Japan game sales figures for the year from data providers Enterbrain and ASCII Media Works show the market shrank by nearly seven percent compared to 2008.  The data is reported in Japan game news blog Andriasang. Total sales for the year were about 542 billion Yen, or nearly $6 billion. Hardware sales fell the hardest, down nearly fourteen percent to about 216 million Yen.  Software fell just under two percent to total about 326 million Yen.  The top selling game was Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX for Nintendo DS, selling more than 4 million units. The Nintendo DS topped hardware with more than 29 million units sold. Read more and check out the top five in each category at Andriasang.