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Japanese Charts: Latest Gundam Sells 175,000 In Big Sales Week

The Japanese game sales charts are heating up, with Wii Sports Resort, Dragon Quest IX, and now SD Gundam G Generation Wars atop the countdown, and four games topping 100,000 sales for the week.
It's been a busy few weeks on the Japanese sales charts, with Wii Sports Resort, Dragon Quest IX, and now SD Gundam G Generation Wars vying for the top spot. Namco Bandai's SD Gundam G Generation Wars for PlayStation 2 sold 175,000 units in Japan for the week ended August 9, according to Media Create, capturing the top spot. During the week, four games sold over 100,000 units -- good news for a domestic market that has seen lagging video game sales as the global recession lingers. SD Gundam G Generation Wars toppled Capcom's Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter 3, which had previously dethroned the hugely-popular Dragon Quest IX, which in turn had taken the lead from Wii Sports Resort. Other games breaking the 100,000 mark in this most recent week were Monster Hunter, Dragon Quest IX, and Tales of VS.. Several games dropped off of the chart from the prior week, including Puyo Puyo 7, Gears of War 2, Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Vol. 14, Armored Core 3 Portable, Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji, and ToHeart 2 Portable Double Pack. Below are the Japanese sales charts for the week ended August 2:
LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
NEW 1 SD Gundam G Generation Wars Namco Bandai PS2 175,000
1 2 Monster Hunter Tri Capcom Wii 137,000
2 3 Dragon Quest IX Square Enix DS 136,000
NEW 4 Tales of VS. Namco Bandai PSP 133,000
3 5 Tomodachi Connection Nintendo DS 92,000
4 6 Wii Sports Resort Nintendo Wii 73,000
NEW 7 Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Namco Bandai PS2 52,000
NEW 8 SD Gundam G Generation Wars Namco Bandai Wii 35,000
NEW 9 Color Changing Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love Nintendo DS 33,000
NEW 10 J-League Winning Eleven 2009: Club Championship Konami PS2 33,000

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