Pokemon Co. took the top spot in the Japanese software sales chart this week, with the debut of Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS on Nintendo DS.
According to numbers released by tracking firm Media Create (as translated on the NeoGAF forums), last week's robot battler Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen dropped down from first to third place with 44,973 sales, while the Pokemon Typing game sold 59,363 units.
PSP and PlayStation 3 title Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 continued to sell well, dropping only a couple of places to fourth and fifth for the respective platforms.
Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional jumped up a place, selling 45,397 units to reach second place, but down 47 percent in sales from last week.
Meanwhile, the chart also saw several other new entries, including SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4, which only managed to sell 12,613 units, and Otomedius X from Konami, which jumped in at number 10 with 10,502 sales.
Other new additions also include Hudson's Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou, Prototype's Clannad and Bandai Namco's Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku.
Media Create's complete top 20 sales chart, covering boxed console games sold in Japan from April 18 through April 24, follows.
|NEW||1||Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS||Pokemon Co.||NDS||59,363|
|3||2||Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional||Square Enix||NDS||45,397|
|1||3||Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen||Bandai Namco||PSP||44,973|
|4||4||Pro Baseball Spirits 2011||Konami||PSP||27,931|
|2||5||Pro Baseball Spirits 2011||Konami||PS3||24,365|
|NEW||6||Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku||Namco||NDS||19,786|
|NEW||7||GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High School||Spike||PSP||13,560|
|NEW||8||SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4||SCE||PS3||12,613|
|5||11||Persona 2: Innocent Sin||Atlas||PSP||10,400|
|NEW||12||Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward .1 Premium Package)||Capcom||360||10,393|
|13||13||Monster Hunter Freedom 3||Capcom||PSP||8,558|
|NEW||14||Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou||Hudson||NDS||8,376|
|8||15||Earth Defence Force 2 Portable||DS Publisher||PSP||8,207|
|12||17||Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection||Square Enix||PSP||7,369|
|15||20||Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends||Nintendo||3DS||6,303|