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Japanese Software: Pokemon, Wii Fit Plus Hold Fast In Top Slots

Nintendo dominated this week's Japanese console game sales, retaining the top two positions with Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver followed by Wii Fit Plus, according to data from tracking firm Media Create.
Nintendo dominated this week's Japanese console game sales, retaining the top two positions with Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver on Nintendo DS followed by Wii Fit Plus, according to data from tracking firm Media Create. During the week that ended October 18, the Pokemon game sold 164,721 units and Wii Fit Plus sold 118,167 units, reflecting about a 35,000-unit week-over-week sales drop for both. There were two debuts this week with the launches of Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on PlayStation 3 at number five, and Clover Studio and Ready at Dawn's Wii port of Okami at number six -- the latter a full eighteen months after that version of the game released in North America. Kicked off the list were Namco Bandai's Macross Ultimate Frontier for PSP and Level 5 and Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX for Nintendo DS, which dropped respectively from numbers eight and 10 to 16 and 15. Overall, Nintendo's portable system controlled the biggest share of the top ten, with half of the games being DS titles, although that's one fewer than it scored last week. That bumped the Wii count up to three, and Uncharted 2's presence gave the PlayStation 3 one title on the chart, at the expense of PSP. Media Create's chart for the week in Japan ended October 18 is as follows:
LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
1 1 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Pokemon Co. DS 165,000
2 2 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo Wii 118,000
5 3 Tomodachi Collection Nintendo DS 63,000
4 4 Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) Level 5 DS 61,000
NEW 5 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Sony PS3 54,000
NEW 6 Okami Capcom Wii 24,000
7 7 Wii Sports Resort
Wii 23,000
6 8 Gran Turismo PSP Sony PSP 22,000
3 9 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Atlus DS 20,000
9 10 Love Plus Konami DS 20,000

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