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Lots of fresh entries for Japanese chart

PSP games still top of the pops.

Seven sparkly new entries have barged into the Japanese software chart this week and roughed up the regular running order, according to Media Create data.

PSP sports title Pro Baseball Portable 3 (Konami) took the crown, followed by DS title Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga (Namco Bandai).

Then came previous chart leaders Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, at three, four and five respectively.

Family Trainer on Wii (Namco Bandai) took six, and its sensible name made D.C.II: Da Capo II: Plus Situation for PS2 at seven look silly.

The PSP struck again at eight with Valhalla Knights 2 (Marvelous Entertainment), followed by PS2 role-playing game Mana Khemia 2: The Fallen School and the Alchemists.

Rounding off the chart at 10 was Empty Space Training, which sounds ridiculous.

Despite the PSP being well represented in the top ten, it only managed one more placing in the entire top 40. The PS2 also had four spots in total, while the DS took up 12 slots and the Wii commanded eight.

The PS3 and 360 tied with one space each: Lost Planet Colonies for Xbox 360 at 21, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for PS3 at 18.

  1. Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (PSP, Konami) - 117,000
  2. Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga (DS, Namco Bandai) - 98,000
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 50,000
  4. Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 46,000
  5. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP, Capcom) - 45,000
  6. Family Trainer (Wii, Namco Bandai) - 44,000
  7. D.C. II: Da Capo II: Plus Situation (PS2, Kadokawa Shoten) - 40,000
  8. Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP, Marvelous Entertainment) - 32,000
  9. Mana Khemia 2: The Fallen School and the Alchemists (PS2, Gust) - 26,000
  10. Empty Space Training (DS, Benesse) - 25,000