Things have slowed right down in the Japanese Software Chart this week (9th - 15th August 2010, courtesy Media Create) – there are no new entries in the Top 10, and week-on-week position sales have slumped to a crawl. The only victor in any of this is Nintendo, which saw Wii Party hit the #1 spot once more and still crack the 120,000 unit mark, after six weeks on sale.
1 Wii Party – Nintendo (Wii) – 124,489
2 Sengoku Basara 3 – Capcom (PS3) – 35,324
3 Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark/Bomber – Level-5 (DS) – 28,215
4 Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X – Namco Bandai (PSP) – 27,822
5 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd – Sega (PSP) – 24,017
6 Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Nintendo (Wii) – 20,873
7 Art Academy – Nintendo (DS) – 16,895
8 Tomodachi Collection – Nintendo (DS) – 15,243
9 Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory – Square Enix (Wii) – 14,803
10 Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!! – Namco Bandai (DS) – 14,299
Sengoku Basara 3 reached #2, but it only managed to claw just over 35,000 units – this is compared to last week when the game was at #3 and sold over 57,000 units. The rest of the chart is peppered with popular names old and recent, with Inazuma Eleven 3 climbing to #3, last week's #1 Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X dropping to #4 amongst other shuffles.
The lack of market momentum has allowed the re-emergence of Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory, Art Academy, Taiko no Tatsujin DS and Tomodachi Collection into the Top 10. Tomodachi Collection, again!? Why?
It might not look it, but there were actually some new releases this past week. 5Pb's Corpse Party: Blood Covered – Repeated Fire on the PSP is a remake of sorts of the original anime thriller that hit Windows machines in the late 1990s, and that debuts at #12. Cyber Front's somewhat more... fanservice-based title, Family Planning, launched on PSP this past week as well, and entered the chart at #25.