Pokémon Tops Japanese Charts, Software Sales Stuck In DungeonS

With the exception of the newly released Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai, it was a relatively slow week of video game buying in Japan, with low sales of new software.

Even though it topped this week's chart, the latest Pokémon spin-off title didn't sell on par with its predecessors (two games that eventually came to the West as Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness), selling just 142,000 copies. In comparison to the combined 569,000 that previous Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon games moved in their first week in Japan, that's rather meager.

Another weak performer rounded out the top ten, with Hudsons' Deca Sporta 2 moving just 9,000 copies. When the original was released in Japan, it sold 65,000 copies in its debut week.

At least this week's worth of lame software sales gave EA's The Godfather II a chance to see what the Media Create top thirty chart feels like.

01. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai (DS) - 142,000 / NEW
02. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP) - 28,000 / 114,000
03. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 19,000 / 541,000
04. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 18,000 / 591,000
05. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II - Unmei no Futari (DS) - 18,000 / NEW
06. Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (PSP) - 13,000 / NEW
07. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS) - 11,000 / 55,000
08. Musou Orochi Z (PS3) - 10,000 / 205,000
09. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP) - 9,000 / 144,000
10. Deca Sporta 2 (Wii) - 9,000 / NEW

11. Wii Fit (Wii)
12. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 Live (PS2)
13. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
14. Rittai Picross (DS)
15. Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable (PSP)
16. Zaidanhoujin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: Kanken DS 3 Deluxe (DS)
17. The Godfather II (PS3)
18. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
19. Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
21. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
22. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 (DS)
23. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
24. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
25. Oboro Muramasa (Wii)
26. Tongari Boushi no Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)
27. Super Robot Taisen K (DS)
28. The Godfather II (X360)
29. Wii de Asobu Pikmin 2 (Wii)
30. Inazuma Eleven (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]