Japanese Charts: Macross On PSP Leads Divided Top 10

New PSP anime tie-in Macross Ace Frontier from Namco Bandai is the best-selling game in Japan this week, with over 100,000 units sold -- but a clear divide between top new entries and slower catalog titles further down the chart.
New anime tie-in Macross Ace Frontier from Namco Bandai is the number one selling game in Japan this week, with 104,000 unit sales. The new PSP title is based on the popular Macross franchise, elements of which have previously been used in the U.S. series Robotech. The game is one of only two new entries in the top 30 this week, the only other one being PlayStation 2 strategy game Kamiyo Gakuen Makorouku Kurunugia from Idea Factory at number 30. Pokemon Platinum has had another strong week at number two, with 86,000 unit sales, while Nintendo’s Rhythm Heaven on Nintendo DS and Koei’s Dynasty Wars 6 Special on PS2 also continue to sell well. However, the bottom half of the top 10 has seen some of the slower sales figures for the year -- the eighth, ninth and 10th placed titles all sold just 8,000 units this week.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEMacross Ace FrontierNamco BandaiPSP104,000
21Pocket Monsters PlatinumThe Pokemon CompanyDS86,000
34Rhythm Tengoku GoldNintendoDS49,000
42Shin Sangoku Musou 5 SpecialKoeiPS248,000
53Super Robot Taisen ZNamco BandaiPS223,000
65Wii FitNintendoWii16,000
711Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii10,000
86Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3KonamiPS28,000
910Dragon Ball DSNamco BandaiDS8,000
1013Daigasso! Band Brothers DXNintendoDS8,000
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