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New Super Mario Bros Dominates Japanese Chart Again

Nintendo has tightened its grip on the Japanese video game sales charts even further this week, with seven of the top ten titles being on the Nintendo DS and an eighth on...
Nintendo has tightened its grip on the Japanese video game sales charts even further this week, with seven of the top ten titles being on the Nintendo DS and an eighth on the Game Boy Advance – all but one published by Nintendo themselves. Some of the titles crowding the top spots include new cooking simulator Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi, the latest version of Tamagotchi Connection, and the ever-present Animal Crossing: Wild World. In fact, nineteen of the top thirty placed titles are also Nintendo DS games. Overall though, sales have slipped slightly again this week, with a paucity of new releases in advance of the release of Final Fantasy III next week. The only new title in the top ten is the latest in Daito Giken’s long running series of Pachi-Slot simulators, which follows the success of Sega’s Fist of the North Star license in previous weeks. Of greatest interest this week are the hardware figures, which have seen sales for the Nintendo DS slip by over 122,000 to just 75,207 units. Although stock of the console did appear to be improving last week, DS shortages have again become severe, leading to the drop. Sales for other formats remained static, with the PSP at 41,535 units and the PlayStation 2 on 26,833. The Game Boy Advance family of consoles sold 6,109 units, the Xbox 360 a still flaccid 1,493, and the GameCube 922.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
11New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS103,774
22Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi Gohi-KiniBandaiDS65,554
35Shaberu! DS Oryouri NaviNintendoDS55,759
44Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nouo Kitaeru Otona DSNintendoDS45,978
56Oide yo Doubutsu no MoriNintendoDS41,813
6NEDaito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: HihoudenDaitoPS239,070
714Rhythm TengokuNintendoGBA29,911
818Tetris DSNintendoDS26,791
98SD Gundam G Generation PortableBandaiPSP25,716
107Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nouo Kitaeru Otona DS TrainingNintendoDS25,139
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