Seaman 2 sits atop the Japanese software sales charts

It’s nice to see that the Nintendo DS-loving country of Japan has picked a PS2 title this week as their top seller.

The sequel to the weird Sega Dreamcast fish-talking evolution game Seaman has sold 33,000 copies in its debut week, edging out Nintendo’s not-a-game reading title DS Bungaku Zenshuu by 1,000 units. In Seaman 2, you’re raising/conversing with a prehistoric man rather than a fish-man, and things are roughly twice as insane as last time. Sega’s Web site for the game has to be seen to be believed. Hit “quick tour” to see craziness.

Going down the chart, the Tecmo mystery graphic adventure (and mouthful) DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou – Satsui no Wana  is down to number four, after selling an incredible 61,000 last week during its debut. Impressive, but that doesn’t compare to the PS2 title Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor, which has been rocking the sales charts lately, and is now up to almost 300,000 copies sold.  

Other chart notables include Beautiful Katamari’s debut at number seven, Crisis Core (PSP) still going strong at number 18, and Lair still charting (?) at 21. 

Hit the jump for the full list.  

01.   Seaman 2 (PS2) – 33,000 / New
02.   DS Bungaku Zenshuu (DS) – 32,000 / New
03.   Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (PS2) – 20,000 / 271,000
04.   DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou – Satsui no Wana (DS) – 20,000 / 81,000
05.   Gundam Battle Chronicle (PSP) – 19,000 / 133,000
06.   Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Time Expedition Party (DS) – 19,000 / 521,000
07.   Beautiful Katamari (Xbox 360) – 19,000 / New
08.   Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Shadow Expedition Party (DS) – 16,000 / 457,000
09.   Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (DS) – 15,000 / 646,000
10.   Banushi Life Game: Winners Circle (DS) – 15,000 / New
11.   KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten (DS)
12.   Wii Sports (Wii)
13.   Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Mina San Kyu (DS)
14.   Galaxy Angel II: Mugen Kairou no Kagi (PS2)
15.   Mario Party 8 (Wii)
16.   Taiko Drum Master DS (DS)
17.   Mario Kart DS (DS)
18.   Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
19.   Tashiten: Tashite 10 ni Suru Monogatari (DS)
20.   New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
21.   Lair (PS3)
22.   Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops+ (PSP)
23.   My Housekeeping Diary (DS)
24.   Wii Play (Wii)
25.   Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2 (PS2)
26.   ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat (DS)
27.   Brain Age 2: More Training In Minutes A Day (DS)
28.   Animal Crossing Wild World (DS)
29.   Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (Wii)
30.   Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)

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