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Nintendo DS ruling Japanese game market

Handheld gaming continues to grow in Japan. Maybe we need to spend less time on computers and more time commuting?

Nintendo DS rules in Japan
Nintendo DS rules in Japan Nintendo

Maybe it's the lack of space in most Japanese households, or all the time spent commuting, but the pocket-sized Nintendo DS has 6 of the top 10 spots on this week's Japanese software sales chart.

1. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) - 55,000 / 668,000
2. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 32,000 / 2,609,000
3. [NDS] Blue Dragon Plus (AQ Interactive) - 21,000 / NEW
4. [PS3] Afrika (SCEI) - 19,000 / 57,000
5. [PS2] J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (Konami) - 18,000 / 136,000
6. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light (Nintendo) - 17,000 / 222,000
7. [NDS] Dragon Quest V (Square Enix) - 15,000 / 1,164,000
8. [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (Nintendo) - 15,000 / 326,000
9. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 14,000 / 1,748,000
10. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven (Level 5) - 14,000 / 85,000

Note: The first number is this week, the second number is total units sold.