Japan's Bestselling Game? It's A GameCube Game

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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.


Now that Japanese game releases are off vacation, things are starting to get interesting. Perhaps most notable are the number of PlayStation 3 games that charted this week. With the release of Fallout 3, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and GRID in Japan, a total of seven PS3 games charted in the top thirty, according to Media Create.

The latest new releases kick former number one, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, from its top spot. It's well on its way to a million copies sold, something it should probably accomplish by the end of February.

The top thirty games in Japan, from January 12th to the 18th are...

01. Wii de Asobu: Mario Power Tennis (Wii) - 57,000 / NEW
02. Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor (DS) - 55,000 / NEW
03. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3) - 44,000 / NEW
04. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP) - 29,000 / 848,000
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 27,000 / 332,000
06. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 25,000 / 1,594,000
07. Fallout 3 (PS3) - 24,000 / NEW
08. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS) - 23,000 / 667,000
09. Wii Fit (Wii) - 22,000 / 3,177,000
10. DS Uranai Seikatsu (DS) - 20,000 / NEW

11. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (PS3)
12. Taiko no Tetsujin Wii (Wii)
13. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
14. Gundam Musou 2 (PS2)
15. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)
16. Animal Crossing City Folk (Wii)
17. Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
18. Momotarou Dentetsu: 20-Shuunen (DS)
19. Wii Sports (Wii)
20. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
21. White Knight Chronicles (PS3)
22. Penguin no Mondai (DS)
23. Musou Orochi Sairin (PSP)
24. Power Pro Kun Pocket 11 (DS)
25. Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey (DS)
26. GRID (PS3)
27. Gundam Musou 2 (PS3)
28. Animal Crossing Wild World (DS)
29. Phantasy Star 0 (DS)
30. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS3)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]



Was expecting something like this to happen. This is bad because theywill try to market over the west with a full price tag attached to it, and even with extras, thats highway roberry for someon eliek me who, even if a minority, already has all of these GC titles in their original form. They should never codt more then 30€, being the ideal price 20€, really. But if sales like Mario Tennis prove to become a trend, truly there no stoping Nintendo, like this Kirk poster im so fond of: