Japanese Sales Charts Are Pokemon Black & White & Red Dead All OverS

Nintendo's Pokemon Black and Pokemon White enjoy another first place showing in Japan this week, nearly another quarter million copies sold to Nintendo DS owners overseas. The monster hunting game easily takes down newcomer Red Dead Redemption in Japan.

But Rockstar Games' wild west adventure moved a very respectable 97,000 copies in Japan this past week, compared to Pokemon's 232,000. It's a strong first week showing, but not as strong as Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded for the DS or Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime for the PlayStation 3.

To see how the week's other debuts fared, according to sales tracker Media Create, for the week of October 4 to 10, read on. Then look a little bit farther for the hardware chart.

01. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 232,000 / 3,993,000
02. Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack (PS3) - 153,000 / NEW
03. Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (DS) - 96,000 / NEW
04. Red Dead Redemption (PS3) - 71,000 / NEW
05. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (PSP) - 31,000 / NEW
06. Wii Party (Wii) - 26,000 / 1,099,000
07. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360) - 26,000 / NEW
08. F1 2010 (PS3) - 25,000 / NEW
09. Dead Rising 2 (PS3) - 24,000 / 100,000
10. K-On! Houkago Live!! (PSP) - 21,000 / 192,000

11. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (PSP)
12. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (PS3)
13. Okamiden (DS)
14. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (PSP)
15. Tenkaichi * Sengoku Lovers (DS)
16. HAWX 2 (PS3)
17. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
18. Dragon Ball Tag VS (PSP)
19. Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360)
20. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
21. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
22. One Piece: Gigant Battle (DS)
23. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP)
24. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
25. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
26. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
27. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
28. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
29. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
30. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (PSP)

Media Create Hardware Sales

Japanese Sales Charts Are Pokemon Black & White & Red Dead All OverS

The PSP and Nintendo DS battled for 3D pie chart victory this week, with the DS family coming out on top across its three platforms. Sony can claim victory on the console front, with the PS3 outselling the Wii for another week in Japan.

And, look! The PSPgo cracked 1,000 this week!

  • PSP - 33,683
  • Nintendo DSi - 22,301
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 21,777
  • PlayStation 3 - 19,948
  • Wii - 12,158
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 5,960
  • Xbox 360 - 2,746
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,373
  • PSP go - 1,191