Oh Good, A Pokemon Game Is Selling Well In JapanS

It's been almost four months since a Pokemon game was the bestselling game on Japan's software chart, but Nintendo's newest Pokemon Ranger title for the Nintendo DS ends that dark period for the franchise. Whew!

Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki outsold everything else the Japnaese video game market had to offer this past week, according to Media Create's latest software chart. The DS game bested .hack//LINK for the PSP and the "Ultimate Hits" version of last year's mega-hit Dragon Quest IX.

The top ten was a good mix of Wii, DS, PlayStation 3 and PSP titles, chock full of new debuts like the latest Nobunaga's Ambition for the PS3. A few more of Square Enix's budget priced re-releases, many of them Dragon Quest DS remakes, are peppered throughout the chart. Read on to see what the top 30 bestselling games in Japan for the week of March 1 to March 7.

01. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (DS) - 161,000 / NEW
02. .hack//LINK (PSP) - 60,000 / NEW
03. Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Ultimate Hits) (DS) - 41,000 / NEW
04. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 41,000 / 3,452,000
05. Kenka Bancho 4 (PSP) - 37,000 / 108,000
06. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 35,000 / 2,917,000
07. Nobunaga no Yabou Tendou (PS3) - 33,000 / NEW
08. God Eater (PSP) - 29,000 / 543,000
09. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 26,000 / 1,720,000
10. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3) - 24,000 / 215,000

11. Everybody's Tennis Portable (PSP)
12. Armored Core Portable: Last Raven (PSP)
13. Dragon Quest VI (DS)
14. Keroro RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku (DS)
15. Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso (DS)
16. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
17. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
18. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
19. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEED (DS)
20. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (Ultimate Hits) (DS)
21. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
22. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International (PS3)
23. Demon's Souls (the Best) (PS3)
24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
25. BioShock 2 (Xbox 360)
26. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
27. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)
28. Power Pro Legends Success (PSP)
29. Tegami Bachi: Kokoro Tsumugu Mono e (PSP)
30. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (Ultimate Hits) (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]