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New Pokemon tops Japanese chart

Nintendo title sells well in an otherwise-quiet software top ten

Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon has entered the Media Create software sales chart in Japan at number one, selling over 140,000 units in the week ending April 19.

Its position was little surprise given the general apathy surrounding the national top ten, with second-placed title BASARA Battle Heroes selling just 28,000 units and Deca Sports 2 in tenth place shifting just 9000 copies.

It's the continuation of a general downwards trend in software sales in what's been a quiet start to 2009, in comparison to periods last year when top three titles could shift upwards of 50,000 and even the tenth-placed game would expect to sell over 20,000 units.

In third place was Mario & Luigi RPG 3, with Monster Hunter Portable 2G (PSP the Best) in fourth and Hitman Reborn in fifth.

Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable took sixth place followed by Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 and Musou Orochi Z in seventh and eighth respectively.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable was ninth, followed by the aforementioned Deca Sports 2.

In total the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable platforms boasted four titles apiece, with the Wii and PlayStation 3 taking one each. Just 276,000 units of software were sold by the top ten games in total.

The full top ten is as follows:

  • 1. Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon (DS): 142,000
  • 2. BASARA Battle Heroes (PSP): 28,000
  • 3. Mario & Luigi RPG (DS): 19,000
  • 4. Monster Hunter Portable 2G (PSP the Best) (PSP): 18,000
  • 5. Hitman Reborn (DS): 17,000
  • 6. Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (PSP): 13,000
  • 7. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS): 11,000
  • 8. Musou Orochi Z (PS3): 10,000
  • 9. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP): 9000
  • 10. Deca Sports 2 (Wii): 9000

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