Lost Planet 2 Finds Its Way To Into Japan's Hearts & Charts

The recently stagnant Japanese game charts have been injected with a massive dose of new games, including this week's biggest seller, Lost Planet 2.

The PlayStation 3 version of Capcom's big alien hunting game sits comfortably in the top spot, its Xbox 360 counterpart managing to land just a few spots lower. The top 10 has a few new contenders with World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010, Konami's venerable soccer franchise, and a new licensed Fullmetal Alchemist game for the PSP.

Previous chart toppers Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker continue to hold fast, still hanging out in the top 10 - an area not as rich with Wii games as it once was. For the rest of the top 30 bestselling games in Japan for the week of May 17 to 23, courtesy of Media Create, read on.

01. Lost Planet 2 (PS3) - 85,000 / NEW 02. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS) - 62,000 / 1,065,000 03. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS3) - 57,000 / NEW 04. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) - 34,000 / 672,000 05. Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360) - 34,000 / NEW 06. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PSP) - 21,000 / NEW 07. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi e (PSP) - 21,000 / NEW 08. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii) - 18,000 / 3,843,000 09. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (PS2) - 14,000 / NEW 10. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 14,000 / 3,221,000 11. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 12. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 13. Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki (DS) 14. Senko no Ronde DUO (Xbox 360) 15. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Wii) 16. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 17. Street Fighter IV (PS3) 18. Nier Replicant (PS3) 19. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 20. Motto Nuga-Cel! (PSP) 21. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 22. Pokemon Ranger (DS) 23. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP) 24. Tinkerbell to Tsuki no Ishi (DS) 25. FIFA World Cup 2010 (PS3) 26. Trick DS-han: Kakushi Kami no Sumukan (DS) 27. Tropico 3 (Xbox 360) 28. Otometeki Koi Kakumei * Love Revo! Portable (PSP) 29. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS) 30. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS3)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


Comments

    They do love their giant creepy boss fights over there.

    I'm looking forward to Lost Planet2 though, it isn't normally my kind of game, but I enjoyed the original and am in the mood for some over-the-top gaming, I'm over realism for a while.

      Its an excellent game, was completely suprised that most of the faults reviwers complained about were due to their lack of skill and patience.

    A number 9 spot for a ps2 game. good to see the old dog is still going strong.

    Great to see Lost Planet 2 successful in Japan. It's a great game which is much maligned in the West because of various bias.

    When I'm online it's great to see so many Japanese playing.

    It's a real shame false reviews have caused it's sales to suffer in the West.

      But it doesn't play exactly like Gears of War, so it must be crap.

        Yeah, cause any game that doesn't play like Gears is crap =/

          That is what the reviews tell me!

          Also, read this.

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