Blue Dragon DS Lands In Japan, Japan Doesn't Care

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While Mistwalker's Blue Dragon for the Xbox 360 didn't tear up the sales charts and reverse Microsoft's fortunes in Japan, it did have a more than respectable 80,000 unit opening week. Blue Dragon Plus for the Nintendo DS didn't fare quite as well, with a limp showing of just 21,000 units sold through. Granted Blue Dragon for the 360 bowed in December, giving it the holiday sales boost, but we doubt Mistwalker and AQ Interactive are popping the Cristal. It's Nintendo whose likely celebrating this week, as Rhythm Tengoku Gold continues its sales chart dominance, with Wii Fit creeping further up the Media Create sales charts. Only two titles appear in the top ten that aren't on Nintendo hardware: Afrika and J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship. 01. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 55,000 / 668,000 02. Wii Fit (Wii) - 32,000 / 2,609,000 03. Blue Dragon Plus (DS) - 21,000 / NEW 04. Afrika (PS3) - 19,000 / 57,000 05. J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (PS2) - 18,000 / 136,000 06. Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken (DS) - 17,000 / 222,000 07. Dragon Quest V (DS) - 15,000 / 1,164,000 08. Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (DS) - 15,000 / 326,000 09. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 14,000 / 1,748,000 10. Inazuma Eleven (DS) - 14,000 / 85,00011. Phantasy Star Portable (PSP) 12. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) 13. Wii Sports (Wii) 14. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS) 15. Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3) 16. Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper (PSP) 17. DS Bimoji Training (DS) 18. Mario Kart DS (DS) 19. Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (X360) 20. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 (PS2) 21. Wii Play (Wii) 22. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 23. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP) 24. Zettai Karen Children DS: Dai-4 no Children (DS) 25. Chi's Sweet Home: Chi ga Ouchi ni Yatte Kita! (DS) 26. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) 27. Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) 28. Fatal Frame IV (Wii) 29. Sigma Harmonics (DS) 30. Persona 4 (PS2) Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


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I was really sad that Rhythm Tengoku Gold wasn't at the top of the chart when it first released, but now that it's been up there for the past 3 weeks, I feel happy. Japan knows a good game when it sees it. :D