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 Mario  Once Again Returns To Top Japanese Sales Slot

Mario Once Again Returns To Top Japanese Sales Slot

January 28, 2010 | By Chris Remo

January 28, 2010 | By Chris Remo
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As it has done many times, New Super Mario Bros. Wii reclaimed its number-one spot on the weekly Japanese sales charts, unseating Square Enix's PSP role-playing game Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

During the week that ended January 24, tracking firm Media Create says Nintendo's multiplayer platformer sole 111,000 units, nearly doubling weekly sales of Kingdom Hearts, which fell three spots down to number 4 after holding top sales honors for two weeks.

Square Enix's game has exceeded 680,000 units in total, and will almost certainly break 700,000 next week, while Mario reached the 3 million unit sales mark last week.

Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSP failed to top the charts as it debuted this week, but it was only 17,000 units behind Mario. It was followed by Namco Bandai's Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces.

The rest of the chart was fairly static, with a number of titles keeping their same positions week-on-week or only changing by one, although Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) made a surprising five-slot jump, returning to the top ten from number 13.

Below are Media Create's Japanese sales charts for the week that ended January 24:

LW TW Title Platform Publisher Weekly Sales
2 1 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo 111,000
NEW 2 Valkyria Chronicles 2 PSP Sega 94,000

NEW

3 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces PSP Namco Bandai 76,000
1 4 Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep PSP Square Enix 60,000
4 5 Tomodachi Collection NDS Nintendo 45,000

5

6 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo 34,000

3

7 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles  Wii Capcom 23,000
13 8 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) PSP Capcom 16,000
9 9 Wii Sports Resort  Wii Nintendo 16,000
10 10 Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) NDS Level 5 14,000


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