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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 7/7-7/13

There's so much DS software love in the top ten that we don't know what to highlight! If pressed, though, we'll have to choose Densetsu no Stafi 5, because 1) Stafy is just the cutest and 2) it performed better than the rest. Band Brothers DX is inching toward 200,000 sales, though, and will probably hit that landmark next week.

The other DS love goes to Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Onago, an otome based on an anime/manga/j-drama. Although the chances of it happening are about ... zero ... we'd love to see that one localized, as Hana Yori Dango is one of our guilty pleasures. Last but not least, we'll mention the sometimes inappropriate Gegege no Kitarou, which debuted in ninth. (Oh yeah -- there's also Derby Stallion, but really.)

Software sales gave DS hardware a small boost, but Nintendo's handheld is still stuck behind the PSP:
  • PSP: 56,998 (559)
  • Nintendo DS: 48,540 (1,085)
  • Wii: 41,768 (2,757)
  • PlayStation 3: 12,458 (1,901)
  • PlayStation 2: 10,405 (1,363)
  • Xbox 360: 3,807 (969)
To check out the Japanese software sales numbers and rankings, just click past the break. (Our apologies -- we could only find translations for the top ten games!)

Software:
  1. [PS2] Persona 4 --- 193,000 (New)
  2. [WII] Wii Fit --- 30,000 (2,353,000)
  3. [NDS] Densetsu no Stafi 5 --- 29,000 (New)
  4. [WII] Mario Kart Wii --- 25,000 (1,560,000)
  5. [NDS] Band Brothers DX --- 23,000 (190,000)
  6. [WII] Biohazard Zero --- 21,000 (New)
  7. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS --- 20,000 (206,000)
  8. [NDS] Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Onago --- 20,000 (New)
  9. [NDS] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen --- 16,000 (New)
  10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 16,000 (2,277,000)
[Via NeoGAF]

If any of you analyst wannabes out there want to check out the hardware and software numbers for previous weeks in Japan, just click on this blue text. You might also want to broaden your regional horizons and look at the weekly European charts and monthly NPD.

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