Japan game charts: April 10-16

The DS once again dominates sales charts across the Pacific, occupying six slots in the top 10.

There's a whole lot of brain-training going on in Japan. The fad-turned-craze-turned-phenomenon continued to rage the week of April 10, according to the latest sales figures from industry-research group Media Create.

Once again, the top game was Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training, Nintendo's self-developed mind game for the Nintendo DS. Two other brain-trainers for the dual-screen handheld, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Eigo Duke, also returned to the weekly top 10 list, landing at a respective second and sixth.

DS games dominated the Japanese top 10 list once again, holding six of the top 10 slots. But while the Japanese aren't taking to Sony's PlayStation Portable, they still like the PlayStation 2. Sammy's Guilty Gear XX Slash, which was recently previewed by GameSpot, was the top game for the console, debuting in fifth. Square Enix's Final Fantasy XII stuck it out in eighth, followed by two baseball games--Namco's Pro Yakyuu Netsu Star 2006 and Konami's Pro Yakyuu Spirits 3.

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27 comments
TaronAroyan
TaronAroyan

All Nintendo Fans are losers GO SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dasilva90
Dasilva90

DS owns all. I hate it when people think Nintendo don't know what they are doing. They've been around longer than Microsoft & Sony, and have had much more experience with gamming as a whole. So I'm glad the DS is doing so well, lets hope the Nintendo Wii does well too. :)

mrhardtiger
mrhardtiger

I hope that nintendo can replicate this kind of success with its wii console! I have the ds lite and it is soooo cool and tiny!

animemog
animemog

I want more training games to come out in the US.

Kefkamania05
Kefkamania05

It's great to see a lot of DS love around at the moment.

badr
badr

This is what you get for making original hand-held games not like that stupid PSP.

wetdrop
wetdrop

Nintendo is always going the distance. Its great to see they still aren't scared to take chances and be original.

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Having just returned from 2 weeks in Tokyo, I can vouch for the popularity of the DS; DS lite totally unavailable even at the ritzy Ginza "depatos" let alone Akihabara. Appears they are being snapped up by the Baby Boomer age group!

togo2828
togo2828

The DS kiks the PSP's ass

fft_ramza
fft_ramza

"Does "Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training" set some kind of record for longest videogame title ever?" no, "Peter Jackson's an Official Game of King Kong the Movie" or whatever it is does...i'm pretty sure the game which should have just been called "King Kong" is much longer than that... and when the japanese title is translated to english, it would be much shorter, around four words long i'd say...'' I believe it is Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game Of The Movie, but there is also an XBX game that had a very long name but I don't remember it, it was something like ''somethings adventures a traveller's tale in mexico'' or something

thisissami
thisissami

"Does "Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training" set some kind of record for longest videogame title ever?" no, "Peter Jackson's an Official Game of King Kong the Movie" or whatever it is does...i'm pretty sure the game which should have just been called "King Kong" is much longer than that... and when the japanese title is translated to english, it would be much shorter, around four words long i'd say...

Mac8457
Mac8457

Congrats Xbox 360, your presence is truly felt...

loki8903
loki8903

c'mon DS! some good north america release >_> been kinda cold after MPH and Tetris .... my ds is taking a rest, playing PSP ( BuRnOUT w00t)

owner211
owner211

Yay for nintendo and stuff

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

nintendo's doing a lot better than i expected in japan

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

Does "Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training" set some kind of record for longest videogame title ever?

TTS_Fusion
TTS_Fusion

I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Brain Age. I downloaded a demo at a Gamestop and I was hooked.

LordBrittish
LordBrittish

Wow. I just bought Brain Age last night. It's a pretty sweet game. I've been playing the training exercises and sudoko puzzels non stop! Congrats to Nintendo on the success in japan...Now, lets see some U.S. numbers.

Bayleef
Bayleef

They just can't get enough of the DS, and neither can I!

yteHoward87
yteHoward87

go nintendo....i cant wait for the ds lite!

rbarahona
rbarahona

It is amazing how many copies of Brain Age, Nintendo has managed to sell in Japan!!! I hope that they can replicate the success in other territories. The PS2 is also very strong and although not a lot of games for the PSP make it to the top 10, they still are selling very well.