Sega's action game Bayonetta
debuted at the top of Media Create's weekly Japanese sales charts, with the PS3 version selling 135,000, knocking down the three-week leader Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
for the week ended November 1.
is the latest game developed by Platinum Games, the developer of the violent stylized Wii game Madworld
. Japan-based Platinum formed in 2006 from the remnants of Capcom's defunct Clover Studio, creators of Viewtiful Joe
and God Hand
sparked pre-release buzz among gamers after the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game scored 40/40 and 38/40, respectively, in popular Japanese gaming mag Famitsu.
The game was able to dethrone the combined weekly sales of Pokemon HeartGold
, which together topped Japanese charts for the previous three consecutive weeks.
Two other games during the week topped 100,000 units on debut: Square Enix's Final Fantasy Gaiden: Four Warriors of Light
for Nintendo DS sold 115,000 units, while Namco Bandai's fighter Tekken 6
sold 103,000 units on PS3.
Other new games during the week in Japan include the Sony PSP game Persona 3
from Atlus, which sold 94,000 units and the Wii title Super Robot Taisen NEO
from Namco Bandai, which sold 26,000.
Games that fell out of the top 10 from last week include Marvelous' Rune Factory 3
, Microsoft's Forza Motorsport 3
, EA's FIFA 10 World Class Soccer
, Wii Sports Resort
, Sony's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
and Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special
Below are Media Create's
Japanese rankings by unit sales for the week ended November 1:
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|NEW ||1 ||Bayonetta ||Sega ||PS3 ||135,000 |
|NEW ||2 ||Final Fantasy Gaiden: Four Warriors of Light ||Square Enix ||DS ||115,000 |
|NEW ||3 ||Tekken 6 ||Namco Bandai ||PS3 ||103,000 |
|NEW ||4 ||Persona 3 ||Atlus ||PSP ||94,000 |
|1 ||5 ||Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver ||Pokemon ||DS ||88,000 |
|2 ||6 ||Wii Fit Plus ||Nintendo ||Wii ||81,000 |
|NEW ||7 ||Bayonetta ||Sega ||Xbox 360 ||64,000 |
|3 ||8 ||Tomodachi Collection ||Nintendo ||DS ||53,000 |
|4 ||9 ||Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) ||Level 5 ||DS ||41,000 |
|NEW ||10 ||Super Robot Taisen NEO ||Namco Bandai ||Wii ||27,000 |