Epic Mickey Lands In Japan, But Is Less Epic Than Kirby

Disney’s Epic Mickey made its (rather late) to the Wii in Japan last week, debuting in the top 10, but not in the top five. Another adorable mascot, Nintendo’s Kirby, fared much better overseas.

The week’s real winner, however, was Sega’s J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus for PSP. The soccer sim moved more than 100,000 copies during its first week on the Japanese market, according to sales tracker Media Create. Kirby, therefore, had to settle for second, with Kirby Mass Attack for Nintendo DS selling just shy of 75,000 units.

Other top 10 debuts include Toriko: Gourmet Survival for PSP and All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation for DS. Developer Prope, the studio founded by Yuji Naka, managed to score a top ten showing with its latest Wii game Family Fishing, but did not light up the charts.

Here are the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of August 1 to 7.

01. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus (PSP) – 101,022 / NEW
02. Kirby Mass Attack (DS) – 74,915 / NEW
03. Toriko: Gourmet Survival (PSP) – 62,882 / NEW
04. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Wii) – 62,597 / 262,709
05. All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation (DS) – 52,575 / NEW
06. Epic Mickey (Wii) – 27,257 / NEW
07. Family Fishing (Wii) – 22,365 / NEW
08. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) – 18,945 / 460,834
09. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (PSP) – 14,872 / 152,697
10. Devil Survivor 2 (DS) – 12,904 / 75,912

11. Storm Lover: Summer Love!! (PSP)
12. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PS3)
13. Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos (PSP)
14. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PSP)
15. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii)
16. Elminage III: Ankoku no Shito to Yaiyou no Kyuuden (PSP)
17. Half Minute Hero (PSP)
18. Sengoku Basara: Heroes Chronicle (PSP)
19. Wii Play Motion (Wii)
20. Puyo Puyo! (DS)

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