Not Even Kirby Can Stop Pokemon's Reign In Japan

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White continue to be super effective at maintaining a stranglehold on Japan's software sales charts, easily moving past 4 million copies sold overseas and handily defeating Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii.

While Kirby's soft and fuzzy new Wii game opened with respectable sales, it's clear Nintendo should've released two versions, one in Kirby pink, one in Fluff blue, to double its sell through. But Kirby's Epic Yarn did manage to outsell another new contender, Square Enix's Lord of Arcana for the PSP.

And that's pretty much it for new games on Media Create's sales chart, with the exception of NBA 2K11, which debuted in 19th place.

For the best-selling games in Japan for the week of October 11 to 17, read on.

01. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 169,000 / 4,161,000 02. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - 92,000 / NEW 03. Lord of Arcana (PSP) - 70,000 / NEW 04. Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (DS) - 31,000 / 127,000 05. Red Dead Redemption (PS3) - 26,000 / 97,000 06. Wii Party (Wii) - 23,000 / 1,123,000 07. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack (PS3) - 18,000 / 171,000 08. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (PSP) - 11,000 / 248,000 09. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (PSP) - 10,000 / 40,000 10. Dead Rising 2 (PS3) - 10,000 / 114,000 11. K-On! Houkago Live!! (PSP) 12. F1 2010 (PS3) 13. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (PSP) 14. One Piece: Giant Battle (DS) 15. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP) 16. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) 17. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360) 18. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 19. NBA 2K11 (PS3) 20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 21. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii) 22. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (PS3) 23. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 24. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS) 25. Okamiden (DS) 26. Dragon Ball Tag VS (PSP) 27. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP) 28. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS) 29. Tomodachi Collection (DS) 30. HAWX 2 (PS3)


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