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Japan: Five of the top 10 best sellers are 3DS games

8:40 AM on 03.07.2011 // Dale North
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It's a good sign for Nintendo and their supporting third parties if five of the top ten best selling games are Nintendo 3DS titles. That feat is even more impressive when you consider that these 3DS titles only got two of the seven days of the week to make that ranking. 

This was exactly the case in Japan for the launch week of the 3DS. Media Create's sales numbers for March 21 through March 27 show that five 3DS games took top ten spots. The top of the 3DS titles was Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, which came in at #3 on the charts and sold 119,591 copies in those two days. The next best selling title for 3DS came in at #5 overall, and that was Nintendogs + Cats. Following were Samurai Warriors: Chronicles, Super Street Fighter IV 3D and Ridge Racer 3D

As for non-3DS titles, the top honor went to Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity for the PSP. SD Gundam G Generation: World also did quite well. Atlus' poor Catherine got "sucked in the sheets" this week. It comes in selling 85 percent less than it did last week. 

See the full rankings for Japan after the jump, pulled from GoNintendo.

01. / 00. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega) {2011.02.24} - 206.654 / NEW
02. / 00. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: World (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 192.981 / NEW
03. / 00. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26} - 119.591 / NEW
04. / 00. [PS3] Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi Software) {2011.02.24} - 79.425 / NEW
05. / 00. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog, Shiba, Toy Poodle & New Friends) (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 64.213 / NEW
06. / 00. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.26} - 49.327 / NEW
07. / 00. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44.649 / NEW
08. / 00. [3DS] Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.26} - 38.226 / NEW
09. / 04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {2010.12.01} - 36.323 / 4.325.672 (-9%)
10. / 00. [360] The Idolmaster 2 (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 34.621 / NEW
11. / 00. [PS3] Rune Factory: Oceans (Marvelous Entertainment) {2011.02.24} - 28.939 / NEW
12. / 00. [WII] SD Gundam G Generation: World (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 28.119 / NEW
13. / 00. [PS3] Killzone 3 (SCE) {2011.02.24} - 26.717 / NEW
14. / 00. [PSP] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 5 (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.24} - 26.345 / NEW
15. / 00. [3DS] Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami) {2011.02.26} - 24.556 / NEW
16. / 03. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 3 Z (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.10} - 24.075 / 290.712 (-59%)
17. / 01. [PS3] Catherine (Atlus Co.) {2011.02.17} - 21.183 / 163.008 (-85%)
18. / 00. [NDS] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus (Konami) {2011.02.24} - 21.002 / NEW
19. / 02. [PS3] Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom) {2011.02.17} - 14.821 / 82.008 (-78%)
20. / 00. [WII] Rune Factory: Oceans (Marvelous Entertainment) {2011.02.24} - 10.495 / NEW
21. / 13. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18}
22. / 11. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) {2010.12.09}
23. / 05. [PSP] Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.10}
24. / 10. [NDS] Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 (Capcom) {2011.02.03}
25. / 00. [3DS] Bust-A-Move Universe (Square Enix) {2011.02.26}
26. / 18. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) {2010.07.08}
27. / 00. [PSP] Vitamin X to Z (D3 Publisher) {2011.02.24}
28. / 00. [3DS] Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft) {2011.02.26}
29. / 06. [PS3] Two Worlds II (Ubisoft) {2011.02.17}
30. / 12. [WII] Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.10}
31. / 19. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18}
32. / 20. [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (Level 5) {2010.12.09}
33. / 22. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) {2009.10.01}
34. / 00. [PSP] Daito Giken Official Pachislot Simulator: Hihouden - Fuujirareta Megami Portable (Paon Corporation) {2011.02.24}
35. / 23. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
36. / 24. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16}
37. / 28. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11}
38. / 00. [360] Muchi Muchi Pork! & Pink Sweets (Cave) {2011.02.24}
39. / 26. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) (Nintendo) {2010.11.11}
40. / 00. [PS2] Moujuutsukai to Oujisama: Snow Bride (Idea Factory) {2011.02.24}
41. / 29. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) {2008.04.10}
42. / 16. [PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) {2011.01.27}
43. / 00. [PS3] Love Once: Mermaid's Tears (Maid Meets Cat) {2011.02.24}
44. / 32. [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [Everyone's Recommendation Selection] (Hudson) {2011.01.20}
45. / 17. [PS3] Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Take-Two Interactive) {2011.02.10}
46. / 39. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
47. / 37. [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo) {2010.11.25}
48. / 33. [PSP] Macross: Triangle Frontier (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.03}
49. / 40. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}
50. / 36. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}



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