updated 04:40 pm EDT, Fri September 1, 2006
DS games control Japan
There's no question of where Japan's loyalties lie: they love Nintendo. Or at least the DS - in a rare feat, DS games have completely dominated the country's latest sales charts. The remake of Final Fantasy III sits at the number one position, with 503,051 copies sold in one week. Gamasutra reports this as 90 percent of the game's first shipment. Sales of New Super Mario Bros. have dropped sharply to put it at number two, while a Harvest Moon spinoff called Rune Factory: Shin Bokujou Monogatari has debuted at number three.