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LA Noire tops Japanese chart

inFamous 2 also makes strong debut.

It's been a good week for Western developers on the notoriously parochial Japanese software chart, with LA Noire and inFamous 2 taking the top two spots.

As detailed by Andriasang, the PlayStation 3 version of Rockstar's detective epic was number one, selling 58,436 in its first week, while Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 sold 33,474 in second.

Bug-blasting sequel Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon followed in third and fourth on PS3 and Xbox 360 respectively.

Here's the full top 20:

  1. L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games, PS3): 58,436 NEW!
  2. inFamous 2 (SCEJ, PS3): 33,474 NEW!
  3. Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon (D3 Publisher, PS3): 30,189 NEW!
  4. Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon (D3 Publisher, Xbox 360): 17,817 NEW!
  5. Wiimote Plus Variety Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 17,008 NEW!
  6. Little Battle eXperience (Level 5, PSP): 15,807 (Life to date: 244,790)
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 14,985 (240,738)
  8. Steins; Gate (5pb., PSP): 13,700 (99,088)
  9. 007 Goldeneye (Nintendo, Wii): 13,216 (49,390)
  10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) (Nintendo, Wii): 12,877 (388,074)
  11. L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games, Xbox 360): 12,621 NEW!
  12. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Capcom, PS3): 10,512 (65,436)
  13. Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3 (Gust, PS3): 10,421 (116,762)
  14. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai, 3DS): 10,034 (84,207)
  15. To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers (AquaPlus, PSP): 9,321 (46,717)
  16. Class of Heroes 3D (Acquire, 3DS): 8,353 NEW!
  17. Pokemon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 8,271 (5,227,336)
  18. Gundam Memories: Memories of the Battle (Namco Bandai, PSP): 6,559 (72,327)
  19. Yakuza Of The End (Sega, PS3): 6,297 (394,902)
  20. Haruhi Suzumiya's Mahjong (Kadokawa Shoten, PSP): 5,285 NEW!

The PSP returned to the top of the hardware chart after a couple of weeks playing second fiddle to the 3DS.

Sony's handheld sold 26,373, down from 29,871 last week, while the 3DS shifted 22,943, down from 30,233. The PS3 followed in third and the Wii in fourth.

  1. PSP: 26,373 (Last week: 29,871)
  2. 3DS: 22,943 (30,233)
  3. PS3: 22,900 (26,441)
  4. Wii: 13,068 (12,423)
  5. DSi LL: 4811 (4963)
  6. DSi: 4725 (4504)
  7. X360: 2016 (2244)
  8. PS2: 1309 (1222)
  9. DS Lite: 56 (138)
  10. PSP go: 34 (7)

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