Pokemon Black & White Sales Still Super Effective In Japan

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Another week, another few hundred thousand copies of Pokemon Black and White snapped up by Japanese gamers. The Nintendo DS game appears to be on track to break the 4 million mark any minute now.


The latest Pokemon double release outsold its nearest competitor—K-On! Houkago Live!!, Sega's music game for the PSP based on the manga and anime K-On!—without much trouble. The majority of the top ten bestselling games in Japan were on portables, including Okamiden and the latest Yakuza game, Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou.

The only console-based games to crack the top ten were Dead Rising 2 and Wii Party.

Check out the top 30 bestselling games in Japan, according to Media Create, and see if you can see how warmly received Tecmo Koei's Quantum Theory was.

01. Pokemon Black / White (DS) - 375,000 / 3,760,000
02. K-On! Houkago Live!! (PSP) - 171,000 / NEW
03. Okamiden (DS) - 84,000 / NEW
04. Eiyuu Densetsu: Zero no Kiseki (PSP) - 84,000 / NEW
05. Dead Rising 2 (PS3) - 80,000 / NEW
06. Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360) - 44,000 / NEW
07. Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (PSP) - 43,000 / 217,000
08. Wii Party (Wii) - 33,000 / 1,073,000
09. Starry * Sky: In Summer (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW
10. Dragon Ball Tag VS (PSP) - 19,000 / NEW

11. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Xbox 360)
12. Twinkle * Crusaders GoGo! (PSP)
13. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP)
14. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
15. Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! (DS)
16. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (PSP)
17. One Piece: Gigant Battle (DS)
18. Shukufuku no Campanella Portable (PSP)
19. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
20. Jinguuji Saburou DS: Akai Chou (DS)
21. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (PSP)
22. Egokoro Kyoushitsu DS (DS)
23. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
24. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
25. Front Mission Evolved (PS3)
26. Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber / Spark (DS)
27. Tomodachi Collection (DS)
28. Quantum Theory (PS3)
29. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
30. Durarara!! 3-way Standoff (PSP)



For comparisons sake, here is how Okami (PS2) faired in Japan:


~60,000 units pushed in the opening week, and ~140,000 units overall.