GTA IV hijacks top spot in Japan sales chart

Ross Miller
R. Miller|11.06.08

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GTA IV hijacks top spot in Japan sales chart
From Capcom designer Yokshiki Okamoto: "Rockstar is not unsuccessful in Japan, but their success here is on a much smaller scale than elsewhere in the world market. The low Japanese sales of the sandbox-style GTA series simply do not make any sense to me."

Well, it looks like that trend has stumbled into a dark alley and been bludgeoned to death. According to Famitsu's weekly charts, Grand Theft Auto IV for PlayStation 3 has claimed the top spot in software sales in its debut week. The Xbox 360 version took the 4th spot. Valkyrie Profile: The Accused One and LittleBigPlanet (PS3) took 2nd and third place, respectively. Exact numbers haven't been released yet. Full top ten list after the break.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]
  1. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
  2. Valkyrie Profile: The Accused One (DS)
  3. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  4. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
  5. Wagamama Fassion Girls Mode (DS)
  6. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
  7. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue: Spec III (PS3)
  8. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
  9. Chocobo's Dungeon DS+ (DS)
  10. Wii Music (Wii)
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