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Gundam On Top Again In Japanese Sales Charts

Japanese robot anime and cultural phenomenon Gundam is once again at the top of the weekly software sales charts, with the PS2 version of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam debuting ahead of Soma Bringer on DS and The Idolm@ster on Xbox 360.

David Jenkins

March 6, 2008

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Japanese robot anime and cultural phenomenon Gundam is once again at the top of the weekly software sales charts, with the latest game being the new PlayStation 2 version of what is known in the West as Dynasty Warriors: Gundam. Originally released last year only on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game - which sold 150,000 units during the week - is a co-production with Koei, successfully mixing two of Japan’s favourite franchises. It is also the second Musou game in the charts, with the PSP version of Warriors Orochi still at number seven. The second highest new entry of the week is role-playing game Soma Bringer, the first title to be released by developer Monolith Soft since being acquired by Nintendo. The new franchise enjoyable a moderate debut with 51,000 units sold at number four. New at number five, with 44,000 units sold, is the second The Idolm@ster game for the Xbox 360, a pop idol themed game whose Xbox Live features have proven particularly popular in Japan. The rest of the chart is largely unchanged from the previous week, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Fit both still selling in excess of 60,000 units weeks after their initial release.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Format

Weekly Sales

1

NE

Gundam Musou Special

Namco Bandai

PS2

150,000

2

1

Dairantou Smash Brothers X

Nintendo

Wii

67,000

3

2

Wii Fit

Nintendo

Wii

64,000

4

NE

Soma Bringer

Nintendo

DS

51,000

5

NE

The Idolm@ster: Live for You!

Namco Bandai

360

44,000

6

2

Sekaiju no Meikyuu II: Shoou no Seihai

Atlus

DS

25,000

7

4

Musou Orochi

Koei

PSP

24,000

8

5

Bokujou Monogatari: Kira Kira Taiyou to Nakama Tachi

Marvelous

DS

22,000

9

9

Wii Sports

Nintendo

Wii

21,000

10

6

Winning Eleven Play Maker 2008

Konami

Wii

17,000

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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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