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New PS3 Helps Gundam Rocket To Top Of Japanese Game Charts

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Thanks to a spike in Japanese PlayStation 3 sales, the platform claims the top spot in this week's Media Create software sales chart with Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081, one of two new PS3 games to chart highly.

The other is Sega's 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de, a PS3 game we're unlikely to see anywhere outside of Japan. Revitalized interest in Sony's current gen platform gave a boost to a few older PlayStation 3 titles, including the greatest hits—aka "The Best"—re-releases of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Hot Shots Golf 5, securing spots in the top thirty.

The rest of the chart largely still belongs to Nintendo and its platforms, as bestsellers Tomodachi Collection and Dragon Quest IX continue to move at a healthy evergreen pace.


Japan's top games for the week of August 31 to September 6 are as follows.

01. Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081 (PS3) - 178,000 / NEW
02. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 87,000 / 977,000
03. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 50,000 / 3,844,000
04. Love Plus (DS) - 46,000 / NEW
05. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 43,000 / 1,128,000
06. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) - 22,000 / 857,000
07. Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story 2 (DS) - 19,000 / NEW
08. Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshu Shiranai Mama dewa Son wo Suru: Mono ya Okane no Shikumi DS (DS) - 16,000 / 37,000
09. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) - 15,000 / 940,000
10. 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de (PS3) - 15,000 / NEW


11. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS)
12. Way of the Samurai 2 Portable (PSP)
13. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2)
14. Soulcalibur Broken Destiny (PSP)
15. Little King's Story (Wii)
16. Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS)
17. Dream Club (Xbox 360)
18. Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji (DS)
19. SweetHoneyComing (PS2)
20. Tales of Vs. (PSP)
21. SupaRobo Gakuen (DS)
22. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (the Best) (PS3)
23. Nanashi no Game Me (DS)
24. Wii Fit (Wii)
25. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
26. Anpanman to Touch de Waku Waku Training (DS)
27. Hot Shots Golf 5 (the Best) (PS3)
28. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS3)
29. Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip (DS)
30. Simple 2500 Series Portable!! Vol. 12: The Hohei 2: Senyuu yo, Sakini Ike (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]