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Japanese charts: resurgent PS2 breaks into top ten

Sony's PlayStation 2 proves its still a number one hit in Japan, with Banpresto's latest Super Robot Wars title helping the ageing console back to the top of the charts.

Sony's PlayStation 2 proves its still a number one hit in Japan, with Banpresto's latest Super Robot Wars title helping the ageing console back to the top of the charts.

Super Robot Wars: Original Generations has sold 346,000 copies in the week ended July 1, knocking last week's number one, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, off the top spot.

The Japanese top ten this week has three new PlayStation 2 titles, with Bandai's RPG titles Tales of Fandom Volume 2: Luke Version and Tales of Fandom Volume 1: Tia Version entering the charts at numbers seven and eight respectively.

Other new entries in the top ten include Sony's Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile for the PSP at number five and Benesse's Initial English Training for the DS at number ten.

The top ten Japanese best-sellers for the week ended July 1 follow:

1. Super Robot Wars: Original Generations

2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

3. Itadaki Street DS

4. Practice by Observing: DS Observation Training

5. Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile

6. Wii Sports

7. Tales fo Fandom Volume 2: Luke Version

8. Tales of Fandom Volume 1: Tia Version

9. Donkey Kong Jet

10. Initial English Training

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.