Nintendo has got the whole population of Japanese gamers tapping their feet this week, as the insanely addictive Rhythm Heaven on Wii sits at the top of the Japan Video Game Chart (week ending 31st July 2011, courtesy Media Create). It faces moderate competition from Namco Bandai newcomer Spiral Chaos Queen?s Gate, which debuts at #2.
1 Rhythm Heaven for Everyone ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 81,938
2 Spiral Chaos Queen?s Gate ? Namco Bandai (PSP) ? 66,959 / NEW
3 Devil Survivor 2 ? Atlus (DS) ? 63,008 / NEW
4 Sengoku BASARA: Heroes Chronicles ? Capcom (PSP) ? 22,250
5 Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX ? Namco Bandai (PSP) ? 21,915
6 Wii Sports Resort with Wii Motion Plus ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 20,424
7 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 ? Konami (PS3) ? 19,703
8 Inazuma Eleven Strikers ? Level-5 (DS) ? 18,941
9 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 ? Konami (PSP) ? 18,248
10 Hakuoki: Reimeiroku ? Idea Factory (PSP) ? 16,414 / NEW
A couple of other new releases have been lucky enough to enter the Top 10 this week, and both happen to be role playing and adventure titles. Shin Megami Tensai game Devil Survivor 2 lands at #3, while Idea Factory?s Hakuoki: Reimeiroku slips in at the bottom of the chart at #10. In general, the PSP is getting a lot of good representation in the software chart.
And that success translates into the hardware chart too, where the Sony portable is back on top of the general platform charts with over 36,000 units sold. After a week or two of surging sales, Nintendo?s 3DS is struggling a little bit in the face of competition. The company recently dropped the price of the console - perhaps it was this result that forced CEO Satoru Iwata?s hand?
The PSP Go has sold a whopping seven units this week. Please, just kill this thing already.
Hardware Chart - Home Console
Hardware Chart - Handheld
DSi LL: 5,267
DS Lite: 138
PSP Go: 7