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Tales of the World tops Media Create charts

PSP grabs first and second in software, sees slight boost in hardware.

 

PSP dominated the Media Create sales charts this week, capturing first and second in software and also seeing somewhat of a boost in hardware.

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With 212,765 units sold, Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2 (Bandai Namco, PSP) dominated the week covering January 26 through February 1. In addition to selling out of 82.29% of its stock, the game performed far better than the original Radiant Mythology, which managed 123,000 units in its debut in December 2006.

Two Winning Eleven titles followed. The PSP version of Winning Eleven 2009 (Konami, PSP) sold 109,492 units in its debut week. The PS2 version, also debuting this week, sold 108,189 units. As with Tales, Winning Eleven saw another boost for the PSP. Last year's installment sold 77,000 units in its first week.

One of the most heavily hyped releases followed in fourth. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time (Square Enix, DS) debuted on the DS with 101,718 units. This figure includes bundles with the special DSi unit -- the first special hardware release for the DS redesign. The Wii version of the game debuted down in 7th place with 21,721 units.

The rest of the top 10 was all older titles. In fifth was the the PSP the Best version of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom, PSP) with 22,818 units, followed by Taiko Drum Master Wii (Bandai Namco, Wii) in sixth with 22,600 units. The Play on the Wii version of Mario Tennis GC (Nintendo, Wii) fell to eighth this week with 20,447 units. The title had been first place for two straight weeks.

Closing out the top ten were Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, DS) in ninth with 20,130 units, and Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) in tenth with 19,087 units.

A number of games debuted this week outside of the top 10. The PSP version of Soul Eater Battle Resonance (Bandai Namco) placed in 14th. The PS2 version, released simultaneously, did not place in the top 50. Below the PSP title, in 15th, was Vampire Knight DS (D3 Publisher, DS). Further down the chart were Tomb Raider Underworld (Spike, PS3) at 18, Ninja Blade (From Software, Xbox 360) at 19, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Yumenouki Hashi (Koei, DS), Civilization Revolution (CyberFront, DS) at 33, Chibikko Wagan no Ookina Bouken (Bandai Namco, DS) at 46, and DanceDanceRevolution X (Konami, PS2) at 50. The other versions of Tomb Raider did not place in the top 50.

The PS2 and PSP versions of Winning Eleven 2009. These releases trailed the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

In hardware, the DS platform lead the way as usual with DSi selling 55,613 units and DS Lite selling 15,147 units, both up respectively from 51,618 and 13,686 units last week. Despite topping the software charts, PSP still placed second, although with a slight boost from last week's 38,280 units up to 44,135 units.

In consoles, Wii lead the way, but continued to fall, selling 23,278 units, down from last week's 26,770 units. PS3 fell a tad from 17,708 units to 17,405 units. Xbox 360 rose just a bit to 8,107 units this week from last week's 7,663 units.

This week's software market saw a total of 1,378,293 units sold, a 46.48% increase from last week.

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