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Nintendo's newest mini-game good time, Wii Party, makes it debut in Japan, handily defeating its competitors with a strong first week. Does the Wii have a new multi-million-seller on its hands?


With 235,000 copies of Wii Party sold in the first week, it doesn't seem unreasonable for the first-party game to be well on its way to cross the million sold mark. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 may be slowly approaching the million mark after nearly two months on the chart—it debuted with 340,000 in sales during week one—the Wii's more casual-focused games tend to fare a bit better.

Wii Party's closest competitor this week was the PlayStation 3 role-playing game White Knight Chronicles II from Level-5. It too is off to a good start. Let's see how it holds up, eh? Other new top ten debuts include Crackdown 2 for the Xbox 360 and Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura for the Nintendo DS. Last week's chart topper, the latest Inazuma Eleven game, slips down to third place, still selling like gangbusters.

  1. Wii Party (Wii) - 235,000 / NEW
  2. White Knight Chronicles II (PS3) - 176,000 / NEW
  3. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 98,000 / 603,000
  4. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS) - 64,000 / NEW
  5. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) - 31,000 / 1000,000
  6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 26,000 / 675,000
  7. Crackdown 2 (Xbox 360) - 15,000 / NEW
  8. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 13,000 / 3,318,000
  9. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 12,000 / 173,000
  10. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 12,000 / 113,000

  11. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
  12. Love Plus+ (DS)
  13. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story (DS)
  14. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  15. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
  16. Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2: Nazo Nazo Shimai to Chinbotsusen no Himitsu (PSP)
  17. BlazBlue Continuum Shift (PS3)
  18. Totori no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 2 (PS3)
  19. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2)
  20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  21. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
  22. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
  23. Monster Hunter Frontier (Xbox 360)
  24. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (Ohaidoku-han) (PSP)
  25. Xenoblade (Wii)
  26. Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (DS)
  27. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3)
  28. Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (DS)
  29. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP)
  30. Toy Story 3 (DS)

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