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Top 5 Games Per Region This Week

Top 5 Games Per Region This Week

by T.J. GoforthSeptember 15, 2006

Nintendo DS

North America: 1. Cooking Mama (Majesco Sales, Inc.), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Brain Age (Nintendo), 4. Mario Hoops 3 On 3 (Nintendo), 5. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Capcom).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy III (Square Enix), 2. Nintendo DS Browser (Nintendo), 3. Mogitate Tingle no Bara Iro Rupee Land (Nintendo), 4. Oide yo Doubutsu no Mori (Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo), 2. Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts), 5. Big Brain Academy (Nintendo).

Majesco’s budget-priced localization of Cooking Mama has seen surprisingly brisk sales in North America this week, trumping even two different Mario titles in the process. Much less surprising are Europe’s and Japan’s lists, which offer only slightly rearranged versions of last week’s charts, outside of the entrance of LEGO Star Wars II in the UK.

Game Boy Advance
North America
: 1. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts), 2. Pokémon Sapphire Version (Nintendo), 3. Pokémon Ruby Version (Nintendo), 4. Pokémon Emerald Version (Nintendo), 5. Cars (THQ).

Japan: 1. Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo), 2. Pokémon Emerald Version (Nintendo), 3. Screw Breaker: Goushin Dorirurero (Nintendo), 4. Pokémon FireRed Version (Nintendo), 5. bit Generations: Boundish (Nintendo).

UK: 1. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts), 2. Cars (THQ), 3. Madagascar (Activision), 4. Catz (Ubisoft), 5. Dogz (Ubisoft).

The introduction of LEGO Star Wars II disrupts Pokémon‘s dominance of the Game Boy Advance’s North American chart this week, and the title has little trouble in topping Europe’s list as well. Rhythm Tengoku similarly steals Pokémon‘s thunder in Japan, while last year’s hit Screw Breaker (known as Drill Dozer in North America) experiences a big enough surge in sales this week to take third place.

North America
: 1. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts), 2. LEGO Star Wars (Eidos Interactive), 3. Madden NFL 07 (EA Sports), 4. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Nintendo), 5. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki (Nintendo), 2. Lord of the Rings: Uchitsu Kuni Daisanki (EA Games), 3. Metroid Prime Hunters 2: Dark Echoes (Nintendo), 4. Mario Party 7 (Nintendo), 5. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus (Sega).

UK: 1. LEGO Star Wars (Eidos Interactive), 2. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (Nintendo), 3. Mario Party 7 (Nintendo), 4. Resident Evil 2 (Capcom), 5. Shadow the Hedgehog (Sega).

GameCube owners in all regions have far fewer new titles to look forward to, what with Nintendo’s recent announcement that many of its planned GC releases will instead be released for the upcoming Wii. LEGO Star Wars II dominates in America this week as a result, though other regions will have to remain content with older titles for the time being.


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T.J. Goforth
I'm 25 and own my own home. I have one step child and a wife. I work as a Team leader at a restuarant about 50 hrs. a week. Otherwise, I surf the web or play video games.

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