Uncharted 2 Biggest Seller in Japan Apparently

Famitsu Day 1 sales chart shows Naughty Dog's sequel net 47K units.

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Uncharted 2 Biggest Seller in Japan Apparently
According to numerous sources, Famitsu has just released a shortlist of Day 1 sales for the period ending 15th October. Nintendo Everything has the list published, of which its origins spiral all the way down to a post on Japanese imageboard 2ch, so don't take it as read just yet until a scan confirms the numbers.

But if it's to be believed, Uncharted 2 has had an impressive showing in Japan, with 47,000 units sold in its first day of sale. The number more than doubles that of Okami on the Wii, which managed to sell a respectable 19,000 copies on Day 1.

UFC is another surprise, given its a largely foreign, muscly man-groping sport. Uncharted 2 is the clear winner this week though, with the original Drake's Fortune being snubbed by Japanese gamers when it was first released. Maybe it's the Indiana Jones esque presentation that's doing it for consumers there.

1 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves SCEJ (PS3) - 47,000
2 Okami Capcom (Wii) - 19,000
3 Undead Knights Tecmo (PSP) - 13,000
4 BeatMania IIDX 16: Empress + Premium Best Konami (PS2) - 11,000
5 Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Senaka wo Takuseshi Mono Namco Bandai (PSP) - 10,000
6 Steins Gate 5pb. (360) - LE 7,100, SE 3,800
7 UFC 2009 Undisputed Yuke's (PS3) - 3,900
8 Kimi ni Todoke: Sodateru Omoi Namco Bandai (DS) - 3,700
9 Shounen Sunday & Shounen Magazine: White Comic Konami (DS) - 2,600
10 Slotter Up Mania 11: 2027 vs 2027 II Dorasu (PS2) - 1,900
11 NBA 2K10 Spike (PS3) - 1,700
12 UFC 2009 Undisputed Yuke's (360) - 1,200


Fred Smith 17 Oct 2009 01:46
U know y because uncharted 2 is awesome and on playasia its a cheap price

Humans Rule OK 20 Oct 2009 04:43
yeah you wonder why the Japanese would be interested in Mixed Martial Arts don't you? With all those Sumo, Wrestling, Karate and Judo fans there you would expect Madden 10 up there instead...doh!
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Joji 20 Oct 2009 07:34
Nice for Uncharted 2 to get some attention. I say Jeeves, could the japanese gamers actually be waking up to some good western developed games? Any sign of this is nice to see, even with a Sony label attached.
K1 10 Feb 2010 08:45
UFC is pretty darn foreign to Japan it seems. It's not like UFC bought a confederation called K1, which was a gigantic MMA league based in Japan. So why in the world would Japan like or know what UFC is? D:
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