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Nathan Drake Charts Among Japan's Bestselling Games

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Nathan Drake makes double the appearance on this week's list of the top thirty game in Japan, his two PlayStation 3 adventures selling well, but not nearly well enough to dethrone the Pokemons.


Just like last week, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver secured the number one spot on Media Create's software chart, moving another 165,000 units between 'em. And like last week, Wii Fit Plus scores second place, showing incredibly fit legs to move past a half million units sold.

The week's new debuts, including the Japanese release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the Wii port of Okami, managed to crack the top ten in some instances. In others, like the release of Undead Knights and the latest Beatmania, new games had to settle for just a top thirty showing.


01. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) - 165,000 / 2,639,000
02. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 118,000 / 610,000
03. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 63,000 / 1,414,000
04. Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha Fire/Blizzard (DS) - 61,000 / 437,000
05. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) - 54,000 / NEW
06. Okami (Wii) - 24,000 / NEW
07. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 23,000 / 1,300,000
08. Gran Turismo (PSP) - 22,000 / 196,000
09. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS) - 20,000 / 117,000
10. Love Plus (DS) - 20,000 / 141,000

11. Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best (PS2)
12. Undead Knights (PSP)
13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Senaka wo Takuseshi Mono (PSP)
14. Steins Gate (Xbox 360)
15. Dragon Quest IX (DS)
16. Macross Ultimate Frontier (PSP)
17. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 4 (PSP)
18. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP)
19. Tales of Vesperia (PS3)
20. Minna no Sukkuri (PSP)
21. Kimi ni Todoke: Sodateru Omoi (DS)
22. Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid Special (PS3)
23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Bargain Edition) (PS3)
24. UFC Undisputed 2009 (PS3)
25. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
26. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii)
27. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
28. Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu (DS)
29. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (the Best) (PS3)
30. SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny (DS)

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I should be glad such an awesome (western) game sold 54,000 copies in Japan, but it is sad.

Not bad at all but thats the thing, it deserves so much more.

I dont care if its american, japanese, mexican or southafrican. If its a good game I'll check it out. But in Japan you'll have a hard time and become niche just because of being foreign.

And yet they eat up Hollywood's movies. What gives, Japan? Do we need to shoe-in some underage loli schoolgirl with a miniskirt and long socks before you even take a glance?