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May 9th, 2008, 22:10
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Ah, remember Link's Crossbow Training (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2007/11/21/metareview-links-crossbow-training/)? The game that was bundled with the Wii Zapper (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/tag/zapper) last November (December, for PALs)? It was only released in Japan last week. If sales are any indication, though, Japanese gamers were clamoring for the goron-junk shooter rail shooter, as it claimed the third place spot.

Even so, Link had to hail to the king (baby), as Mario Kart Wii (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/04/25/wii-fanboy-review-mario-kart-wii/) still dominated the charts. The other big news for Mario Kart Wii? It passed one million sales in the Far East, denoting its success. Meanwhile, Deca Sports (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/04/21/wii-fanboy-hands-on-deca-sports/) clamored back into the top ten, but Brawl (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/tag/smash-bros-brawl) only slipped further downward, thus answering our question from last week (http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/05/02/another-week-in-japan-hardware-and-software-numbers-4-21-4-27/). Also proving that the Japanese love their sports games for the Wii, Bandai Namco's Pro Baseball Family Stadium debuted at spot twenty.

The Wii triumphed in hardware last week as well. While the console continues to trail behind Sony's handheld, Wii sales went up almost 30,000 units from last week -- perhaps from the Link's Crossbow boost. Go on and check things out for yourself after the break, if you feel so inclined.


PSP: 100,870
Wii: 71,518
Nintendo DS: 52,542
PlayStation 3: 10,177
PlayStation 2: 8,802
Xbox 360: 1,725 Software:

01.(01) [Wii] Mario Kart Wii --- 173,387 (1,120,000)
02.(02) [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G --- 102,320 (1,909,000)
03.(__) [Wii] Link's Crossbow Training --- 92,534 (New)
04.(06) [Wii] Wii Fit --- 51,851 (1,986,000)
05.(04) [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure --- 42,416 (98,000)
06.(08) [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage --- 30,675 (508,000)
07.(07) [NDS] We're Fossil Diggers --- 26,661 (84,000)
08.(03) [PS3] Valkyria Chronicles --- 24,422 (102,000)
09.(13) [Wii] Deca Sports --- 24,302 (186,000)
10.(14) [Wii] Wii Sports --- 21,979 (2,959,000)

11.(09) [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training
12.(__) [NDS] Emblem of Gundam
13.(__) [NDS] Home Teacher Hitman Reborn! DS: Fate of Heat
14.(17) [Wii] Wii Play
15.(15) [Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl
16.(18) [NDS] Mario Kart DS
17.(10) [PS2] Musou Orochi: The Evil King Returns
18.(28) [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko's Deserted Island Life
19.(12) [NDS] Naruto: Shippuuden Shinobi Retsuden II
20.(__) [Wii] Pro Baseball Family Stadium
21.(__) [PSP] There in Japan
22.(21) [PS2] Pro Baseball Spirits 5
23.(32) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros.
24.(05) [NDS] Summon Night
25.(38) [NDS] Mario Party DS
26.(22) [NDS] Sim City DS 2: From the Past to the Future
27.(20) [NDS] Yatterman DS: Surprising, Startling Battle
28.(30) [NDS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land
29.(37) [NDS] Phoenix Wright: Gyakuten Revival
30.(34) [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2.5M

[Via NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11088590&postcount=1)]

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