New Super Mario Bros. Beats Out Valkyria Chronicles 2 In Japan

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After giving up the first place spot to Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for a couple weeks, Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii returns to the top of the weekly Media Create sales charts.


It was still a pretty good week for PSP software, however, with Sega's Valkyria Chronicles debuting in second place with 94,000 copies sold, followed by Namco Bandai's Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces. Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter helped the PlayStation Portable snag four of the top ten spots, the rest occupied by Wii and DS software.

Valkyria Chronicles 2 debut, by the way, was better than that of its PlayStation 3 predecessor. While the Japanese install base for each PlayStation platform was markedly different for each game's release, I wouldn't be surprised to see future Valkyria games sticking to a handheld platform.

Here are the top thirty games in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week of January 18 to 24.

01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 111,000 / 3,117,000
02. Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP) - 94,000 / NEW
03. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP) - 76,000 / NEW
04. Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 60,000 / 683,000
05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 45,000 / 2,696,000
06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 34,000 / 1,550,000
07. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) - 23,000 / 96,000
08. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) - 16,000 / 102,000
09. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 16,000 / 1,707,000
10. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS) - 14,000 / 1,047,000

11. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
12. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
13. Tekken 6 (PSP)
14. Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (PSP)
15. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
16. Last Window: Mayonaka no Yakusoku (DS)
17. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
18. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)
19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
20. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)
21. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PSP)
22. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! (Wii)
23. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)
24. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (DS)
25. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
26. Wii Sports (Wii)
27. Kentoushi: Gladiator Begins (PSP)
28. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3)
29. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3)
30. Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii)



May be a dumb question, but does Valkyria Chronicles 2 have an English option? Anyone know?

I know PSP games are region-free, and I want something compelling to play on my PSP...