software sales have continued to endure an extremely slow market in Japan, with only Banpresto's PlayStation 2 mecha action title Another Century's Episode 3: The Final selling in any substantial numbers (nearly 200,000 units), despite a num
Weekly software sales have continued to endure an extremely slow market in Japan, with only the top title selling in any substantial numbers. Indeed, new number one Another Century's Episode 3, a mecha action title, has, like its predecessors, performed extremely well with 186,000 unit sales on PlayStation 2. The strong performance of Banpresto’s title suggests that the market simply lacks suitable stimulation from other big name titles, a factor that is likely to change next week with the release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on PSP. In the meantime the second highest new entry of the week is a Nintendo DS mahjong/Mobile Suit Gundam game from Namco Bandai at number six, with just 17,000 units sold. The only other new entry in the top ten is the PlayStation 2 version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which has performed significantly less well than the PSP version, with only 16,000 unit sales.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEAnother Century's Episode 3: The FinalBanprestoPS2186,000
21Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of FatesSquare EnixDS36,000
36Mario Party 8NintendoWii28,000
44Sengoku Musou 2: MushoudenKoeiPS225,000
52Bladestorm: Hyakunen SensouKoeiPS317,000
6NEKidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Gundam Mahjong + ZNamco BandaiDS17,000
7NEGrand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesCapcomPS216,000
89Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei DiaryNintendoDS15,000
910Hajimete no WiiNintendoWii14,000
1011Wii SportsNintendoWii13,000
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