Pokémon Black/White Break Japanese Records

By Adam Riley 29.09.2010 2

Pokémon Black/White Break Japanese Records on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo's latest releases, Pokémon Black and Pokémon White for DS, have blasted the previous record of fastest-selling game in Japan, beating out various Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest releases. The duo have already become the 7th biggest in the long-running series, after a mere two days on sale, with its nearest rival being Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen from the GBA, which sold 3,054,165 copies in its lifetime (according to Famitsu data). This helped boost combined DS sales to just over 85,000 units for the week, whilst the PSP remained around the 30,000 unit mark.

Check out the Top 50 software chart below, as well as the hardware numbers at the bottom of the story:

Media Create Top 50 - 13th-19th September, 2010
1.) (NEW) Pokémon Black / White (NDS, The Pokémon Company) - 2,557,779 | NEW
2.) (NEW) Front Mission: Evolved (PS3, Square Enix) - 51,084 | NEW
3.) (NEW) Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (PSP, Konami) - 45,879 | NEW
4.) (NEW) Halo: Reach (360, Microsoft Game Studios) - 44,413 | NEW
5.) (3) Wii Party (Wii, Nintendo) - 36,547 | 997,025
6.) (2) Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (PSP, Capcom) - 28,627 | 428,677
7.) (1) One Piece: Gigant Battle (NDS, Bandai Namco) - 28,123 | 159,977
8.) (NEW) Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi (PSP, Nippon Ichi Software) - 9,846 | NEW
9.) (13) Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (NDS, Bandai Namco) - 8,729 | 215,513
10.) (6) Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, Nintendo) - 8,178 | 825,541
11.) (9) Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (NDS, Level 5) - 7,977 | 836,356
12.) (NEW) Front Mission: Evolved (360, Square Enix) - 7,792 | NEW
13.) (4) Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (PSP, Bandai Namco) - 7,405 | 105,416
14.) (NEW) Trick x Logic: Season 2 (PSP, SCE) - 7,250 | NEW
15.) (11) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best Reprint] (PSP, Capcom) - 7,114 | 422,777
16.) (12) Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) - 6,933 | 2,067,014
17.) (7) Art Academy (NDS, Nintendo) - 6,538 | 173,717
18.) (17) Friend Collection (NDS, Nintendo) - 6,516 | 3,418,871
19.) (14) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Reprint] (PS3, Square Enix) - 5,576 | 21,518
20.) (18) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 5,347 | 2,931,548
21.) (22) New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, Nintendo)
22.) (5) Metroid: Other M (Wii, Nintendo)
23.) (28) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo)
24.) (23) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 (PSP, Sega)
25.) (25) Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (NDS, Marvelous Entertainment)
26.) (15) Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (PSP, SCE)
27.) (33) Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilver (NDS, The Pokémon Company)
28.) (16) UFC 2010 Undisputed (PS3, Yuke's)
29.) (19) Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3, Capcom)
30.) (20) Sengoku Basara 3 (Wii, Capcom)
31.) (30) Tetris Party Deluxe (NDS, Hudson)
32.) (32) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (PSP, Konami)
33.) (24) Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Wii, Square Enix)
34.) (27) Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (NDS, Nintendo)
35.) (42) Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (NDS, Bandai Namco)
36.) (21) Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP, Konami)
37.) (10) Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Tairan (PSP, Irem)
38.) (50) Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PS3, Capcom)
39.) (41) Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (NDS, Bandai Namco)
40.) (35) Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes [PSP the Best Reprint] (PSP, Capcom)
41.) (36) Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 3rd Story (NDS, Konami)
42.) (29) Metal Max 3 (NDS, Kadokawa Shoten)
43.) (40) Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (NDS, Bandai Namco)
44.) (34) Super Dimensional Game Neptune (PS3, Compile Heart)
45.) (44) Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (PS3, Ubisoft)
46.) (26) Another Century's Episode R (PS3, Bandai Namco)
47.) (31) Corpse Party: Blood Covered - Repeated Fear (PSP, 5pb.)
48.) (39) Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable (PSP, Idea Factory)
49.) (8) Vitamin X: Evolution Plus (PSP, D3 Publisher)
50.) (47) Persona 4 [PlayStation 2 the Best] (PS2, Atlus Co.)

Hardware - This Week | Last Week | 2010 Sales | Lifetime Sales
1.) Nintendo DS (all models) - 85,770 | 39,749 | 1,723,117 | 31,002,197
2.) PlayStation Portable (all models) - 30,729 | 31,570 | 1,483,978 | 15,227,066
3.) PlayStation 3 - 21,096 | 19,907 | 1,038,190 | 5,539,557
4.) Wii - 14,833 | 15,031 | 1,030,306 | 10,635,505
5.) Xbox 360 - 5,804 | 2,915 | 159,368 | 1,369,040
6.) PlayStation 2 - 1,390 | 1,363 | 61,402 | 21,671,579
XX.) Nintendo DSi - 47,379 | 16,345 | 666,156 | 5,005,102
XX.) Nintendo DSi XL - 31,254 | 19,076 | 888,614 | 1,395,521
XX.) Nintendo DS Lite - 7,137 | 4,328 | 168,347 | 18,016,103
XX.) PlayStation Portable - 29,866 | 30,761 | 1,437,026 | 15,104,359
XX.) PSPgo - 863 | 809 | 46,952 | 122,707

Box art for Pokémon Black Version
Developer

Game Freak

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Turn Based RPG

Players

5

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (54 Votes)

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From what I've played, it deserved the praise it gets Smilie

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It looks fantastic. I could get hold of a rom, but I'll wait for the release. I still haven't finished HeartGold, after all.

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