Super Mario Galaxy 2 reclaims the top spot in this week's Japanese Software Chart (14th - 20th June 2010, courtesy Media Create), after being knocked off by fellow Nintendo title Xenoblade. Last week's Number 1 has slipped to Number 4 today, however, as new DS games fill the gap.
1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo (Wii) 52,978
2 Ghost Trick Capcom (DS) 23,977 / NEW
3 Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS Nintendo (DS) 20,949 / NEW
4 Xenoblade Nintendo (Wii) 20,810
5 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Take 2 Interactive Japan (PS3) 20,682
6 Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi Namco Bandai (DS) 17,401 / NEW
7 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Konami (PS3) 16,055
8 Tomodachi Collection Nintendo (DS) 13,953
9 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Konami (PSP) 13,250
10 Hakuoki Junsouroku Idea Factory (PS3) 13,076 / NEW
(Note: Chart position is first, then game name, publisher, format and sales for this week)
Capcom's Ghost Trick debuts well at Number 2 and rightly so, given that its development was led by the same chap behind the Phoenix Wright series. General hobby game Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS allows you to enjoy the fine art of... erm, art, and paints itself into third place in this week's chart.
Other new releases reflected here include a Tamagotchi game for the Nintendo DS and an adventure game from animι-RPG studio Idea Factory. World Cup interest seems to have helped boost sales of Konami's latest Winning Eleven title, with the PS3 version jumping up to Number 7 and the PSP iteration re-entering the Top 10.
Japan's in the last 16 of the World Cup this year, as it happens. We want them to do well, but we're also interested in how sales of Winning Eleven will look like if the country gets knocked out of the tournament. A disaster, surely...