New Super Mario Bros. Wii Returns As King Of Japanese Charts

It was kind of a barren wasteland for new releases for video game buying friends in Japan, just one new title sneaking into the week's bestsellers games. Still, a little surprising to see New Super Mario Bros. Wii take first.

Nintendo's side-scroller for the Wii clearly has legs. New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been in the top ten since its launch in Japan this past December. But kudos to Mario, Luigi and those Toads (I forget their names) for getting back into first after a three-month break.

This week's bestsellers look like last week's bestsellers, with beat 'em up Fist of the North Star, baseball sim Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 and role-playing game Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha sticking around in the top ten.

Read on for the weekly ranking and to see the singular game that made its debut appearance on Media Create's top thirty.

01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 37,000 / 3,655,000
02. Fist of the North Star (PS3) - 34,000 / 491,000
03. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP) - 31,000 / 82,000
04. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS3) - 31,000 / 88,000
05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 23,000 / 3,090,000
06. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (DS) - 20,000 / 381,000
07. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha (DS) - 19,000 / 107,000
08. Yakuza 4 (PS3) - 18,000 / 519,000
09. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 15,000 / 1,818,000
10. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) - 11,000 / 246,000

11. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS2)
12. Nicola Kanshuu: Model * Oshare Audition (DS)
13. Judie no Atelier: Guramnat no Renkinjutsu - Toraware no Morito (PSP)
14. Gundam Assault Survive (PSP)
15. Dead or Alive Paradise (PSP)
16. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
17. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
19. God of War III (PS3)
20. Dragon Quest IX (Ultimate Hits) (DS)
21. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2010 (DS)
22. God Eater (PSP)
23. Saki Portable (PSP)
24. The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks (DS)
25. Crayon Shin-Chan: Obaka Daininden - Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! (DS)
26. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
27. Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 3D (PSP)
28. Dragon Quest VI (DS)
29. Kenka Bancho 4 (PSP)
30. Winning Post 2010 (PS3)