While the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss will be localized in English sometime this year, the Japanese version is already on shelves--and off them again. The Namco Bandai role-playing game took the top spot on Media Create's latest sales chart, selling 74,173 copies for the week of June 27 through July 3. Tales of the Abyss is the eighth mothership title in the Tales series, and it introduces the flex range linear motion battle system that allows free 3D movement during combat.
Occupying second place on the chart is the PlayStation 3 version of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. This version of the game sold 54,924 on its debut week, while the Xbox 360 version is in 12th place with 12,326 units sold. The second update to the fighting game introduces four new playable characters and a rebalanced character roster. The former king of the charts last week, Meruru no Atelier: Alchemist no Renkinjutsushi 3, is now at seventh place with 23,756 units sold. The 3DS version of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is still staying strong in the top 10, residing at sixth place with 24,190 units sold.
New to Japan is Test Drive Unlimited 2, the racing game that came out on March outside of the region. The PS3 version sold 15,254 units and resides in 10th place, while the Xbox 360 sold 7,765 units and is at 19th place. The Wii version of GoldenEye 007 also made its debut on the charts; the game is in fourth place with 36,174 units sold. Also interesting to note is the position drop of Ryu Ga Gotoku: Of the End, with the title dropping from seventh place the previous week to 14th place with 11,867 units sold.
Over on the hardware side, the 3DS took the top slot, thanks largely to the portable debut of Namco Bandai's RPG. The 3DS sold 30,233, barely beating the PSP and its unit sales count of 29,871. Otherwise, the hardware positions were largely the same as last week's charts.
JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF JUNE 27-JULY 3
1. Tales of the Abyss / Namco Bandai / 3DS / 74,173
2. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition / Capcom / PS3 / 54,924
3. To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers / AquaPlus / PSP / 37,396
4. GoldenEye 007 / Nintendo / Wii / 36,174
5. Danball Senki / Level-5 / PSP / 24,471
6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / Nintendo / 3DS / 24,190
7. Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 / Gust / PS3 / 23,756
8. Steins; Gate / 5pb / PSP / 21,830
9. Mashiroiro Symphony Mutsu-no-Hana / Comfort / PSP / 17,897
10. Test Drive Unlimited 2 / Cyber Front / PS3 / 15,254
3DS – 30,233
PSP – 29,871
PS3 – 26,441
Wii – 12,423
DSi XL – 4,963
DSi – 4,504
Xbox 360 – 2,244
PS2 – 1,222
DS Lite – 138
PSP Go - 7
[UPDATE]: GoldenEye 007 is published by Nintendo, not Ubisoft, as this article originally stated. GameSpot apologizes for the confusion.