Kingdom Hearts Puts Mario To Sleep In Japanese Game Chart

Only the combined power of Disney and Square Enix can put Mario's video game sales dominance in Japan on pause. For now, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep is the country's bestselling game.

The latest Kingdom Hearts game—this one for the PSP—sold 446,000 more UMDs to Japanese gamers, the week's only new release to make Media Create's top thirty software sales chart. New Super Mario Bros. Wii was well behind Square Enix's newest crossover RPG, another 159,000 copies sold.

The rest of the top ten should be familiar, with Tomodachi Collection, Wii Fit Plus and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks rounding out the first five spots. Square's other game, Final Fantasy XIII moved another 42,000 during the slow week of January 4 to 10, pushing it ever closer to the 2 million mark.

For the rest of the top 30, where nothing much has changed, read on.

01. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 446,000 / NEW
02. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 159,000 / 2,867,000
03. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 94,000 / 2,596,000
04. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 54,000 / 1,474,000
05. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) - 49,000 / 466,000
06. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 42,000 / 1,844,000
07. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS) - 37,000 / 3,577,000
08. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS) - 37,000 / 1,013,000
09. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 33,000 / 1,669,000
10. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP) - 27,000 / 533,000

11. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! (Wii)
12. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
13. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PSP)
14. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)
15. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
16. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
17. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (DS)
18. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
19. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)
20. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus (PSP)
21. Pen 1 Grand Prix: Penguin no Mondai Special (DS)
22. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)
23. Sangoku Musou (Wii)
24. Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channel (DS)
25. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3)
26. Dragon Quest IX (DS)
27. Mario Kart DS (DS)
28. Power Pro Kun Pocket 12 (DS)
29. Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3 (PSP)
30. Tales of Graces (Wii)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]