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Japanese Charts: Forza Motorsport 3 Cracks Top 10, PS3 Leads Wii

Microsoft and Turn 10's expansive Xbox 360 racing sim Forza Motorsport 3 was able to crack the top 10 rankings in typically Xbox-averse Japan last week, Media Create reported.
Microsoft and Turn 10's expansive Xbox 360 racing sim Forza Motorsport 3 was able to crack the top 10 rankings in typically Xbox-averse Japan last week, Media Create reported this week. For the week ended October 25, Forza 3 debuted at number six with 32,000 units sold during the period. Forza 3's Japanese debut is the second Microsoft-published Xbox 360 game to make the country's weekly top 10 in about a month -- Halo 3: ODST sneaked in at number nine in late September. While Forza 3 was one of four new titles to make the rankings this week, it was the Nintendo DS remakes -- Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver -- that again captured the top spot, with combined sales of 118,000 units. Wii Fit Plus, Tomodachi Collection and Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) also held the respective positions at the second, third, and fourth spots, respectively. Sony's high-profile PlayStation 3 title Uncharted 2: Among Thieves dropped four spots to number nine this week. The Naughty Dog-developed game debuted last week in Japan at number five, selling 54,000 units. Games falling off of the charts from the prior week were Capcom's Okami for Wii, Sony's Gran Turismo for PSP, Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey for DS and Konami's Love Plus for DS. On the hardware front, the recently revamped, cheaper PlayStation 3 was able to fend off a recently price cut Nintendo Wii for the eighth week in a row. DSi sales led the charts in typical fashion. Below are the Japanese software and hardware charts for the week ended October 25: DSi: 42,199 PSP: 32,865 PS3: 29,977 Wii: 25,917 DS Lite: 6,550 Xbox 360: 4,470 PS2: 1,951
LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
1 1 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Pokemon Co. DS 118,000
2 2 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo Wii 88,000
3 3 Tomodachi Collection Nintendo DS 52,000
4 4 Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) Level 5 DS 49,000
NEW 5 Rune Factory 3 Marvelous DS 41,000
NEW 6 Forza Motorsport 3 Microsoft 360 32,000
NEW 7 FIFA 10 World Class Soccer EA PS3 21,000
7 8 Wii Sports Resort Nintendo Wii 19,000
5 9 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Sony PS3 19,000
NEW 10 Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special Koei PSP 18,000

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