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Konami’s Power Pro series of cartoon-styled baseball sims has hit a home run in the latest weekly Japanese sales charts, with the PS2 version at number one and the Wii version at number three - in a top thirty without a single PSP, 360 or PS3 game.

David Jenkins

July 26, 2007

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Konami’s evergreen Power Pro series of cartoon styled baseball simulations has hit a home run in the latest weekly Japanese sales charts, with the fourteenth version in the core series debuting at number one for the PlayStation 2, with 153,000 units sold. What is especially notable is the success of the Wii version at number three, with the game enjoying greater success than on any Nintendo home console since the SNES, with 48,000 units sold. The other two new entries of the week are both for the Nintendo DS, with Sega’s latest entry in the Mushi-King series appearing at number six with 33,000 units sold. Originally an arcade game, the series uses Pokemon style collectible cards featuring various species of beetle. The fourth new entry of the week, at number nine, is the latest use of the Naruto manga and anime license from Takara-Tomy, with 28,000 units sold. In all there are twenty-two Nintendo DS titles in the top thirty this week, with five Wii games (all but one in the top ten) and three PlayStation 2 titles. There are no PSP, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 titles in the whole top thirty.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Format

Weekly Sales

1

NE

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 14

Konami

PS2

153,000

2

1

Dragon Quest Swords: Kamen no Joou to Kagami no Tou

Square Enix

Wii

53,000

3

NE

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Wii

Konami

Wii

48,000

4

2

Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

Nintendo

DS

47,000

5

4

Wii Sports

Nintendo

Wii

40,000

6

NE

Kouchuu Ouja: Mushi King Super Collection

Sega

DS

33,000

7

5

Miru Chikara wo Jissen de Kitearu: DS Ganriki Training

Nintendo

DS

31,000

8

6

Hajimete no Wii

Nintendo

Wii

29,000

9

NE

Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu 5

Takara Tomy

DS

28,000

10

13

New Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo

DS

21,000

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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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