Fallout: New Vegas Drop Mini-Nuke On Japan's Sales Charts

The most exciting new addition to this week's Japanese game sales chart is the appearance of Fallout: New Vegas. Looks like that "protest" against Japanese role-playing games campaign worked.

While Fallout: New Vegas didn't managed to unseat reigning champ God Eater Burst - or sell better than the Super Mario Bros collection, Pokemon or Winning Eleven 2011, for that matter - it landed at a respectable fifth place on this week's Media Create chart. It also landed at seventh place, with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Bethesda's post-nuclear adventure moving more than 60,000 copies.

Much of the rest of this week's chart is full of familiar faces, with Kirby's Epic Yarn continuing to sell well, the same for Wii Party. For the bestselling games in Japan for the week of November 1 to 7, read on.

01. God Eater Burst (PSP) - 62,000 / 325,000 02. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Wii) - 57,000 / 484,000 03. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 57,000 / 4,639,000 04. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PS3) - 56,000 / 271,000 05. Fallout: New Vegas (PS3) - 37,000 / NEW 06. Radiant Historia (DS) - 33,000 / NEW 07. Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360) - 24,000 / NEW 08. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - 21,000 / 174,000 09. Wii Party (Wii) - 18,000 / 1,174,000 10. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) - 13,000 / 59,000 11. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3) 12. Solatorobo: Sore kara Coda e (DS) 13. Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (DS) 14. Vanquish (PS3) 15. Lord of Arcana (PSP) 16. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) 17. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 18. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 19. Medal of Honor (PS3) 20. Beat Sketch! (PS3) 21. Red Dead Redemption (PS3) 22. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) 23. One Piece Gigant Battle (DS) 24. Do-Konjou Shougakussei: Bon Bita (DS) 25. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii) 26. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 27. Dream Club Portable (PSP) 28. Fable III (Xbox 360) 29. Tomodachi Collection (DS) 30. Sports Champions (PS3)


    I find it hilarious that the Japanese charts NEVER have PC games listed, but Western charts will ALWAYS have at least one. Culture difference? XD

      There are few PC games on the charts in Japan because console sellers have more repressive control there that allows them to force games to be ported to the console systems only if they are any good. Of course there are games that are good on the PC but there is little to no efferent to get most games on the PC since there is more money to be made with console games. Also, like I said, the console based companies do not want the games to hit PC first. there are PC ports every so often of quality console games...

    I've never understood why everyone gives a damn about the Japanese sales charts, I mean, who really cares whats selling in Japan. They're so disconnect from the Western market in terms of what they like that'd make more sense to post American sales charts on here.

      I think its because its genuinely surprising to see a western game in there considering that the japanese generally won't touch a game made outside of Japan and the immediate region.

    Most culturally insensitive article title ever... I think I'm in love.

      I'm ashamed to admit I didn't get what you meant at first and had to re-read the articles title.

      But It acutally is quite interesting on second thought.

      Fall Out: New Vegas a game set in a world it'spost-nuclear holocaust and is selling well in Japan, the only nation in the world to have had nuclear weapons used against them.

      Any controversy? Or is there no real "Video Games are Evil." rhetoric in Japan?

        Probably because the whole country plays videogames.

    Radiant History looks pretty cool, I hope we get an English release for it.

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