Japanese Software Charts: Fire Emblem Scorches Competition

Dragon Quest Monsters close behind.

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Japanese Software Charts: Fire Emblem Scorches Competition
Sales are looking healthy across the board in this week's Japanese Software Chart (12th - 18th July 2010, courtesy Media Create), thanks to a wave of hot new releases on several platforms. It has resulted in a close race for the #1 spot, with the latest Fire Emblem just inching ahead of a new Dragon Quest Monsters spinoff.

1 Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu Nintendo (DS) 136,367 / NEW
2 Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory Square Enix (Wii) 135,783 / NEW
3 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 Konami (PS3) 120,199 / NEW
4 Wii Party Nintendo (Wii) 112,850
5 Last Ranker Capcom (PSP) 60,757 / NEW
6 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010 Konami (PSP) 51,778 / NEW
7 Inazuma Eleven 3 Level-5 (DS) 46,014
8 White Knight Chronicles 2 SCEJ (PS3) 34,285
9 Harvest Moon: Twin Villages Marvelous Entertainment (DS) 20,269
10 Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou Doryoku Shouri no Maki! Hudson (PSP) 18,614 / NEW

(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)

Even Konami's brand new baseball title on the PlayStation 3 isn't that far behind Square Enix's Wii entry, clocking up 120,199 units to Dragon Quest Monsters' 135,783 units. In weeks where the Japanese software chart has seen new titles debut, the #1 spot is usually tens in not hundreds of thousands of units ahead of its nearest competition. Fire Emblem managed 136,367 units.

The only games still standing from last week include former #1 Wii Party, Level-5 favourites Inazuma Eleven 3 and White Knight Chronicles 2, and Harvest Moon: Twin Villages. Everything else is brand new, and even Hudson has managed a Top 10 entry with Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou Doryoku Shouri no Maki debuting at #10.

Will we see a rounded Top 10 like this again soon? Let's just hope for some more AAA clashes, shall we? Makes things interesting.

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