The newest Wii-make, part of Nintendo's "Wii de Asobu" series is Mario Power Tennis. It also happens to be Japan's favorite game, at least for this week-long span, landing the number one spot.
With virtually nothing hitting Japanese retail shelves this past week, 2008's biggest releases got another chance to shine, sales-wise. That keeps Square-Enix's Dissidia: Final Fantasy at the number one spot for one more week.
Square Enix's Dissidia: Final Fantasy returned to the top of the charts in Japan, after a week off thanks to previous champ White Knight Chronicles. How did the Level 5 RPG fare in week two?
While the Nintendo DS and Wii typically dominate Japanese sales charts, this past week was all about PlayStation, with Level 5's White Knight Chronicles and Square Enix's Dissidia: Final Fantasy topping software sales overseas.
Was there any doubt that Square Enix's latest Final Fantasy spin-off cash-in would do gangbuster business in Japan? If so, Dissidia Final Fantasy's debut on the Media Create sales charts should erase those doubts.
This week's Media Create sales chart has a Nintendo flavored frosting, with the first ten games on the list for either the Wii or Nintendo DS. And only two of them are new games.
Level 5's newest portable puzzle-venture retains the top spot on the charts this week, with Professor Layton fending off the Dragon Ball Z crew — and everyone else. Even the Japanese release of Fallout 3.
Level 5's third puzzle-filled Professor Layton adventure for the Nintendo DS tops the Media Create charts this week, fending off a strong PlayStation 3 newcomer with almost 350,000 copies sold to Japanese gamers.
If the debut of Animal Crossing: City Folk is any indication, Nintendo has another hit on its hands. City Folk landed at #1, with Wild World For the DS still in the top 30.