The week of September 13th – 19th looks to have been busy one for Japanese retailers. With seven new releases in the top-20 chart for the week, what you see is a pleasantly diverse line-up of games across different publishers.
Leading the charts at #1 were, of course, Pokémon Black / White with 2.55 million units. This number differs from Enterbrain’s reported 2.63 million, but ultimately, they amount to the same thing: a lot.
Everything else on the top-20 charted far below in terms of actual sales numbers. Square Enix’s Front Mission Evolved grabbed the #2 spot with 51,084 units sold on the PS3 and the #12 spot with 7,792 units on the Xbox 360. Following at #3 was Konami’s latest Yu-Gi-Oh! title, while Halo: Reach bagged the #4 spot with 44,413 units sold.
Meanwhile, unsurprisingly, the large majority of the market seemed to ignore the release of Blue Roses on the PSP, published by Nippon Ichi Software. Perhaps the game might have done better during a less crowded week?
One last point of note: Media-Create’s numbers have Monster Hunter Diary at 428,677, while Capcom’s own figures put it at 500,000 units as of yesterday. This sort of disparity is common between different sales trackers, but we aren’t certain which one Capcom are using.
The top-20 for the week was as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Tw. Sales||Tot. Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Pokémon Black / White||2,557,779||New||DS||Nintendo|
|New||02.||Front Mission Evolved||51,084||New||PS3||Square Enix|
|New||03.||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5||45,879||New||PSP||Konami|
|New||04.||Halo: Reach (includes Limited Edition bundle)||44,413||New||Xbox 360||Microsoft|
|02.||06.||MonHun Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura (MonHun Diary)||28,627||428,677||PSP||Capcom|
|02.||07.||One Piece: Gigant Battle||28,123||159,977||DS||Namco Bandai|
|New||08.||Blue Roses: The Fairy and the Blue Eyed Warriors||9,846||New||PSP||Nippon Ichi|
|13.||09.||Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! The Great Yokai Battle||8,729||215,513||DS||Namco Bandai|
|06.||10.||Super Mario Galaxy 2||8,178||825,541||Wii||Nintendo|
|09.||11.||Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber||7,977||836,356||DS||Level 5|
|New||12.||Front Mission Evolved||7,792||New||360||Square Enix|
|04.||13.||Ace Combat: Joint Assault||7,405||105,416||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|New||14.||Trick x Logic: Season 2||7,250||New||PSP||Sony|
|11.||15.||Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)||7,114||422,777||PSP||Capcom|
|12.||16.||Wii Fit Plus||6,933||2,067,014||Wii||Nintendo|
|14.||19.||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Bargain Edition)||5,576||21,518||PS3||Square Enix|
|18.||20.||Mario Kart Wii||5,347||2,931,548||Wii||Nintendo|