Japan Loves Nier

Square Enix's latest epic adventure, Nier, is off to a good start in Japan, with the only available in Japan version, Neir Replicant, topping the country's weekly software sales chart.

Japan also has access to the other version of Nier, known as Nier Gestalt and released on the Xbox 360, but it didn't fare as well as the version starring a younger Nier. The version tailored to Western audiences managed to crack the top 30, but not the top ten.

There were a handful of other releases and re-releases scoring top ten showings, including the "Game of the Year" edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the latest Ys role-playing game for the PSP. The rest of the Media Create top ten contains mostly evergreen Nintendo titles, like New Super Mario Bros., edging ever closer to the 4 million mark in Japan, and Nintendo DS game Tomodachi Collection.

For the top 30 bestselling games in Japan for the week of April 19 to 25, read on.

01. Nier Replicant (PS3) - 60,000 / NEW
02. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 29,000 / 3,715,000
03. Tokyo Mono Harashi: Karasu no Mori Gakuen Kitan (PSP) - 22,000 / NEW
04. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 20,000 / 3,131,000
05. Ys: Felghana no Chikai (PSP) - 16,000 / NEW
06. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PSP) - 16,000 / 118,000
07. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 15,000 / 1,848,000
08. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 14,000 / 2,711,000
09. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (PS3) - 12,000 / NEW
10. Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (DS) - 12,000 / 409,000

11. Nier Gestalt (Xbox 360)
12. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS3)
13. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
14. Fist of the North Star (PS3)
15. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (Xbox 360)
16. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
17. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 - Mezameru Yuusha (Minna no Susume Selection) (Wii)
18. Yakuza 4 (PS3)
19. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360)
20. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha (DS)
21. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
22. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
23. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 (PS2)
24. Dragon Quest IX (Greatest Hits) (DS)
25. Himawari: Pebble in the Sky Portable (PSP)
26. Knights in the Nightmare (PSP)
27. Naruto Shippuden: Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash! (DS)
28. Crayon Shin-Chan: Obaka Daininden - Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! (DS)
29. No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise (PS3)
30. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]