Mario Is Back On Top In Japan

After taking a week off to give Wii role-playing game Xenoblade a moment in the sun, Super Mario Galaxy 2 returns to its first place spot in Japan. Two new Nintendo DS games came closest to threatening Mario's chances.

Those two games were Capcom's Ghost Trick, a clever-looking adventure game from the creator of the Ace Attorney series, and Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS, Nintendo's new painting tool that falls under the "non-game" category. Wonder if we'll see the latter come stateside...

There's at least one new PlayStation 3 game on the list, the debut of Trauma Team in Japan, a new Tamagotchi title and a new contender for longest game title ever. That'd be Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo: Machiteba Tengoku! Makereba Jigoku! Ryoutsuryuu Ikkakusenkin Daisakusen! (Emphasis Banpresto's.)

Next week, Love Plus+. Be afraid.

01. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 53,000 / 572,000 02. Ghost Trick (DS) - 24,000 / NEW 03. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 21,000 / NEW 04. Xenoblade (Wii) - 21,000 / 104,000 05. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3) - 21,000 / 85,000 06. Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (DS) - 17,000 / NEW 07. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 16,000 / 122,000 08. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 14,000 / 3,277,000 09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 13,000 / 69,000 10. Hakuoki: Junsouroku (PS3) - 13,000 / NEW 11. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) 12. Fairy Tail: Portable Guild (DS) 13. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) 15. Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 (DS) 16. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) 17. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 18. Medarot DS: Kabuto / Kuwagata (DS) 19. Trauma Team (Wii) 20. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2) 21. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 22. Just Cause 2 (PS3) 23. Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo: Machiteba Tengoku! Makereba Jigoku! Ryoutsuryuu Ikkakusenkin Daisakusen! (DS) 24. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 25. Lost Planet 2 (PS3) 26. Mega Man Zero Collection (DS) 27. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 28. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Wii) 29. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS) 30. Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Portable Vol. 1: Shinseiki Evangelion - Tamashii no Kiseki (PSP)


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    Very disappointing sales of Mario compared to NSMB. I wonder why the Japs don't like 3rd person mario games.

      Totally agree - such a strange society.

      Whilst the sales, for a region like Japan, are great. They really are a disappointment if you consider a lot of things.
      A) It's a Mario game
      B) It's Nintendo
      C) The performance of previous Mario games.
      D) The first Super Mario Galaxy sold in the 900K
      E) This game has received even better reviews than the first
      F) There are even MORE Wii's out there than 2 years ago.

      It really doesn't make sense considering Super Mario is probably the better games out of the Mario series.

      According to vgchartz, it's sold more than SMG1 did in the same time period. Still nothing on NSMB, though.

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