Phantasy Star Universe maintains Japan sales lead
While Xbox 360 title Tales of Vesperia shifts 108,000 in its first week on sale
Sega's Phantasy Star Universe for the PlayStation Portable has held on to the top spot in the Japanese software sales chart for the second consecutive week, according to information from Media Create for the week ending August 10.
It sold just fewer than 150,000 units in its second week on sale, holding off competition from new entry Fire Emblem on the Nintendo DS, which sold around 145,000 units.
Rhythm Heaven Gold fell one place to third, still selling 130,000 copies, while the Xbox 360 received a welcome boost with the release of Tales of Vesperia - the Namco Bandai game sold 108,000 units to take fourth place.
Dragon Quest V continued to sell well, breaking through the 1 million lifetime barrier, while the other new entries in the top ten followed - Sangokushi Taisen Ten and Summon Night 2, both for the DS, took sixth and seventh places.
Wii Fit edged ever closer to the 2.5 million lifetime mark in eighth, followed by Mario Kart Wii, while the PlayStation 3 edition of Soul Calibur IV rounded off the top ten.
The full top ten is as follows:
- 1. Phantasy Star Universe (PSP)
- 2. Fire Emblem (DS)
- 3. Rhythm Heaven Gold (DS)
- 4. Tales of Vesperia (360)
- 5. Dragon Quest V (DS)
- 6. Sangokushi Taisen Ten (DS)
- 7. Summon Night 2 (DS)
- 8. Wii Fit (Wii)
- 9. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
- 10. Soul Calibur IV (PS3)