It's preceded by two new DS games: Level-5's Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story at one, and SEGA's Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 at two.
The rest of the top 10, however, is as normal, and stagnating more each week; Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) is up two places despite dropping 8 per cent in sales, for example.
And compare the winning total of 44,000 sales with the Japanese chart this time last year and Sloan and McHale would only manage to finish at five.
It's a similar story for hardware, as a winning DS total of 39,464 is less than half the 90,000 that the PSP managed over seven-days in May 2008.
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Platform||Weekly Sales||Lifetime Sales|
|1||New entry||Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story||DS||44,000||44,000|
|2||New entry||Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2||DS||39,000||39,000|
|3||New entry||Mass Effect||Xbox 360||18,000||18,000|
|4||6||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)||PSP||14,000||693,000|
|5||1||Bleach: Heat the Soul 6||PSP||13,000||54,000|
|6||3||Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu||DS||12,000||148,000|
|7||4||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky||DS||12,000||311,000|
|8||5||Made in Ore||DS||11,000||123,000|
|10||9||Mario & Luigi RPG 3||DS||9000||624,000|
Japanese hardware sales:
|Platform||This Week||Last Week||2009 Sales||Lifetime Sales|