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This Week In Sales: Inazuma 3 Scores High

    0 No surprises here. Another key Level-5 title debuts with fantastic numbers as Inazuma Eleven 3 released in Japan last week, outselling its predecessor by double. Close behind it were Taiko no Tatsujin for DS and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.


    World Cup fever still seems to be having its effect on Japan’s gaming populace. Not only did Inazuma 3 do great, Konami’s two recent Winning Eleven games soared back into the top-ten yet again.


    The top-ten for the week of Julne 28th – July 4th was as follows:


    LwTwTitleTw. SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber505,161DSLevel-5
    New02.Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle69,767DSNamco Bandai
    New03.BlazBlue: Continuum Shift49,871PS3Arc System Works
    05.04.Super Mario Galaxy 2 34,645WiiNintendo
    New05.Digimon Story: Lost Evolution34,409DSNamco Bandai
    02.06.LovePlus +21,567DSKonami
    04.07.Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 3rd Story19,726DSKonami
    12.08.World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen19,227PS3Konami
    02.09.Art Academy18,759DSNintendo
    03.10.World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen16,432PSPKonami


    A mere week after enjoying the #1 spot in the top-ten list, Monster Hunter Frontier dropped to the #14 position, just below Atelier Totori at #12. Meanwhile, Ghost Trick and Xenoblade occupied the #21 and #22 spots respectively.


    Oh, and Idea Factory released another otome game. This week, it was Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku, a title that puts you in the role of a country girl hired as a maid into the rich Miyanomori family during the Taisho period. Your selection of guys includes the six potential family heirs, with whom you can aim for a happy ending. This one debuted way down at #35. You can find screenshots of it here.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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