Charts: Japan hearts Kingdom Hearts

Sales down, newcomers scarce.

The Japanese software chart is ruled by Kingdom Hearts 358/2 for a second week, with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth holding strong at two.

But numbers, when compared with last week's, are well down across the board.

Two new entries shake up the top 10. The first of these is Arc Rise Fantasia for Wii, which debuts at four. Made by Marvelous and imageepooch, Arc Rise Fantasia is a turn-based RPG that scored 32/40 in Japanese magazine Famitsu, for what it's worth. There's a video of Arc Rise Fantasia to watch on Eurogamer TV.

Evangelion: Jo is the other new entry this week, which arrives at six on PSP and 16 on PS2. This is an adaptation of a Japanese animated film that's based on a Japanese animated series. Confusing, isn't it. Namco Bandai's behind the wheel, and there's a trailer on YouTube to digest.

There's no shaking of the hardware hierarchy, although, again, sales are down.

This Week Last Week Title Platform Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
1 New entry Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days DS 106,000 401,000
2 New entry Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth DS 42,000 214,000
3 New entry Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires PS3 27,000 103,000
4 New entry Arc Rise Fantasia Wii 26,000 26,000
5 4 Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story DS 26,000 102,0000
6 New entry Evangelion: Jo (Prologue) PSP 15,000 15,000
7 11 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (BEST) PSP 14,000 722,000
8 5 Half-Minute Hero PSP 9000 36,000
9 13 Wii Fit Wii Fit 9000 3,444,000

Japanese hardware sales:

Platform This Week Last Week 2009 Sales Lifetime Sales
DS 44,447 73,056 1,522,322 26,597,510
PSP 29,070 32,251 1,080,228 12,438,331
Wii 17,177 17,810 562,551 8,041,528
PS3 10,173 12,427 558,259 3,180,727
Xbox 360 6625 4857 209,093 1,038,530
PS2 4096 4120 121,613 21,521,142

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