Xenoblade handily grabs the #1 spot in this week's Japanese Software Chart (7th - 13th June 2010, courtesy Media Create), and along with the continued success of Super Mario Galaxy 2 helps make up for half of the six Nintendo platform titles that sit in the Top 10.
1 Xenoblade ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 82,592 / NEW
2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 73,480
3 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City ? Take 2 Interactive Japan (PS3) ? 64,249 / NEW
4 Mega Man Zero Collection ? Capcom (DS) ? 21,736 / NEW
5 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 ? Square Enix (DS) ? 19,593
6 Just Cause 2 ? Square Enix (PS3) ? 18,795 / NEW
7 Fairy Tale Portable Guild ? Konami (PSP) ? 13,586
8 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 ? Konami (PS3) ? 12,617
9 Tomodachi Collection ? Nintendo (DS) ? 12,229
10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 11,864
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
Some interesting new entries have popped up in Japan this last week too, with Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories debuting very well at #3. The growing acceptance of Western titles in Japan may have gone some way to the expansion disc's success.
Square Enix's acquisition of Eidos has allowed it to publish Just Cause 2 in the region as well ? that enters the chart at #6. A Mega Man compilation makes up for the remainder of Top 10 new entries.
The chart isn't as healthy as in past weeks ? most likely everyone's holding their breath for whatever's happening at E3 right now. The deluge of Nintendo and Sony titles hitting their platforms over the next few months should help ignite overall sales quite nicely.