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Mario's first proper Wii adventure almost racked up more than the combined sales of the rest of the top ten in its debut week, shifting 251,000 copies.

The top ten included two other new entries. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, the first of three Xbox 360 titles to make the top thirty, debuted at No2, while Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander The 2nd for PS2 entered at No4.

The top thirty for the week ended November 4:

01. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - 251,000 / New
02. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Xbox 360) - 77,000 / New
03. Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS) - 51,000 / 193,000
04. Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander The 2nd (PS2) - 21,000 / New
05. DS Bungaku Zenshuu (DS) - 18,000 / 72,000
06. DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou - Satsui no Wana (DS) - 18,000 / 115,000
07. Wii Sports (Wii) - 16,000 / 2,182,000
08. Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (DS) - 15,000 / 676,000
09. World Soccer Winning Eleven DS Goal x Goal! (DS) - 15,000 / 44,000
10. Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Time Expedition Party (DS) - 14,000 / 552,000
11. Kanji Brain Test 2.5M (DS)
12. Wii Play (Wii)...

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waldopepper3608d ago

Only 3 360 titles in the top 30. Also no PS3 at all? Japan should be renamed Nintendoland.

PS 127 million people in Japan, so isn't 10-20,000 games sold per week quite low? How does that compare to other countries? Positions 4-10 range from 10 to 20,000 or so.

otherZinc3608d ago

Where are all the great AAA PS3 titles.

waldopepper,
its a bonus for the 360 to beat the PS3 at anything in Japan.

Korosuke3608d ago

Japan's video game market is over maturity and getting into a decline a little early while the US and other regions are in a period of growth. Japan's game market isn't bigger than past anymore.

Captain Tuttle3608d ago

Just shifting priorities. The Japanese seem to be moving away from consoles and are embracing the handheld. It's like Nintendo has a license to print money with the DS

forum_crawler3608d ago

Super Mario is getting some much deserved love in Japan.
Keep it up!!!

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