White Knight Top Of Charts

The week leading up to Christmas must surely be one of the best times to launch a new game, especially when there really isn’t much competition, which is exactly what SCEI did with White Knight Chronicles.  Despite a luke-warm review, the Japanese RPG out sold everything else across all formats for the week 22nd to the 28th of December, according to Famitsu magazine.

Yes, the charts are dominated by Wii, DS and PSP games of questionable value and quality, but this is Japan where anything fluffy sells like doughnuts in America, so it’s nice to see something PS3 topping the charts ahead of the risible Animal Crossing (seriously Nintendo, at least try next time) and yet more ‘fashion’ games.

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01 [PS3] White Knight Chronicles (SCEI) – 203,000 / NEW
02 [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) – 168,000 / 895,000
03 [NDS] Kirby Super Star Ultra Deluxe (Nintendo) – 159,000 / 855,000
04 [PSP] Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 157,000 / 660,000
05 [NDS] Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode (Nintendo) – 120,000 / 549,000
06 [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo/Pokemon Co.) – 94,000 / 2,187,000
07 [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) – 93,000 / 1,351,000
08. [NDS] Phantasy Star Zero (SEGA) – 86,000 / NEW
09 [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 80,000 / 2,967,000
10 [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 74,000 / 2,003,000

The only other PS3 games in the top 30 were Gundam Musou 2 and GT 5 Prologue.  Go figure.  In terms of hardware, well, the PS3 did sell some, but barely made a scratch of the other systems with the new rebranded DSi destroying everything else that week.  For the number concious, here’s the full rundown:

DSi – 218,000
Wii – 162,000
PSP – 120,000
DS Lite – 58,000
PS3 – 48,000
PS2 – 13,000
360 – 13,000

Source.

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