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Flawless Victory For Nintendo Consoles In Japanese Charts

Nintendo’s domination of the Japanese game charts has reached new extremes, with the top fifteen selling games all for Nintendo formats, led by Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters - Joker for DS, and the DS and Wii dominating the hardware charts.
Nintendo’s domination of the Japanese sales charts has reached new extremes, with the top fifteen selling games all for Nintendo formats, and all but two of those published by Nintendo themselves. In what was already a busy week of sales in Japan, where the main gift giving season is traditionally a few weeks later than in the West, it was still Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Monsters - Joker which was the best selling total overall, with the game well on its way towards a million units sold after just two weeks. Despite the volume of sales the top ten was largely static in terms of positions, with Wii Sports and Wii Play increasing in sales, thanks to greater hardware availability, to easily hang on to their second and third place spots. The Wii version of what is known in the West as Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 also performed strongly in its debut at number thirteen, while WarioWare: Smooth Moves also increased its sales at number fourteen. The highest ranked PSP title in the top fifty was Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops at number sixteen, with the highest ranked PlayStation 3 title being Resistance: Fall of Man at number forty-seven. No Xbox 360 titles charted in the top fifty. Hardware sales saw the Nintendo DS sell 344,953 units in total, followed by the Wii at 195,331 units and the PSP at 118,186 units. The PlayStation 3 sold 69,944 units, the PlayStation 2 52,037 units and the Xbox 360 18,235 units. The Game Boy Advance family of consoles sold 5,732 units and the GameCube 1,258.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
11Dragon Quest Monsters - JokerSquare EnixDS266,827
22Wii SportsNintendoWii166,011
33Hajimete no WiiNintendoWii141,702
45New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS128,211
54Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DSNintendoDS109,752
66Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS TrainingNintendoDS99,320
79Oide yo Doubutsu no MoriNintendoDS94,917
87Pokemon DiamondNintendoDS94,370
915Hoshi no Kirby: Sanjou! Dorocche DanNintendoDS93,522
1012Pokemon PearlNintendoDS78,398
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