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How Did Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Do In Japan?

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The arrival of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker in Japan was outshone by the arrival of another big portable game, Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2. It put Snake in his place—second—in this week's contest.

The latest Dragon Quest spin-off moved an impressive 624,000 copies in week one, outperforming Peace Walker's still impressive 434,000 sales. The debut of Super Street Fighter IV overseas was a little less impressive, but pretty much in line with the performance of the previous, less super version.


Former #1 Nier slipped to ninth place, while the regular collection of evergreen Nintendo games filled out the rest of the top ten. Yes, that's Mario Kart Wii back near the top of the charts.


Read on for appearances from Splinter Cell Conviction and the latest exploding school girl outfit sim/fighting game Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact.

01. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 624,000 / NEW
02. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) - 434,000 / NEW
03. Super Street Fighter IV (PS3) - 81,000 / NEW
04. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 44,000 / 3,760,000
05. Super Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360) - 28,000 / NEW
06. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 28,000 / 2,739,000
07. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 27,000 / 3,157,000
08. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat III - Yuki no Shugomono Raishuu! (DS) - 24,000 / NEW
09. Nier Replicant (PS3) - 21,000 / 81,000
10. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 20,000 / 1,867,000

11. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP)
12. Pokemon Ranger (DS)
13. Splinter Cell Conviction (Xbox 360)
14. Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact (PSP)
15. Marriage Royale: Prism Story (PSP)
16. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
17. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
18. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS3)
19. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
20. Fist of the North Star (PS3)
21. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
22. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 - Mezameru Yuusha (Minna no Susume Selection) (Wii)
23. Zettai Meikyuu Grimm: Nanatsu no Kagi to Rakuen no Otome (PSP)
24. Yakuza 4 (PS3)
25. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS2)
26. Ys: Felghana no Chikai (PSP)
27. Crayon Shin-Chan: Obaka Daininden - Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! (DS)
28. Dragon Quest IX (Ultimate Hits) (DS)
29. Nier Gestalt (Xbox 360)
30. ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two. (PS2)


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