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    Konami Kicks Bayonetta Off Top Of Japan's Game Charts

    Last week's queen of Japan's video game sales charts Bayonetta didn't have the legs to stay on top for very long. Konami's latest soccer game, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010, is this week's new software champ.

    Sega's Bayonetta was reduced to an eighth place showing, falling behind perennial bestsellers like Pokemon, Wii Fit Plus and Tomodachi Collection, Nintendo titles that continue to sell incredibly well week after week. Unfortunately, one Nintendo title that didn't see to garner much interest from Japanese consumers was Treasure's Sin & Punishment 2, which debuted last week at #21 and has fallen off the charts this week.

    Speaking of unimpressive debuts, two new PS3 games, 3D Dot Game Heroes and Infamous, failed to capture a wide audience in their first week on the chart. At least Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Tekken 6 appear to be hangin' in there.

    For the rest of the top 30 games in Japan, according to Media Create, read on.

    01. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3) - 218,000 / NEW
    02. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) - 74,000 / 2,918,000
    03. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 70,000 / 850,000
    04. Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 64,000 / 1,583,000
    05. Persona 3 Portable (PSP) - 46,000 / 141,000
    06. Inazuma Eleven 2 Fire / Blizzard (DS) - 42,000 / 570,000
    07. Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS) - 35,000 / 150,000
    08. Bayonetta (PS3) - 29,000 / 165,000
    09. Summon Night X: Tears Crown (DS) - 24,000 / NEW
    10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) - 22,000 / NEW

    11. Tekken 6 (PS3)
    12. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
    13. Dissidia Final Fantasy Universal Tuning (PSP)
    14. Infamous (PS3)
    15. Bayonetta (Xbox 360)
    16. 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
    17. Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channeru (DS)
    18. Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    19. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (the Best) (PSP)
    20. Flash Precure! Asobi Collection (DS)
    21. Gran Turismo (PSP)
    22. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (Xbox 360)
    23. Rune Factory 2 (DS)
    24. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special (PSP)
    25. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 (PSP)
    26. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
    27. Stein's Gate (Xbox 360)
    28. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP)
    29. Love Plus (DS)
    30. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

    Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]


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