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Pokemon Black/White Sell 2.5M, Halo: Reach Breaks Top 10 On JP Charts

Pokemon Black And White, the latest entries in Nintendo's popular franchise, sold over 2.5 million copies during their launch week, and Bungie's Halo Reach made the top 10 on the Japanese sales charts.

Tom Curtis, Blogger

September 23, 2010

2 Min Read

In a week full of new releases, Nintendo's Pokemon Black And White versions dominated Japanese charts with sales far higher than all other titles, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended September 19, the combined versions of the game sold over 2.5 million copies, far ahead of number two game Front Mission: Evolved for PlayStation 3, which debuted with 51,084 units sold. New titles Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Tag Force 5 and Halo: Reach took the third and fourth spots on the charts, with 45,879 and 44,413 units sold respectively. The final new title in the top 10 this week is Nippon Ichi Software's strategy RPG Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi at number eight. Last week's top selling title, the manga based One Piece: Gigant Battle, dropped to number seven this week, and Namco Bandai's Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! rose into the top 10 at number nine after hitting the 13th spot last week. Titles dropping from the top 10 this week include Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber, Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault, and Nintendo's Art Academy. Below are Media Create's top 10 sales chart for the week ended September 19, 2010.

LW

TW

Title

Publisher

Platform

Weekly Sales

NEW

1

Pokemon Black / White

Nintendo

DS

2,557,779

NEW

2

Front Mission: Evolved

Square Enix

PS3

51,084

NEW

3

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5

Konami

PSP

45,879

NEW

4

Halo: Reach

Microsoft

Xbox 360

44,413

3

5

Wii Party

Nintendo

Wii

36,547

2

6

Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village

Capcom

PSP

28,627

1

7

One Piece: Gigant Battle

Namco Bandai

DS

28,123

NEW

8

Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi

Nippon Ichi

PSP

9,846

13

9

Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!!

Namco Bandai

DS

8,729

6

10

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Nintendo

Wii

8,178

About the Author(s)

Tom Curtis

Blogger

Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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