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Evangelion Pachinko, PSP Dragon Ball Top Japanese Charts

Despite signs of improvement last week, sales are a little sluggish in the Japanese game charts, with D3's Neon Genesis Evangelion pachinko simulator topping the charts, and Dragon Ball and Final Fantasy PSP versions entering the top ten fo
Despite signs of improvement last week, sales have fallen slightly again in the Japanese software charts – although they are still not abnormal for the time of year. The new number one has sold somewhat less than the expected 100,000 minimum, with D3 Publisher’s new Neon Genesis Evangelion branded pachinko simulator for the PlayStation 2 selling 80,586 units. With DS Observation Training moving down one place to number two, the second highest new entry of the week, at number three, is Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2 (aka Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road) on PSP, with 44,337 units sold. Although there are only three PSP titles in the top thirty, the third highest entry is also for Sony’s portable console – with Final Fantasy II: Anniversary Edition debuting at number four with 36,637 units sold. This is only a little less than the first Final Fantasy: Anniversary Edition’s debut at 48,559 units, despite the second game being far less renowned in fan circles. The final new entry of the week is the first Harvest Moon title for the Wii at number seven, with 21,866 units sold. Despite the disappointing figures, it is one of three Wii games in the top ten and six overall in the top thirty. There are no PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 titles in the top thirty and D3 Publisher’s pachinko title is the only PlayStation 2 game. (Hardware sales data for the week in Japan will be available from tomorrow morning.)
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEHisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 10: CR Shinseiki Evangelion: Kiseki no KachiD3 PublisherPS280,586
21Miru Chikara wo Jissen de Kitearu: DS Ganriki TrainingNintendoDS62,537
3NEDragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2Namco BandaiPSP44,337
4NEFinal Fantasy II: Anniversary EditionSquare EnixPSP36,637
55Wii SportsNintendoWii29,570
63Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2NintendoDS26,078
7NEBokujou Monogatari: Yasuragi no KiMarvelousWii21,866
86Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training NintendoDS21,680
98Hajimete no WiiNintendoWii20,897
107New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS19,715
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