After sitting pretty at the top of the charts last week with over 200,000 units sold, Sengoku Basara 3 gets knocked off its perch in this week's Japanese Software Chart (2nd August - 8th August 2010, courtesy Media Create). The samurai hack-and-slasher has been usurped by PSP adventure game Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X.
1 Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X – Namco Bandai (PSP) – 108,356 / NEW
2 Wii Party – Nintendo (Wii) – 82,698
3 Sengoku Basara 3 – Capcom (PS3) – 57,021
4 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd – Sega (PSP) – 35,865
5 Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark/Bomber – Level-5 (DS) – 24,224
6 Storm Lover – D3 Publisher (PSP) – 20,087 / NEW
7 Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Nintendo (Wii) – 16,695
8 Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu – Nintendo (DS) – 15,845
9 Sengoku Basara 3 – Capcom (Wii) – 15,387
10 Battle Spirits: Digital Starter – Namco Bandai (DS) – 15,338 / NEW
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
It makes sense, given Japan's love for anything with the prefix “Tales of” - but in fact the game's not entirely new. It's a remake of the Game Boy Color RPG of the same name, but it also includes a remake of the first Tales of Phantasia game too. It was enough to shift over 100,000 copies over the last week.
The rest of the chart is a little bit boring, to be brutally honest with you – the massive sales comedown of both Sengoku Basara 3 and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd has allowed favourites Wii Party, Inazuma Eleven 3 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 to shift up the Top 10. The only other new entries to chart is D3's Storm Lover and Namco Bandai's Battle Spirits on the DS, which debut at #6 and #10 respectively.