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For the second week running, the number one and two selling titles in Japan have remained the same, with Mario Kart Wii and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G sitting atop a chart filled with new releases, led by Valkyria Chronicles.

David Jenkins, Blogger

May 1, 2008

2 Min Read

For the second week running the number one and two selling titles in Japan have remained the same. Mario Kart Wii sold 152,000 units in its second week and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G for the PSP 93,000 units in its fifth week in the charts. Unlike the previous week, the top thirty includes a number of new entries, led by what will be known in the West as Valkyria Chronicles on the PlayStation 3. Sega’s new strategy role-playing game sold around 77,000 units in its debut. Also new at number four is the second Taiko Drum Master game for the Nintendo DS, with 56,000 units sold. The final new entry in the top ten is a remake of PSone strategy role-playing game Summon Night. The Nintendo DS title enters at number five in the charts with 38,000 units sold. Other new releases elsewhere in the top thirty include the Xbox 360 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 at number eleven, followed by the sequel to Naruto: Ninja Destiny at number twelve on Nintendo DS. The third new strategy role-playing game release of the week is Vantage Master Portable for the PSP at number sixteen, with the sequel to what is known in the West as Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles on Nintendo DS at number nineteen. Anime tie-in Yatterman DS debuts at number twenty, with adventure game H20 Plus on PlayStation 2 at number twenty-three and erotic video game Prism Ark: Awake on PlayStation 2 at number twenty-four. The Xbox 360 version of Frontlines: Fuel of War enters the chart at number twenty-six, with the budget re-release of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on Nintendo DS at number twenty-seven and PlayStation 2 adventure Edel Blume at number twenty-nine.

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LW

Title

Publisher

Format

Weekly Sales

1

1

Mario Kart Wii

Nintendo

Wii

152,000

2

2

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G

Capcom

PSP

93,000

3

NE

Senjou no Valkyria

Sega

PS3

77,000

4

NE

Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken

Namco Bandai

DS

56,000

5

NE

Summon Night

Namco Bandai

DS

38,000

6

4

Wii Fit

Nintendo

Wii

37,000

7

3

Bokura wa Kaseki Holder

Nintendo

DS

22,000

8

6

Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage

Nintendo

DS

20,000

9

7

DS Bimoji Training

Nintendo

DS

18,000

10

5

Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin

Koei

PS2

15,000

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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