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DSi still topping the charts in Japan

LBP manages a second week in the top 10.

Nintendo is back at the top of the Japanese software chart after last week's PS3 shake-up.

Six of the top 10 games were for the DS, which continues to fly off shelves in its hundreds of thousands after the launch of the DSi across the region.

A new Kirby DS game entered in the top spot, followed by Rhythm Tengoku, Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode and Pokémon Platinum all on the same system.

Last week's leader, Grand Theft Auto IV on PS3, fell to five, ahead of Valkyrie Profile on DS and a "PSP the Best" version of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G.

Then came Personal Trailer: Walking on DS at eight - the game with the pedometer peripheral, then another version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue at nine.

LittleBigPlanet just managed to stay in the top flight at 10, as its lifetime sales in the region reach 69,000.

The Wii managed to reclaim its title as best selling console in Japan, but at 24,726 sales was chased hard by PS3 and Xbox 360, the numbers for which continue to climb.

  1. Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe (DS) - 265,654
  2. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 39,891 (lifetime: 1,129,000)
  3. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS) - 37,411 (lifetime: 154,000)
  4. Pokémon Platinum (DS) - 36,670 (lifetime: 1,890,000)
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 35,851 (lifetime: 169,000)
  6. Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono (DS) - 32,569 (lifetime: 112,000)
  7. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP) - 19,048 (lifetime: 44,000)
  8. Personal Trainer: Walking (DS) - 18,465 (lifetime: 45,000)
  9. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III (PS3) - 16,927 (lifetime: 52,000)
  10. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - 16,905 (lifetime: 69,000)
  1. DS - 113,278
  2. PSP - 43,726
  3. Wii - 24,726
  4. PS3 - 18,354
  5. Xbox 360 - 12,759
  6. PS2 - 5743

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