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Japanese software chart, June 19 - June 26: Mario makes like the end-of-level flagpole

Jason Wishnov

Well, it's finally happened. Our favorite shroom-lovin' plumber has been overthrown from his Japanese software sales throne. There's really only one force that can bring him down in the Land of Rising Sun, and indeed, Square Enix managed to take him down a peg with their new Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, released for the PS2. Five weeks as king ain't too shabby, and of course, the Brain Age series is still running strong.

Software - This Week | Total Sales

1.) Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2, Square Enix) - 281,510 | NEW
2.) NEW Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 170,168 | 1,848,814
3.) Brain Age 2 (NDS, Nintendo) - 57,752 | 2,594,990

4.) Winning Eleven 10 (PS2, Konami) - 49,926 | 863,457
5.) Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 38,766 | 2,437,374

(Further numbers are as of yet unconfirmed; official sales tallies will be released forthcoming.)

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