A new game in Japan for the PS2 called titled Maiden Love Revolution is popular.
The game: You are an overweight super model and have to exercise and workout to get a manga-esque boyfriend! This game is unsuprisinlgy being bashed by western bloggers.
Something hillarous I read was on the comments for this post which states:
“Lizzy, I agree with you whole heartedly. There is a game from I think Korea, called Boonga Boonga where the point is to virtually stick a finger up someone’s backside to make them scream. I mean, talk about weird, but obviously the game isn’t targeted to kids.” I’m not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but that is a real game that Japanese school children play, in real life. “
An article can be found here about japanese games for women. It seems that nintendo is marketing their Nintendo DS to women creating many games for this audience.