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.
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.
LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW1Pokemon Black / WhiteNintendoDS2,557,779
NEW2Front Mission: EvolvedSquare EnixPS351,084
NEW3Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5KonamiPSP45,879
NEW4Halo: ReachMicrosoftXbox 36044,413
35Wii PartyNintendoWii36,547
26Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu VillageCapcomPSP28,627
17One Piece: Gigant BattleNamco BandaiDS28,123
NEW8Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no SenshitachiNippon IchiPSP9,846
139Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!!Namco BandaiDS8,729
610Super Mario Galaxy 2NintendoWii8,178

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