Super Mario Galaxy 2 Takes Off In Japan

It was a super week for Super Mario in Japan, with Super Mario Galaxy 2 seeing super sales. The sequel to Super Mario Galaxy out-supered its nearest competitor, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental.

The latest figures from Japanese sales tracker Media Create put Super Mario Galaxy 2 at 340,000 copies sold in its first on the market. Not too shabby! A better first week than the original Super Mario Galaxy, but not quite New Super Mario Bros. Wii numbers. It was a week filled with new debuts, like Cave's new Death Smiles IIX, Alan Wake and a slew of Japanese games that appeal strictly to Japanese tastes.

Last week's champ, Lost Planet 2, managed to stay in the top ten, as did Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which could be a million-seller in Japan, given a few more months.

For the top thirty bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 24 to 30, read on, super readers.

01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 340,000 / NEW
02. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental (DS) - 81,000 / NEW
03. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (DS) - 50,000 / NEW
04. Medarot DS: Kabuto / Kuwagata (DS) - 50,000 / NEW
05. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 34,000 / 1,099,000
06. Lost Planet 2 (PS3) - 34,000 / 118,000
07. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) - 25,000 / 698,000
08. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 22,000 / 79,000
09. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 16,000 / 3,860,000
10. Death Smiles IIX (Xbox 360) - 16,000 / NEW

11. Alan Wake (Xbox 360)
12. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
13. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP)
14. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
15. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2)
17. Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future (PSP)
18. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
19. Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360)
20. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
21. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi e (PSP)
22. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
23. Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki (DS)
24. Super Street Fighter IV (PS3)
25. Strike Witches: Anata to Dekiru Koto - A Little Peaceful Days (PS2)
26. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP)
27. Nier Replicant (PS3)
28. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Wii)
29. Yumeiro Patisserie: My Sweets Cooking (DS)
30. Suzunone Seven: Rebirth Knot (PS2)