JAPAN: Super Mario Galaxy trounces opposition

Ben Parfitt
Ahead of its release in Europe next week, Nintendo’s critically hailed Super Mario Galaxy has had a tremendous debut week in Japan, shifting 250,000 copies and shooting straight to the top of the Japanese software charts, Kotaku reports.

Mario’s latest, and according to some greatest, romp outsold its nearest rival, Xbox 360 sim Ace Combat 6, by over three-to-one, selling more than the rest of the Top Ten combined.

The Top 30 for the week ending November 4th, according to data from Media Create:

1.   Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2.   Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Xbox 360)
3.   Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS)
4.   Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander The 2nd (PS2)
5.   DS Bungaku Zenshuu (DS)
6.   DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou - Satsui no Wana (DS)
7.   Wii Sports (Wii)
8.   Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (DS)
9.   World Soccer Winning Eleven DS Goal x Goal! (DS)
10.   Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Time Expedition Party (DS)
11.   Kanji Brain Test 2.5M (DS)
12.   Wii Play (Wii)
13.   Ar Tonelico II: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo Tachi (PS2)
14.   Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Shadow Expedition Party (DS)
15.   Mario Kart DS (DS)
16.   Mario Party 8 (Wii)
17.   Gundam Battle Chronicle (PSP)
18.   KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten (DS)
19.   Dragon Tamer: Sound Spirits (DS)
20.   New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
21.   The Idolmaster (Xbox 360)
22.   Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (PS2)
23.   Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Mina San Kyu (DS)
24.   Brain Age 2: More Training In Minutes A day (DS)
25.   My Housekeeping Diary (DS)
26.   Ghost Squad (Wii)
27.   Animal Crossing Wild World (DS)
28.   Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
29.   Earth Defense Forces 3 (Xbox 360)
30.   Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)

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