Sales Update from Japan

Final Fantasy X-2 has remained on spot one of the Japanese sales charts, selling an additional 213,987 copies to bring its total to an impressive 1,757,481 copies. Meanwhile, Sony Computer Entertainment's Arc The Lad: Seiren no Tasogare (Twilight of Spirits) entered the charts at spot 2 by selling 91,493 copies. Konami's most recent GameBoy Advance installment of Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters 8 - Hametsu no Taijashin sold 49,391 copies thereby entering the charts at spot 5. Media Works' PlayStation One title Sister Princess 2 entered the charts at spot 6, selling 49,290 copies. Nintendo's GameBoy Advance game Zelda: The Legend of the Four Swords dropped from spot 2 to 8, selling 45,970 copies this week to bring its total to 151,070 copies. Square's strategy RPG Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the GBA fell from spot 6 to 10. The game has sold 18,213 copies this week and 384,149 copies since its February 14th release. Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby remained at positions 11 and 12, selling 17,708 and 17,533 copies this week for totals of 2,078,087 and 2,027,582 copies respectively. The Megahits edition of Final Fantasy X came in at spot 15 this week, selling 11,400 copies this week and a total of 80,633 copies since its January 16th release. Final Fantasy X is followed up by Enix's Star Ocean: Til The End of Time, which sold another 11,174 copies this week for a total of 444,902 copies. Kid's latest PS2 adventure title Ai yori Aoshi entered the charts at spot 20, selling 8,183 copies. Another Sister Princess title, Sister Princess Re Pure for the GBA can be found at spot 25, having sold 6,633 copies. Nintendo's first Zelda title for the GameCube, Kaze no Takuto sold 4,500 copies this week for a total of 627,323 copies, thereby slipping to spot 35. Atlus' PS2 RPG Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne also lost some ground by falling from spot 22 to 37 this week. The game has sold 4,389 copies this week and 215,760 copies since its February 20th release. Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage came in at spot 39, thereby selling 4,100 copies this week and a total of 21,632 copies.

In the meantime, Banpresto's 2nd Super Robot Taisen Alpha for the PlayStation 2 sold 277,080 copies on the day of its March 27th release.

03.28.03 - 11:47 PM
Chris Winkler

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