New Super Mario Bros Beats Out Valkyria Chronicles 2 In Japan

After giving up the first place spot to Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for a couple weeks, Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros Wii returns to the top of the weekly Media Create sales charts.

It was still a pretty good week for PSP software, however, with Sega's Valkyria Chronicles debuting in second place with 94,000 copies sold, followed by Namco Bandai's Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces. Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter helped the PlayStation Portable snag four of the top ten spots, the rest occupied by Wii and DS software.

Valkyria Chronicles 2 debut, by the way, was better than that of its PlayStation 3 predecessor. While the Japanese install base for each PlayStation platform was markedly different for each game's release, I wouldn't be surprised to see future Valkyria games sticking to a handheld platform.

Here are the top 30 games in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week of January 18-24.

01. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 111,000 / 3,117,000

02. Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP) - 94,000 / NEW

03. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (PSP) - 76,000 / NEW

04. Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (PSP) - 60,000 / 683,000

05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 45,000 / 2,696,000

06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 34,000 / 1,550,000

07. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) - 23,000 / 96,000

08. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) - 16,000 / 102,000

09. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 16,000 / 1,707,000

10. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS) - 14,000 / 1,047,000

11. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)

12. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)

13. Tekken 6 (PSP)

14. Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (PSP)

15. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

16. Last Window: Mayonaka no Yakusoku (DS)

17. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

18. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)

19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)

20. PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken (Wii)

21. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PSP)

22. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! (Wii)

23. Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken (Wii)

24. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (DS)

25. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)

26. Wii Sports (Wii)

27. Kentoushi: Gladiator Begins (PSP)

28. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3)

29. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3)

30. Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii)


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