Pokemon Black and White remain at the top in Japan.
Pokemon Black and Pokemon White posts back-to-back weeks at number one in Japan despite experiencing a 68% dip in sales. The games became the fast-selling ever in Japan last week, and there is indeed still indeed plenty of interest for the duo of Pokemon games. From September 20-26, Pokemon Black and White sold just over 828,000, bringing its lifetime-to-date total to just short of 3.4 million.
Wii Party saw a position five to three rise thanks in part to a 18% spike in sales. This week the game officially crosses the one million mark as well, becoming one of only a handful of Wii games to sell over a million copies in Japan this generation.
The new One Piece for the Nintendo DS saw sales of just over 14,000. It also rose one position to number six this week.
Hardware remained strong this week as the Nintendo DS line of handhelds saw a slight boost in sales as the Pokemon effect continues. The line of systems sold 89,199 systems this week, more than doubling the number of PSPs sold in the same timeframe. The PS3 continues to outpace the Wii, selling nearly 4,000 more consoles last week.
Media Create September 20-26
Position / Position last week [Platform] Title – Week total / All-time total (% change)
01. / 01. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) – 828,580 / 3,386,358 (-68%)
02. / 00. [PSP] Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega) - 174,213 / NEW
03. / 05. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 43.077 / 1,040.102 (+18%)
04. / 00. [PSP] Durarara!! 3-way Standoff (ASCII Media Works) - 21,566 / NEW
05. / 06. [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom) - 18,652 / 447.329 (-35%)
06. / 07. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) - 14,339 / 174,316 (-49%)
07. / 02. [PS3] Front Mission: Evolved (Square Enix) - 10,421 / 61,504 (-80%)
08. / 00. [PSP] Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi - Wu-Hen (Yeti) - 10,240 / NEW
09. / 03. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (Konami) - 9,805 / 55,684 (-79%)
10. / 00. [PS3] Winning Post 7 2010 (Koei Tecmo) - 9,714 / NEW