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 Super Mario Galaxy 2  Dominates Charts In Japanese Debut

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Dominates Charts In Japanese Debut

June 3, 2010 | By Chris Remo

June 3, 2010 | By Chris Remo
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In a week bursting with new releases, Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the clear champion on the Japanese sales charts, beating out four other new releases on the top ten, according to tracking firm Media Create.

The Wii game topped the Japanese retail sales chart for the week that ended May 30, whose top four entries were all newly-launched games. Its 340,000 units dwarfed the performance of the second-place game, Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental.

Thanks in part to several new Nintendo DS releases, more than half of the games on the chart are exclusive to Nintendo platforms. Those new games also helped displace Capcom's Lost Planet 2, whose PlayStation 3 version fell from the top slot down to number six. Its Xbox 360 version dropped off the top ten, sliding from number five to number 19.

Meanwhile, Remedy's Alan Wake on Xbox 360 just barely failed to make the top ten, instead coming in at number 11, with no unit figures given.

Square Enix and TOSE's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 fell from second place to fifth place, selling 34,000 units. Kojima Productions and Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker sold 25,000 units and dropped down three places from number four to number seven. Two weeks ago, the games completed a three week streak leading the charts at numbers one and two.

And Cave's Xbox 360-only Death Smiles IIX, an enhanced edition of its shoot-em-up Death Smiles II (and not the eighth entry in the series, as the Roman numeral designation would arguably suggest), managed to just make it into the top ten with 16,000 units sold.

Below are Media Create's weekly Japanese charts for the week ended May 30, 2010:

LW TW Title Developer Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
NEW 1 Super Mario Galaxy 2  Nintendo EAD Tokyo Nintendo Wii 340,000
NEW 2 Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental Banpresto Namco Bandai NDS 81,000
NEW 3 Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 Sega Sega NDS 50,000
NEW 4 Medabots DS: Kabuto Version and Kuwagata Version Imagineer Rocket Company NDS 50,000
2 5 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 TOSE Square Enix NDS 34,000
1 6 Lost Planet 2 Capcom Capcom PS3 34,000
4 7 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Kojima Productions Konami PSP 25,000
3 8 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge Konami Konami PS3 23,000
8 9 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo EAD Nintendo Wii 16,000
NEW 10 Death Smiles IIX Cave Cave Xbox 360 16,000

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