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Japan: Pokemon clears 2 million, Vita sales jump

New white version of Sony's handheld helps boost sales

Pokemon Black and White 2 held the software chart top spot in Japan last week, shifting 417,000 copies to clear two million sales in a fortnight.

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JRPG Atelier Ayesha and visual novel game Robotics;Notes, both for PS3, debuted at No.2 and No.3 respectively, according to Famitsu (via Gematsu).

On the hardware front, the release of Metal Gear Solid HD Edition on Vita, as well as a new Crystal White version of the handheld, helped the system jump ahead of PS3, but it sold only a third as many units as first placed 3DS.

Weekly software sales (life to date)

  1. Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (DS, Nintendo) - 416,850 (2,035,471)
  2. Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of the Ground of Dusk (PS3, Gust) - 75,874 (New)
  3. Robotics;Notes (PS3, 5pb) - 57,797 (New)
  4. Culdcept (3DS, Nintendo) - 54,086 (New)
  5. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (3DS, Square Enix) - 43,648 (787,615)
  6. Resident Evil Chronicles: HD Collection (PS3, Capcom, 06/28/12) - 28,042 (New)
  7. Fatal Frame II: Project Zero (Wii, Nintendo) - 24,804 (New)
  8. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3, Konami) - 23,586 (New)
  9. Robotics;Notes (360, 5pb) - 17,076 (New)
  10. hack Sekai no Muko Ni + Versus Hybrid Pack (PS3, Namco Bandai) - 16,664 (New)

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  1. 3DS - 65,267 (68,056)
  2. Vita - 22,638 (13,589)
  3. PS3 - 16,399 (15,680)
  4. PSP - 11,461 (8,954)
  5. Wii - 6,880 (6,127)
  6. Xbox 360 - 861 (1,073)
  7. PS2 - 490 (1,065)
  8. DSi - 657 (704)

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