A slew of new releases this week fails to topple Pokemon Black and White from the top of the Japanese Video Game Chart (courtesy Media Create, 4th - 10th October 2010). No, it sits proudly atop the sales table, glaring down all newcomers with a whopping 230,000 units sold. The only game that could get close was a Macross game - go figure.
1 Pokemon Black/Pokemon White ? Pokemon Company (DS) ? 231,638
2 Gekijouban Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ Hybrid Pack ? Namco Bandai (PS3) ? 152,699 / NEW
3 Kingdom Hearts Re : Coded ? Square Enix (DS) ? 95,505 / NEW
4 Red Dead Redemption ? Take Two Interactive Japan (PS3) ? 70,599 / NEW
5 Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 3 ? Acquire (PSP) ? 30,572 / NEW
6 Wii Party ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 26,259
7 Red Dead Redemption ? Take Two Interactive Japan (360) ? 25,673 / NEW
8 F1 2010 ? Codemasters (PS3) ? 25,273 / NEW
9 Dead Rising 2 ? Capcom (PS3) ? 24,416
10 K-ON! After School Live! ? SEGA (PSP) ? 21,454
Yes, it's RPGs, anime games and a combination of both that form a lot of the new entries in the Top 10 this week. Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts spinoff on Nintendo DS hits third place on the chart, while Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 3 enters at #5 and SEGA's K-ON! game clinging on to #10.
Rockstar performs very well with its Japanese debut of Red Dead Redemption ? the Western has entered the Top 10 at #4 on PS3 and #7 on Xbox 360, with nearly 100,000 units sold between them. Codemasters' F1 2010 races to #8, rounding off a solid week for international games here in the chart. Dead Rising 2 hangs on to #9.