Pokemon Smacks Down Noble Team, Wanzers In Weekly Japanese Game Sales Charts

No surprises here. Pokemon Black and White launched in Japan to record numbers, moving more than 2.5 million copies of the Nintendo DS game in its first week on the market. How did Halo: Reach and Front Mission Evolved fare?

Coming as something of a surprise to me, Front Mission Evolved won that battle. Though, considering the number of PlayStation 3s sold in Japan against the number of Xbox 360s, that's a feeling of surprise that quickly fades. The new action based Front Mission managed to move close to 60,000 copies in its first week on sale in Japan, putting it just a few million units shy of Nintendo's new Pokemon game. So close!

A slightly more abbreviated list of Media Create's sales figures follow, courtesy of 4Gamer.net.

01. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 2,557,779 / NEW

02. Front Mission Evolved (PS3) - 51,084 / NEW

03. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (PSP) - 45,879 / NEW

04. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360) - 44,413 / NEW

05. Wii Party (Wii) - 356,547 / 997,025

06. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) - 28,627 / 428,677

07. One Piece: Gigant Battle (DS) - 28,123 / 159.977

08. Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi (PSP) - 9,846 / NEW

09. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) - 8,729 / 215,513

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 8,178 / 825,541

11. Front Mission Evolved (Xbox 360)

12. Ace Combat Joint Assault (PSP)

14. Trick x Logic: Season 2 (PSP)

15. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP)

16. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)

17. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)

18. Tomodachi Collection (DS)

19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)

20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)


    Given the size of the 360's userbase over there, I'm surprised Halo Reach sold that many. Are people buying more than one copy or something?

      Was thinking the same thing, I'm surprised it got that high

        i'm more interested in which sold more copies, black or white.

    When it comes to Nintendo branded games in this market... Its a challange to see who gets 2nd 3rd and 4th...


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