Biohazard 5 Alternative Edition Sees Gold Sales In Japan

The re-release of Resident Evil 5—aka Biohazard on that side of the Pacific—looks like it has already paid for itself, the zombie hunting adventures of Chris and Jill delivering another 143,000 scares to Japanese gamers.

This week also saw another PlayStation 3 exclusive or two arrive in Japan, Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, selling well enough to score a top ten showing, but unable to push past the long term appeal of Nintendo's Tomodachi Collection. Man, that thing can sell.

Some of the week's other new debuts, like Dante's Inferno for the PS3 and Hyakumanton no Bara Bara for the PSP couldn't muster enough interest in the Japanese consumer to put them in the top ten. But represented they are, alongside Media Create's other top thirty bestselling games in Japan.

Here they are...

01. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3) - 143,000 / NEW
02. God Eater (PSP) - 64,000 / 470,000
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 44,000 / 3,366,000
04. Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (DS) - 44,000 / 1,217,000
05. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 31,000 / 2,849,000
06. Heavy Rain (PS3) - 27,000 / NEW
07. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 26,000 / 1,665,000
08. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia (DS) - 24,000 / NEW
09. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International (PS3) - 15,000 / 113,000
10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 11,000 / 1,761,000

11. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) (PSP)
12. Quiz Magic Academy DS: Futatsu no Jikuu Koku (DS)
13. The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama -More Sweet Edition- (DS)
14. Dante's Inferno (PS3)
15. Sacred 2 (PS3)
16. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
17. Dynasty Warriors Online (PS3)
18. End of Eternity (PS3)
19. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
21. Inazuma Eleven 2: Fire / Blizzard (DS)
22. Zangeki no REGINLEIV (Wii)
23. Pop 'n' Music Portable (PSP)
24. Nodame Cantabile: Tanoshii Ongaku no Jikan Desu (DS)
25. Dragon Ball DS 2: Totsugeki! Red Ribbon Gun (DS)
26. Classic Dungeon: Fuyoku no Masoujin (PSP)
27. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
28. San Goku Shi DS 3 (DS)
29. Hyakumanton no Bara Bara (PSP)
30. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)