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Dragon Quest VI Sells 906,000, As MAG Breaks Top 10 In Japan

Yet another handheld Square Enix RPG has managed to top the weekly charts in Japan in the form of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, as Western-developed shooter MAG breaks the top 10.
Square Enix has pulled off another number one debut on the weekly Japanese software sales charts this year with the release of the Nintendo DS role-playing game, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, Media-Create reported this week. The RPG, a DS remake of the 1995 Super Famicom original, sold 906,000 units for the week ended January 31. The game released on January 28. It's the second time in just a few weeks that Square Enix has been able to top the charts with handheld RPG. The January 9 release Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for Sony's PSP led the rankings for two weeks in a row following its debut. Making a strong debut at number two was Sega's tri-Ace-developed RPG Resonance of Fate, which sold 118,000 units on PlayStation 3 and 27,000 on Xbox 360. The game is reportedly confirmed for a U.S. and European release later this year. MAG, the highly-touted PS3 online shooter from Redmond, WA-based SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive, was able to sneak into the rankings at number 10, an oddball amongst the domestic Japanese video game fare that populated the charts. Dropping out of the top ten from last week were Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces from Namco Bandai, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite from Capcom, Wii Sports Resort from Nintendo, and Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) from Level 5. Below are Media Create's Japanese sales charts for the week ended January 31:
LW TW Title Platform Publisher Weekly Sales
NEW 1 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie DS Square Enix 906,000
NEW 2 Resonance of Fate PS3 Sega 118,000
3 3 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo 84,000
NEW 4 Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku PS3 Namco Bandai 82,000
5 5 Friend Collection DS Nintendo 33,000
6 6 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo 30,000
4 7 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP Square Enix 27,000
NEW 8 Resonance of Fate Xbox 360 Sega 27,000
2 9 Valkyria Chronicles 2: Gallia Military Academy PSP Sega 24,000
NEW 10 MAG: Massive Action Game PS3 Sony 19,000

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