When Nintendo describes its software as "evergreen," it means games like the Nintendo DS title Tomodachi Collection, which was released mid-June and sits atop this week's Japanese software sales chart.

The Mii collecting game beats out DS rival Dragon Quest IX to secure the top spot once again amid a non-eventful release week. Stuff like Melty Blood: Actress Again and Ookami Kakushi manage to sell well enough to make an appearance in Media Create's weekly top ten, but not well enough to defeat bestsellers like Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii.

Of course, when Nintendo refers to evergreen titles, it also means much of what consistently hovers in the top 20 and 30 bestselling titles in Japan. Those are all listed right after this, Media Create's top Japanese software for the week of August 17 to 23.

01. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 83,00 / 810,000
02. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 79,000 / 3,723,000
03. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) - 51,000 / 800,000
04. Melty Blood: Actress Again (PS2) - 44,000 / NEW
05. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 32,000 / 1,039,000
06. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2) - 26,000 / 258,000
07. Ookami Kakushi (PSP) - 23,000 / NEW
08. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) - 18,000 / 907,000
09. Puyo Puyo 7 (DS) - 18,000 / 127,000
10. Kiniro no Corda 2 f Encore (PSP) - 14,000 / NEW

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11. Tales of VS. (PSP)
12. Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (DS)
13. Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip (DS)
14. Blood of Bahamut (DS)
15. Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (PS2)
16. J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship (PS2)
17. Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji (DS)
18. S.Y.K.: Shinsetsu Saiyuuki (PS2)
19. Wii Fit (Wii)
20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
21. Heart no Kuni no Alice (PSP)
22. Armored Core Portable 3 (PSP)
23. Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu (PSP)
24. Mario Kart DS (DS)
25. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
26. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS2)
27. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
28. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
29. Magna Carta II (Xbox 360)
30. Rhythm Heaven (DS)