A real slow week for the Japanese Software Chart (12th - 18th April 2010, courtesy Media Create) allows New Super Mario Bros. Wii to comfortably keep its #1 position with over 11,000 units sold over its nearest challenger ? Tomodachi Collection!?
1 New Super Mario Bros. Wii ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 32,108
2 Tomodachi Collection ? Nintendo (DS) ? 20,883
3 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 ? Konami (PSP) ? 20,880
4 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 ? Konami (PS3) ? 19,104
5 Fist of the North Star: Warriors ? Koei (PS3) ? 18,866
6 Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light ? Pokemon Company (DS) ? 15,961
7 No More Heroes: Paradise ? Marvelous Entertainment (PS3) ? 15,763 / NEW
8 No More Heroes: Paradise ? Marvelous Entertainment (360) ? 15,153 / NEW
9 Wii Fit Plus ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 14,685
10 Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend ? SEGA (PS3) ? 11,094
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
This week's snooze-fest has at least allowed the No More Heroes remake to break through the Top 10, and unusually sales between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are pant-tighteningly close. Most multiplatform releases see the version on Sony's console shine, but perhaps the Western appeal of Goichi Suda's cult classic has helped the 360 bridge the gap there.
Elsewhere in the chart, it's the same old story of shuffle and re-arrange. Pro Yakyuu Spirits holds on to both #3 and #4 positions while Fist of the North Star: Warriors takes Tomodachi Collection's old spot. The presence of Travis Touchdown has shoved Etrian Odyssey III and the budget edition of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G out of the Top 10.