Japanese Software Sales Slow As Left 4 Dead 2 Hits Top 10 [11.27.09]

28 Nov

Japanese software unit sales slowed for the week ended November 22, as Valve Software’s new Left 4 Dead 2 for Xbox 360 broke the top 10 in the region, according to tracking firm Media Create.

Left 4 Dead 2, published by Electronic Arts, sold 28,000 units to capture the sixth slot. The game was able to land the top 10 position despite the Xbox 360’s relatively slow hardware sales in the region.

The top-selling game for the week sold just 55,000 units, and that figure is the combined sales of two games, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver for Nintendo DS, a continued evergreen seller.

Last week’s top-selling game was Sega’s J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6 for PSP, which debuted at 85,000 units sold. This week, that title dropped to eighth with 24,000 units in total.

Other new games that made the top 10 for the week were Namco Bandai’s Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 and the DS version of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, published in Japan by Nintendo.

Games falling out of the top 10 from last week were Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers for Wii, Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network: Operation Shooting Star for DS, and Atlus’ Persona 3 Portable for PSP.

The unit sales rankings according to Media Create for the week ended November 22 are below:

LW TW Title Platform Publisher Weekly Sales
2 1 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver DS Pokemon Co. 55,000
4 2 Tomodachi Collection DS Pokemon Co. 50,000
5 3 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo 43,000
7 4 Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) DS Level 5 29,000
NEW 5 Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 Wii Namco Bandai 28,000
NEW 6 Left 4 Dead 2 Xbox 360 Electronic Arts 28,000
6 7 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 PS3 Konami 24,000
1 8 J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6 PSP Sega 24,000
NEW 9 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games DS Nintendo 23,000
3 10 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast PS3 Namco Bandai 17,000

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