Pokemon Tops Japanese Sales Charts Yet Again

on October 21, 2010 9:00 PM

Pokemon Tops Japanese Sales Charts Yet Again

No force in Japan can stop the critter catching phenomenon that is Pokémon Black/White. The game slams into the number one position once more with sales of nearly 170,000. If you’re sharp, then you remember the at least two other times we reported such a feat.

Furthermore, it stopped Nintendo’s own Kirby: Epic Yarn from securing the number one spot. See the listing below:

  1. Pokemon Black/Pokemon White (DS) – 168,541
  2. Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) – 92,280
  3. Lord of Arcana (PSP) – 69,932
  4. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (DS) – 31,247
  5. Red Dead Redemption (PS3) – 26,293
  6. Wii Party (Wii) – 23,304
  7. Gekijouban Macross F Itsuwari no utahime Hybrid Pack (PSP) – 18,071
  8. Yakuza Black Panther (PSP) – 11,263
  9. Ken to mahou to gakuenmono 3 (PSP) – 9,848
  10. Dead Rising 2 (PS3) – 9,761

And the hardware sales:

Pokémon is quickly becoming one of the biggest Japanese games this year, not to mention the fact that it has only been on the market for a month. Here’s to hoping that its success is at least similar in the states when it releases next spring.


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Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.