The big news with last week's sales numbers is not that the DS managed to top 300,000 again, but that the New Super Mario Bros.
broke five million in Japan. Not only that, but the game took the sixteenth spot in today's Famistu
Also showing legs is Mario Kart DS
, which sold 68,000 copies to take the number eight spot. While it's no surprise that Mario Kart
does well week after week (after week), we didn't expect it to make the top ten. We're also happy to see some new DS blood enter the ring, with Rune Factory 2
selling 56,000 in its debut.
The rise in sales from the previous week
was most likely due to the New Years holiday, which is a popular shopping period in Japan. These numbers are almost certainly not sustainable, though, so we should see a big difference next week. Of course, we fully expect that the DS will end up on top, as always, with a smattering of its games in the top ten.
Check after the break to see the numbers, with NSMB
sales tacked on for good measure.