Japanese Video Game Chart: Gran Turismo 5 Races Ahead

Beats robots and Mario.

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Japanese Video Game Chart: Gran Turismo 5 Races Ahead
It was going to happen, and sure enough it did. Fancy that. Gran Turismo 5 smashed all competition (although you?ll need to play five thousand hours for the damage to actually appear) to top this week?s Japanese Video Game Chart (via 4gamer, 22nd - 28th November 2010), with the Polyphony juggernaut selling in excess of 430,000 units.

1 Gran Turismo 5 ? SCEJ (PS3) ? 430,707 / NEW
2 Super Robot Taisen L ? Namco Bandai (DS) ? 129,054 / NEW
3 Mario Sports Mix ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 84,983 / NEW
4 Super Mario Collection Special Pack ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 47,487
5 Pokemon Black/Pokemon White ? Pokemon Company (DS) ? 43,227
6 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Subtitled Version) ? Square Enix (PS3) ? 31,354
7 Super Kaseki Horider ? Nintendo (DS) ? 26,195
8 Dangan-Ronpa ? Spike (PSP) ? 25,564 / NEW
9 Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 ? Konami (DS) ? 24,717 / NEW
10 Wii Party ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 24,525

GT5 did have some company in the form of Namco Bandai and Nintendo?s own A-game - Super Robot Taisen L (which features robots) and Mario Sports Mix (which features Mario), but ultimately Sony?s game handily outsold these other traditional Japanese mainstays. Dangan-Ronpa and Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 round up the rest of the new entries dotted about the Top 10.

The release of GT5 has no doubt given the PlayStation 3 a shot in the arm in terms of hardware sales this week. We?ll soon see if the racing sim has the long tail to keep being a system-seller for Sony.

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