Bayonetta Brushes Back Pokemon, Tops Japan's Game Charts

PlatinumGames and Sega's Bayonetta kicked its way to the top of the Japanese game charts, moving nearly 200,000 copies during week one and making it the country's bestselling game.

It was the PlayStation 3 version of Bayonetta, responsible for 135,000 of those copies sold in Japan, that secured the top spot on Media Create's list. It beat new DS release Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden by more than a hair, forcing Square Enix's latest outing to settle for second. The Xbox 360 version of Bayonetta sold a little less than half of its PS3 counterpart, giving it a second top 10 spot.

PlatinumGames saw chart-topping success its previous DS release Infinite Space, which debuted at number one in June.

The week was strong with new releases, including Tekken 6 for the PS3 and 360 — again, the PS3 won that contest — Persona 3 Portable and the "Universal Tuning" re-release of Dissidia Final Fantasy. Starting off slowly were two other new releases, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the DS and Sin & Punishment 2 for the Wii. Those games charted at spots 16 and 21, respectively.

01. Bayonetta (PS3) - 135,000 / NEW 02. Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS) - 115,000 / NEW 03. Tekken 6 (PS3) - 103,000 / NEW 04. Persona 3 Portable (PSP) - 94,000 / NEW 05. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) - 88,000 / 2,844,000 06. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 81,000 / 780,000 07. Bayonetta (Xbox 360) - 64,000 / NEW 08. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 53,000 / 1,519,000 09. Inazuma Eleven 2 (DS) - 41,000 / 527,000 10. Super Robot Taisen NEO (Wii) - 27,000 / NEW

11. Tekken 6 (Xbox 360) 12. Dissidia Final Fantasy Universal Tuning (PSP) 13. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 14. Flash Precure! Asobi Collection (DS) 15. Rune Factory 2 (DS) 16. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) 17. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) 18. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special (PSP) 19. Gran Turismo (PSP) 20. Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (PSP) 21. Sin & Punishment 2 (Wii) 22. Dragon Quest IX (DS) 23. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 24. Love Plus (DS) 25. Steins Gate (Xbox 360) 26. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 (PSP) 27. Umihara Kawase Jun Second Edition kanzenban (DS) 28. Sekirei: Mirai Kara no Okurimono (PS2) 29. Way of the Samurai 3 Plus (the Best) (PS3) 30. Ultimate Macross Frontier (PSP)


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