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RPGs dominate Japanese sales charts, PS3 version of EoE/RoF manhandling 360 version

By Heath | February 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm

With role-playing games claiming the first two overall spots and six of the top ten, buying RPGs was obviously the hip thing to do in Japan this past week.
For the week of Jan. 25-Jan. 31, 2010…
First place, predictably, went to Dragon Quest VI for DS, which sold 903,000 copies. It’s certain to sell at least a couple million by the end of its run, as Dragon Quest games tend to do.

Second place, perhaps surprisingly, was End of Eternity (Resonance of Fate) for PlayStation 3, with 118,000 units sold since its Jan. 28 release. That’s a good amount of sales even for a year, and this game has been flying under most people’s radars, so I’m kinda surprised it hit six figures after only three days.

Third was Super Mario Bros. for Wii, the newest platformer in Nintendo’s flagship franchise. The game sold 84,000 in the past week; it’s done over 3 million overall.

Fourth was Ar Tonelico III for PS3, moving 82,000 copies.

Fifth was Tomodachi Collection for DS and Sixth was Wii Fit Plus, yeah yeah.

Seventh was Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for PSP, selling 30,000 more copies to bring it to 713,000 overall.

Eighth place was End of Eternity (Resonance of Fate) for Xbox 360, selling 27,000 units, or some 91,000 less than its PS3 counterpart.

Valkyria Chronicles 2 for PSP took ninth, shifting 24,000 units to reach 118,000 overall.

Rounding out the top ten was Massive Action Game (MAG) for PS3, selling 19,000 copies.

Topics: Ar Tonelico 3, Dragon Quest VI, End of Eternity, Game Sales, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Resonance of Fate, Valkyria Chronicles 2