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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 3/31-4/6

Sony dominated the first (and last) five in the top thirty software chart, but aside from that, everything else was Nintendo. The DS had fifteen games to represent it, but even if you added up the sales numbers for all those games, the total wouldn't come close to what Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G sold in its second week.

Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage was once again the best-selling DS game, but newcomer Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life (which is about famous Japanese comedians being stranded on an island) did well, also. In hardware, the DS was crushed for the second week in a row by the PSP, which had its sales boosted by Monster Hunter and Star Ocean 2.

Hardware:
  • PSP: 120,964
  • Nintendo DS: 55,190
  • Wii: 44,618
  • PlayStation 3: 11,303
  • PlayStation 2: 10,423
  • Xbox 360: 1,452
To see the software listings, just check after the break.

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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 3/24-3/30

The PSP might have dominated in Japan, selling as much hardware last week as every other system combined, but that doesn't mean the DS didn't do well for itself. In fact, Nintendo's handheld came in second place, selling around 60,000 units.

The story is similar in software, as DS titles came no where near to matching the sales of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, yet there was still a lot of DS representation in the top thirty, as usual. New titles rleased last week that made the cut include Mobile Suit Gundam 00, which debuted in third, Vitamin X Evolution, Lux Pain, and Home Teacher Hitman Reborn!

Towards the bottom of the software chart, New Super Mario Bros. reappeared while Taiko Drum Master hung stubbornly onto the thirtieth spot. To see how other games were rearranged, just check after the break for the listings.

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Gundam 00 looks better than you expected


With the number of Gundam games already released for the DS -- two SRPGs and two Mahjong titles, none of them ever localized for the US -- it's easy to ignore Bandai Namco whenever the publisher pushes a new mobile suit game out there. "Yahh! I'm tired of this Gundam mush and molasses. Get this out of my life! I don't need it!"

But it's not so easy to turn your eyes away from this Gundam 00 trailer, is it? This is the business, right here. The fast-paced combat looks right out of Zone of Enders, exactly how a Gundam 3D action game should play. You'll also see clips of Gundam 00's model-building tutorials and text-adventure portions, so make sure to watch the entire two-minute video if that's the sort of stuff that impresses you. Whatever your Gundam interest, it's in this trailer.

Gundam 00 includes the full Gundam experience

Namco Bandai's latest Gundam game, Gundam 00, does feature, you know, flying around and shooting at other big robots and all that big-robot-game stuff. It looks pretty okay for a 3D DS game, although we react to new Gundam games with a mixture of apprehension and outright fear. It also features a graphical text adventure element, in which you carry on conversations with 2D portraits of Gundam 00 characters.

But those two things aren't Gundam enough, nor are they DS enough. That's why Bandai Namco included a training mode designed to help you build Gundam model kits. An extra mode in the game, "GUNPLA Navi," provides step-by-step tutorials, with photographs, for building Bandai's line of Gundam models. The only part you have to figure out for yourself is how to divide your time between building models and playing the game! And, of course, buying more Gundam stuff!

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