Japan Weekly Software Ranking (July 28 – Aug 3)

Phantasy Star Portable debut at the top of the Japanese charts with a surprisingly huge number this week at around 340,000 copies. That’s the fourth best start for a PSP game after Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. With Japanese retailers confident that the game will continue to sell well throughout the summer, it will be interesting to see what’s next for the series from Sega.

It’s an interesting week as well with so many new releases and Nintendo’s Rhythm Tengoku Gold should be another NDS game that will stay in the charts for a long long time, the game start with an impressive 213,000 copies. Soul Calibur IV, which Namco just announced they have shipped out 2 million copies, sold around 110,000 of them in Japan (75,000 on the PS3).

Media Create

1 Phantasy Star Portable PSP Sega
2 Rhythm Tengoku Gold NDS Nintendo
3 (1) Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome NDS Square Enix
4 Soul Calibur IV PS3 Namco Bandai
5 (2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 PS2 Konami
6 Soul Calibur IV Xbox 360 Namco Bandai
7 Zero: Gesshoku no Kamen Wii Nintendo
8 (7) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
9 (9) Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo
10 (3) Gundam Battle Universe PSP Namco Baindai

Updated every Thursday, full chart viewable here.

MediaWorks

1 Phantasy Star Portable PSP Sega
2 Rhythm Tengoku Gold NDS Nintendo
3 (1) Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome NDS Square Enix
4 Soul Calibur IV PS3 Namco Bandai
5 (2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 PS2 Konami
6 Zero: Gesshoku no Kamen Wii Nintendo
7 Soul Calibur IV Xbox 360 Namco Bandai
8 (7) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
9 (9) Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo
10 (8) Wario Land Shake Wii Nintendo

Updated every Friday, full chart viewable here.

Enterbrain

1 Phantasy Star Portable PSP Sega
2 Rhythm Tengoku Gold NDS Nintendo
3 (1) Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome NDS Square Enix
4 Soul Calibur IV PS3 Namco Bandai
5 (2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 PS2 Konami
6 Soul Calibur IV Xbox 360 Namco Bandai
7 Zero: Gesshoku no Kamen Wii Nintendo
8 (6) Wii Fit Wii Nintendo
9 Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO NDS SNK Playmore
10 (8) Wario Land Shake Wii Nintendo

Updated every Wednesday, chart in Japanese viewable here.

Amazon Japan

1 Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou Plus PS2 Atlus
2 Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken NDS Nintendo
3 Tales of Vesperia Xbox 360 Namco Bandai
4 Phantasy Star Portable PSP Sega
5 Rhythm Tengoku Gold NDS Nintendo
6 KORG DS-10 Synthesizer NDS AQ Interactive
7 Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome NDS Square Enix
8 Super Robot Taisen Z [Special Edition] PS2 Banpresto
9 Pokemon Platinum NDS Nintendo
10 Soul Calibur IV Xbox 360 Namco Bandai

Amazon Japan chart is updated hourly, the latest chart can be viewed here.

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