Even without the PlayStation Motion Controller to back it up, Resident Evil 5 has struck gold for a second time. The PS3 version of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition(Alternative Edition in Japan) hit the top of the Media Create sales chart in Japan following its February 18 release, selling 143,339 copies. God Eater continues to gobble up attention, taking the #2 spot with 64,192 units sold (while passing 500k units sold to date).
Another big PS3 game also debuted in the top ten this week: Heavy Rain, which fell in at #6, selling 26,775 copies. In a way, the Japanese version is the superior release, because the voice acting doesn't seem to have been performed by French people faking Japanese accents. See the full top ten after the break.
Japanese Top 10 Software Sales (February 15–21)
Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition (PS3) - 143,339 units
God Eater (PSP) - 64,192 units
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 44,415 units
Dragon Quest VI (DS) - 41,412 units
Tomodachi Collection (DS) - 31,299 units
Heavy Rain (PS3) - 26,775 units
Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 25,631 units
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia) -24,132 units
Star Ocean 4 The Last Hope International (PS3) - 15,097 units