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L.A. Noire Debuts On Top In Japan

Rockstar's 1940s adventure game L.A. Noire was the best-selling game in Japan last week, pushing over 71,000 copies across its two versions ahead of Sony's Infamous 2.
Rockstar's 1940s adventure game L.A. Noire was the best-selling game in Japan last week, pushing over 71,000 copies across its two versions. As expected, the PlayStation 3 version of the game outsold the Xbox 360 version by a significant margin, contributing 58,436 sales independently. The game heads a top twenty that is surprisingly heavy on Western-focused games, with Sony Computer Entertainment's Infamous 2 at number two and D3's Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon -- developed by North Carolina's Vicious Cycle -- placing third. Nintendo's Wii Play: Motion for its fast-fading Wii console sold a respectable 17,008 units in its debut week as well. In terms of hardware, Sony's PSP is back to its normal slot on top, selling 26,407 units. Nintendo's 3DS was on top last week, but that was due to the release of Bandai Namco's Tales of the Abyss, which topped the charts at 74,173 copies. With no major new release, the 3DS is back to send place, with 22,943 units sold during the week. The top twenty best-selling games in Japan for the week ending July 10, as supplied by Media Create and translated on the NeoGAF forums, follows:
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1L.A. NoireTake-TwoPS358,436
NEW2Infamous 2SonyPS333,474
NEW3Earth Defense Force: Insect ArmageddonD3PS330,189
NEW4Earth Defense Force: Insect ArmageddonD336017,817
NEW5Wii Play: MotionNintendoWII17,008
56Little Battler XperienceLevel-5PSP15,807
67The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DNintendo3DS14,985
88Steins;GateKadokawa ShotenPSP13,700
49GoldenEye 007NintendoWII13,216
1310Wii Sports ResortNintendoWII12,877
NEW11L.A. NoireTake-Two36012,621
212Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionCapcomPS310,512
713Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3GustPS310,421
114Tales of the AbyssBandai Namco3DS10,034
315To Heart 2: Dungeon TravelersAqua PlusPSP9,321
NEW16Class of Heroes 3DAcquire3DS8,353
2017Pokemon Black / WhitePokemon CoNDS8,271
1118Gundam: Memories of the BattleBandai NamcoPSP6,559
1419Yakuza: Of the EndSegaPS36,297
NEW20Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan no MahjongKadokawa ShotenPSP5,285

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