Japanese Software Charts: Super Mario Leads a Stale Week

No new games in this chart this week, either.

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Japanese Software Charts: Super Mario Leads a Stale Week
Looks like things in Japan are just as boring as they are in the UK. A lack of new titles means this week's Japanese Software Charts (5th - 11th April 2010, courtesy Media Create) sees an overall sales slump as already-released games shuffle around the Top 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii clinches the top spot once more while last week's #1, Etrian Odyssey III, plummets to #7 following a colossal sales drop.

1 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo (Wii) 37,244
2 Fist of the North Star: Warriors Koei (PS3) 34,262
3 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 Konami (PSP) 31,127
4 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 Konami (PS3) 30,624
5 Tomodachi Collection Nintendo (DS) 22,563
6 Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light Pokemon Company (DS) 20,359
7 Etrian Odyssey III Atlus (DS) 19,257
8 Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend SEGA (PS3) 17,788
9 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo (Wii) 15,380
10 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) Capcom (PSP) 11,240

(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)

Fist of the North Star: Warriors continues to sit comfortably in second position, and it appears that the Japanese public are still very much into the Baseball season with Konami's Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 holding 3rd and 4th place for PSP and PS3 versions respectively. Unfortunately, the PS2 version fell out of the Top 10 and is ranked #11 this week.

Taking its place is again Capcom's budget PSP re-release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. This hardcore party slaying game appears to be the fallback title whenever the Japanese chart suffers a slow week. But we doubt Capcom's complaining. Wii Fit Plus returns to the chart after a brief absence, probably brought on by businesspeople working instead of working out.

Let's hope for a more active line-up next week, eh?

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