US console charts: September 5-11

New Super Mario Bros. leapfrogs Saints Row and Madden back into the top slot after a brief hiatus.

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The saying goes, "What goes up must come down." However, in the case of New Super Mario Bros., it goes back up again. The plucky DS game has once again topped the latest console-game sales rankings from Best Buy. During the week of September 5 to 11, it edged out the previous week's champion, THQ's Saints Row (Xbox 360), which now finds itself parked in fifth place.

New Super Mario Bros. also edged out Madden NFL 07, the latest installment in the top sports franchise of all time. The PlayStation 2 edition of the game was relegated to the number-two slot, just in front of the Xbox 360 version. No other versions of Madden made it into the top 10, although another Electronic Arts sports title, NASCAR 07 (PlayStation 2), raced into sixth place.

Another new entrant on the list was LucasArts' Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy for the PlayStation 2 (ninth). The rest of the top 10, was all about the DS. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day stayed strong in fourth, Mario Kart DS cruised along in seventh, Star Fox Command ruled eighth place, and Tetris DS was tail-end Charlie in 10th.

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I see gamespot still hasn't reported on the Final Fantasy 12 prequel game that has been announced for the DS. Square-enix is supporting the DS in droves. The games have sold well on the DS. Well the one psp game so far released bombed and Crisis Core looks it will do the same. Square-enix may very well decide to put it's next final fantasy games on the wii if the PS3 loses a lot of support which is looking like a distinct possibility.

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MMM an eight with a ) following it is determined as a smile by the comment system? NSMB is more then a NES game code. Bother to actually look at the damn game it couldn't have been done on the NES moron nor the SNES.

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Why are people are paying more than $30 for a DS game that is made with cost like a NES game with graphics a bit better? I'll never know. At least one next-gen game is there. Without it, I would died after seeing all those DS games up there.

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That list is pretty predictable, but lego starwars 2 is doing awesome, as it is on the 5-11 console charts when it comes out on the 12th. Now THAT is good sales, being in the top ten in sales when it hasn't even come out yet. PS: When did the sony trash talk start? A flame war already,god this is starting to get ridiculous. I can't believe GameSpot hasn't put an end to this yet. If you can't post an un-biased opinion on something that has ANYTHING to do with the news subject, I say don't post at all.

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this just means sales are slow this week.

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People are starting to realize that the DS is the best handheld ever! There is no competition, except from the GBA. Wait, the DS lite plays GBA games, lol. Looks like the DS lite has no competition!

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The top ten Japan software sales for Four of September to the Tenth of September are 1. Tales of Phantasia PSP - 66.263 new 2. NSMB DS - 53.011 (3.027.038) 3. FF3 DS - 49.475 (598.476) 4. Tingle DS - 32.792 (78.289) 5. Brain Training 2 DS - 32.054 (3.151.912) 6. Cooking Navi DS - 25.458 (445.191) 7. Rhythm Tengoku GBA - 24.676 (148.108) 8. Animal Crossing DS - 24.027 (3.205.762) 9. PSU PS2 - 20.431 (140.633) 10. Mario Basket DS - 20.372 (288.136) We should all welcome NSMB to the 3 Million Japan club. Man NSMB stands a good chance of getting ten million copies sold. The DS cart shortage continues. Nintendo cannot produce enough game carts for their games and the third parties. Yup Nintendo makes the DS game carts then hands them out to the third parties who ordered them. Phantasy Star Universe shows every sign of falling off the top ten with the PSP title repeating the pattern next week. Rhythm Tengoku made by the guys who made Warioware and it's titles are still riding strong due to tv commericals and word of mouth. Cooking Navi looks like it might be another million seller. Tingle is doing surprisngly well. Mario Basketball is still going strong in a country that doesn't like Basketball or games based on the sport.

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mariokart63fan = Nintendo tool

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wait till wii every one !!!!! if its anything like ds we will see nintendo all over the charts lol and it looks strong as for nsmb this could break goldeneye007s time of staying on top , if any one can remember it was on for 2 yrs id say

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and mario bros is more proper then anything sonys tried, no psp game on top charts = proff psp hasnt sold nearly as much as ds and dslite and gba

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psp has not yet even surpassed ds from day one then you got ds lite which has flew passed psp big time when the onyx ds and the pink lites are out sony will have to try harder then that 249.99 bundle (has stupid game called atv somthing and 1 gb memstick and umd movie not worth it lol nice try sony maybe when you bring the price down not the value then ill replace mine , i need a new mem card mine got stuck in a budget truck and i do not care cause i hate products that are lame , psp still hasnt even caught gb yet with sales of 89 million you add the sales of ds and dslite to this , better get a calculator and compare this to the 9 million-10 million sony only has that sony thinks dropping the price means to drop value lol again nice try to fool us 199.99$ still not worth it if you gotta buy memcard and all the extras included in the original value pack thatll cost more then 249.99 right there

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Wow, DS is starting to take over here like in Japan

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star fox command in the chart? how cool>>

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DS is owning once again 8)

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New Super Mario Bros a 'proper' game ??? i got it with my Black DS Lite last week and i completed it in a day, a day? that is NOT a proper game. I took it back and got Mario Kart DS instead. It shouldn't be at the top of any chart of any kind.

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Holy crap. Mario and Brain Age just won't die. Talk about staying power.

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cool tetris DS i love tetris

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WHO CARES ABOUT BESTBUY CHARTS!!!!!!!

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Go NSMB.

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"The Sony PSP its out selling both the original DS and the DS Lite" nice try, sony , but at least we understand your weird jokes

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Bestbuy had a buy two DS games get one free deal going on last week. I got Lost Magic for free. Got Tetris for my neice who is 11 she needs to be introduced to tougher games. Got a preorder for Phantom Hourglass before they stopped allowing preorders to count in the deal. But Tetris, Brain Age, New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart DS, Star Command were all eligable. Also they had a ds lite brain age deal as well.

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Keep on truckin Nintendo!

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Good to see DS titles doing well on the USA chart...

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Nintendo rules all

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finally, a real game in the top slot

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And remeber: "The Sony PSP its out selling boeth the original DS and the DS Lite".

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You know, there's always argument about how these charts only support BestBuy's sales numbers, but perhaps people should look at it this way. Specialty gaming retailers like GameStop cater to the gaming crowd in general, but more particularly to us gamers who like having a store specifically devoted to all aspects of gaming, a store with associates that can and usually already know a helluva' lot about upcoming games and consoles, as well as current titles and even retro titles. Best Buy, on the other hand, represents an extremely mainstream retailer, one riding a major popularity wave since the turn of the millenium. They have plenty of different games, but you're not likely to get the kind of gaming-focused customer service that you would at specificied game retailers. They don't cater to hardcore gamers...they cater to the crowd who think of gaming as a side-note, not the end-all be-all. THEREFORE. If DS titles (and particularly NSMB) continue to dominate what can be understood as mainstream sales charts, holding sway over even the extremely popular mainstream juggernaut of Madden, that tells you something about the DS formula. It works. It works big time. Because casual gamers far outnumber hardcore gamers like the rest of us, even if hardcore gamers are generally the ones making the majority of games-related purchases. They are a large market that is finally being tapped by a console and a game that are also close to the hearts of hardcore gamers. Initially, it seemed the PSP, despite its price, would attain more mainstream success than the different and unique Nintendo DS. It was stylish, designed to play minature movies, and capable of acting as an MP3 player. Yet Nintendo stands tall on both sides of the spectrum, and it's really neat to finally see a convergence in the interests of the two gaming personality-types.

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tetris?

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Wow. DS doing pretty well software-wise. Five on the top. PS2 has a healthy 3, whilst the Xbox 360 has 2. Interesting week. I'm glad Star Fox is doing so well.

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Wow, DS is doing better in US than I thought.

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Dead Rising?

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No love for PSP? Hopefully things will turn around for the PSP, since it's a great machine that was full of potential.

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bu bu but the GTA killer

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People are still buying NSMB??!!!! I beat that game along time ago.

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Man cant nobody stop the DS?!

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didnt take long for NSMB to topple Madden did it?

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Wow, I really admire the staying power of NSMB. But then again, this 'US Console Charts' is based only on BestBuy.com's chart, so I'm not entirely sure if this really represents the REAL US Console Charts.

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