Sexy Sengoku Samurai, Cute Vocaloids Storm Japan's Sales Charts

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What does Japan like this week? Feudal Japanese fantasy battles in the form of Sengoku Basara 3 and rhythm games starring vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Yep, shirtless samurai warriors and sexy singing robots are just what Japan needed more of.


The PlayStation 3 wins this week's software war, thanks to Capcom's Sengoku Basara 3, which moved close to a quarter million copies to Japanese gamers. (We knew the series as Devil Kings when it made its Western debut.) The Wii version of that game also charted, moving 50,000 copies. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd, the previously mentioned vocaloid-starring rhythm game from Sega, sold 241,000 copies to PSP owners.

Last week's champ, Wii Party, is still hangin' tough, crossing the half-million mark this week. A handful of new debuts, from Metal Max 3 to the latest Ys game, also appear in the top ten.

Check the full list for all the new recruits. According to Media Create, these are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of July 26 to August 1.

01. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) - 243,000 / NEW
02. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) - 241,000 / NEW
03. Wii Party (Wii) - 83,000 / 529,000
04. Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (DS) - 64,000 / NEW
05. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) - 50,000 / NEW
06. Metal Max 3 (DS) - 47,000 / NEW
07. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 34,000 / 727,000
08. Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga (PSP) - 30,000 / NEW
09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP) - 22,000 / 103,000
10. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) - 21,000 / 197,000

11. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Wii)
12. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PS3)
13. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
14. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
15. Modnation Racers (PS3)
16. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
17. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS)
18. Last Ranker (PSP)
19. Kaidan Restaurant: Ura Menu 100-Sen (DS)
20. White Knight Chronicles 2 (PS3)
21. Fate/Extra (PSP)
22. Quiz! Hexagon II (DS)
23. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
25. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
26. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
27. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
28. Strike Witches: Shirogane no Tsubasa (Xbox 360)
29. Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (Xbox 360)
30. Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki! (PSP)



What I don't get about Sengoku Basara cartoon is the fact that they are all warlords with armies, how can one of the warlords be the "badguy".

He is just doing what all the other warlords are doing. :)