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Dragon Quest, Metal Gear Lead For Third Week In Japan

Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 saw a drop in sales, but led Japanese charts for the third week in a row, followed again by Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Media Create said this week.
Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 saw a drop in weekly sales in Japan, but was able to lead charts for the third week in a row, followed once again by Konami and Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. For the week ended May 16, tracking firm Media Create said the DS role-playing game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 sold 126,000 units. That's down from the game's debut week, which saw 624,000 in unit sales, and its second week, which saw 253,000 units. Coming in second was Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP, selling 63,000 units during the week, versus 434,000 when the game debuted and 141,000 units last week. To date, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 has sold just over 1 million units in Japan, while Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has sold 638,000 units. Both games launched on April 28 in the country. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released in Japan in December last year, continued to hang near the top of the charts with 19,000 units sold during the week. The game has sold over 3.8 million units in Japan. Games that fell off of the top 10 list include the DS game Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light and Wii Sports Resort, which were ousted from the top 10 by new entries Haku Ouki Yugiroku from Idea Factory and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa from EA. Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts for the week ended May 16, 2010:
LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
1 1 Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Square Enix DS 126,000
2 2 Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Konami PSP 63,000
3 3 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo DS 19,000
4 4 Friend Collection Nintendo DS 16,000
NEW 5 Haku Ouki Yugiroku Idea Factory PSP 16,000
5 6 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo Wii 16,000
9 7 Nier Replicant Square Enix PS3 13,000
6 8 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo Wii 13,000
7 9 Super Street Fighter IV Capcom PS3 12,000
NEW 10 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa EA PS3 10,000

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