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Japanese Charts Do Not Object To Ace Attorney

Capcom has scored its biggest hit yet with its DS Ace Attorney series, with both it and Nintendo's Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2 for DS performing strongly in an otherwise depressed Japanese video game charts - full game countdown inside.

David Jenkins

April 19, 2007

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Capcom has scored its biggest hit yet with the Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban series, with the first title made exclusively for the Nintendo DS registering over 250,000 unit sales in its first week. The original trilogy of games, which feature Phoenix Wright as the main character, are enhanced ports of titles originally released for the Game Boy Advance. The new game features Housuke Odoroki as the new lead, with gameplay more similar to the fifth, exclusive case from the DS port of the first Ace Attorney game. The other major new entry of the week is the delayed release of Nintendo DS puzzle game Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, which has also performed strongly, debuting with over 92,000 sales. Sales in the rest of the chart, though, continue to be depressed, in advance of the Golden Week series of holidays at the end of the month. The only other new entry in the top ten is children’s puzzle game and activity center Watashi no Relaxuma for the Nintendo DS, with under 19,000 unit sales. After some weeks of resurgent success for Sony format titles, this week sees only two non-Nintendo format games in the top ten. The highest ranked PSP title is Monster Hunter Portable 2nd at number fifteen, while there are no PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 titles in the whole top thirty. (Hardware sales data for the week in Japan will be available from tomorrow morning.)

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Title

Publisher

Format

Weekly Sales

1

NE

Gyakuten Saiban 4

Capcom

DS

250,186

2

NE

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: MiniMini Daikoushin!

Nintendo

DS

92,017

3

7

Wii Sports

Nintendo

Wii

41,035

4

3

Yoshi's Island DS

Nintendo

DS

40,974

5

15

Hajimete no Wii

Nintendo

Wii

28,394

6

10

Layton Kyouju no Fushigi na Machi

Level-5

DS

25,548

7

6

Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Motto Eigo Duke

Nintendo

DS

25,264

8

5

Musou Orochi

Koei

PS2

23,067

9

4

Pro Yakyuu Spirits 4

Konami

PS2

19,816

10

NE

Watashi no Relaxuma

Rocket Company

DS

18,734

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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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