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Mario Kart Wii Powerslides To Top Of Japanese Charts

An unusual near-simultaneous worldwide release for Mario Kart Wii has seen Nintendo’s racing title take pole in both the UK and Japanese charts this week, as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G on PSP continues to perform extremely strongly.
An unusual near-simultaneous worldwide release for Mario Kart Wii has seen Nintendo’s racing title take pole in both the UK and Japanese charts this week, with the game’s Japanese debut totaling sales of 594,000 units. With no other major new releases this week, though the runaway success of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G on PSP has reached new heights, with the game outselling Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii after just three weeks on sale, at 1,590,000 units to 1,563,000. The rest of the top ten remains largely static, although Wii Fit has moved up three places to number four with a lifetime-to-date sales total in excess of 1,8500,000 units. Japanese comedy duo Yoiko have also seen their Nintendo DS title move up two places to number six, although overall sales are low for most titles in the bottom half of the top ten. The only new entries in the rest of the top thirty are rhythm action game Oshiri Kajiri Mushi no Rhythm Lesson DS from Sega at number eighteen and the Xbox 360 version of Turok at number twenty-nine.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NEMario Kart WiiNintendoWii594,000
21Monster Hunter Portable 2nd GCapcomPSP222,000
32Musou Orochi: Maou SairinKoeiPS256,000
47Wii FitNintendoWii31,000
56Pokemon Ranger: BatonnageNintendoDS30,000
68Tottadoo! Yoiko no Mujintou SeikatsuNamco BandaiDS26,000
74Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5KonamiPS222,000
83Star Ocean: Second EvolutionSquare Enix PSP18,000
910Deca Sporta: Wii de Sports 10 Shumoku!HudsonWii17,000
109Dairantou Smash Brothers XNintendoWii14,000
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