Japan game charts: June 19-25

Valkyrie Profile sequel lands the top spot with Mario Bros.; Winning Eleven and brain-training games rounding out the front five.


The DS and PlayStation 2 continued their struggle for control of the Japanese top 10 charts last week, with the latest figures from Media Create pegging Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for the PS2 as the best-seller of the week.

The Nintendo DS wasn't far behind, as top 10 mainstays New Super Mario Bros. and Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training, both of which have frequented the upper echelon of the sales charts since their releases, came in second and third. The PS2 took the fourth spot with Konami's World Soccer Winning Eleven 10, no doubt fueled by World Cup fever.

The only other PS2 title on the list was the latest in SNK's long-running fighting franchise, King of Fighters XI. After Sega's PSP brain trainer Nou ni Kaikan at number nine, the remainder of the list was populated by DS titles, including Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and Animal Crossing: Wild World.

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