Never underestimate the power of the Fist of the North Star ? Koei's licensed Dynasty Warriors-esque game smashes all contenders and makes them explode into tiny bits as it claims the top of the Japanese Software Charts (22nd - 28th March 2010, courtesy Media Create). It highlights a pretty good run for PlayStation 3 software this week.
1 Fist of the North Star: Warriors ? Koei (PS3) ? 385,000 / NEW
2 Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend ? SEGA (PS3) ? 83,000
3 Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light ? Pokemon Company (DS) ? 51,000
4 New Super Mario Bros. Wii ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 51,000
5 Tomodachi Collection ? Nintendo (DS) ? 44,000
6 God of War III ? SCEJ (PS3) ? 43,000 / NEW
7 Fist of the North Star: Warriors ? Koei (360) ? 30,000 / NEW
8 Gundam: Assault Survive ? Namco Bandai (PSP) ? 27,000
9 Wii Fit Plus ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 21,000
10 Saki Portable ? Alchemist (PSP) ? 20,000 / NEW
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
While Yakuza 4 settles for second place, it still manages to sell well, while Sony's own God of War III debuts at #6. God of War Collection, published by Capcom in Japan, reached #13 last week, but it seems like many were waiting for Kratos' latest instead.
Nintendo's best-selling brands show no signs of losing power, with Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tomodachi Collection not moving a muscle. They remain in third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
Wii Fit Plus drops towards the bottom of the Top 10, despite maintaining sales ? the call of Spring appears to have ignited some bigger spending by the Japanese public. Fist of the North Star will do that to you we guess. The Xbox 360 version of Fist of the North Star: Warriors also charts at #7 this week.