Kingdom Hearts Slips Japanese Sales Chart A Mickey

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Japanese gamers snapped up a ton of new titles in Japan this past week as the new Kingdom Hearts game for the Nintendo DS topped charts. The top ten was full of new, including Gyakuten Kenji and... HAWX?


While robust sales for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days likely won't surprise purveyors of Japanese gaming tastes, a top ten appearance from Tom Clancy's HAWX might. But at least it gives owners of the Ace Edge flight stick something else to play. The Ubisoft game was just one of eight new releases to score a top ten spot, joining Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires as one of two PlayStation 3 games to crack the top third of this week's chart.

A mix of new PSP and DS games sold best, but new console titles like The Last Guy and Battlestations: Pacific sold well enough for top thirty placement.

For the full list, read on.

01. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) - 295,000 / NEW
02. Gyakuten Kenji (DS) - 172,000 / NEW
03. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (PS3) - 76,000 / NEW
04. Sloane to MacHale: Nazo no Monogatari (DS) - 33,000 / 76,000
05. Yuusha 30 (PSP) - 26,000 / NEW
06. Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-San-Kan - Rasen (DS) - 23,000 / NEW
07. Utawarerumono Portable (PSP) - 22,000 / NEW
08. HAWX (PS3) - 19,000 / NEW
09. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 (DS) - 17,000 / 56,000
10. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (X360) - 17,000 / NEW

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP)
12. Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu (DS)
13. Wii Fit (Wii)
14. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankenta (DS)
15. Made In Ore (DS)
16. Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin Raishuu (DS)
17. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS)
18. Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 (PSP)
19. Wii de Asobu Pikmin 2 (Wii)
20. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
21. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
22. Monster Hunter G (Wii)
23. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
24. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP)
25. Wii Sports (Wii)
26. Tactics Layer: Ritina Guard Senki (DS)
27. Battlestations: Pacific (X360)
28. The Last Guy (PS3)
29. Mass Effect (X360)
30. Memories Off 6: T-Wave (PSP)


Jet Fighter games are pretty popular in Japan aren't they? Not much of a surprise that Hawx was in the top ten.