MGS 4: The Big Boss Of Japanese Sales

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It should come as no surprise that Metal Gear Solid 4 was Japan's best-selling game last week, as publisher Enterbrain already chimed in with the PlayStation 3 game's first four-day sales. Media Create's figures are slighter lower—lower by about 11,000—but that doesn't take anything of substance away from MGS4's solid debut. Fortunately for Konami and Kojima Productions, Old Snake didn't have much competition, as the only new title to crack the top ten was an Evangelion pachinko game for the Nintendo DS.

Tecmo will be less happy to see that Ninja Gaiden II has already dropped off the charts after an unimpressive showing last week.


01. Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3) - 465,000 / NEW

02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 38,000 / 1,444,000

03. Wii Fit (Wii) - 37,000 / 2,227,000

04. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (PSP) - 27,000 / 187,000

05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 26,000 / 2,203,000

06. Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 2: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi (DS) - 22,000 / NEW

07. Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit (PS3) - 18,000 / 111,000

08. DS Bimoji Training (DS) - 17,000 / 285,000

09. DS Yamamura Misa Suspense: Maiko Kogiku - Kisha Katherine - Sougiya Isa Akashi - Koto ni Maru Hana Sanrin: Kyoto Satujin Jinken File (DS) - 17,000 / 56,000

10. Fushigi no Dungeon - Furai no Shiren 3: Karakuri Yashiki no Nemuri Hime (Wii) - 14,000 / 73,000

11. Wii Sports (Wii)

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

13. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (DS)

14. Family Trainer: Athletic World (Wii)

15. Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP)

16. Wii Play (Wii)

17. Mario Kart (DS)

18. Boura wa Kaseki Holder (DS)

19. Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (DS)

20. Kuukan * Zukei: Hirameki Training - KuuTore (DS)

21. Majin Tantei Nougame Neuro: Neuro to Miko no Bishoku Sanmai (DS)

22. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)

23. Motto TOEIC Test DS Training (DS)

24. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

25. Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga (DS)

26. Tottado! Yowiko no Mujintou Seikatsu (DS)

27. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

28. More Brain Training (DS)

29. Battalion Wars 2 (Wii)

30. Pokémon Diamond (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]

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Darth Tigris

Very impressive. Sure, the drop off next week will be significant, but it looks like the 3 years of hype paid off, as this may be the largest debut in Japan for an MGS game at a time when the console user base was the smallest.