A smattering of new releases perform well in this week's Japanese Video Game Chart (courtesy Media Create, 11th - 17th October 2010), but sales numbers week-on-week are down across the board, with last week's #10 (K-ON! After School Live!) selling more than double that of this week's entry, Dead Rising 2. Despite a huge drop in figures, Pokemon Black and White still remain at the top of the chart.
1 Pokemon Black/Pokemon White Pokemon Company (DS) 168,541
2 Kirby's Epic Yarn Nintendo (Wii) 92,280 / NEW
3 Road of Arcana Square Enix (PSP) 69,932 / NEW
4 Kingdom Hearts Re : Coded Square Enix (DS) 31,247
5 Red Dead Redemption Take Two Interactive Japan (PS3) 26,293
6 Wii Party Nintendo (Wii) 23,304
7 Gekijouban Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ Hybrid Pack Namco Bandai (PS3) 18,071
8 Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou SEGA (PSP) 11,263
9 Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 3 Acquire (PSP) 9,848
10 Dead Rising 2 Capcom (PS3) 9,761
Everyone's favourite pink rotund mascot, Kirby, winds his way up to #2 with his Epic Yarn. That game should hurry up and get released in the UK, already. The only other new entry this week is Square Enix's Road of Arcana on PSP, which charts at #3.
Elsewhere, Wii Party and Sega's Yakuza spinoff manage to climb back into the Top 10 while Red Dead Redemption holds its own at #5. Super hyper robot gogo shooter, Macross Frontier, slides from #2 to #7. Maybe it's not the season for giant mechs?