Little Giant Robots End Japan's PS3 Software Streak

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For the past three weeks, PlayStation 3 software has topped the charts. But this week, the Nintendo DS strikes back, kicking previous bestseller Musou Orochi Z out of the top spot. This week's winner?


It's Super Robot Taisen K, Banpresto's robot battle-gasm for the DS, moving 117,000 copies last week. The Shoko Nakagawa television commercial was probably responsible for at least half of the game's sales. Despite the Nintendo DS dominance, however, the PlayStation "family" represents well, thanks to two new PlayStation 2 games and two strong PlayStation 3 sellers. Across all three platforms, six of the top ten weekly bestsellers are for Sony hardware.

There are plenty of new debuts this week, but most of them rank beyond the top ten. Read on to see what Japanese gamers snapped up during the week of March 16th to the 22nd.

01. Super Robot Taisen K (DS) - 117,000 / NEW
02. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 Live (PS2) - 50,000 / NEW
03. Amagami (PS2) - 42,000 / NEW
04. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 39,000 / 428,000
05. Musou Orochi Z (PS3) - 36,000 / 148,000
06. Resident Evil 5 (PS3) - 29,000 / 410,000
07. Rittai Picross (DS) - 24,000 / 62,000
08. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 23,000 / 506,000
09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next (Wii) - 22,000 / NEW
10. Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid (PSP) - 19,000 / 335,000

11. Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus (DS)
12. Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu - Nendororo~n Daihenshin (DS)
13. Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Senki (PSP)
14. Bokujou Monogatari: Sugar Mura to Minna no Negai (PSP)
15. Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost (DS)
16. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Wii)
17. Wii Fit (Wii)
18. Yakuza 3 (PS3)
19. Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life - CS Edition (PSP)
20. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 with Izayoiki Aizouban (PSP)
21. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
22. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
23. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
24. Aibou DS (DS)
25. Brandish: Dark Revenant (PSP)
26. Seventh Dragon (DS)
27. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
28. Resistance Retribution (PSP)
29. Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS: Fuserareta Shinjitsu (DS)
30. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]



Somewhere out there, a Japanese man is angry to see Crayon Shin-Chan and Wii Fit ahead of Yakuza 3.