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Kirby’s Dream Collection tops Japanese charts

Media Create has released its weekly retail chart for Japan, and the debut of Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition knocked Pokemon Black & White 2 from its venerable perch - but just barely. The Wii title sold 100,286 units for the week, just 8,108 units more than Pokemon. Hardware fared a bit better this week, with PS3, PSP, Wii, and DSi systems all seeing a surge in unit sales.

Here’s the full software chart for the week. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses.

  1. [Wii] Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition (Nintendo, 07/19/12) – 100,286 (New)
  2. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) – 92,178 (2,381,586)
  3. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 (Marvelous AQL, 07/19/12) – 85,955 (New)
  4. [PSP] Digimon World Re: Digitize (Namco Bandai, 07/19/12) – 85,817 (New)
  5. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 (Konami, 07/19/12) – 62,740 (New)
  6. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 31,741 (97,202)
  7. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 (Konami, 07/19/12) – 28,142 (New)
  8. [PSP] New Class of Heroes: Toki Academy (Acquire, 07/19/12) – 19,284 (New)
  9. [PSP] Musou Orochi 2 Special (Tecmo Koei, 07/19/12) – 18,136 (New)
  10. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 (Konami, 07/19/12) – 16,837 (New)
  11. [PSP] Agarest Senki Mariage (Compile Heart, 07/19/12) – 14,556 (New)
  12. [PSP] Toki no Kizuna (Idea Factory, 07/19/12) – 13,667 (New)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05/31/12) – 12,820 (825,273)
  14. [Wii] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04/26/12) – 10,969 (492,383)
  15. [PSP] Airu de Puzzle (Capcom, 07/19/12) – 10,738 (New)
  16. [3DS] Little Battler eXperience: Baku Boost (Level-5, 07/05/12) – 10,244 (82,750)
  17. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 9,603 (40,279)
  18. [PSP] Toriko Gourmet Survival! 2 (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 9,494 (63,322)
  19. [3DS] Pocket Soccer League: Calciobit (Nintendo, 07/12/12) – 8,685 (35,134)
  20. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey IV (Atlus, 07/05/12) – 7,217 (117,362)

Here’s the hardware chart for the same period. Last week’s sales are in parentheses.

  • 3DS – 44,399 (47,063)
  • PS3 - 15,214 (14,813)
  • PSP - 13,058 (11,004)
  • PSV - 11,932 (13,427)
  • Wii - 9,002 (6,747)
  • PS2 - 1,093 (1,197)
  • 360 - 865 (930)
  • DSi – 706 (581)
  • DSi LL – 637 (559)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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