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.


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