The battle for hearts and minds and portable gameplay time in Japan has been won by One Piece. The latest manga-based spin-off has kicked MonHun Nikki, the cuter version of Monster Hunter, from its top spot overseas.
It was a slow week in terms of exciting Japanese sales developments. Wii Party made its way closer to selling a million copies in Japan - it should do so within the next week - and UFC Undisputed 2010 bowed in Japan with an unimpressive showing. Oh, and One Piece: Gigant Battle moved more than 100,000 copies in its first week.
You can see all the number-based excitement for yourself by surveying this weeks' best-selling games in Japan, as compiled by sales tracker Media Create.
01. One Piece: Gigant Battle (DS) - 132,000 / NEW 02. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) - 56,000 / 400,000 03. Wii Party (Wii) - 45,000 / 960,000 04. Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP) - 13,000 / 98,000 05. Metroid: Other M (Wii) - 11,000 / 57,000 06. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 10,000 / 817,000 07. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) - 8,000 / 167,000 08. Vitamin X Evolution Plus (PSP) - 8,000 / NEW 09. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS) - 8,000 / 828,000 10. Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan (PSP) - 7,000 / NEW
11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 12. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 13. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) 14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) 15. Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (PSP) 16. UFC Undisputed 2010 (PS3) 17. Tomodachi Collection (DS) 18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 19. Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3) 20. Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii) 21. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) 22. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii 23. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2d (PSP) 24. Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory (Wii) 25. Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (DS) 26. Another Century's Episode: R (PS3) 27. Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (DS) 28. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 29. Metal Max 3 (DS) 30. Tetris Party Premium (DS)_