Dragon Quest VI Remakes Massive DS Success In Japan

It was a big, big week for the role-playing game in Japan, with the release—and immediate success—of Dragon Quest VI for the Nintendo DS and, to a lesser degree, Sega's latest effort End of Eternity.

Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi debuted to more than 900,000 copies sold in Japan this week, according to Media Create. Its nearest competitor was Sega's aforementioned futuristic RPG End of Eternity (known as Resonance of Fate around these parts) with more than 145,000 copies sold across the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku also repped the RPG genre, debuting in the top ten with 82,000 units sold.

The PlayStation 3 was thrice represented in Media Create's top ten by Zipper Interactive's MAG, adding another 19,000 players to the war.

01. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 906,000 / NEW
02. End of Eternity (PS3) - 118,000 / NEW
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 84,000 / 3,201,000
04. Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku (PS3) - 82,000 / NEW
05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 45,000 / 2,742,000
06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 33,000 / 1,583,000
07. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 30,000 / 713,000
08. End of Eternity (Xbox 360) - 27,000 / NEW
09. Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP) - 24,000 / 118,000
10. MAG (PS3) - 19,000 / NEW

11. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
12. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best)
13. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP)
14. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)
15. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
16. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
17. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
18. Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren 3 Portable (PSP)
19. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
20. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii)
21. Princess Saver! Eternal Love for My Lady (PS2)
22. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
23. Dynasty Warriors 5 Empire (PSP)
24. Lively Garden (DS)
25. 11 Eyes Crossover (PSP)
26. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)
27. Tekken 6 (PSP)
28. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
29. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)
30. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)

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Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]

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