Japanese Gamers Still Love Baseball

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This week, it's all about bobble-headed baseball, as Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 replaces Sega's Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! as the best selling game in Japan. Sega's management sim take on the sport drops considerably, landing at #20 after just one week. Plenty of new titles round out the top thirty, including some new giant robot action from the Front Mission and Super Robot Wars series.

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Unfortunately missing from the list is Sega's English of the Dead which should have shipped on the 27th. What the hell, Japan? What. The. Hell?

01. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (PSP) - 117,000 / NEW

02. Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga (DS) - 98,000 / NEW

03. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 50,000 / 1,367,000

04. Wii Fit (Wii) - 46,000 / 2,156,000

05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 45,000 / 2,142,000

06. Family Trainer: Athletic World (Wii) - 44,000 / NEW

07. D.C. II P.S.: Da Capo II Plus Situation (PS2) - 40,000 / NEW

08. Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP) - 32,000 / NEW

09. Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi (PS2) - 26,000 / NEW

10. Kuukan * Zukei: Hirameki Training - KuuTore (DS) - 25,000 / NEW

11. Clannad (PSP)

12. DS Bimoji Training (DS)

13. Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness (DS)

14. Fushigi? Kagaku: Nazotoki Quiz Training - NazoTore (DS)

15. True Blood (PS2)

16. beatmania II DX 14 Gold (PS2)

17. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS)

18. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)

19. Wii Sports (Wii)

20. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (DS)

21. Lost Planet: Colonies (Xbox 360)

22. Boura wa Kaseki Holder (DS)

23. Battalion Wars 2 (Wii)

24. Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei (DS)

25. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)

26. Wii Play (Wii)

27. Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (DS)

28. Mario Kart DS (DS)

29. Tottado! Yowiko no Mujintou Seikatsu (DS)

30. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

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DISCUSSION

Dragon_Warrior

@Palladium: Are you kidding? Baseball is huge! MLB is a mammoth money-making organization, and on a smaller level most towns have baseball fields in the U.S.