Nintendo DS Games Reclaim Top Spots In Japan Amid Slow Releases

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Nintendo's newest Pokémon spin-off, Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai, returns to the top of Japan's bestseller list after taking a few weeks off. That means a return to Nintendo DS dominance.


The top four bestselling games last week in Japan, via Media Create, were all Nintendo DS games, including the newest WarioWare title and the latest Mario and Luigi role-playing game. A week's worth of almost no new game releases in Japan means that evergreen titles get a chance to shine, giving titles like Wii Fit an opportunity to pop back into the top ten. In fact, there are no new releases represented on this week's chart at all, likely a result of Japan's most recent holidays.

So, yes, this is kind of a boring week. No shame in that.

The top thirty bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 4th to the 10th are after this.

01. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai (DS) - 44,000 / 283,000
02. Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin Raishuu (DS) - 41,000 / 115,000
03. Made in Ore (DS) - 41,000 / 97,000
04. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 26,000 / 606,000
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 23,000 / 663,000
06. Monster Hunter G (Wii) - 23,000 / 195,000
07. Wii Fit (Wii) - 20,000 / 3,403,000
08. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (PS2) - 16,000 / 58,000
09. Persona (PSP) - 14,000 / 93,000
10. Taiko no Tatsujin (Wii) - 14,000 / 498,000

11. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
12. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP)
13. Deca Sporta 2 (Wii)
14. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
15. Rittai Picross (DS)
16. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Wii)
17. Killzone 2 (PS3)
18. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
19. ToraDora Portable! (PSP)
20. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
21. Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 3 (DS)
22. Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 (PSP)
23. Wii Sports (Wii)
24. Inazuma Eleven (DS)
25. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS)
26. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2009 (PS2)
27. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
28. Animal Crossing City Folk (Wii)
29. Valkyria Chronicles (the Best) (PS3)
30. Mario Kart DS (DS)


D Mitsuki, Gotta have guts kid!

Wow, totally unexpected about the Monster Hunter for the Wii. Thought it would be MUCH higher by now.