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Japanese Charts: Pokemon Platinum Is Super Effective

Pokemon Platinum for DS is still the number one seller in Japan this week, with total sales of almost 1.3 million, and relatively untroubled by the week’s new releases such as Dragon Ball DS and the PS3 version of Eternal Sonata -- co

David Jenkins

September 25, 2008

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Pokemon Platinum for Nintendo DS is still the best-selling game in Japan this week, selling 315,000 units -- in total, almost 1.3 million in just nine days. A director’s cut of the earlier Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, the game has been relatively untroubled by the rest of the week’s new releases. The highest new entry, at number two, is Namco Bandai’s Dragon Ball DS (aka Dragon Ball: Origins), on 72,000 unit sales. The Nintendo DS game is a top-down adventure title similar in style to The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The second-highest new entry is the PlayStation 3 version of what is known in the West as Eternal Sonata. However, with just 34,000 unit sales, the game seems to have suffered from releasing after the Xbox 360 version. Also new at number seven, on 25,000 unit sales, is PSP anime tie-in Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Battle Arena from Marvelous, while the new PSP version of Spike’s Way of the Samurai debuts at number eight on 17,000 unit sales. The only other two new entries in the top 30 are both visual novels for the PlayStation 2, as Idea Factory’s Hokuouki enters the charts at number 11 and Prototype’s Heart no Kuni no Alice debuts at number 16.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Format

Weekly Sales

1

1

Pocket Monsters Platinum

The Pokemon Company

DS

315,000

2

NE

Dragon Ball DS

Namco Bandai

DS

72,000

3

5

Rhythm Tengoku Gold

Nintendo

DS

64,000

4

NE

Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume Reprise

Namco Bandai

PS3

34,000

5

2

Quiz Magic Academy DS

Konami

DS

29,000

6

6

Wii Fit

Nintendo

Wii

28,000

7

NE

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Battle Arena

Marvelous

PS2

25,000

8

NE

Samurai Dou Portable

Spike

PSP

17,000

9

4

One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 - Nami ni Yureru Hihou

Namco Bandai

Wii

15,000

10

8

Mario Kart Wii

Nintendo

Wii

14,000

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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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