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Pokemon Platinum holds onto top of Japanese chart

Sales dominated by titles for handheld platforms, accounting for six of the top ten

Pokemon Platinum for the Nintendo DS has held onto the top spot of the Japanese software sales chart for the week ended September 21, by selling 315,000 units according to data provided by Media Create.

DS title Dragonball DS debuted on the chart at number two, selling 72,000 and preceding Rhythm Tengoku Gold also for the DS at 63,000 units. Namco Bandai's Trusty Bell for the PlayStation 3 broke into the chart with 34,000 units, followed by Quiz Magic Academy for the DS, which sold 29,000 units and secured a spot at number five.

Wii Fit held onto its position from last week at six with 28,000 units, the PlayStation Portable title Hitman Reborn debuted at seven with 25,000 and Shinobido PSP also debuted, taking eighth place at 17,000 units.

One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 for the Nintendo Wii dropped five places from last week to ninth, with 15,000 sold, and Mario Kart Wii dropped two places to ten at 14,000 units.

The Japanese software sales charts follows:

  • 1. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
  • 2. Dragonball DS (DS)
  • 3. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
  • 4. Trusty Bell (PS3)
  • 5. Quiz Magic Academy (DS)
  • 6. Wii Fit (Wii)
  • 7. Hitman Reborn (PSP)
  • 8. Shinobido PSP (PSP)
  • 9. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Wii)
  • 10. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)