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The Last Story Gives Up First For More Legal Drama In Japan

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The Wii's original role-playing game The Last Story has been knocked from its first place perch in Japan by the legal powers of Capcom's Gyakuten Kenji 2, the latest game in the portable Ace Attorney series.


The combined powers of Miles Edgeworth, Macross, White Knight Chronicles and Dragon Ball made for a top ten full of new faces, comprised solely of PSP, Nintendo DS and Wii games. Those new bestsellers mean Mistwalker's The Last Story had to settle for seventh place this week, perhaps not a good sign for its continued sales in Japan.


Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Donkey Kong Country Returns continue to move in Japan, with the other Western made title, Dragon Age: Origins, hanging in the top twenty for one more week.

01. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS) - 132,266 / NEW
02. Macross Triangle Frontier (PSP) - 55,513 / NEW
03. White Knight Chronicles: Episode Portable - Dogma Wars (PSP) - 40,603 / NEW
04. Dragon Ball Ultimate Fighter (DS) - 31,108 / NEW
05. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku (PSP) - 28,000 / 86,978
06. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 27,861 / 4,156,138
07. The Last Story (Wii) - 19,178 / 133,900
08. Valkyria Chronicles III (PSP) - 17,927 / 120,705
09. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 16,493 / 790,386
10. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable (PSP) - 11,721 / 100,214

11. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
12. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
13. Wii Party (Wii)
14. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PSP)
15. Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku (PSP)
16. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix (PSP)
17. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PS3)
18. Ni no Kuni (DS)
19. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (DS)
20. Violet no Atelier: Guramnat no Renkinjutsu 2 - Gunjou no Omoide (PSP)

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On the hardware front, the PlayStation family wins domination of the chart.

  • PSP - 30,475
  • PlayStation 3 - 23,846
  • Wii - 14,972
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 11,555
  • Nintendo DSi - 9,954
  • Xbox 360 - 2,282
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,897
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 1,056
  • PSP go - 136

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I've lost track of the Phoenix Wright games. I tracked down the first three on DS and was playing them, when all of a sudden Apollo Creed came out. Then Miles Edgeworth. I'll never catch up, which is a shame, because I'm sure the narratives are getting better.