Halo 3 tops Japanese charts

Oblivion PS3 in there, too.

Halo 3 has taken top honours in the Japanese charts after selling 59,000 copies in its first week on sale, GamesIndustry.biz reports. A far cry from its UK total of 466,000, but pleasing for Microsoft nonetheless.

It follows on from success of Gears of War in the Japanese charts last year - another Western title as you may have spotted. Even big role-playing hope Blue Dragon only managed to enter the charts in fourth after its first week on sale.

Halo 3 joined a handful of other new entries in the Japanese top ten this week, according to Media Create data, helping all non-Nintendo platforms undergo a resurgence in sales.

Doing the honours were Bleach Blade Battlers 2nd for PS2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX for PSP, and surprising entry The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PS3.

These joined newcomers Tamagotchi DS and English Test 2 on, er, DS.

Japan looks like this:

  1. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  2. Pokmon Mystery Dungeon: Toki (DS)
  3. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP)
  4. Tamagotchi DS (DS)
  5. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Yami (DS)
  6. Bleach Blade Battlers 2nd (PS2)
  7. English Test 2 (DS)
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX (PSP)
  9. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3)
  10. Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops + (PSP)

See how much more fact you can fit in over on GamesIndustry.biz.

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