Let's revisit the Japanese software charts! This week's ranking (15th - 21st February 2010), courtesy of Media Create, shows a good performance for Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, which entered at #6 with over 25,000 sales. The PS3 can lay claim to the top spot too, with Capcom's Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition update outselling all competition.
1 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition – Capcom (PS3) – 143,339
2 God Eater – Namco Bandai (PSP) – 64,192
3 New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Nintendo (Wii) – 44,415
4 Dragon Quest VI – Square Enix (DS) – 41,412
5 Tomodachi Collection – Nintendo (DS) – 31,299
6 Heavy Rain – SCEJ (PS3) – 26,775
7 Wii Fit Plus – Nintendo (Wii) – 25,631
8 Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia – Konami (DS) – 24,132
9 Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International – Square Enix (PS3) – 15,097
10 Wii Sports Resort – Nintendo (Wii) – 11,303
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
The Nintendo DS still dominates the handheld side of things, although it seems the Japanese have been a bit peckish for some deities, with Namco Bandai's God Eater coming in at second position this week. On the Nintendo side, Dragon Quest VI continues to sell well, and a new Yi-Gi-Oh game has boosted the platform further. Tomodachi Collection still won't go away.
Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort and New Super Mario Bros. Wii are propping up the little white box in the charts today, and it's impressive to see how long the tail of each of these games are. Recently all three games were announced by Nintendo to have hit the ten million sales mark each.