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Halo Reach may have broken sales records last week, but it seems that Japan’s gaming audience just wasn’t interested. Although Bungie’s latest entry in the Halo series sold a respectable number of copies, it came in fourth on the sales charts, following Pokemon Black & White, Front Mission Evolved, and Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Force 05, of all things. It’s not surprising that Pokemon Black & White did so well, but Yu-Gi-Oh? C’mon!
According to 4Gamer.net, Pokemon Black & White for the Nintendo DS topped the sales charts for the week of September 13, selling a whopping total of 2,557,779 copies. Front Mission Evolved for the PS3 came in second with 51,084 copies sold. But the real kicker was Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Force 05, which managed to outsell Bungie’s big new shooter with 45,879 copies sold last week. Halo Reach was a very close fourth with only 44,413 copies sold.
Above: Of course, Halo Reach seems to be selling like hot cakes everywhere else. The game raked in over $200 million in sales in the United States and Europe during its first day of release
Above: A commercial for the Pokemon wannabe on the PSP that managed to outsell Halo Reach last week
Sep 24, 2010