After relinquishing the number one spot on the weekly Japanese sales charts to the latest Gundam
game, Square Enix's DS RPG Dragon Quest IX
is back on top, according to Media Create.
For the week ended August 16, Dragon Quest IX
sold 127,000 units, bringing total unit sales to 3.64 million in Japan. Square Enix have yet to announce a US release date for the game.
It's the fourth week since Dragon Quest XI
's July 11 Japanese launch that the game has topped weekly sales charts. But those haven't been consecutive weeks -- Capcom's Monster Hunter 3
for Wii and the PlayStation 2 verion of Namco Bandai's SD Gundam G Generation Wars
both were able to knock down Dragon Quest IX
, albeit briefly.
is a phenomenon in Japan, as retailers brought out big crowds on the game's launch.
This most recent week, we see SD Gundam G Generation Wars
for PS2 drop to fifth place, while Monster Hunter 3
dropped to fourth.
Games dropping out of the top ten from last week
were Namco Bandai's Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes
, the Wii version of Namco Bandai's SD Gundam G Generation Wars
, and Konami's J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship
Below are the Japanese sales charts for the week ended August 16:
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|3 ||1 ||Dragon Quest IX ||Square Enix ||DS ||127,000 |
|5 ||2 ||Tomodachi Connection ||Nintendo ||DS ||126,000 |
|6 ||3 ||Wii Sports Resort ||Nintendo ||Wii ||105,000 |
|2 ||4 ||Monster Hunter Tri ||Capcom ||Wii ||93,000 |
|1 ||5 ||SD Gundam G Generation Wars ||Namco Bandai ||PS2 ||57,000 |
|4 ||6 ||Tales of Vs. ||Namco Bandai ||PSP ||35,000 |
|13 ||7 ||Puyo Puyo 7 ||Sega ||DS ||29,000 |
|14 ||8 ||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) ||Capcom ||PSP ||27,000 |
|9 ||9 ||Color Changing Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love ||Nintendo ||DS ||18,000 |
|17 ||10 ||Penguin no Mondai X: Tenkuu no 7 Senshi ||Konami ||DS ||18,000 |