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Pokémon Platinum, Infinite Undiscovery Storm Japan

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Pokémon fever? Still burning with the heat of the sun in Japan. As previously reported, the latest, Pokémon Platinum, sold almost a million copies in its first week of release. We're not surprised. Sales of the game probably helped those of Quiz Magic Academy, another solid debut for the Nintendo DS. The week's other big shot is Square Enix's Infinite Undiscovery, which bowed with 90K units sold in Japan, helping the Xbox 360 outsell its console competitors for the week. The RPG's release probably helped stoke sales of Tales of Vesperia too, which reappears on this week's Media Create sales chart after a week off. 01. Pokemon Platinum (DS) - 963,000 / NEW 02. Quiz Magic Academy DS (DS) - 119,000 / NEW 03. Infinite Undiscovery (X360) - 90,000 / NEW 04. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 - Nami ni Yureru Hihou (Wii) - 61,000 / NEW 05. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 56,000 / 723,000 06. Wii Fit (Wii) - 25,000 / 2,635,000 07. D.Gray-man: Sousha no Shikaku (PS2) - 15,000 / NEW 08. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 14,000 / 1,762,000 09. Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (DS) - 14,000 / 340,000 10. J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (PS2) - 13,000 / 148,00011. Dragon Quest V (DS) 12. Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken (DS) 13. Inazuma Eleven (DS) 14. Afrika (PS3) 15. Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (PS2) 16. Blue Dragon Plus (DS) 17. Phantasy Star Portable (PSP) 18. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) 19. Wii Sports (Wii) 20. Meccha! Taiko Drum Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS) 21. Tales of Vesperia (X360) 22. Mario Kart DS (DS) 23. Hoshizora no Comic Garden (DS) 24. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 25. DS Bimoji Training (DS) 26. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 15 (PS2) 27. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) 28. Wii Play (Wii) 29. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (PSP) 30. Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3) Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]

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New Super Mario Bros... I really shouldn't be surprised by the staying power of that one, but every week it shocks me anew. 3 years now? In America and Japan...

It's great and all, but who hasn't owned and/or beaten that game by now that would ever want to? Are they handing it out with birth certificates? It's not even as big as Super Mario World, or anything.

PS—I'm glad Japan has 'rejected' these HD consoles. I find that charming and noble in some way...