Football’s not just a big deal in Blighty - SEGA’s dream team simulation game Let’s Make a Soccer Team has stormed the Japanese Video Game Chart this week (courtesy Media Create, week ending 7th August 2011), selling over 100,000 copies in what would be considered back home a ‘drought season.’
1 J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 EURO PLUS – SEGA (PSP) – 101,022 / NEW
2 Atsumete! Kirby – Nintendo (DS) – 74,915 / NEW
3 Trico Gourmet Survival! – Namco Bandai (PSP) – 62,882 / NEW
4 Rhythm Heaven for Everyone – Nintendo (Wii) – 62,597
5 All Kamen Rider Generations – Namco Bandai (DS) – 52,575 / NEW
6 Disney: Epic Mickey – Nintendo (Wii) – 27,257 / NEW
7 Family Fishing – Namco Bandai (Wii) – 22,365 / NEW
8 Wii Sports Resort with Wii Motion Plus – Nintendo (Wii) – 18,945
9 Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX – Namco Bandai (PSP) – 14,872
10 Devil Survivor 2 – Atlus (DS) – 12,904
In fact, there’s nothing to suggest that things are slowing down in Japan at all, with several new titles debuting in the Top 10. Nintendo’s new Kirby game enters at #2 with nearly 75,000 units sold, and Namco Bandai prove that they still have the power to dominate the chart with three games hitting the Top 10 in their first week.
Curiously, the chart consists entirely of PSP, Nintendo DS and Wii titles this week. After about seven months of shelf life in the West, Junction Point’s Disney: Epic Mickey finally sees a release in Japan courtesy of Nintendo. It performs well at #6, earning itself over 27,000 sales. A special edition of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was also released this week - it enters at #24.