Tales Of Tales & Japan's Weekly Sales

Last week's sales champ, Sengoku Basara 3, was soundly defeated by Namco's latest Tales game, which draws upon the powers of a big PSP install base and Japan's love of doe-eyed anime-style characters. How well did Tales of Phantasia do?

Well enough to outsell Wii Party! Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X moved an impressive, first place spot-winning 108,000 copies during its debut week, enough to force Wii Party to settle for second. Not bad for a PSP remake... of a remake? Honestly, I'm thoroughly confused by just how deeply the remakes go for Tales of Phantasia. Any superfans that can provide more insight?

There are a handful of other new entries on this week's chart, including the sexy-sounding StormLover, Tetris Party Premium and the "special edition" release of Assassin's Creed II.

Japan's bestselling games for the week of August 2 to 8, according to Media Create, is below.

01. Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP) - 108,000 / NEW
02. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 612,000
03. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 57,000 / 300,000
04. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 36,000 / 277,000
05. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 24,000 / 752,000
06. StormLover (PSP) - 20,000 / NEW
07. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 17,000 / 749,000
08. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 16,000 / 213,000
09. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 15,000 / 65,000
10. Battle Spirits: Digital Starter (DS) - 15,000 / NEW

11. Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (DS)
12. Tetris Party Premium (DS)
13. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii)
14. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (DS)
15. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP)
16. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
17. Metal Max 3 (DS)
18. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
19. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
20. J-League Winning Eleven 2010 Club Championship (PS2)
21. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3)
22. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS)
23. Modnation Racers (PS3)
24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
25. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
26. Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (PS3)
27. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
28. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
29. Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (DS)
30. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (PSP)