Mario Still Tops Japan's Game Charts, Travis Touchdown Never Had A Chance

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii holds onto its first place position in Japan for another week, outselling every other console game in the nation, including the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 re-release of Grasshopper's zany No More Heroes.

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No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise debuted in the top ten, but well below New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Tomodachi Collection and others, securing seventh and eighth place. The addition of No More Heroes in higher-definition gives us a rare top ten sight, with four PS3 games holding onto top of the chart spots, the dominant top ten platform this week.

As is the case with North America, there aren't a ton of new releases hitting Japan. Only four new titles managed to crack the top 30 this week. Read on for Media Create's tally of the bestselling games in Japan for the week of April 12 to 18.

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01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 32,000 / 3,687,000
02. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 21,000 / 3,111,000
03. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP) - 21,000 / 103,000
04. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS3) - 19,000 / 107,000
05. Fist of the North Star (PS3) - 19,000 / 510,000
06. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (DS) - 16,000 / 396,000
07. No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise (PS3) - 16,000 / NEW
08. No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise (Xbox 360) - 15,000 / NEW
09. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 15,000 / 1,833,000
10. Yakuza 4 (PS3) - 11,000 / 530,000

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
12. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha (DS)
13. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
14. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS2)
15. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
16. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
17. Sokukoku no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 Portable (PSP)
18. Dragon Quest IX (Ultimate Hits) (DS)
19. Alice Clover (PS2)
20. God of War III (PS3)
21. Nicola Kanshuu: Model * Oshare Audition (DS)
22. Gundam Assault Survive (PSP)
23. Judie no Atelier: Guramnat no Renkinjutsu - Toraware no Morito (PSP)
24. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
25. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2010 (DS)
26. Crayon Shin-Chan: Obaka Daininden - Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! (DS)
27. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
28. God Eater (PSP)
29. Dragon Quest VI (DS)
30. Dead or Alive Paradise (PSP)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]

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DISCUSSION

So let's see here. No More Heroes now has a lot more name recognition, has had much more advertising put behind it in Japan, has been put in HD on both consoles and it ends up with a whopping 5000 more sales at best?

Yeah man, the HD consoles CLEARLY have the audience on that one. Pffft.

If it drops off next week like I think I will, that's just going to seal the deal on it never coming here.