Gran Turismo 5 Laps The Competition In Japan

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PlayStation 3 real driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 is off to a great start in Japan, with first week sales topping 430,000 copies, knocking former champ Call of Duty: Black Ops down to sixth place.

But it wasn't just Gran Turismo 5 making big moves this week in Japan. The latest Super Robot Taisen title for the Nintendo DS and sporty game potpourri Mario Sports Mix for the Wii also sold big. Gran Turismo 5's take also benefited from sales of the PlayStation 3 bundle that sports a sweet blue chassis and a copy of Polyphony Digital's racing game thrown in.


For the top twenty bestselling games in Japan for the week of November 22 to 28, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create, check this out...

01. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - 430,707 / NEW
02. Super Robot Taisen L (DS) - 129,054 / NEW
03. Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 84,983 / NEW
04. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Wii) - 47,487 / 613,415
05. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 43,227 / 4,494,106
06. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3) - 31,354 / 160,275
07. Super Kasekihorida (DS) - 26,195 / 69,024
08. Dangan-Ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei (PSP) - 25,564 / NEW
09. Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (DS) - 24,717 / NEW
10. Wii Party (Wii) - 24,525 / 1,232,562

11. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Otana (DS)
12. Little Busters! Converted Edition (PSP)
13. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii Remote Plus) (Wii)
14. Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa (PSP)
15. Trinity: Zill'Oll Zero (PS3)
16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PS3)
17. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PSP)
18. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
19. Minna to Kimi no Piramekino! (DS)
20. God Eater Burst (PSP)

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Mario Sports Mix is out in Japan already? I mean, everything I saw about it said 2011, and it shouldn't take that long to translate a sports game.

(and for people asking why I care about a minigame collection, the more Mario sports games sell, the more likely I get another Mario sports RPG :) )