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Pokémon Back on Top of Japanese Charts

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Not exactly a surprise

While many Pokémon fans are probably busy contemplating the arrival of Pokémon Black and White 2, gamers in Japan have been hitting the shops to buy up cross-over title Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition, propelling it to number one in the charts.

Elsewhere in the Media Create software charts, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3 G cling on in eighth and ninth place respectively, while Mario faces the crushing disappointment of dropping outside of the top 10, with Super Mario 3D Land coming in eleventh. 3DS titles Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai and If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX are in the top ten, but they are extremely unlikely to be released outside of Japan.

In terms of hardware sales the 3DS continues to comfortably outperform all rivals. Although its sales didn't beat all other platforms combined it did come mighty close, with 64,017 units sold, while the Wii sold just 8,127 units. There must be some crowded StreetPass Mii Plazas in Japan.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (26)

TysonOfTime

#1

TysonOfTime said:

lol @ "If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX"

Best name for a game.
Ever.

Kitsune_Rei

#2

Kitsune_Rei said:

"If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX "
Wow the title alone frightens me.

So, will we see Pokemon + Nobunaga? I'd play it.

SkywardLink98

#6

SkywardLink98 said:

O_O "If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX"...
Japan makes the weirdest games...

RR529

#8

RR529 said:

Good to see 3DS still doing so well in Japan! I want it to attract as much Japanese devs as possible!

Oregano

#9

Oregano said:

So apparently Pokémon + Nobunaga has already outsold all of the Nobunaga games... I guess Tecmo Koei must be happy!

Also Kid Icarus and Kingdom Hearts are coming in the next two weeks. That's a nice one two punch.

FonistofCruxis

#10

FonistofCruxis said:

If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX. I lol'd when I saw that name, only in Japan would you find a game with a name like that.

D33G

#11

D33G said:

Found a game I'm importing, "If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX" (damn region lock...) :D But seriously, nice job Pokemon, and Japan, making strange games since... well... the beginning of time.

1upsuper

#14

1upsuper said:

@dark-insanity Please refrain from saying "Japs." It's a derogatory term and is offensive.

Anyway, once I get my Japanese 3DS I'll definitely be picking up IIWiaSRwaGIPXXX (best acronym ever) and Pokemon x Nobunaga, assuming it doesn't make it stateside.

Shotgunryugan

#15

Shotgunryugan said:

"If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX"

If i was straight i'd probably buy it XD the Japanese people sure are care free when it comes to these kinds of stuff,i wish America would be more like it,but with less tentacles. :P

hillbill26

#17

hillbill26 said:

"If I Were in a Sealed Room With a Girl I'd Probably XXX" Let me guess, Rated E for "Everyone who's a Pervert"

mullen

#18

mullen said:

I hope miku can be localized, that's really a good game with the cutest graphics of all 3DS title up to now.

Dak_n_Jaxter

#19

Dak_n_Jaxter said:

Can you even imagine the madness that would ensue if that was released in the states....

The moms would riot.

Drewroxsox

#20

Drewroxsox said:

I was very disappointed with pokèmon today when I went on pokèdex 3d, only to find a pokèmon named lampent. Seriously, a freaking lamp for a pokèmon O____O it's official, the franchise has lost it's creativity with making new pokèmon..... And to think I was kinda excited for pokèmon black & white 2 ( I haven't played pokèmon since Sapphire on the Gameboy SP :/ ) and then I found out there are about 700 pokèmon total.... New slogan, " can't catch em all!!! "

Ernest_The_Crab

#21

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Wow it doesn't seem like Street Fighter x Tekken is doing too well in Japan. I guess it wasn't developed with them in mind.

@Andrewroxsox Then you may have a slight bout with nostalgia. There are Pokemon that are clearly worse in design from previous generations (of course most people are going to say it's not true). A good sample of such creatures are Muk, Voltorb, Electrode and Gastly. Let's see one is a pile of industrial waste with a face, two are Pokeballs with a face, ah and the last example is a gas cloud with...drum roll please, a face.

MarkyVigoroth

#22

MarkyVigoroth said:

I now care little for PokeNobu; I want the Sealed Room with a Girl game...
...even though I am a prude!

Drewroxsox

#23

Drewroxsox said:

@TheSolarKnight I never said that past generations of pokèmon were better than the new ones, seeing that I haven't played this franchise in over 6 years, so I couldn't validly compare the two. However, I did say that they are running out of creativity with the pokèmon when there is a lamp WITH A FACE!!! They also need to exclude some of the pokèmon, because there is a big difference between 350 and 700. They should only use the current generation and 50 pokèmon from each past generation so you can quote on quote catch em all!!!

eviLaTtenDant

#24

eviLaTtenDant said:

If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably not play this game. :o
From what i've seen so far and judging from the Rhythm Thief demo i'd gladly exchange it for Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai. Hope it just doesn't do the full game justice.

misswliu81

#26

misswliu81 said:

the japanese can be a strange lot indeed: 'If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX'..... well the rest i leave up to your imagination!

Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition looks great anyway-so glad it is doing well. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai is very interesting as well. it's unlikely those games as well as get localised in the west, but if they do manage to get localised, that would be brilliant.

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