The spotlight this week is on Luminous Arc 2: Will
, a game that has yet to be confirmed for English language localization. While we're forced to sit and wait jealously, though, forty thousand Japanese gamers ran out and bought the title. Only falling behind the juggernauts Monster Hunter
and Mario Kart Wii
squeezing past Nintendo's racer), Image Epoch's SRPG debuted pretty impressively.
In other sales news, the announcement for another Professor Layton game
in Japan managed to push the first title
in the series back into the top thirty. Aside from that, there weren't any differences in DS software worth mentioning.
In terms of hardware, the numbers for the DS weren't so hot. In fact, we don't remember the sales numbers for Nintendo's handheld ever
being this low in Japan. With everyone and their mother already owning a DS in the country, does the system still have room for growth? We won't know for sure until the next big software push, but for now it looks like the dual-screened handheld should get comfy in that third place spot.
- PSP: 70,536 (19,348)
- Wii: 41,572 (25,736)
- Nintendo DS: 34,905 (16,323)
- PlayStation 3: 7,701 (353)
- PlayStation 2: 7,022 (442)
- Xbox 360: 1,474 (176)
The software numbers are located after the break, so go on and take a look. They won't bite!*
*DS Fanboy claims no responsibility for those who get bitten by our sales figures.