The latest Pokémon adventure for the Nintendo DS has topped the Japanese software charts for the week ending the 23rd of March. Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage debuted at number 1 with a whopping 242 000 copies.
This week saw a total of seven new titles debuting in the top ten. The nearest contender to Pokémon was Hudson's Deca Sporta for the Wii which entered the charts at number 2 with 65 000 copies. From Software's Armored Core for Answer for the PS3 was also new at number 3 with an impressive 54 000 copies while EA's SimCity DS 2: From the Past to the Future entered the fray at number 4 with 49 000 copies.
Nintendo's Wii Fit drops two places to number 5 with 48 000 copies while Super Smash Bros. Brawl tumbles three places to number 7 with 41 000 copies. Namco Bandai's Tales of Rebirth for the PSP debuts at number 6 with 47 000 copies. Banpresto's Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yubo Cinema Land for the Nintendo DS is new at number 8 with 35 000 copies and Nintendo's DS Beautiful Letter Training plummets from last week's number 1 to number 9 with 35 000 copies. Konami's Time Hollow: Seeking the Lost Past for the Nintendo DS is the last new entry in the top ten, selling 34 000 copies to round off the top ten.