New Wii Games Can't Unseat Old GameCube Games In Japan

Nintendo's strategy of re-releasing classic GameCube games that have been Wii waggle-readied looks to be working, as least in the case of Mario Power Tennis. The "Play on Wii" version is still Japan's favorite game.

That includes the original Wii role-playing game Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo from Namco Bandai, one of two new debuts on this week's top ten. Why bother with new IP, when you can simply repackage? We're sure that folks like Namco Bandai wouldn't mind dusting off a few old GameCubes duds for a quick cash-in.

Other new entries include the Japanese release of Left 4 Dead, which landed at the 12th spot, and the latest Haruhi schlock, Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou. *Yawn* Wake me up when Resident Evil 5 madness hits!

01. Wii de Asobu: Mario Power Tennis (Wii) - 32,000 / 88,000
02. Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo (Wii) - 26,000 / NEW
03. Taiko no Tetsujin Wii (Wii) - 26,000 / 317,000
04. Zill O'll Infinite Plus (PSP) - 25,000 / NEW
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 25,000 / 357,000
06. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 21,000 / 1,614,000
07. Wii Fit (Wii) - 20,000 / 3,196,000
08. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP) - 18,000 / 866,000
09. Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor (DS) - 18,000 / 74,000
10. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS) - 17,000 / 685,000

11. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (PS3)
12. Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360)
13. Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou (Wii)
14. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3)
15. DS Uranai Seikatsu (DS)
16. Penguin no Mondai (DS)
17. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
18. Fallout 3 (PS3)
19. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)
20. Animal Crossing City Folk (Wii)
21. Momotarou Dentetsu: 20-Shuunen (DS)
22. Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
23. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
24. Wii Sports (Wii)
25. Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey (DS)
26. Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (DS)
27. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS3)
28. Animal Crossing Wild World (DS)
29. Gundam Musou 2 (PS2)
30. Karaoke Joysound Wii (Wii)

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