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Japanese Charts: Mario enters at No.1

The Japanese software charts are still being dominated by Nintendo titles, as Super Paper Mario enters the charts at number one, selling 144,192 copies according to data from Media Create.

The Japanese software charts are still being dominated by Nintendo titles, as Super Paper Mario enters the charts at number one, selling 144,192 copies according to data from Media Create.

There are twenty Nintendo titles in the top thirty, as the Japanese publisher continues to enjoy success with its DS and Wii consoles.

However, there are two new entries in this week's top ten on the PlayStation 2 — Fate/Stay Night which sold 134,887 units and Persona 3 Fes, which managed just over 90,000 sales.

Other new entries include manga tie-in Nodame Cantabile for the DS which sold 50,785 copies and Square Enix's Final Fantasy for the PSP, shifting 48,559 copies in its first week.

There are no PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 titles in the Japanese top thirty this week.

The top ten best-selling games in Japan follow:

1. Super Paper Mario (Wii)

2. Fate/Stay Night (PS2)

3. Persona 3 Fes (PS2)

4. Nodame Cantabile (DS)

5. Final Fantasy (PSP)

6. Phoenix Wright 4 (DS)

7. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS)

8. Wii Sports (Wii)

9. Wii Play (Wii)

10. Yoshi's Island DS (DS)

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