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 Pokemon  Typing Game Tops Japanese Sales Chart

Pokemon Typing Game Tops Japanese Sales Chart

April 28, 2011 | By Mike Rose

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.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DSPokemon Co.NDS59,363
32Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - ProfessionalSquare EnixNDS45,397
13Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-henBandai NamcoPSP44,973
44Pro Baseball Spirits 2011KonamiPSP27,931
25Pro Baseball Spirits 2011KonamiPS324,365
NEW6Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no RinbukyokuNamcoNDS19,786
NEW7GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High SchoolSpikePSP13,560
NEW8SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4SCEPS312,613
69Pilotwings ResortNintendo3DS10,675
NEW10Otomedius XKonami36010,502
511Persona 2: Innocent SinAtlasPSP10,400
NEW12Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward .1 Premium Package)Capcom36010,393
1313Monster Hunter Freedom 3CapcomPSP8,558
NEW14Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia DaiseidouHudsonNDS8,376
815Earth Defence Force 2 PortableDS PublisherPSP8,207
1217Final Fantasy IV: The Complete CollectionSquare EnixPSP7,369
1118Amagami (EBKore+)KadokawaPSP7,016
1619Wii PartyNintendoWii6,748
1520Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New FriendsNintendo3DS6,303

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