Japan game charts: September 18-24

Minna no Tennis aces the charts while a resurgence of Tingle popularity proves you can't keep a good wannabe-fairy down.

Media Create's Japanese software rankings for last week's sales are in, and judging by the way everyone is buying the top game, it's really living up to its name. The light-hearted sports game, Minna no Tennis--which translates to Everybody's Tennis--remained the top game for the second week in a row. The title managed to move another 87,814 unit last week, outselling the second-place title by more than 30,000 units.

On the other hand, the gap between second and third place was barely distinguishable. Final Fantasy III and New Super Mario Bros. were practically in a dead heat in terms of sales, with 56,596 and 56,045 units sold respectively. Another DS title, Tingle RPG, returned to the top 10 after dropping off it for a week. Despite--or maybe because of--its strange mascot, the old man pretending to be a fairy from the Legend of Zelda series, the game has proven a steady seller since its release earlier this month.

The week's top 10 was rather short on new titles, with only two saying konichiwa for the first time. Gintama DS, based on the alternate-history/sci-fi manga and anime, took fourth place. The other new game, Harukanaru Toki no Naka--literally "In a Distant Timespace"--is the latest installment in a Koei series of transdimensional romance/adventure games.

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63 comments
LoganZRun
LoganZRun

seems too me like they've lost touch with the gaming world over there ,weird and quirky titles galor....

rob3nelson
rob3nelson

Considering how poor the taste of the Japanese is, no wonder the X360 isn't selling there.

godovivel
godovivel

oh man X360 is dead in japan

_Sam_
_Sam_

decent games

MassacreMonk
MassacreMonk

Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi lol is that even considered a game? Half of the games on DS are pointlessness.. thats why its so damn good I guess. I stopped playing DS when I got a PSP! WHERE THE GOOD DS GAMES?! I feel sorry for PSP MS will ever make the top 1,000 list let alone top 10 hehe

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

dang, DS kicks butt again, where's the love for the PSP? I remember Gamespot making all these video features for the PSP, where's the love, probably down the toilet now. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

DS, DS ,DS yes and more..........DS LOL

rl_41
rl_41

There are almost no games there that are also in North America... just goes to show different countries have VERY different tastes

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

yeah DS keep it up, dominate that PSP!!

gt3killer
gt3killer

awesome!! man DS is so strong out there.

blacktorn
blacktorn

This will be the last chart before the pokemon craze has started,pokemon diamond will be top for many many weeks to come.

MiReflejo
MiReflejo

Yeah NDS!!! Animal Crossing really rules

rbarahona
rbarahona

The DS is still selling a lot of units in Japan. The PS2 still manages to sell very well.

zeriech
zeriech

Im very happy to choose a DS instead of a PSP then... looks like i made another good choice

meimnobody
meimnobody

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de:MaiHitoYo is a PS2 not a DS game. Gamespot screwed up. http://www.himeyashop.com/product_info.php/cPath/21/products_id/5170 There is a DS game in the series coming out November 30th. All numbers as follows. 1. PS2 Minna no Tennis 87814 / 314790 2. NDS Final Fantasy III 56596 / 712129 3. NDS New Super Mario Bros. 56045 / 3136171 4. NDS Gintama DS: Banji Ousoudou! 39737 / NEW 5. NDS Brain Training 2 34879 / 3221750 6. NDS Animal Crossing: Wild World 25617 / 3256171 7. PS2 Rurouni Kenshin: Enjou! Kyoto Rinne 24712 / 99720 8. NDS Tingle RPG 23168 / 114208 9. NDS Cooking Navi 22504 / 488462 10. PS2 Harukanaru Toki no Naka De Maihitoyo 22100 / NEW

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LosDaddie
LosDaddie

An overall victory for Nintendo!!:D

Bloodforge
Bloodforge

Batman629, You think Sony or Nintendo isn't trying to get your money? What do you think companies are trying to do anyway? Hello, make money!!!

calvinx6
calvinx6

Next week #1 and 2 spot is going to be Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

Squeenix are looking the potential of nintendo

Batman629
Batman629

oh yea p.s. i'll never ever ever ever buy anything from MS again, i'll just pirate it =)

Batman629
Batman629

why do people keep saying nintendo is a kid's company? why don't those people go invade japan, you cuz they are all kids... american gamers are not kids so they play boring ass FPS, Madden, and FPS Rpg? wtf is that? i mean you love Fps so much that u actually bring it to an Rpg game? wtf? i love rpg but i cant stand fps wtf am i to do? oh well, i am glad to see that no xbox games will ever be on the chart. i hate, ms with a passion, damn greedyass game company try to steal every last penny i have.

Analog-Nub
Analog-Nub

"Well at least the Japanese aren't buying only sport and fps games..." - viewtiful_joe99 Well thats somthing we can all agree on. Hey Sony, how about bringing over HotShots Tennis to states, huh?

viewtiful_joe99
viewtiful_joe99

Well at least the Japanese aren't buying only sport and fps games...

ghostadv
ghostadv

Geez, eight of the titles are DS titles.

dexter111344
dexter111344

The only thing keeping the DS from doing better there is the fact they can't keep up with the demand. I bet those two PS2 games fall off the list within a month. Go Nintendo!

kriptonzz
kriptonzz

If NSMB ever does fall off the charts, well, heh. It will eventually people who can't believe it's still up there. So don't complain. I think we can all agree which two DS games will be up there next week.

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

This is excellent. No PSP or 360 in sight, now if we can only get rid of the PS2 games....

TryMe01
TryMe01

more DS games to poke your stick at, and that's a lot of sticks!

Dekuxutu
Dekuxutu

Will Mario ever make it off the charts?

EPaul
EPaul

How long will NSMB stay on the top ten chart

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Minna no Tennis two weeks in a row on top. I can't wait to play this in the US. When ever that will be.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

indeed. next week you'll be seeing pokemon diamond and pearl at the 1 and 2 spots...with that tennis game dropping out

Analog-Nub
Analog-Nub

Mario Selling well is as expecting as cheese on pizza.

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

How long has NSMB been on the list? Like 3 or 4 monthes or something? Krazy.

juanfraino
juanfraino

Gamespot didn`t put the hardware sales... :cry: So I`ll post them :) 1- Something called DS lite: 139,835 2- The PS2: 32,673 3- The PSP: 23,118 4- The Xbox 360: 1,109 Data from: playfeed.com

WPack911
WPack911

NSMB is a Killer APP and deserves all the sale's it is getting and then some.

daqua_99
daqua_99

With the release of Pokemon looming, the PS2 better like first spot whilst it lasts ...

windrummerboy
windrummerboy

I will never understand... yah the NSMB is great and all but come the F on man!

themyth01
themyth01

Nintendo should make a new DS featuring something new and sell it only in a bundle with the Wii, that would sell a lot of Wiis in Japan.

slorg_king
slorg_king

now how long has NSMB been on the top ten list?

juanfraino
juanfraino

Wait until next weeks sales on pokemon :roll: ... Now that will be a number worth looking at.