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)