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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.
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 14
Dragon Quest Swords: Kamen no Joou to Kagami no Tou
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Wii
Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei
Kouchuu Ouja: Mushi King Super Collection
Miru Chikara wo Jissen de Kitearu: DS Ganriki Training
Hajimete no Wii
Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu 5
New Super Mario Bros.
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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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