The Nintendo DS enters its fifth full year of life in 2009. The system is undoubtedly a true videogame success story, not just in the US but also in Japan. The problem is simply human nature: the grass is always greener, and there are a handful of titles that the Japanese gamers have been enjoying for years now that just haven't made the trip across the Pacific. Yet. Perhaps these games will just stay over on the other side of the world, but considering their quality and uniqueness, forgive IGN if they feel a little entitled to get their hands on localized versions of that territory's best Nintendo DS titles.
Here's a look at IGN's favorite Japan-only (for now) Nintendo DS games.