Yes, Yakuza 3 Is Japan's Bestselling Game... But What About Halo Wars?

It's no secret that Sega's Yakuza 3 (AKA Ryu Ga Gotoku 3) has sold 372,000 copies in its debut week. That's expected. The Yakuza series does well over there. But what about Halo Wars?

Unfortunately, Microsoft did not pull off an upset with Halo Wars as it did with Halo 3, which secured the #1 position when it launched in October of 2007. Ensemble Studios' real-time strategy swansong charted at #14, with under 16,000 copies sold.

That's not going to move Xboxes the way Star Ocean 4 did nor how we expect Yakuza 3 to move PlayStation 3s. At least Halo Wars fared better than the seemingly ill-advised Xbox 360 port of Way of the Samurai 3...

The latest Media Create charts show solid sales for a slew of new games in Japan, most of which you're unlikely to see on these shores. The bestselling games for the week of February 23rd to March 1st are after this.

01. Yakuza 3 (PS3) - 372,000 / NEW
02. Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid (PSP) - 219,000 / NEW
03. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 52,000 / 307,000
04. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 - Mezameru Yuusha (Wii) - 45,000 / NEW
05. Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS) - 44,000 / NEW
06. Shounen Sunday x Shounen Magazine Nettou! Dream Nine (DS) - 23,000 / NEW
07. The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (PS2) - 19,000 / NEW
08. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (360) - 17,000 / 179,000
09. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii) - 17,000 / 400,000
10. Wii Fit (Wii) - 16,000 / 3,277,000

11. Kiniro no Corda 2 f (PSP)
12. Chaos;Head Noah (360)
13. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)
14. Halo Wars (360)
15. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS2)
16. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
17. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PSP)
18. Demon's Souls (PS3)
19. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS)
20. Shining Force Feather (DS)
21. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP)
22. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
23. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
24. Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! (DS)
25. Yakuza 2 (PlayStation 2 the Best) (PS2)
26. Idolm@ster SP: Perfect Sun (PSP)
27. Way of the Samurai 3 (360)
28. Street Fighter IV (PS3)
29. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
30. Wii de Asobu: Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]