Captian Obvious: Dragon Quest IV is big in Japan

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Japan has always had mad love for their Doragon Kuesuto games, so it should be no surprise to anyone that the newly released DS remake of the 1990 Famicom title has sold out in some locations, and 597,000 copies have been sold this past week. I bet Square Enix is excited, as this is only the first of several remakes on the way.

Wired’s Game|Life makes an excellent point about the likelihood of Square Enix titles coming to the Wii’s Virtual Console. With well over half a million units sold of a DS remake in one week, why bother with the Virtual Console? They can just retool the oldies and make a lot more money.

Hit the jump to see the top ten list of Japanese game sales for last week. 

01. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV (Square-Enix) – 597,000 / NEW
02. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 (Konami) – 294,000 / NEW
03. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008 (Konami) – 141,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) – 110,000 / 460,000
05. [PS2] Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (Square-Enix) – 68,000 / NEW
06. [WII] Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) – 63,000 / NEW
07. [NDS] Dinosaur King: The Seven Fragments (Sega) – 57,000 / NEW
08. [NDS] Mega Man Star Force 2: Berserk × Shinobi (Capcom) – 37,000 / NEW
09. [NDS] Mega Man Star Force 2: Berserk × Dinosaur (Capcom) – 37,000 / NEW
10. [PS2] Pachinko Assassin III: Iron Pachi-Chonmage 13 (Hackberry) – 36,000 / NEW


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