Japanese Sales: January 16 – January 22, 2006

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Nintendo’s DS gained ground this week, holding eight of the Top 10 spots in the software charts, an improvement from last week’s seven. Another Nintendo system, the GameCube, placed third with Super Mario Strikers and Sony’s PlayStation Portable came in at sixth with Monster Hunter Portable. No Xbox 360 titles were present in the Top 50 software charts this week. Sales of the Top 100 titles totaled 831,942 units, 83.31% of last week’s total and 63.91% of the weekly average. Although total sales were lower than those of the previous week, the results were an improvement on those for the same period last year (777,482 units).

Fourteen new releases took spots in the Top 100, accounting for 19.52% of sales, including Super Mario Strikers and Resident Evil: Deadly Silence. Returning from last week, unchanged in their rankings, are DS Brain Training 2 and Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS). DS Brain Training, Mario Kart DS, Monster Hunter Portable (PSP), Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop (DS), Gentle Brain Exercises (DS) and Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time (DS) all return to this week’s Top 10.

1. DS Brain Training 2 – 100,538
2. DS Animal Crossing: Wild World – 79,363
3. GCN Super Mario Strikers – 74,209
4. DS Brain Training – 48,833
5. DS Mario Kart DS – 37,821
6. PSP Monster Hunter Portable – 28,513
7. DS Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop – 22,843
8. DS Resident Evil: Deadly Silence – 20,380
9. DS Gentle Brain Exercises – 19,319
10. DS Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time – 18,669

Nintendo regained the lead after weeks of shortages for their popular Nintendo DS as sales improved overall for the system. The PlayStation Portable fell roughly 19,000 units week-over-week and the PlayStation 2 experienced a drop of roughly 13,000 units. Every other system underwent a period of negative unit change, except for the Game Boy Advance, which improved by three units. The biggest drop, other than the PSP, came from the Xbox 360, which saw its sales cut nearly in half from 6,107 last week to 3,616 this week.

1. DS (+) – 64,515
2. PSP (-) – 38,271
3. PS2 – 26,135
4. GBA SP – 7,912
5. GBM – 4,653
6. GCN (+) – 4,490
7. Xbox 360 (-) – 3,616
8. GBA – 236
9. Xbox – 83

Rank Change: + up, – down

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