Super Mario Galaxy Lifts Off In Japanese Charts

Super Mario Galaxy has got off to a reasonable sales start in Japan, just topping 250,000 copies in its first week - but Xbox 360 exclusive Ace Combat 6 has exceeded expectations, with a strong performance at number two - full charts within.
Nintendo’s Wii exclusive Super Mario Galaxy has got off to a relatively slow start in Japan, with first week results below that of Mario Party 8 in August. Although impressive by most other standards, the game’s debut of 251,000 units comes behind Mario Party 8’s total of 265,000 units - despite much greater critical acclaim. There will likely be no disappointment in the performance of Namco Bandai’s Xbox 360 exclusive Ace Combat 6, though, which debuts at number two with 77,000 units sold. The game is one of three Xbox 360 titles in the top thirty, with budget priced re-releases The Idol Master at number twenty-one and Chikyuu Boueigun 3 (aka Earth Defense Force 2017) at number twenty-nine. The only other new entry in the top ten is a sequel to Banpresto’s real-time strategy spin-off from the Super Robot Wars series at number four, with Scramble Commander the 2nd selling 21,000 units on PlayStation 2. Outside the top three overall game sales still remain low, with one of the two Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 SKUs at number ten - registering just 14,000 units sold during the week.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatWeekly Sales
1NESuper Mario GalaxyNintendoWii251,000
2NEAce Combat 6: Kaihou e no SenkaNamco Bandai36077,000
31Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no GrimoireSquare EnixDS51,000
4NESuper Robot Taisen: Scramble Commander the 2ndBanprestoPS221,000
55DS Bungaku ZenshuuNintendoDS18,000
69DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou - Satsui no WanaTecmoDS18,000
714Wii SportsNintendoWii16,000
811Miru Chikara o Jissen de Kitaeru: DS Ganryoku TrainingNintendoDS15,000
93World Soccer Winning Eleven DS: Goal x Goal!KonamiDS15,000
1010Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no TankentaiNintendoDS14,000
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