Nintendo dominated this week's Japanese console game sales, retaining the top two positions with Pokemon Heart Gold
and Soul Silver
on Nintendo DS followed by Wii Fit Plus
, according to data from tracking firm Media Create
During the week that ended October 18, the Pokemon
game sold 164,721 units and Wii Fit Plus
sold 118,167 units, reflecting about a 35,000-unit week-over-week sales drop for both.
There were two debuts this week with the launches of Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
on PlayStation 3 at number five, and Clover Studio and Ready at Dawn's Wii port of Okami
at number six -- the latter a full eighteen months after that version of the game released in North America.
Kicked off the list were Namco Bandai's Macross Ultimate Frontier
for PSP and Level 5 and Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX
for Nintendo DS, which dropped respectively from numbers eight and 10 to 16 and 15.
Overall, Nintendo's portable system controlled the biggest share of the top ten, with half of the games being DS titles, although that's one fewer than it scored last week. That bumped the Wii count up to three, and Uncharted 2
's presence gave the PlayStation 3 one title on the chart, at the expense of PSP.
Media Create's chart for the week in Japan ended October 18 is as follows:
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|1 ||1 ||Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver ||Pokemon Co. ||DS ||165,000 |
|2 ||2 ||Wii Fit Plus ||Nintendo ||Wii ||118,000 |
|5 ||3 ||Tomodachi Collection ||Nintendo ||DS ||63,000 |
|4 ||4 ||Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) ||Level 5 ||DS ||61,000 |
|NEW ||5 ||Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ||Sony ||PS3 ||54,000 |
|NEW ||6 ||Okami ||Capcom ||Wii ||24,000 |
|7 ||7 ||Wii Sports Resort || ||Wii ||23,000 |
|6 ||8 ||Gran Turismo PSP ||Sony ||PSP ||22,000 |
|3 ||9 ||Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey ||Atlus ||DS ||20,000 |
|9 ||10 ||Love Plus ||Konami ||DS ||20,000 |