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 Pokemon  Continues To Lead Japanese Sales,  Red Dead Redemption  Debuts In Top 10

Pokemon Continues To Lead Japanese Sales, Red Dead Redemption Debuts In Top 10

October 14, 2010 | By Tom Curtis

October 14, 2010 | By Tom Curtis
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In a plentiful week for new releases, Nintendo's Pokemon Black/White continues to lead the Japanese software sales charts, reports tracking firm Media Create.

For the week ended October 10, Namco Bandai's Blu-ray-and-game combo pack Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack landed in the number two spot with 152,699 units sold, followed by Square Enix's most recent Kingdom Hearts spinoff, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, which sold 95,505 units.

Rockstar and Take-Two's popular Red Dead Redemption made a strong debut performance in Japan this week, selling 70,599 units on PlayStation 3 and 25,763 units on Xbox 360. The game's overall sales of 96,632 units places it just above Kingdom Hearts Re:coded for the week.

Other new titles this week include Acquire's dungeon crawler Class of Heroes 3 and Codemasters' F1 2010, which took the fifth and eighth spots, respectively.

Nintendo's Wii Party jumped to number six this week, and Capcom's Dead Rising 2 and Sega's K-On! After School Live!! fell to the bottom of the top 10.

Titles dropping from the top 10 this week include Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza, Okamiden, Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki, and Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team.

Below are Media Create's top 10 sales chart for the week ended October 10, 2010.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
11Pokemon Black / WhiteNintendoDS231,638
NEW2Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid PackNamco BandaiPS3152,699
NEW3Kingdom Hearts Re:codedSquare-EnixDS95,505
NEW4Red Dead RedemptionTake-TwoPS370,599
NEW5Class of Heroes 3AcquirePSP30,572
86Wii PartyNintendoWii26,259
NEW7Red Dead RedemptionTake-TwoXbox 36025,673
NEW8F1 2010CodemastersPS325,273
59Dead Rising 2CapcomPS324,416
210K-On! After School Live!!SegaPSP21,454


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