Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
October 2, 2008
2 Min Read
The PlayStation 2 has proven itself to be alive and well in the latest Japanese charts, with new entry Super Robot Wars Z selling an impressive 366,000 units in its first week on sale. The new title is the start of a new sub-series for the best-selling crossover franchise, the first to be published by Namco Bandai since its buyout of Banpresto. It follows the same basic template as previous strategy role-playing titles in the series, with characters from a range of disparate robot-themed anime, including Mobile Suit Gundam and Mazinger Z. The second-highest new entry of the week is new Nintendo DS role-playing game World Destruction from Sega. Developed by Luminous Arc creators imageepoch, the game sold 56,000 units to reach number four in the charts. The second major new PlayStation 2 debut of the week is Namco Bandai’s anime tie-in Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori, with the wrestling game selling 35,000 units at number five. New entry X Edge, at number seven, is also a strategy role-playing game featuring crossovers from previously unconnected series. In this case, the new PlayStation 3 title combines characters from Capcom’s Darkstalkers, Nippon Ichi’s Disgaea, Gust’s Ar Tonelico and Mana Khemia 2 (the PSP port of which is also new this week at number 12), and Idea Factory’s Spectral Souls. The game sold 22,000 units. Also new at number nine, with 18,000 unit sales is PlayStation 3 marine simulator Aquanaut’s Holiday, a follow-up to the previous two PSone titles. The final new entry of the week is Monolith Soft’s long delayed Disaster: Day of Crisis for Wii. Debuting at number ten with just 14,000 unit sales though publisher Nintendo are unlikely to find the irony of the game’s name amusing.
Super Robot Taisen Z
Pocket Monsters Platinum
The Pokemon Company
Rhythm Tengoku Gold
World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi
Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori
Dragon Ball DS
Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Media Create Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About the Author(s)
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.
You May Also Like
Exploring the 2024 State of the Game Industry report - Game Developer Podcast ep. 39Feb 2, 2024
Phantom inspiration and the ethical auteur with Xalavier Nelson Jr.Dec 8, 2023
Designing Killer Queen: from playground experiment to modern arcade sensationOct 18, 2023
Rod Humble and King Choi illustrate the ambition of Life By YouSep 22, 2023
Get daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox
Subscribe to Game Developer Newsletters to stay caught up with the latest news, design insights, marketing tips, and more