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Manga Based Fighter Tops Japanese Charts, Other M Sales Decline

Namco Bandai's manga based DS fighting game One Piece: Gigant Battle debuts on top of the Japanese sales charts this week, and Metroid: Other M sales take a sharp decline.
Namco Bandai's One Piece: Gigant Battle for Nintendo DS debuted on top of the Japanese retail game sales charts this week, outselling all other games by a wide margin. For the week ended September 12, the DS title sold 131,854 units, with the number two title, Capcom's Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village, immediately following with 55,569 units sold, announced tracking firm Media Create. One Piece: Gigant Battle is a fighting game based on the popular manga series One Piece, and features gameplay similar to that of Smash Bros. or the Japanese-only Jump Superstars, which also included characters from the One Piece manga. Nintendo's Metroid: Other M, which made its debut last week at number three, dropped to number five this week with just 11,239 units sold—only 24% of what it sold the previous week. Other new titles this week include Vitamin X: Evolution Plus and Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan for PSP, which landed at numbers eight and 10, respectively. Games that fell from the top 10 include Square-Enix's reprint of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and PSP fighting game Bleach: Heat the Soul 7. Yuke published UFC 2010 Undisputed 2010 made its debut this week, but failed to reach the top 10, landing at number 16.
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1One Piece: Gigant BattleNamco BandaiDS131,854
12Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu VillageCapcomPSP55,569
23Wii PartyNintendoWii44,908
44Ace Combat X2: Joint AssaultNamco BandaiPSP12,667
35Metroid: Other MNintendoWii11,239
66Super Mario Galaxy 2NintendoWii9,827
77Art AcademyNintendoDS8,172
NEW8Vitamin X: Evolution PlusD3 PublisherPSP7,975
89Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / BomberLevel 5DS7,640
NEW10Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu TairanIremPSP7,407

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