Biohazard 5 Alternative Edition Sees Gold Sales In Japan

The re-release of Resident Evil 5 - aka Biohazard on that side of the Pacific - looks like it has already paid for itself, the zombie hunting adventures of Chris and Jill delivering another 143,000 scares to Japanese gamers.

This week also saw another PlayStation 3 exclusive or two arrive in Japan, Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, selling well enough to score a top 10 showing, but unable to push past the long term appeal of Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection. Man, that thing can sell.

Some of the week's other new debuts, like Dante's Inferno for the PS3 and Hyakumanton no Bara Bara for the PSP couldn't muster enough interest in the Japanese consumer to put them in the top 10. But represented they are, alongside Media Create's other top 30 bestselling games in Japan.

Here they are...

01. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3) - 143,000 / NEW

02. God Eater (PSP) - 64,000 / 470,000

03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 44,000 / 3,366,000

04. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 44,000 / 1,217,000

05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 31,000 / 2,849,000

06. Heavy Rain (PS3) - 27,000 / NEW

07. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 26,000 / 1,665,000

08. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia (DS) - 24,000 / NEW

09. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International (PS3) - 15,000 / 113,000

10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 11,000 / 1,761,000

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) (PSP)

12. Quiz Magic Academy DS: Futatsu no Jikuu Koku (DS)

13. The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama -More Sweet Edition- (DS)

14. Dante's Inferno (PS3)

15. Sacred 2 (PS3)

16. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)

17. Dynasty Warriors Online (PS3)

18. End of Eternity (PS3)

19. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)

20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

21. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)

22. Zangeki no REGINLEIV (Wii)

23. Pop 'n' Music Portable (PSP)

24. Nodame Cantabile: Tanoshii Ongaku no Jikan Desu (DS)

25. Dragon Ball DS 2: Totsugeki! Red Ribbon Gun (DS)

26. Classic Dungeon: Fuyoku no Masoujin (PSP)

27. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

28. San Goku Shi DS 3 (DS)

29. Hyakumanton no Bara Bara (PSP)

30. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)


    Not much love there for Heavy Rain! What's doin Japan?

      Japanese consumers seem to have VERY specific tastes when it comes to electronic devices and the software they buy for those devices. I don't think they really know how to categorise the game in order to decide if they want it. I also don't think Heavy Rain has seen much advertising, as I've never seen it on TV, billboards, or even heard anyone talk about it.

      If Japanese buyers like it, hopefully word of mouth will slowly drive sales along. There's definitely a large enough install base.

    Or maybe they dont like long as hell quick time events?

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